Ash by Malinda Lo

264 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ young adult adventurous emotional medium-paced

Description

Cinderella retold In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dre...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,792 reviews

Moods

adventurous 59%
emotional 57%
mysterious 41%
hopeful 29%
dark 24%
sad 18%
reflective 16%
inspiring 12%
relaxing 8%
lighthearted 7%
tense 7%
challenging 1%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 25%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 16% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 51% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.58

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