My rating: 5 of 5 stars
” I will fix this, I promise them. Whatever it takes. Whoever I have to be. I will not let this world fall ” – Meira
What?! NO! Damn Cliff Hanger!!! How could you leave me like this? September 2016 feels soooo faaaar awaaaaay!
Meltdown over. The second instalment of Snow Like Ashes series focuses on rebuilding and healing Winter after they regained their freedom from Spring. Meira learns to navigate the world of politics, intrigues and lies. Winter’s mines have been opened to help it’s economy. The entrance to the magic chasm has been rediscovered but Meira doesn’t want it to be opened. She journeys to Summer, Yakim and Vintalli searching for the keys to the entrance before Theron can . Internally, She’s torn apart between to being the wild orphan soldier girl who saved Winter, to being the cautious Queen of Winter who must be thoughtful of her actions because her people depends on her. Aside from dealing with issues on identity, Meira also deals with another threat to Winter’s newly acquired and fragile freedom. This book has a more mature tone to it. It shows the effects of war and slavery. The Winterians try their best to heal, some opt to ignore the hurt and the past while others try to face it.
” We’re all-he paused, rotating the snowflake–wildflower carving to show the script on the back-“the Children of the Thaw. Our own hybrid of the past and future. ” – Mather
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