Teaser Tuesdays – Ash by Malinda Lo

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
5. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers:

At night when she sat beside her mother’s grave, wondering if this would be the night that someone – something – came to take her away, as Maire Solanye had warned, she watched the darkness gathering in the nearby trees with equal parts dread and anticipation. What lay beyond those trees?

~ pages 29-30, Ash by Malinda Lo

He looked down at her for a moment, the light of dawn seeking out the colour of his eyes and making him look almost human. Then he turned his horse around to go back into the Wood, and she watched him go, feeling as if her world had split wide open.

~ page 134, Ash by Malinda Lo

I picked up this novel from the library as I love reworked fairytales and this one explores a Cinderella story. I’ve passed the first teaser, but haven’t yet reached the second one. So far I love it! It mixes the “Old Ways” with a little sprinkling of the Fair Folk and some folk magic in a way that seems far more believable than the traditional tale. Aisling (also known as Ash) is the central character and she’s just a normal girl whose world is falling apart after she loses first her mother, then her father, and is left with a step-mother and step-sisters who mistreat her. But is there more to Ash than meets the eye?

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5 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – Ash by Malinda Lo

  1. Oh I love two teasers! Thanks for sharing!

    My Teaser

  2. Interesting. I’ve heard good things about this book.

    Here’s my teaser.

  3. Luv the second Teaser.