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Hachette Children's Group, Sep 16, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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In the world of ASH, fairies are an older race of people who walk the line between life and death, reality and magic. As orphaned Ash grows up, a servant in her stepmother's home, she begans to realise that her beloved mother, Elinor was very much in tune with these underworld folk, and that she herself has the power to see them too. Against the sheer misery of her stepmother's cruelty, greed and ambition in preparing her two charmless daughters for presentation at court, and hopefully Royal or aristocratic marriage, Ash befriends one of these fairies-a mysterious, handsome man-who grants her wishes and restores hope to Ash's existence, even though she knows there will be a price to pay. But most important of all, she also meets Kaisa, a huntress employed by the king, and it is Kaisa who truly awakens Ash's desires for both love and self-respect...Ash escapes a life with her grim and self-serving stepmother and finds her beloved one...
ASH is a fairy tale about possibility and recognizing the opportunities for change. From the deepest grief comes the chance for transformation.

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User Review  - Adriano - Goodreads

This is a beautiful reimagination of Cinderella, with a few delightful twists. I loved the main character. It also made me think of the poor Eréndira from the García Márquez story. Read full review

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User Review  - Syd The Ghost Kid - Goodreads

AW THIS BOOK WAS JUST PRECIOUS. A quick read, too, which made it better. I wasn't expecting it to go by as fast as it did, and it was just too precious. It was magical, and it was romantic and gay and I loved it! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Malinda Lo was born in China and moved to the United States as a child. She was the managing editor of, with over half a million readers each month. In 2006, she was awarded the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for her writing about gender, race and sexuality.

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