3 S.R. Johannes: YA Review- Gilded Ashes

Monday, January 19, 2015

YA Review- Gilded Ashes

Gilded Ashes (1.5)
by Rosamund Hodge

Perhaps many of you don't know this, but there is actually a second installment in the world of Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. It's called "Gilded Ashes" and it's a take on Cinderella in Nyx's world of demons and Greek mythology- so, essentially, it's ridiculously good. It's available on Amazon for Kindle and ebook download, and it's such a great read! 


Basically, Maia is a servant in the home of her stepmother and two stepsisters, in the same world Nyx and Ignifex exist. Only heads up- the ghost of her dead mother haunts the house and protects her only daughter dearly (and sometimes fatally). 



It's an awesome retelling in a compelling world! Maia and Anax are wonderfully written characters, and I loved watching them develop. Not only that, but Hodge takes the evil stepsisters and makes them not only more likable, but more human as well. It truly is a creative turn from the classic tale- and the prince was a good looking dork with glasses. Um, yes. 


This retelling will leave any fairytale lover wishing for more!
Best and happy reading! 

2 comments:

Angela Brown said...

I rather enjoyed Cruel Beauty. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing about it :-)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

No problem! I loved Cruel Beauty and was very excited to find the Kindle version of Gilded Ashes :)