I’m very happy to be able to say that I’m participating in the Ash Princess UK book tour! I read and reviewed this book through NetGalley back in March (you can find my review here) and I absolutely fell in love! So when Macmillan got in contact with me to ask if I’d like to write anything on the subject of rebel girls? I think I actually squealed.
Theo is a true rebel girl. She suffers from a young age but she only finds it in her to truly do something when she’s forced to do something horrific. As a reader, you understand that but to the cast of characters? Theo is unlikeable for so many different reasons but that just makes her even better. But does this stop her from experiencing romance? Of course not!
Theo is working with a childhood friend turned rebel, Blaise and the Prinz himself, Soren. Now, I know you’re probably groaning a the prospect of another love triangle. But this is one that works well. Theo shouldn’t fall for the Prinz as he’s her mission but with Blaise everything is complicated. Soren is the guy who should look down at Theo for being the daughter of the enemy. Hell, even her own best friend sees her as something less due to who she is. But Soren opens up to her. Whereas to Blaise, she seems lucky and weak. She’s been living in the palace for years, not fighting back and not trying anything whilst her people suffered. Everything about Theo’s life is a mess and is unfair but she didn’t want to rebel at first, not really but she’s pushed that way by her circumstances push her that way including the men in her life.
As rebellion stirs, Theo gets involved in these guys lives and her feelings are torn both ways. She and the Prinz see things in each other that no one else does but she shares memories and understanding with Blaise. It’s all so complicated. Blaise pushes her into getting involved with the rebellion and the Prinz s a victim of that.
It’s interesting to see how her relationships with these guys change the way she is viewed by others and the way she sees herself. It’s not the most important aspect of the book but it does change the sort of rebel she is and how she rebels against her feelings
If you don’t believe me then you can see for yourself now as this book was released on the 14th June! So get yourself to Waterstones or wherever you get books and buy it now!