Thought it was only me who is totally hyped up about ASH? Today we have a few of the most magnanimous YA authors around talking about why ASH is a must-read for 2009.
Kami Garcia, Co-Author of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:
"ASH is beautifully written and lyrical, in a way few novels achieve. But as if that isn't enough, Malinda Lo gives a modern twist on a classic fairy tale, with a powerful heroine and breathtaking storytelling.
"ASH is a love story that transcends the boundaries of sexual identity. It's about the power of love, and the effect it has on us -- the way we can see ourselves differently through the eyes of someone who loves us. Anyone who has ever been in love, or hopes to be, should read this novel."
Cindy Pon, author of SILVER PHOENIX:
"i've heard ASH by malinda lo described as a lesbian
retelling of cinderalla, but this short changes
malinda's wonderful debut novel. beautifully written in prose
that can make your heart ache, Ash loses everything
that she loves and is on a journey to discover herself
in the process.
"rich with folklore, malinda intrigues the reader with
the dark, intense and possessive fairy, sidhean juxtaposed
with the innocent, butterflies in the stomach encounters
with the king's young huntress, kaisa. both relationships
drew me for their own reasons, and malinda does a fantastic
job of adding her own twists to a familiar fairy tale.
"i highly recommend this debut!"
Thanks, ladies, for sharing your thoughts about this amazing book with us! You should also check out ASH's Goodreads page if you want others' thoughts about this book.
For more information and/or links to the ASH Celebration Giveaway, click HERE.
For one entry: Do other authors' blurbs on new releases influence your decision in picking it up? Why or why not?