Monday, September 14, 2015

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

From Goodreads:
 When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight

My review:

Let me start of by saying that I love fairy tale retellings. Also I love Cinderella so this was so up my alley. 

Things I liked:

1) Pin- Although I thought her personality needed to be worked on I still really enjoyed her. 

2) Shoe- My favorite character and literally the only reason I liked this book so much
3) I liked the twist of the fairytale. I feel like some fairy tale retellings try to hard but this one was done so well and it was unexpected.

Things I was not fond of:
1) The second half of this book was just odd. The first half I was all into it then the second half happened and I felt like it dragged in some spots.

2) I don't feel like there was enough back story on either character. I would have liked more.

My rating: ♥♥♥♥ 
*I received this book from Edelweiss on a read and review basis*


  1. Great review! I'm really excited to read this book! I was hesitant at first because I've heard some bad reviews and I'm kind of picky with fairytale retellings… but I will probably pick it up :)

    1. I'm really picky with Cinder Eola since it's my favorite bit I really like how this was. Looking forward to see how you like it :)