2016 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Retelling · Young Adult

Ash & Bramble │ Sarah Prineas

Book Cover - Ash & Bramble


A prince.

A ball.

A glass slipper left behind at the stroke of midnight.

The tale is told and retold, twisted and tweaked, snipped and stretched, as it leads to happily ever after.

But it is not the true Story.

A dark fortress.

A past forgotten.

A life of servitude.

No one has ever broken free of the Godmother’s terrible stone prison until a girl named Pin attempts a breathless, daring escape. But she discovers that what seems to be freedom is a prison of another kind, one that entangles her in a story that leads to a prince, a kiss, and a clock striking midnight. To unravel herself from this new life, Pin must choose between a prince and another—the one who helped her before and who would give his life for her. Torn, the only thing for her to do is trade in the glass slipper for a sword and find her own destiny.

3 stars


This book was hard for me. I wanted to like it so much, but I just couldn’t bring myself to really get into it. There were just so many small things that rubbed me the wrong way.

I liked the idea, but the execution could have been better. I also had problems getting invested into the characters. Just when the story would start to pick up and get interesting the POV would change. It was just very anti-climatic.

I noticed that there was another book in this series, but I don’t think I am going to go out of my way to read it.



What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s