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Ash / Malinda Lo.

By: Lo, Malinda.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316040099; 0316040096; 9780316068444; 0316068446; 9780316040105; 031604010X.Subject(s): Cinderella (Tale) | Romance fiction | Self-realization -- Juvenile fiction | Fairies -- Juvenile fiction | Stepfamilies -- Juvenile fiction | Hunting stories | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Lesbians -- Juvenile fiction | Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction | Fairy tales | Love -- Fiction | Self-realization -- Fiction | Fairies -- Fiction | Stepfamilies -- Fiction | Hunting -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Lesbians -- Fiction | Cinderella (Tale) | Fairies | Hunting stories | Lesbians | Orphans | Romance fiction | Self-realization | Stepfamilies | Stepmothers | Love -- Fiction | Stepfamilies -- Fiction | Fairies -- Fiction | Lesbians -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Self-realization -- Fiction | Hunting -- FictionGenre/Form: Fairy tales -- Young adult. | Fairy tales. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Romance fiction. | Young adult works. | Folklore. | Young adult fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] Awards: Rainbow Book List Award, 2010 | William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist, 2010.Summary: In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.
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In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.

Rainbow Book List Award, 2010

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist, 2010.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-Described as "Cinderella.with a twist," Ash is in many ways the familiar fairy tale about a girl's move from comfort to despair to true love (with a little help from fairies and magic). Standard Cinderella images set up the story: after losing her mother and later her father, Ash is treated as a servant in the home of an unkind stepmother and two unfriendly stepsisters. She has ties to the fairy world, attends the royal ball in an enchanted dress, catches the eye of the prince, and finds love by the end of the story. However, while structural similarities exist, ideologically Lo's beautiful and dark tale takes the story to a new place. It is not about Ash being found and saved by a charming prince; instead, it is about her courtship with Kaisa, the King's huntress, a relationship that burgeons over time and is based on more than just initial attraction. Despite Ash's grief, oppressive guardianship, and dangerous flirtation with the fairy Sidhean, who promises to steal her away from her sadness, the protagonist finds her own salvation and chooses to live and love in the real world and on her own terms. Ash will appeal to readers looking for GLBTQ titles, but fans of romance, fantasy, and strong female protagonists will also embrace this fine debut novel.-Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Malinda Lo is the critically acclaimed author of Ash , Huntress , Adaptation , Inheritance , and A Line in the Dark . Ash , a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda's nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Book Review , NPR, The Huffington Post, The Toast, The Horn Book , and AfterEllen. She lives with her partner in Massachusetts. She invites you to visit her online at www.malindalo.com .

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