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Ash
Ash | Malinda Lo
Cinderella retold In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love. Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
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RavenclawPrincess913
Ash | Malinda Lo

Favorite Cinderella retelling?

Ash by Malinda Lo

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BookBr
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A Cinderella retelling that‘s sharp and beautiful; an exploration of grief & how it drives us; a search for happiness in a complicated world. Aisling is everything you want in a heroine — smart, brave and willing to sacrifice for what she wants, but more for what she needs. The romance between her and Kaisa is lovely and sweet. There‘s a richness of folklore running through the narrative that gives the story so much depth. All of the stars!

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RavenclawPrincess913
Ash | Malinda Lo

What's your favorite lgbt book/retelling? Need some recommendations preferably girl × girl love. I'm bi.
I love Ash by Malinda Lo, Huntress by Malinda Lo, Annie on my Mind, Keeping you a secret

5feet.of.fury Queer/lesbian adults and teen MC represented, Greek inspired fantasy. Book 2 is out later this month. 2mo
RavenclawPrincess913 @5feet.of.fury thanks 2mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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One my favorites

Lgbt fairytale retelling

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Then they took the last step together, and when she kissed her, her mouth as warm as summer,the taste of her sweet and clear, she knew, at last, that she was home.
#Ash #MalindaLo #lastline #closingline #book #books #booklist #booklust #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookloversunite #bookz #bookzesty #bookzilla #bookzine #bookzone #bookxcess #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #bookcases #Fantasy #YoungAdult #LGBT #Romance #Fiction 💝💝💝💝

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DinoMom
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Christmas cat cuddles and starting a new read.

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WanderingBookaneer
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From the author‘s Instagram.

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Zoe-h
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Mehso-so

Honestly, this one was between a so-so and a pick. I think I just mentally hyped it up to much and it didn‘t live up to my expectations. The story felt fast paced at times and I didn‘t always know what was going on. 3.5⭐️. I thought this bookmark was ironic for the Cinderella retelling this book was.

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ShelleyBooksie
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Very interesting take on a Cinderella retelling. I enjoyed this but felt it was missing the steam factor.

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Mehso-so

Okay so this book was okay. My issue with it is that I felt when they through in a same sex relationship it was an organic thing. Like it was to check a box. It was completely left field to me. I have no problem with it being in there and by the end of the book I was rooting for them but I feel like it was a split decision to check a box.

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AshleyHoss820
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A universe where all sexual identities are normalized. A retelling of Cinderella. Magical realism. That‘s why this book gets a pick from me. My only complaint is that I wish the relationship with Sidhean was more fleshed out. There was no push-pull between the three main characters, so that aspect of the story felt like a non-issue when it should have been more important or intriguing, I guess. Still, bravo for the stellar representation!

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Auntynanny
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I've been meaning to read this book since it first came out ten years ago. I'm so happy that I finally did! It was a wonderful retelling of the Cinderella story.

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Then they took the last step together, and when she kissed her, her mouth as warm as summer, the taste of her sweet and clear, she knew, at last, that she was home.
#Ash #MalindaLo #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #EmmaSwan #KillianJones #CaptainHook #CaptainSwan #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookvibe #bookvibes #bookvsfilm #bookvsmovie #bookbag #bookbags #bookbinding #bookbeau #bookblog #bookblogger #Fantasy #YoungAdult #LGBT #Romance 💓💓💓💓💓

KathyWheeler That is a great line! 3y
phantomx Have you tried Malinda Lo's other books? 3y
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nycnorma
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A sweet and engaging book, not exactly what I expected, but a satisfying retelling of Cinderalla. #youngadult

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NeamhainHughes
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Holy heck so good. The beautiful weaving in of Irish mythology, the fairy tale retelling, it was beautiful and magical. I especially appreciated that queer relationships were *normalised* instead of agonised over or socially despised/ignored. 10/10

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Soooo excited I finally have a copy of this book!

nycnorma I've been on the wait list for this book at my library for nearly a month. 🙄 3y
NeamhainHughes Aww boo! I hope you get a hold of it soon! 3y
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Literaturenut
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A book with breakfast this morning because I have #passedthepointofnoreturn; I have to finish the book.

Tianarose We have the same plates. Waffles look amazing too! 3y
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Literaturenut
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Today‘s #literarylunchbreak is Ash and my home baked Salted Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

dalma_st_paul Thank you for the post. It's such a uniquely original, and heartbreaking/warming tale created out of one of the oldest stories of the world! It's definitely in the favorite pile😍 (and the cookie looks delicious) 3y
esurient Aaahh, I want the cookie. 🍪 3y
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Literaturenut
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Starting out the #24in48 challenge with this dedication in Ash #bookandtea

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Elma
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Bailedbailed

This was supposed to be my #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019, but I got 20 pages in and couldn't get past the terrible writing. Which is sad because I wanted to love this story. Guess I'll move on to my backup; The Wrath & The Dawn.

MidnightBookGirl Yeah, this one was a bit of a slow read. 4y
Susannah Oh, bummer. I‘ve heard such good things about this book. (edited) 4y
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Literaturenut Oh man, this is my fairy tale retelling too. And I‘ve been so excited to read it because I picked it up two years ago at Powell‘s when I was on vacation and it‘s been on my TBR for quite a while. 4y
hissingpotatoes Oh no, I'm sad this didn't work for you! I loved it, myself. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love how you have a back up 👍🏼😊 4y
Cinfhen It took me 4 tries...Hope next book is better 🤞🏼 4y
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“With her heart hammering in her throat, Ash asked, ‘Will you do me the honor of dancing with me?‘ She looked up at Kaisa, and the huntress‘ look of bewilderment was changing, slowly, to a small, tentative smile. It steadied Ash, and she extended her hand across the distance. Kaisa came down the steps, took her hand, and said, ‘Yes.”

Wonderful retelling of Cinderella!

Prompt 14: LGBTQ+ Relationship #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

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WanderingBookaneer
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When the author responds to a comment!

Birdsong28 Love it when that happens. Sarah Morgan is always good at responding so is Isabelle Broom 📚📖 4y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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1. Ash – a lesbian retelling of Cinderella
2. Aliette de Bodard
3. Alphas – a short-lived superpower show on Syfy
4. Apples

#ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧡 4y
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Coffeymuse
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Finished reading 400+ pages of King yesterday and going to try to get this read today.

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Blair_Reads
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Ok. Now I can start this book 😁 My friend lent me her signed copy and I knew I would be around water, food, general mess this weekend so I didn‘t dare mess up her book 😉 I think this will be a great book to start my week!

Sace You're reading buddy is a doll! 4y
tammysue Aww cute 😍🐾 4y
WanderingBookaneer This is so good! 4y
JoScho That adorable little pup ❤️ 4y
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Blair_Reads
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So. Excited.

Soubhiville Oh! I‘ll be watching to see if you like it!!! 4y
BiblioNyan I loved it so much. Hope you do too. 4y
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Then they took the last step together, and when she kissed her, her mouth as warm as summer, the taste of her sweet and clear, she knew, at last, that she was home. 🏳️‍🌈 #Ash #MalindaLo #lastline #closingline #book #books #pride #bookvibe #bookvibes #bookbag #bookbinding #bookblog #bookblogger #bookbeau #booknerd #booknerds #booknerdsunite #booknerdy #booknook #booknation #nerd #nerds #nerdy #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmoment 💝💝💝💝

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hissingpotatoes
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Late, but oh well!
1. Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood (maybe more a legend)
2. Ash (Malinda Lo), Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine), Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer)
3. Haven't watched any
4. Rise of the Guardians, Beauty and the Beast (animated), Ever After
5. Maleficent

#magicalmonday @Seekingtardis

Seekingtardis I forgot about Ella Enchanted! I love that book and the movie!! 😍😍 4y
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Portrait of a #nightstand.

Dashdown Where did you find that pen? I love those but can only find the set with silver, black, blue and pink. 4y
Wannabe_Quijote @Dashdown Pretty sure it was just Target 4y
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Wannabe_Quijote
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Morning reads before work. #coffee #mountains #montana #teachersoflitsy

CouronneDhiver Looks lovely... still quite snowy! ❄️ 4y
JoScho How is the recovery going? 4y
Wannabe_Quijote @JoScho It‘s going! Back to work today, exhausted tonight. Baby steps. Thanks for asking! 4y
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Wannabe_Quijote
Ash | Malinda Lo
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I got my #ReadingNest all set up, complete with #strawberries, #coffee, and The Civil Wars on Spotify...but the wind was just too cold ☹️

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Nutmegnc
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Just started this Cinderella story with a twist...I'm enjoying it so far!

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Savi1
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Mehso-so

Leasbian Cinderella

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TheResistance
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I was excited to read this as a fan of Brüder Grimm, but was left disappointed. Unfortunately, I did not manage to finish it. (Very unlike me). How did others get along with it?

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kathytrithardt
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Glad to have finally read this book (and for 3 different readathons, to boot).

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ReadingRover
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Thank you @moranadatter for the great #allhallowsreadbookexchange package! Great book choices and the fairytale socks are adorable!!!!! The TsumTsum keychain isn‘t in the pic because as soon as I opened it I attached it to one of my sets of keys. I got Flounder from The Little Mermaid 🐠!!! @MaleficentBookDragon

moranadatter Yay! I‘m so glad you liked it. I forgot to add in the note that Ash was a bonus. It‘s a signed copy I got at a conference. 5y
ReadingRover @moranadatter OMG yes!!! I saw! After I made my post I was looking and saw it. Thank you so much!!! That‘s awesome!!! I love it!!! 5y
Avanders Oh goodness look at all those wonderful socks! 💖 5y
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heikemarie
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This is my favorite cover for this book, which I found so compelling that I‘ve gifted it several times. I know she‘s got some other stuff receiving press right now but this was a really great fairytale retell set in a really interesting world. #giveawayfairytales

Liberty You won the giveaway! Please email your name and address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I‘ll send you the books. 🎉 5y
heikemarie Thanks @Liberty I am soooo excited!!!! 5y
Jokila Congrats!! 5y
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