In a land without a queen, the princess must rise. Ash Princess is an edge-of-your-seat debut YA fantasy from Laura Sebastian, full of intrigue, tested loyalties, daring and revenge.
Laura Sebastian grew up in South Florida and attended Savannah College of Art and Design. She has written a play published with Playscripts, Inc., and lives in New York City, where she spends her time writing fantasy novels, babysitting and interning in publishing. Ash Princess is her first novel, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
Richly imagined * New Statesman * Through unexpected allies and daring escape plans, [Theodosia's] trip from downtrodden princess to queen is an engaging one that fantasy fans will enjoy...[as well as] fans of The Selection series by Kiera Cass and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins * School Library Journal * An emotionally complex, breathtakingly suspenseful series starter * Booklist * Sure to be one of the summer's most talked about YAs . . . A darkly enchanting page-turner you won't be able to put down * Bustle * Provides a window into the complexities of human interaction and emotion, familial tensions, and the false public face that is sometimes required in politics and at court * Publishers Weekly * Delivering a narrative that crackles with political intrigue, powerful and debilitating magic, and the violent mechanisms of colonization... [Ash Princess will] submerge readers in a turbulent and enthralling plot * Kirkus Reviews * The characters, the plot and its twists make it a compelling read that I would happily recommend to any 14+ readers of fantasy fiction. I wish we didn't have to wait until next year for Book 2, Lady Smoke * ReadingZone * A completely addictive page-turner * Askews & Holts Library Services * Darkness, revenge and betrayal in `an edge-of-your-seat fantasy' debut -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *