I recently read a book that completely blew me away. I probably shouldn’t have read it so early, since it won’t be releasing until the fall, but I couldn’t help myself. Now I’m stuck anxiously awaiting the sequel, which won’t be out for ages, and I’m craving all things high fantasy.
If you hadn’t guessed, that book is SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch, the book I’m featuring for today’s “My Favorite Quote from…” – a book I am thinking about re-reading right now.
By way of introduction (a recap)…
The point of this feature is to share my favorite quote (or one of the many favorite quotes I have) from a recent read and share why it is a favorite, which will give me the chance to ramble just a bit about a book that I may not get the chance to review. And even if I opt to review a title, I still might create a “My Favorite Quote from…” post because, while most of my reviews do include a favorite quote it’s only just one of many and I don’t typically get to talk about the many reasons why it is a favorite.
My Favorite Quote
Someday we will be more than words in the dark. – The Winterians
I’d originally planned on choosing a favorite quote and posting about it last week. But because I have so many favorites I couldn’t decide. I’d love to be able to list ALL of them in this post. But this feature is about just listing one.
Why? Why? Why did I do that!?
Anyway… There was this quote about fear that I absolutely loved. And a passage that shared a sweet, swoon-worthy moment between Meira and Mather. There was this other quote that talked about charm that made me grin. And there was an absolutely amazing passage, with quotes from Meira and Theron, about wanting more.
But I chose the passage/quote above as my favorite because it spoke the loudest to me, it stuck with me the longest after the story, and it spoke of such an important part of this story beyond the romance. It talks of hope and survival and having a voice for a people who have been all but destroyed.
It was such a powerful and memorable and heartbreaking statement that I just had to choose it as my most favorite of all.
What about you?
Whether you’ve read SNOW LIKE ASHES or it’s on your list TBR soon, what do you think of the quote I called a favorite? Might it have been a quote you would have chosen?
Or would you have chosen one that’s swoon-worthy, one that teases about the romance? Or perhaps, instead, would you have picked a grin-worthy passage that makes you laugh out loud?
And if you have read SNOW LIKE ASHES, what is your favorite quote? Is it one from Meira, Theron or Mather? Or from someone else altogether?
About the Book
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.