When Meira was just a baby her Kingdom of Winter was overthrown by the evil King of Spring, Angra. Now she is one of only 8 survivors. Her group has spent the past 16 years searching for the two halves of a conduit which could restore magic to Winter. They are constantly on the move, avoiding capture by the Spring army. When they hear word of the location of one half of the conduit Meira demands to be given the chance to prove herself and retrieve it. And she does exactly that!
Meira was a fantastic heroine! She's strong, smart, intuitive and pretty badass with a chakram! While I was reading this story I kept wondering why she was treated differently. It was just little things here and there but it bugged me. And it most definitely bugged Meira. There is a huge twist towards the end and I found out exactly why! I did not see that one coming!
Mather is the Prince of Winter and one of the love interests for Meira. He was an interesting character for sure. Even though he was the Prince he felt no attachment to his Kingdom and that becomes a bit of a problem for him. I adored his relationship with Meira, even when things got complicated.
Theron is sort of forced into Meira's life. She wants to hate him but it's just so hard to when he is so sweet and understands her in a way that no one else does. Not to mention he is distractingly attractive. I admit, I was rooting for Theron from the moment he was introduced.
The story started a bit slow for me. I actually put the book down for a while. About 1/3 of the way into the book it really started to pick up. Once things got going I couldn't put it down. All the characters were so well developed and the world building was excellent! Everything was described so vividly that I could picture every detail.
Snow Like Ashes is a stunning, magical adventure that you won't want to miss!