Goodreads: Ashen (Chronicles of Warshard #3)

Author: Katherine Bogle

Published: January 2018 (Patchwork Press)

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “The world is made of monsters. Adni might be one of them.

After the Evil Queen Kadia razed Warshard, leaving thousands homeless or dead, many of Salander’s people fled to the Cinder Mountains, east of the six kingdoms, seeking refuge.

Adni, the daughter of a treasure hunter, has always despised her father’s bizarre occupation and loathes every family trip in search of riches. Always desperate for more, her father shoves her off a waterfall to retrieve treasure at the bottom of a lake. Instead, Adni is swept up in a violent underwater current, only to be rescued by Julian, a mysterious woman with a flirtatious smile.

Desperate to flee the oppression of her family and the mountains, Adni escapes with Julian to Salander in search of her real father – who might just be a worse monster than the man she left behind.” – Goodreads

(Disclaimer: I got a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review)

Review: Something about the start just felt lacking. It got better the further on it went. Just can’t place what wasn’t quite right at the start. Too fast, lacking in character development maybe? Either way, I still liked the book.

I like how the main character didn’t really want to be the hero, she just wanted to stop her father. She just wanted to help people. She was under no illusion that she was some badass. She is just a person trying to find her way, find out who she is and learn how to be good. Darkness and power is a very tempting thing.

The main character is female who likes another female if this is an issue don’t read it.