I do a lot of reading. A LOT of reading. Recently, I began to wonder why I wasn't sharing that with you. Since reading is so important to my life, I decided to throw in some posts about books I'm reading too! This is the first of many posts to come. I'll give you the link to each book on Amazon too. I don't make any money from these sales. They're just to help you find it easier.
Now, on to the 4 Reasons Why You Should Read "Ashen"!
1. It is in a series.... but not. You don't have to read the first two books to understand this book.
I've read all the books in this series in order, including the novellas. I'm a total Warshard junkie. (Partially thanks to being on the author's Advanced Copy list.)
One thing I've been so impressed with is that I could have picked up any book and read them in any order and still understood the series. Sure, they DO have a chronological order (Savages, Fyre, Haven, Ashen), and they weren't released that way for a reason. However, if you happen to pick up "Ashen" and then want to read the other stories, nothing is ruined by reading #3 ahead of #1.
2. Bogle is a master of bad-ass heroines.
I love a strong female lead. Every single one of Katherine Bogle's books has this as a central point. It's not forced or overdone. It's strong females in various leadership roles, changing the world around them. Every single one of these females is someone who I want my daughter to look up to.
(My personal favorite is Breen from "Savages", but Adni from "Ashen" is a close second.)
3. Romantic tension will leave you satisfied.
Mandy Peterson is the author of "Before I Shatter". She is also a mother, wife, librarian, book reviewer, and self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur.