By Laura Sebastian
Looking for a whole new monarchy to obsess over? Meet Theodosia in the world of Ash Princess. She was only six when her country was invaded and her mother was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court, ridiculed as the Ash Princess. Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe. When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories suppressed. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels.
But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress. Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.