I’m back today with another blog tour! Laura at the Unicorn Quester blog asked me if I wanted to participate in the blog tour for Tammy Lash’s book White Wolf and the Ash Princess, so I’m super excited to post a review today. At the bottom of the post is also a link to a giveaway!
Eighteen year old Izzy’s limited world begins to feel cramped after she completes her self-appointed book dare. After reading two-hundred and fifty books, a thought that had been once tucked away as tightly as the books on her library shelves becomes too irresistible to ignore…”Who am I?” Memory loss prohibits Izzy from remembering her life before age seven when she was injured in a fire. Fifteen year old Jonathan Gudwyne and his head housekeeper rescued her and took
Izzy in as their own, but who did she belong to before Jonathan took her in? Crippling panic keeps Izzy from wandering beyond the stables but Tubs, the Gudwyne’s thirteen-year old stable boy, encourages Izzy to go beyond the property’s rock wall to a world that promises possible answers. A scorched castle in the woods and its mysterious cellar reveal secrets that push Izzy beyond her discomfort to embark in a journey to the New World with her young friend. Here, she finds love and a home in the most unexpected of places.
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About the Author
Tammy lives in Lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy’s home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, “hunting” for birch bark and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf and the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children’s ministry for over twenty years.
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White Wolf and the Ash Princess is a Christian historical novel with just a hint of fantasy. Thank you to the author for giving me the opportunity to read the book for review purposes. I enjoyed reading it. Historical fiction for YA readers is hard to find, so I really enjoyed that part of it.
I thought the author did a great job with conveying Izzy’s emotions. This poor girl has gone through a lot (both before the book starts and in the events during), and so I found her responses to things believable. One thing that frustrates me a lot is when teen books portray showing emotion as a weakness, and I greatly appreciated that in White Wolf and the Ash Princess Izzy has realistic emotional responses.
Oh, yes, and I loved the relationship between Izzy and Tubs. Their friendship was adorable. I love when books have good friendships!
Sometimes I found it confusing when there were conversations between three or more people (which happens a lot in the book). I had difficulty figuring out who was saying what. There were also some things toward the end (I can’t mention too much due to spoilers) that I thought were either not fully explained or were resolved too quickly.
Overall, though, an intriguing read! Hopefully there will be a sequel! 🙂