Ashes (Modern-Day Fairy Tale Series Book 1)
by MK Harkins
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Pub Date 27 May 2022 | Archive Date 16 Aug 2022
Fairy magic has no place in the modern world – or does it?
Ashley Adams doesn’t have time for haters. Already too busy dealing with dead bodies after her stepmother purchased a mortuary, she is ready to put the lid on her judgmental peers and finally bury her high school experience. Falling in love was the last thing on her mind.
Too bad fate had other plans when the local celebrity lands in her life.
Pop sensation Harry James is ordered by the court to attend public school for his senior year or face jail time. He can’t afford any bad press if he wants his summer tour to go ahead. But when he ducks into the mortuary where Ashley works to escape a mob of fans, he wonders if he is chasing the wrong dream.
High school mean girls, a controlling publicist, and scheming stepsisters want to keep Ashley away from Harry. After all, everyone knows the popstar doesn’t belong with the social outcast.
If only they had some fairy magic to help them find their happy ending…
Ashes is a fun and snarky standalone YA romance. If you like captivating characters, emotional twists and turns, Fairies and Cinderella retellings, then you’ll adore MK Harkins’ fast-paced tale.
Contains mild swearing and off-page violence.
Ashes is a phenomenal, up-to-date and unique version of Cinderella. The authors realistic characters invest you in the story. The roller-coaster ride of emotions has you cheering on the heroes and booing the villains. This first in a series novel makes you wish that the rest of the series was ready to read, now.
This book was really fun to read! I loved all the twists and the author really made the reader feel all the emotional ups and downs. I always loved the story of Cinderella (one of my favorites as a kid) so it was fun to see all the nods to the original fairy tale . I highly recommend this book!
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What a great read! Everything about this book made me want to keep reading! From the great characters, great story line and a Cinderella twist!
I have to admit I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings, and when I saw this book advertised I just had to read it!
The story follows Ashley, a teen who lives with her stepmother and 2 step sisters in a funeral home. Ashley is pretty but a social outcast at school and it’s not until Laura moves to the school that Ashley has a friend and someone to help navigate the last 6 months of high school.
We soon meet Harry & George…..Harry is a superstar and has been ordered to graduate from high school the conventional way and ends up in Ashley’s school. As soon as they meet it’s instant attraction but it seems that fate, fame and a meddling step mother will get in the way of their relationship.
The story is great and full of ups and downs and kept me on my toes!
I’d recommend the story to 12+, there’s mild swearing but nothing too bad!
Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really, really enjoyed this book. It hooked me from the very beginning and kept me hooked the entire time!
My heart aklways sings when I see a retelling and this was no different. Well written with a good yet predictable storyline and well developed charcaters that were believable. I couldnt put this down and read it in one sitting. If you love retellings you should read this book.
I loved this book so much was super fun to read and definitely something different I will be buying it to put on my shelf!
There isn't anything not to love. I knew from the title ,that this book would be something special. Fairytale retellings rock and the modern twists are the cherry on the top.
Funeral parlours and rock stars not exactly your conventional pairing but in this story somehow is works . It's alluringly written and thank goodness Ashley is not a total pushover. Cinderella with a spark.
I'm already eagerly anticipating the next book with someone more ( hopefully) guess appearances from "Cinderella" and her rock star 🌟
Love , love , love xoxo
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