A few months ago, I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian, and now I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Ash Princess blog tour!
I posted my review of this book a couple of months ago (you can read that here, if you haven’t read the book and want more insight), but for today’s I’m going to do some character superlatives! I’ve taken some classic superlatives and applied them to one of the main characters in Ash Princess. Some of them were quite easy, some were a little more challenging, but I definitely had fun doing it! 😊
1. Most likely to take over the world (I clearly waste no time pulling out the big guns) – I have two candidates for this one, and they are Theo and Cress. Both are strong and driven and are smart enough to work their way to the top.
I think I might be leaning more towards Theo for this one, but purely because I love her and don’t love Cress 😉
2. Most likely to go through a goth phase – Søren. I think anyone who has read this book will agree that Søren is the only candidate for this one. I mean, at one point, Theo literally asks Cress if she’s ever seen him smile, and I can just picture him skulking around the castle in his black attire and brooding face.
3. Most likely to get arrested – Art. Art is (quite literally) a rebel with a cause, and I don’t think she’s a stranger to a prison cell (I also imagine she wouldn’t be a stranger to a good old prison break).
4. Most likely to write a bestselling book – Cress. Cress is the resident reader; her dad regularly brings her new reading material from different lands, and she translates them. And not only does she read a lot, she’s also incredibly smart (as I mentioned earlier) and I can definitely imagine her writing a bestselling historical romance novel.
5. Gives the best hugs – Heron. I picture Heron as a friendly giant, and I think he would give the best bear hugs; the kind that make you all warm and fuzzy inside.
6. Tells the best stories – Erik. Erik is on Prince Søren’s crew, and travels the seas with him, so I think he would have quite a few good stories stashed up his sleeve. There’s also the gem of a scene where he tries to get Cress to leave Søren alone by trying to distract her with one of his stories (spoiler alert: it doesn’t work).
(I also think Erik would use his hands a lot to tell stories. I can also imagine him getting so into his story, gesticulating so wildly, that he punches someone in the face.)
7. Most likely to become a crazy cat person – Søren! Søren legit named his ship after cats because when he was building it, all the cats used to go on board and then they followed him about. He grew quite fond of the strays, so I can totally see him drinking tea from a kitty teacup while surrounded by ten cats.
8. Most likely to become a Starbucks worker purely for the discounted coffee – this one goes to Theo! Anyone who has read Ash Princess will know that Theo loves coffee flavoured with honey – can you even imagine her awe if she was introduced to all the different caramel and chocolate and vanilla flavoured coffees?!
9. Most likely to win the X Factor – I’m gonna go for Art for this one. There’s a scene where she wants to comfort Theo (seriously, my heart when I was reading that scene!) and she sings an old lullaby and I can totally picture her having the voice of an angel.
10. …Most likely to get laughed off the X Factor – Blaise. In that very same scene, Theo points out how out of tune and terrible Blaise’s voice is. Simon Cowell would have a field day with him.
And that’s it! They were my top ten superlatives! For those of you who have read Ash Princess, I would love to know what you thought of both the book and whether or not you agreed with my answers to the above categories – let me know!
For those of you who haven’t been able to read Ash Princess yet, and you don’t really know what it’s about, I’ve taken the summery from Goodreads and posted it below:
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
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So that’s all for today! I’ve absolutely loved making this post, and I hope you all enjoyed it.