Ash by Malinda Lo was a cute, quick read and a nice twist on the usual Cinderella story. Aisling has always been fascinated by fairy tales. When here mother dies, her fascination becomes something more when she has a brush with the fairy kingdom. Despite recognizing fairy tales as the cautionary tales and lessons they are, in her grief she cannot help venturing closer and closer to the fairy kingdom and one fairy in particular, Sidhean.
This is a novel about growing up, recovering from grief and depression, and how finding someone to love can help break through long held pain.