Malinda Lo was born in China and grew up in Colorado. Ash
is her first novel, but her second, Huntress
, came out earlier this month. I am pretty excited to have more great young adult fantasy to read. Ash is, in the author's own words,
"a lesbian retelling of Cinderella." Now, if you're me, that plus a quick peek at the star rating on Amazon (average is 4) is enough to send you straight to the library to place a hold, but maybe you are not me, and are not so inherently excited about fairy tale retellings, or ladies falling in love with each other. Maybe you need some convincing! Allow me to convince you...