Gilded Ashes: A Cruel Beauty Novella - Rosamund Hodge

Now that I’m familiar with the gods and goddesses that are in this world, I can say that I get to appreciate the story better than the first. Everything about this book is likable to me. The plot is interesting, well Cinderella is one of my favorite fairy tales so there’s no doubt that I enjoyed this book. Then, add the creepiness of Maia’s mother with demonic spirit is another thumbs up for me. The characters, Maia and Anax are such a cute couple, yes they aren’t unique but there’s something about them that worked for me.  Also the author’s writing style which I had a hard time adjusting the first time reading Ms Hodge’s book “Cruel Beauty” didn’t overwhelmed me this time.


This novella is a wonderful spin-off to the first book “Cruel Beauty”, so if you wanted to know more about this particular world and can’t get enough of reading dark fairy tales retelling, I definitely recommend you to read this too.