Title: An Inheritance of Ashes
Author: Leah Bobet
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Reading Source: NetGalley
Cover Art: 5/5
The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm.
When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks—and keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to her home may be Hallie herself.
The story takes place in the south where a war between humans, The Wicked God and Twisted Things has just ended. While sisters, Hallie and Martha, wait for Martha's husband to return, with winter coming on they decide to hire a veteran to help with the farm.
I had a hard time getting into this book, I'm not going to lie. There was a whole lot that didn't come together for me. The pacing was slow, my mind kept wondering and I lost interest easily. I had questions while reading the book and after finishing the book I'm still left with a lot of questions. The Twisted Things were something that resembled a bird. I'm still not sure what they are, where they came from or who their God was.
I couldn't connect to any of the characters. I didn't like the relationship between Hallie and Martha. I wish Martha was a little me nicer to Hallie, she was really rude to her. I know she was pregnant but I don't think she should of took out her aggravation on her sister.
I did like the atmosphere of the book, it was creepy. I just kind of wish the plot was a little faster.
Thank you to Clarion Books and NetGalley for this eARC in exchange for an honest review.