Chrissy’s Review: From the Ashes by Shelby K. Morrison

From the AshesFrom the Ashes (Legend of the Liberator #1)
written by Shelby K. Morrison
published by Shelby K. Morrison, 2015

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Disclosure: I did some editing work on this title. After that work was completed, I was asked by the author to review the book. I received a copy of this book for review purposes. Although I was compensated for the editing work, it in no way affected the outcome of my review. My review is my honest opinion of the book.

Did I enjoy this book: 
This was a fantastic read!!! From start to finish, I was completely engrossed.

From the Ashes has quite a few twists and unexpected turns that had me saying “What?!?!” or looking at the book with my mouth hanging open. On top of those scenes were a few heartpounding scenes that kept me glued to my ereader. And I was left speechless more than a few times.

Aia was well written. She was a bit naive and childish, but it fit her character. It didn’t annoy me. Her behavior and demeanor worked for her. I liked Cole from the very beginning, despite his position as a Breaker. He was my favorite character. And I can’t believe that I actually felt for Illcina. That surprised me.

All-in-all, a great read!! And I want more!!!!!!


Would I recommend it: Yes, absolutely!!! I can’t wait to read the next book in the Legend of the Liberator series.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
For eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie. Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien, she’s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons. But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dangerous gift, one which she must keep a secret. Aia is a Bender. And in Tharien, Benders are feared and hunted.

When her unruly power breaks free with dire repercussions, Aia’s lifelong goal of independence shatters. As she scrambles to piece her life back together while evading capture, she disturbs a vengeful force intent on destroying the kingdom.

Now, with the help of an unlikely ally, Aia will decide the fate of Tharien. To rescue those she cares about will require accepting what she is. But can she risk becoming the monster she’s dreaded to save the very citizens baying for her blood?




  1. Sounds like a great read! Awesome review!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings