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Ash Eater by Joanna Emerson – A YA Fairy Tale Fantasy with Social Issues

Sometimes a girl will go missing, but no one will try to find her because her shell is still there. Miya will do all that she can to protect her family’s secrets – her mom and her mom’s lover, her brothers, and her own. Because Miya’s questioning her own sanity. Faced with bizarre convulsions and forays into inexplicable darkness, her secret is destroying her, eating her alive, and taking her on a journey into a strange, frightening, and beautiful world. Her only guides are a lamb, tiny faeries, a fastidious eagle, and an elven boy. In order for her to get back her family again, she’ll have to survive trials – the seduction of a demon-fox, the snares of a dragon, the devastation of the fire giants, and many other terrors that keep her locked inside.


Our Summary

Ash Eater is a YA fairy tale fantasy book. The story revolves around Miya, who is determined to keep her family’s secrets and defeat her own darkness. With the help of an elven boy and other companions, she resolves to overcome the snares that keep her locked inside. Fans of Eragon and Graceling will love this touching folktale fantasy novel that tackles social and personal issues, and will stay with you long after the last page.

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What Readers Are Saying

This book is a sumptuous banquet for the brain; a lovely fantastical excursion for the soul. The imagery is lush and beautiful. I was swept away on a magical journey, where treasures of deep truth appeared around every twist and turn. What a lovely and unpredictable adventure!” – Amazon Customer ★★★★★
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If you love fantasy mixed with real life situations, this is the book to read. It was a Narnia-type experience. Healing happens, and the end result can be better than we can ever imagine. Hooray for the Lamb! Five big stars to Emerson!” – Jayda, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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I really enjoyed Emerson’s writing style. It was very well written, fabulous use of language. I liked the characterizations too. She really conveyed the coming of age type of angst with grace and elegance. I liked all the 80s references as well.” – Scott, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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About the Author

Joanna Emerson lives in Mexico with her husband and her two children. You can follow her on Twitter @JoannaEmerson23.
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  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Preview the Book

Ash Eater is an inspirational YA  fantasy novel that will appeal to fans of fairy tales, folklore, dreamlands, social issues, family issues, personal difficulties, and heroines who overcome challenges for their family.

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