The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1)

Beautiful Ashes

Author: Jeaniene Frost
Published: August 26, 2014
Pages: 384

Stars: 4 out of 5


In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…


Jeaniene Frost is an amazing author! I found myself sighing after a couple chapters, thinking finally, an author who not only writes well but is able to create a plot that seems to flow effortlessly.

The beautiful Ashes is an entertaining story about angels and demons and the ultimate war between good and bad. Two star crossed lovers whose fate has already been predicted with betrayal and death, are not only caught in the middle of the war but also expected to save or destroy the world. I do t usually go for angle and demon books but I love this authors writing that I was willing to give it a try.

The book is captivating with one hot scene between Ivy and Adrian. I was able to follow the book relatively easy except for the end when supposedly Adrian betrays Ivy. I either missed this betrayal or didn’t think the action was much of a betrayal to registrar in my brain. Overall, I enjoyed the book and will read the next on but this probably won’t be one of my favorite series.

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