[ Edit (12/2020): This review was first published years ago. My thoughts on this series have changed since then. I still enjoy the series, but the problems in it can’t be ignored and must be discussed. I can’t reread it right now and completely rewrite this review (although I did adjust my star ratings to better reflect my thoughts on it now), but I think it’s important to point out the lack of diversity and harmful representation in this series as a whole. One day I will reread this and change this review to reflect all of these issues. Until then, I wanted to add this disclaimer. ]
*This review is spoiler free, but below the conclusion, I do have a spoiler-filled section*
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 3.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Review in a Nutshell: Kingdom of Ash is a fantastic conclusion to a series that has taken over the YA community.
“Hers was not a story of darkness. This would not be the story. She would fold it into herself, this place, this fear, but it would not be the whole story. It would not be her story.”