OH EM JESUS.
One of the most thrillingly action-packed adventures I've read.
Why aren't there more reviews?!
It's sweet, stupidly young love blossoming into an inevitable tragedy (though unfinished--so who knows?). It's that intense lotus kinda flame that bursts into a million freakin' hot and heavy beautiful hues, quickly burning everything down into Ash.
Despite the common theme of 'ninja,' ("HELLO?!" generic themes: tycoon, sheik, vampire/werewolf, 'ETC.') one can't help but marvel at the immature characterization of sixteen year-old Ashley--and fall for her!!!
Seriously, one gets dragged along stealthily, before that plot unexpectedly twists shadowed surprise and readied pain into your back. If it's seemingly sluggish for a story--wait for it--duh, it's worth it. I was thoroughly impressed with how the female protagonist, weak and bumblingly pathetic, ended up severing restraining ties that made her who she was, a simpleton sixteen year old in highschool, and ultimately becoming the badass you so yearn for her to finally accept that she is completely.
Good story? Yeah.
Great story? No. (Unfinished, but well loved, DUH)
Future Kick-Ass Legend? No doubt.
(review of free book)