Fall Carnival: Four Seasons Booth with Sara Raasch (Interview+Giveaway)

Fall Carnival: Four Seasons Booth with Sara Raasch (Interview+Giveaway)

If you were to live and be defined by one specific season what do you think it would be?

Are you a little controlling and like things your way?


Then you would fit perfect in the Spring kingdom.

Do you like natural minerals and cold weather? 


Then you would want to live in the Winter Kingdom.

Do you like to kick back and just have a good time? 


Then you should reside in the Summer Kingdom!

Do you tend to be underestimated, but you are adaptable and know how to survive?


Then you belong in the Autumn Kingdom!

Do you want to know more about each of these kingdoms?


Well, we happen to have Sara Raasch here today to tell us more.

But before we get into our interview with Sara, let me share some about the last book in her Snow Like Ashes trilogy!


Fall Carnival: Four Seasons Booth with Sara Raasch (Interview+Giveaway)Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
Published by HarperCollins on September 20th 2016
Genres: Family, Fantasy, General, Orphans & Foster Homes, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
Buy the Book • Goodreads

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this shocking and action-packed fantasy—the highly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Snow Like Ashes series.Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance.  But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms.  To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control-- and make the biggest sacrifice of all.Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels.  But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner.  But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.


B: Which has been your favorite book to write in this trilogy?

S: Definitely FROST LIKE NIGHT! I loved seeing everything come together and getting to really delve into the characters in a deeper way, since they’d all had at least two books to grow.

B: Which of your characters do you see yourself in the most?

S: Meira! She’s a bit of a wish fulfillment for me—she’s who I wanted to be as a teen, someone loyal and strong and stubborn, who fights for what she wants and isn’t afraid to get out there and make things happen!

B: What song best describes you writing habits?

S: I always get super sappy when I hear “Go the Distance” from Hercules, heh.

B: What has been the best moment of your career as a published author?

S: Meeting readers who love my books/characters as much as I do! It’s still the most surreal thing, and by far the best part 😀

B: What is your favorite carnival ride?

S: Oh god, I can’t do rides AT ALL—super motion sick! I’ll gladly be the person who sits on a bench and holds everyone’s bags while they ride, though.

B: What is your absolute favorite carnival food?

S: I have about a million food allergies, but if I could actually eat anything from a carnival and not get sick, I’d devour the entire funnel cake booth.

B: What is your favorite season?

S: Autumn, for sure—perfect temperature, and the holidays are the best!

B: If someone dared you to write “book nerd” on your forehead while wearing your favorite pajamas – and then share a photo of it – would you do it? (If so, we double dog dare you to do it and share it with us right here!) 😉

S: I feel like this should be a Snapchat filter, so:



About Sara Raasch

Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too.

Not much has changed since then — her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures.

She is the New York Times Bestselling author of the YA fantasy trilogy SNOW LIKE ASHES and the YA fantasy Stream Raiders series (2017). Neither features her hand-drawn pictures.

If you wanna see her freak out, mention Assassin’s Creed, Zutara, Jelsa, or Captive Prince.


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Which season are you?

Make sure to visit Dark Faerie Tales for her booth stop today with Adriana Mather, author of How To Hang A Witch.


  1. Susan says:

    I would always say summer because of my birthday but now it’s fall. All three of my kids were born in October. They know when they start seeing pumpkins that their birthdays are near.

  2. MichelleRae6 says:

    I could see myself easily beloning to the Autumn Kingdom. I could also see myself in the Summer Kingdom too. I don’t think I could handle Spring or Winter, haha. I can’t wait for Frost Like Night!!!

  3. Aurora says:

    I found the blogging community so many years ago because of this festival oh the memories! sara is awesome i can’t wait to read her books. summer will always be my favorite i love the heat.

  4. Anne C says:

    I’d say Summer because I grew up in a tropical country and I feel most comfortable during the Summer months. And I love beach trips and cosy outfits and cold drinks!

  5. Camille Smaby says:

    Either Winter or Autumn. Totally stubborn like Winter, and I simply ADORE cold weather. But I tend to be underestimated like Autumn, and I adapt to what’s around me… so it’s a toss up.

  6. Agus Z says:

    OMG I’m dying to read this book! This trilogy is one of my favorites, can’t wait to know what happens! Though I’m a little scared about the ending…
    I think I’d be Autumn, also I love that season!
    Great interview! BTW I love the song Go the Distance 😀

  7. _Sandra_ says:

    Definitely summer! I was born in summer and would give all my money to live somewhere where there’s 365 days of sun and heat. 🙂
    Really excited for Frost Like Night to come out, loved first two books and can’t wait to read how it all wraps up.

  8. Alecia K says:

    I’m a little bit of Spring I must admit but mostly Summer! This book sound fantastic and the cover is gorgeous! I need to read the others in the series ASAP! Thanks for the awesome interview and the giveaway!

  9. Debbie (@DebbieK427) says:

    I definitely reside in summer kingdom! This Snow Like Ashes series sounds very compelling and I’m a huge fan of fantasy action series so I think this is a must for me! It’d be great to win this one!!

  10. Sandi T. says:

    I’d love to experience snow/winter, we only have 2 seasons here in the Philipppines: the WET and DRY season! 🙁
    I’m not even kidding.

  11. Carina Olsen says:

    Gorgeous post Crystal 😀 Love this. <3 Thank you so much for sharing. Not books for me, but they are SO PRETTY 😀 Ahhh. And heh, I would want it to be summer all the time 🙂 So little summer in my Norway town. Sniffs.

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