Ashes, Ashes

Ashes, Ashes

Book - 2011
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In a future Manhattan devastated by environmental catastrophes and epidemics, sixteen-year-old Lucy survives alone until vicious hounds target her and force her to join Aidan and his band, but soon they learn that she is the target of Sweepers, who kidnap and infect people with plague.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545255639
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 27, 2016

The first time I read this book may have been a year or two ago, and from borrowing it off a friend. Back then, I didn't enjoy this book too much because I had probably just read Divergent, of some other dramatic book beforehand. But just this week I borrowed it again, from the library, and reread the whole book, front to back. I found that there were so many parts that were interesting that I couldn't recall, almost as if I read the book previously in a rush. The rating I would have given back then would have been a lot lower than what I have now. The story of Lucy and Aiden is the perfect example of a romance that creatively blossomed, unlike many relationships of today's generation. The adventure, suspense, and mystery themes are welded tightly in this dawn of a new era, the beginning of the end. All I can now say is, to all readers, to read this book smoothly, and to flow with it like I did. 5/5 Stars - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 10, 2016

This had potential to be a good book, but it didn't have a strong enough plot, and the characters had no depth. The entire story, except for the last few chapters, was summed up on the back of the book, so it wasn't even necessary to read 90 percent of the novel. The climax and the conclusion were also disappointing, as there wasn't much action or much of a problem to solve.

Florazhiqi1998 Sep 04, 2015

Overall the book was quite good. The descriptive details on how Lucy and the others struggled to survive were quite vivid. However, the plot, for instance Del's betrayal, was somehow predictable. The climax was not as good as expected either. Hope that there would be a second book as the story does not seem to have ended.

Aug 24, 2014

Great book but somewhat predicitable at some parts.

Orange_Fox_31 Jul 19, 2014

this is an awesome book! i want to know what happens next

Jun 04, 2014

Ashes, Ashes was such a great book! I could not put it down.

klints Aug 10, 2013

Ashes, Ashes had the potential of being a fantastic survival story, but the characters lacked depth. I felt nothing for Lucy and Aidan who struggled to survive and escape the Sweepers. I found myself skipping pages due to long periods of inaction, and waiting for something exciting to happen. If you are a reader of Teen survival stories, I would not recommend this one.

Jul 20, 2013

I thought this book was too long and didn't have enough action. When the action happened, it was either all clumped together or would come out of no where. It was too descriptive and I thought all the characters were flat.

Feb 26, 2013

I think this book had potential, but the characters lacked emotion - I mean, they are surviving the end of the world or whatever, and their friends and family are dying/dead, and they don't seem all that concerned about it. Not to mention, there's all this talk about how rough it is to eat and survive and there's the plague and stuff, but it just didn't work with the storyline. A lot of it just didn't make sense. I assume there'll be a sequel from all the loose ends, but I doubt I'll read it.

Sep 15, 2012

Love this book, it is amazing.Couldn't put it down and I really hope that there is going to be a sequel. READ IT you won't be disappointed!

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Feb 26, 2014

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