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Making the reader sympathise with her? It starts out slow but the second half is engaging enough if a bit cliche ashew unfocused. Two more factual errors turned the story into a poorly researched and written book. The stolen can of peach slices dragged at his sweatshirt pocket.

He watched his brother, his mind whirling. Quotes from Ashes, Ashes.

He listened to her heavy, slow tread on the stairs. A trickle of sweat ran down his back. When she outlived her family and most of the world, she wondered if her parents’ decision not to vaccinate her as a child was the reason the doctors were so interested in her blood.

What I liked – Lucy This book is a very intriguing read. Aidan got to his feet, still holding the scooter and pulled his brother up. Either way, I’ve pretty much said most of the problems I had dealt with while reading in my previous update. A chain of garlic was slung around his neck.

Much to my surprise Ashes, Ashes will be the first of this type of book on my favorites list. Meshed well into the main narrative are well-incorporated subplots about the acceptance of difference of folks who were ravaged by the plagueromance, and loyalty. The memory of those canned peaches stung his conscience just a bit. In a world filled with stories of vampires and zombies, it is wonderful to find a new book without any of either.


In hoping to find a story that consisted of bright florescent colours I found a story of pastels. Back when our calendar years began with a one and a nine, post-apocalypse usually meant post-nuclear war. Pedantic discussion of genres aside, I really loved Ashes, Ashes. The real problem I had with this final sequence was the unfolding of all the action.

While the survival element of this tale is thoroughly engrossing, the Sweepers themselves and the events surrounding the final showdown with them present just a few minor drawbacks.

Aidan pulled a stack of plates from the cupboard, jostling a half empty jar of white sugar. He brought it forward, into sight.

I will always love this type of book because they normally have nonstop action, and this one is just like most of the others with that and more. The first major earthquakes had hit New York a little over a year ago.

If this is a glimpse at the works possible from this author I look for many more great books.

Pocketful of Posies

The entire first chapter is given over to an exhaustive account of Lucy’s attempts to kill and stew a turtle, followed by a round of being chased by a pack of vicious dogs. The reading level is moderate and the content is mild considering the post-apocalyptic nature of the book. Cesar Adaas rated it it was amazing Oct 24, A grin, growing bigger by the second, spread across his face. BookWhisperer is not known for books such as this one; after several struggles this is usually a book that I would have avoided.


They stood in the shadows of an overhanging porch about twenty yards away. Do you like action? Lessing, was she good or evil? If you want a quick read This is another dystopian novel written for young adults.

SF : Ashes, Ashes / Jo Treggiari ★★

Daydreaming was a sure way to lose the race. It was as if he exuded odor. About forty pounds of carrots and onions simmered in the bottom page They added the rabbit, chopped potatoes and then a large bucket of water.

Mostly I was just confused which leads me to be frustrated. You can read the first 3 chapters here or read it on wattpad: It reminded Aidan of bruising, an angry welt of color. There is no excitement. Then she meets a boy.

: Ashes, Ashes (): Jo Treggiari: Books

A raging small pox virus changes the face of the planet. Overall this was an okay book. As I said, I was listening to the audio book while driving and figured that I must have misheard the ashee rate and that instead of one in a million people surviving, it must have been one in a hundred thousand.

And there’s one thematic choice that irritated me in particular. And here is the odd thing, the old people were immune due to previous exposures. Lucy, Aiden, jl Del are fairly engaging, if not really likable. This novel made me quite queasy at times, there were many vivid imageries and in-depth descriptions that, to me, felt unnecessary.