From Ashes (From Ashes #1)
Gage Carson was excited to share an ...more
TAKING CHANCES and Oceana are not friends.
We are not friends at all.
Not because that plot twist completely crushed my heart, or because the main character didn't end up with whom every one wanted. It was because I purely and truly despised that book, and for some crazy, unexplainable reason, I decided to read FROM ASHES.
In all honesty, I was hoping it would be be much better than its predecessor, so I could write a nice review instead of a incoherent, angr ...more
Genre: New Adult
Heat Level: Moderately Steamy
Angst Level: Angsty, but not OTT (nothing which will require you to seek a support group)
Crazy-Dayzzz Drama Level: Nothing OTT
Possible Issues For Peeps: Some discussion of abuse
A star was born with Taking Chances--one of my favorite books of 2012--and, with the release of From Ashes, Molly McAdams continues to shine so very, VERY bright!!
Cassidy Jameson escapes a wretched, abusive existence in California ...more
The story starts with Tyler & Ca ...more
Some parts of this book SERIOUSLY pissed the shit out of me.. so hence this book will not be entering my favorite shelf.
There was HARDLY ANY FUCKING COMMUNICATION between Cassidy & Gage during the first 3/4th of the book.. I was yelling at my laptop while reading saying 'Speak the fuck to each other bitches, or face my wrath.'
And OH MY GOD. Tyler, SOB. I wanted to chop important anatomy's off his body. What a fucking asshole. I cannot believe he would fall so fucking ...more
What the hell is it with McAdams and time frames? She basically DOES NOT USE THEM. It jumps from a week, to 8 months with no warning, and you're left going WTF? She really needs to work on this issue before she writes more books. There were times in the book when it jumped from one day, to 3 weeks later and it wa ...more
3 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult/College
They've been best friends since they were seven. He was always there for her when she needed him. In her pain and in her heartache. He never let her down. EVER. Now it's time for him to go but there is no way he is leaving her behind.
Good bye California, Hello Texas
When Cassidy Jameson moves to Texas with her best friend Tyler she has no idea what to expect. After recently graduating high school she has no plans to further her educat ...more
It didn’t take long for us to realize it didn’t just apply to actual ashes. Because there were a lot of times in our lives that we’d had to find the light in the dark.
Yet again, another book I was disappointed with. Okay, I LIKE it. I didn't LOVE it. I'm going to be honest and say that this book annoyed the shit out of me, and finishing this one was a struggle. Why? Here's why.
*One word: TYLER --I wanna beat his ass to a pulp. What.a.DOUCHE! ...more
I really shouldn't review this book. I really shouldn't. It's just going to make me angry, plus I have other books to review. But, books that make me so angry like FROM ASHES, I need to review, no matter how bad it is for my sanity.
FROM ASHES is pretty much the worst book I have ever read. I know I'm going to say it again and probably will till the end of time but at this time, I cann ...more
Then someone started lying and no one else bothered to communicate and took the douchebag's word for it.
Then shit started to get cleared up, but someone went psycho over her boyfriend having exs.
And everyone stopped communicating again.
While I was intrigued by the premise of this story, I felt there were moments where its execution fell flat. Although From Ashes deals significantly with physical abuse, its plot largely focuses on an intense roller coaster romance, and damaged but redeemable relationships.
Cassidy and Tyler have been best friends since childhood. Tyler is Cassi's rock; protecting and consoling her for as long as she can remember. When they finally decide to ...more
I was lucky enough to get a chance to read From Ashes by Molly McAdams before it’s release. Seriously, the suspense has been killing me for months!!! I am thrilled to report that I have absolutely fallen in love with From Ashes!!!! Well Worth The Wait ;-)
For any of you wondering if From Ashes is similar to Taking Chances I can assure you that the only thing they share in common is that they were written by an incredibly talented author. For me, From Ashes was an absolutely beautiful love story. ...more
NO, I still did not like it even after it had a nice ending. That is why I am giving it a star. It deserves something because it had a nice ending and I did like Gage. Other then that, my views have not changed. Had to recover from that 1 1/2 years of misunderstanding to a bunch of other ...more
It would be dishonest for me to say that I did not like parts of this book. I have no problem with the first half. I thought the love story was sweet and really rooted for Gage and Cassidy. I got to the halfway mark and realized that this book is very similar to the energizer bunny. It just keeps going and going and going. By the time I read 51% of this book I literally could not understand why the story kept going. The antagon ...more
I've been battling with how many stars to give this, but sticking by my ratings guide that I always try to abide by ( - Unfinished. - Disliked. - I liked it but didn't love it. - I loved it but there are things that didn't work for me. - I absolutely adored it!) I have to go with three. I didn't dislike the book, but I didn't love it either.
I haven't read Molly McAdams' other book, Taking Chances, as I found out, by accident, what happened and it took some of the appeal away. But I do know ...more
"Through these ashes, I pray you're able to find peace, knowing that your nightmare is now over."
I was a little leary about starting this book after the heartbreak I experienced with Taking Chances. Readers will be happy to know that such a loss is not experienced in this book.
Cassidy is a victim of abuse by the hand of her mother and stepfather. Her only friend/confidant for the past eleven years has been Tyler her next door neighbor. When Tyler takes off for college he brings Cassidy ...more
It was a DNF for me. I swear I got so frustrated and utterly pissed with the misunderstandings.
There is this thing, people, called TALKING.
If you don't want so called friends screwing with your life and relationships, try speaking instead of throwing tantrums all.the.freaking.time.
You had to find the beauty from the ashes. It didn't take long for us to realize it didn't just apply to actual ashes. Because there were a lot of times in our lives that we had to find the light in the dark.
Cassidy Jameson's father died when she was six years old. On her sixth birthday to be ...more
OH.MY.GOD. I dislike this book so very much, I cannot even begin to explain how furious I am right now. I'm so angry, I'm shaking. Literally shaking.
This does not work for me. Molly's books obviously don't work for me. I won't EVER come within a 10 mile radius of one of her books again. You hear me? NEVER.AGAIN.
*ggggrrrrrrrr* I really need to get a grip. I don't think I'm able to formulate a review righ ...more
Without being mean to the author, I went in to this book not expecting to love it. I read Taking Chances and although it was very well written, the heroine annoyed me and I hated the ending. Unfortunately for this book, not only did the heroine annoy me, so did every other freaking person involved. Apart from Gage, he was the only saving Grace in this book.
I can't go in to too much detail because I will end up getting worked up over the book again, so I'll just explain my i ...more
Cassidy Jameson takes the phrase ‘a life of hard knocks’ and turns it into a backstory that is, quite simply, horrifying. Her life started out as the apple of her parents eye, the princess who never went without... and then, on her sixth birthday, that changes completely with the death of her father. Her mother... let’s just say she takes a flying leap off the deep end. And Cassi pays the price.
Having spent the last twelve years of her life suffering constant abuse, Cass...more
Cassidy was sweet, and only mildly irritating occasionally, and Gage couldn't have been more dedicated or loyal hero if he tried.
I was glad that there was no "real" love triangle, because honestly, they drive more than a little crazy, but the constant "misunderstandings" for two YEARS about drove me up a wall.
I mean, seriously, if anyone talked to each other honestly for five minutes, everything would have been fi ...more
Cassidy is finally free. After almost twelve years of being abused and feeling like she'll never have a future, Tyler takes her with him to Texas. But just because she's finally away from California doesn't mean that her past doesn't haunt he ...more
The same thing happened in this book. It's like a cheesy Hollywood movie when the female lead walks in slow motion while everybody turns around to stare. Next thing you know the guys are professing their undying love for the girl. But it was a lot toned down in this book and I liked that it took months for Cassi ...more
What an amazing read! This book had me stressing about life and love and all around happiness. Molly, once again, has filled my heart with joy and sadness. At first, I HATED Tyler! He was selfish and possessive and I just didn't like him. Gage was sweet, and the love and admiration he had toward Cassidy was amazing! From Ashes was ...more
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