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Dust to Dust (Ashes #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Perfect for fans of If I Stay or Imaginary Girls, Dust to Dust is the mysterious, thoughtful, and poignant sequel to Melissa Walker's haunting and heartbreaking novel Ashes to Ashes.

When Callie McPhee miraculously recovers from a tragic accident that should have taken her life, she thought her connection to the ghost world would be severed forever. And that she would never
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jenna Lauren
May 11, 2015 Jenna Lauren rated it it was amazing
Noooooo. This can't be the end :( such a good duo, was hoping it would be a trilogy.
May 25, 2014 Chandana marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I need something, some blurb, to live on! Can't wait until December...WHY?!?!?
Jan 15, 2016 Haley rated it it was amazing
Dust to Dust is the sequel to Ashes to Ashes and also the finale. It’s very different from the previous book, which was set in the afterlife called the Prism. Here we have the real-world setting of Charleston, South Carolina. We get to see more of Callie’s friends and school-life. We also get paranormal stuff like ghosts and poltergeists just like the previous book, but now Callie’s not one of there. She’s awake and alive, no longer in a coma.

I did enjoy the characters in this book. The story w
Isabella Diaz
Dec 22, 2015 Isabella Diaz rated it really liked it
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May 27, 2015 Alyssa rated it liked it
Shelves: disappointment
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Apr 25, 2016 Anita rated it it was amazing
May 01, 2015 Estelle rated it really liked it
Really, really enjoyed this wrap up.

Melissa W. is such a clean writer.
Ashes to Ashes set up all of the problems that get resolved in Dust to Dust. Callie has woken up from her coma and slowly realizes that she really has experienced the Prism where the dead hang in limbo until their loved ones are ready to let them go. As Callie tries to readjust to the life among the living, Leo and Reena become more and more of a threat to the safety of Callie's friend, Carson. Callie's love for Nick has faded into a friendship that she finds extremely valuable and a new ...more
Nov 30, 2016 Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-and-teens
Ashes to Ashes set up all of the problems that get resolved in Dust to Dust. Callie has woken up from her coma and slowly realizes that she really has experienced the Prism where the dead hang in limbo until their loved ones are ready to let them go. As Callie tries to readjust to the life among the living, Leo and Reena become more and more of a threat to the safety of Callie's friend, Carson. Callie's love for Nick has faded into a friendship that she finds extremely valuable and a new ...more
Jun 16, 2015 Asheley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This excerpt is taken from my full review found HERE at Into the Hall of Books.

I enjoyed both Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust, which makes me happy because I'm such a big fan of Author Melissa C. Walker. This book is an easy continuation with an easy transition from one book to the next. To me, the two best plot lines in Dust to Dust are the good vs. evil plot thread with the poltergeists from Prism and the love triangle with Callie, Nick, and Thatcher. I loved these parts of the story because I
Manasi Raj
Mar 06, 2016 Manasi Raj rated it liked it
"Dust to Dust," was a very well written book, combining facets such as the spiritual world and romance. The book follows a girl, Callie McPhee, who was the victim of a brutal car accident due to the fact she was driving under the influence. She then enters a coma, and was unresponsive for weeks. During this stage she travels to another realm called the Prism. The Prism is a dimension where both, good and evil, spirits linger and can haunt and possess current living people. Thatcher, who is ...more
Nov 14, 2015 Sam rated it liked it
Shelves: royal-lit
3.7 stars.
Dust to Dust is well-written and full of a lovely sentimentality. The idea that our deceased loved ones don't leave us until we are ready for them to do so is a key component of the story, and the details surrounding such a scenario make for a lot of hefty sighing and tearing up. The premise -- i.e. that souls wait in limbo after their bodies die to go to Solus [like peace], and can either help or hurt those back on earth, helping by quietly impressing feelings of peace and contentmen
Feb 19, 2015 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2015-reads
I liked the first book, and I still love the concept of ghosts haunting their loved ones in order to help them get over their loss. But the second part of the duet just didn't work as well for me. I was glad to see past favorites (Nick and Thatcher) and really enjoyed new character, Dylan Dixon, and more importantly, his family's bookstore. But I had found myself annoyed with Carson and even more at Callie, who just seemed dumbed down. Then something happened about halfway through the book that ...more
3.5 stars

On one hand, I'm surprised that so few people have read this book. But on the other hand, as unsatisfactory as this book was, I'm not.

At the time that I read this, it was perfect, just because I needed a book that was a bit less deep and overwhelming after reading the Harry Potter series and The Night Circus. So it was a good cool-down read. But subjectively, it wasn't that great. I mean, she doesn't even end up with the boy in the end! What kind of modern young-adult romance novel are
Dana Davis-avants
This sequel to Ashes to Ashes could be read as a stand-alone, but the reader of the first book will see a deeper exploration of themes in the sequel. Sixteen year Callie McPhee wakes up from a coma after being involved in a serious accident in which her family thought she might not return from. While in the coma, Callie’s soul was in the spirit world called the Prism. Prism is a spirit world for souls not ready to move on and still have ties to the living. She is glad to be reconnecting with ...more
Jun 24, 2015 Holly rated it really liked it
When I first read Ashes to Ashes, it was an extended excerpt, featuring the first 100 pages. It was the first time I put in time to read a novel knowing that I didn't have the whole novel. Ashes to Ashes had such a intriguing concept that I needed to read it. Although I finished the first hundred pages, I wasn't exactly excited to finish it as I realized that Calla was quite immature, so I held reading the first book for quite some time until in the summer, I sat down and finished the book. And ...more
Sep 19, 2016 Adrianna rated it really liked it
4.3 stars!
Death and life in the afterworld are a huge part of the duology. Interesting plot filled with ghost, romance and edge of seat narrative kept me wondering what would happen next. Emotional and truly captivating. Callie's strong support system from her dad, best friend and boyfriend is really great. Even though the novel ends with a shocking twist, the second novel concludes nicely. A great read for paranormal fans.
Apr 14, 2016 Megan rated it liked it
I do think this is a OK book, but in my opinion there were times were I would think this book is weird. But I did like how they talked about letting go of the people that they care about that have been deceased, because by doing that they may live in peace. And that even though people died, that they are always with you even when they aren't physically. I find that kind of topic warming and emotional at times. And for the book itself, I didn't find it predictable, cause it could go one way or ...more
Jun 30, 2015 Abby rated it really liked it
I refuse to accept this ending. :( The first book was one of my favorites so I couldn't wait to read this. I'll admit I liked the first better by far. it just flowed a little smoother. connections were stronger. Cali seemed whiny in this one. It felt like it dragged on at times but other than that it was a full filling ending..kinda. I just loved Thatcher so much and I really hoped something good would happen. which it did but just not what I was expecting. :p
Megan Leong
Oct 08, 2015 Megan Leong rated it it was amazing
HOLY SH*T,excuse my profanity but it is worth it.WHY???!!!!!WHY DID YOU MAKE THATCHER GO AWAY???!!! I FREAKIN CRIED!The story was so incredible and I really loved Ashes to Ashes too.I guess Thatcher going away added to the end of the book....Still...UGH!!! The Poltergists are sooo annoying.It kind of made me sympathize with them though because they just wanted to keep on living but it was soo terribly wrong for them to take over other people's lives.They were once normal people...
Jul 22, 2015 Ellen rated it liked it
Took me a while to get into this - Callie is back in the land of the living, missing ghost boy Thatcher, but possibly reconnecting w/ an old boyfriend. Still worth a read though, for its' ethereal tone & excellent YA romance.
Apr 22, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this paranormal ya story. When Callie comes back from a coma, she is forced to deal with some not so well meaning ghosts. Fortunately she has help from her friends both here and in prism.

I received this book from a good reads giveaway but the opinions expressed are my own.
Kimber Burnett
May 13, 2015 Kimber Burnett rated it really liked it
I got this book free from Goodreads Firstreads

Great book! I loved the story line-it is very different from things I have read before. Perfect story for young adults. Believable characters and a great story all the away around
Jul 16, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
The ending shocked me. I'm pretty sure I had to reread it multiple times to make sure I read it right.
Jul 17, 2015 Kait rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm really bummed the ending lacked an emotional punch. We are completely missing the last action scene that the book was leading up to and the story was just a bit hokey. I'm a little disappointed.
Jun 06, 2016 Stella added it
This was such a good book. I actually haven't read the first book but, this book didn't make it seem that way. It really was a great book
Jun 15, 2015 Judy rated it really liked it
At first I didn't think I would like it but soon I couldn't put it down. I haven't read Ashes to Ashes but I am going to.
Melinda Weprin
Sep 13, 2015 Melinda Weprin rated it liked it
Seemed a pretty good read, fairly typically YA with the angst of two boys one dead one alive. Maybe would've been better to read Ashes to Ashes first. *Shrug* Good Reads First Reads
Dec 24, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint. After finishing it, you are still thinking about these characters. It was a great book 2.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jul 19, 2015 06:47PM  
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