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Ashes to Ashes (Blood Ties #3)

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Being a vampire is a life-or-death situation. When I was first turned, I had only my survival to worry about. Now I'm locked in a battle for the existence of the entire human race—and the cards are definitely stacked against me.

The Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement headquarters are destroyed, and their pet horror, the Oracle, is on the loose. She'll stop at nothing to...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Mira
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Red Lace
Aug 01, 2014 Red Lace rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Blood Ties fans
Carrie’s life turns more dangerous when the Oracle, a very old vampire with physic powers, escapes from the Voluntary Vampire Execution Movement and joins the Soul Eater. Carrie and her friends must now work even harder to stop their evil plans. But when things get complicated and a prophecy comes to pass, things look grim. Also, with Carrie smack in the middle of a love triangle, her feelings for both men battle for supremacy. But who will she chose; Nathan or Cyrus? And how on earth will they...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Ashes to Ashes is the third installment of the Blood Ties series, and can I just say, Carrie is the most irritating and useless female heroine I have had the displeasure of reading about? Serious! For someone who is supposed to be smart enough to be a doctor, she has a remarkable lack of shear common sense. I am extremely tired of her crying over everything. I mean, put your big girl pants on Carrie, and get with the program already.

In the Turning, Carrie, a former doctor, was attacked by Cyrus...more
Stephen Downie
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Starry
Carrie and Nathan's have been far from any sort of happily ever after scenario. In the short months that they've known each other, he has re-sired her as a vampire, they have been put under the scrutiny of the Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement for various crimes, people they care about have died, not all of them have stayed dead, bounty hunters have pursued them, they've betrayed each other, and all that pales in comparison to what is on the horizon. The Soul-Eater is still out there forming...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
So here’s the story so far:

Book 1
*Cyrus attacks Carrie and turns her into a vampire
*Carrie seeks out Nathan also a vampire and find they’re attracted to each other
*Carrie goes to Cyrus who forces her to become his lover
*Carrie returns to Nathan, they become lovers
*Carrie kills Cyrus
*Nathan is still in love with his long dead wife despite being with Carrie

Book 2
*Cyrus is brought back, he’s now human and regains his humanity
*Carrie indirectly kills Cyrus’s lover
*Max sleeps with Bella and falls in...more
Samantha
Holy crap Carrie drove me absolutely INSANE in this one. All her whining about how Nathan doesn't love her and blah blah blah. Then she does what she does, and can't decide between Nathan and Cyrus after Nathan told her he loved her?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Make up your freaking mind you dumb broad. Ugh, this had to be one of the most infuriating dreaded-love-triangles-of-death I've ever been witness to. Thank goodness the Soul Eater made her decision for her, and you know it has to be bad when...more
Liz
This is the 3rd book in the series. This one was less fun. Carrie seems to me to be getting weaker and weaker. Not in the literal sense; more like her character is less. She's not as string as she used to be. I occasionally found her VERY whiney. But I don't blame her. She's been through hell and I would have been just as pissed and beat down as she feels! Cyrus is still alive but something happens and you won't believe it. You'll hate Carrie for it. I know I did. As the series continues, there...more
Jennifer
In this portion of the series I did enjoy the character development of Max and Bella. While I did enjoy the book there was just something that did not compel me to be as drawn to the title like the previous installments.

I will continue (finish) the series just because I have a weird habit about finishing books (in this case: series) I've started but I must admit I'm not that excited about it.

One side note, it could be because I've over-indulged in fantasy/horror style books as it is a new genre...more
Shae
Ugh, I am so fed up with this series. The plot and characters are driving me crazy. It seems all they want to do is just have a giant orgy and get it over with. This book was also playing the "bring everyone back to life" game and it is annoying. I still can't see the reasoning behind bringing on of the people back, it doesn't make any sense at all. I do have to say that the narrator for this version was sooo much better than the previous one. I wish she had done the first two, they would have b...more
Kristen Pfaff
If I hadn't already picked up the sequel to this, All Souls Night, I can safely say that this is where my reading of the series would end.

There were so many moments where I wanted to scream at Carrie or Nathan or Cyrus even and demand to know why the hell they were making such horrible decisions. The plot grows more and more ridiculous with each page.

This is too much like a vampire soap opera for me to be able to get much enjoyment out of it.
Emily
Carrie is back still torn from the rejection she felt with Nathan, but now that he is her sire she has to reach out to him. With the Oracle on the loose and a potential blood bath in the making, Carrie must reunite with former sire Cyrus and Nathan to defeat the Oracle.

It has been a long time since I read the first two so it was a bit more difficult to get attached. My favorite character Cyrus was a bit muted in this one.
Maria
"Ashes to Ashes" is the third book of the Blood Ties series by Jennifer Armintrout. Like the previous two books I loved it, even if sometimes I wanted to scream!!The characters are complicated and bad things happen all the time,but the story is very good and the writing style is excellent so I forgive the author for all the sad scenes..;)
Alyssa
I wanted to claw my own eyes out . I can't believe I even made it halfway through this book. Seriously, what a horrible horrible abomination.

TO CARRIE:

YOU ARE THE WORST.
You spent the whole book RUINING ANY SEMBLANCE OF A PLOT THERE WAS WITH YOUR CHILDISH, RIDICULOUS WHINING. "Oooh, I don't know if I love him, but I'm going to sleep with him and then get mad at you when you get mad at me for sleeping with him."







I didn't get all the way through it. It was awful, just awful, and I read the reviews...more
Sabine
Wieder sind einige Wochen vergangen und Carrie lebt nun in Chicago bei Max um Abstand zwischen sich und Nathan zu bringen. Abstand, den sie beide nach den Ereignissen in Michigan und dem Fluch von Nathans Schöpfer, dem Soul Eaters, benötigen. Da erreicht die beiden ein Anruf von Nathan mit der Nachricht, dass er und Bella auf dem Weg nach Chicago zu ihnen mit wichtigen Neuigkeiten sind.

Durch ein Missverständnis denkt Carrie, dass zwischen Nathan und Bella was läuft, was sie auch Max anvertraut....more
Molly
Not worth reading. The author is horrible. The story is impossible to get into and the charater development is completely lacking.
Gina
This third book in the Blood Ties series begins about a month after book 2 (about 4 months after the beginning of book 1). The first book takes us through the first few confusing months of Carrie's life after she is turned. The second book continues the story with emphasis on Cyrus, Max, and Carrie. Book 3 brings Carrie, Nathan, Cyrus, Max, and Bella together to try and figure out the next move of the Soul Eater, who is still trying to become a god, and the Oracle, who has destroyed the Movement...more
Melindeeloo
Love, Loss. Second chances and common ground



Quite a bit of Ashes to Ashes is about second chances. The characters from the previous books return here and if you are new to the series you will really want to start at the beginning with The Turning (Blood Ties, Book 1) and Possession (Blood Ties, Book 2) because a lot of time was spent in those books developing the characters and their convoluted relationships. If you start here you will get that fact that Carrie, Nathan, Cyrus, Max and Bella ar...more
Mira Sun
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Asche zu Asche – Jennifer Armintrout
ISBN: 978-3-89941-666-4
Verlag: Mira Taschenbücher
Seiten: 416
Veröffentlicht: November 2009

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Die Vampire sind alarmiert: Das Orakel hat sich befreit und will gemeinsam mit dem Souleater die Welt ins Chaos stürzen. Können Carrie und Nathan den wahnsinnigen Plan stoppen und so den Untergang der Menschheit verhindern? Ein dramatischer Kampf gegen das Böse beginnt, bei dem Carrie auch ihrem ehemaligen Schöpfer Cyrus wiederbegegnet. Erneut gerät ihr...more
Amy
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Amber Taylor
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Jess
I don't know... I expect more by book three. The main characters seem over-developed with underdeveloped relationships. There are inconsistencies between book two and three as to the timeframe that has passed. If it’s been years I expect a little more relationship development, if it’s been months, it makes a little more sense. I cannot relate to the main character at all yet, (other than her subconscious desire to have both Nathan and Cyrus). Maybe because she flip-flops so much I have a hard ti...more
Sofia Teixeira
Laços de Sangue é uma série de vampiros, da escritora Jennifer Armintrout, que muito me tem vindo a surpreender positivamente. Cinzas, terceiro livro da série, só fez com que a minha consideração por esta subisse mais.

O mundo de Carrie, a nossa protagonista, está um caos! O Movimento foi destruído, o Devorador de Almas anda por aí e o Oráculo fugiu. Para além de todos estes prenúncios de destruição, a sua relação com o seu progenitor, Nathan, não poderia estar mais baralhada. E era bom que ficas...more
Blu
Mar 21, 2011 Blu rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Blood Ties series, urban fantasy series, or a darn good story!
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April
To be perfectly honest with everyone… I’m not completely sure why I keep reading this series. The first book ‘The Turning‘ was explosive. The characters are fantastic – some are disturbed, some are heroic, but all are interesting and maybe that is what hooked me.

However, since that first novel, all after have fallen short and this one is no different. The story line is slow. The characters that I loved previously now feel overdeveloped. Armintrout basically changed everything I love about both m...more
Stacey
After not caring much for "The Turning", I thought "Possession" was incredibly good. Imagine then my regret to find that "Ashes to Ashes" wasn't anywhere near as good, in fact it actually dimenished some of the great character building Armintrout created with "Possession". Bella, the tough werewolf assassin becomes whiny and clingy. Max (my fave character) keeps most of his charm, but still falters when it comes to his relationship with Bella. Speaking of which, this relationship went from high...more
Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
OK, so I was struggling with the last instalment in this series. The major problem: Romance or lack of. BUT, I didn't give up and started on this third book pretty much straight away.

Before I rant, I'll say this, any book that evokes strong emotions has to be given credit. This book created fairy strong emotions in me, despite how I feel about reading on in this series, the story line was great and the writing faultless - but none of that was enough for me I'm afraid.

I did make it half-way throu...more
Catarina
Este 3º livro da Série Laços de Sangue, foi na minha opinião, o mais fraco. Como já li em muitos comentários, há uma visivel falta de acção em relação aos anteriores.
Ainda assim adorei todos os acontecimentos que se deram. Sei que muitos se irritaram com a atitude de Carrie em relação a Cyrus, e com todas as suas dúvidas e inseguranças, o que acabou por quase sempre magora Nathan. Pois bem eu acho que compreendo, mesmo depois de todo o mal feito por Cyrus, a verdade é que Carrie sempre teve sent...more
Sam
book three of the Blood Ties series.

back jacket:" Being a vampire is a life-or-death situation. When I was first turned, I had only my sruvival to worry about. Now I'm locked in a battle for the existence of the entire human race-- and the cards are stacked against me.

The Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement headquarters are destroyed, and their pet horror, the Oracle, is on the loose. She'll stop at nothing to turn the world into a vampire's paradise, even if it means helping the Soul Eater be...more
Gypsie Holley
Wow! I really don't see why there is such a poor response to this series. This book was wickedly gripping and feels like being squeezed in a vise. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough and hated to put it down while I attempted to do my own job. Still on the roller coster from book two and will be extremely saddened once I read the last book. I feel already as if I will miss Carrie and I know I will miss Cyrus. Although I really like Cyrus better in the first book as the bad guy and the gross mo...more
Ming
Ciertamente, éste tomo lo he disfrutado más que el segundo. Pasan más sucesos y la historia entre los portagonistas se desarrolla más y las cosas que antes quedaban muy inconexas van tomando forma. Pero hay un problema, no me acaba de convencer. Empezó la saga con una protagonista fuerte, pero a medida que va pasando la historia como que ha pasado a ser más débil, miedosa, insegura...
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Jenny Trout is a writer, blogger, and funny person.

Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today Bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online.

Jenny also writes award-winning erotic romance as Abigail Barnette.

When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping or otherwise incapacitated....more
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