Ashes, Ashes (Ashes, Ashes #1)
Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Ce
hi, have we just met??? if so, let me tell you that i love large-scale survival stories and i love teen dystopian novels. i'm not even hiding in the shadows about it anymore. and there are some good ones and there are some bad ones. this one is grouped in my mind with the susan beth pfeffer last survivors trilogy, which means it is conceptually strong, but is unrealistic in its portrayal of human response. more on that...more
At no point did I care enough about anyone in this to to accept the things that goes on throughout the book. Eventually not only did I stop trying I just about shut down. I had less than an hour left and I kept thinking how did...more
Therefore, I was really hoping that my last farewell rendezvous would turn out to be a fun one and that YA dystopian fictio...more
Sure, this makes a pretty impactful point about the desperation of Lucy’s situation. But what immediately follows is a several pages long, point-by-point description of the curr...more
Quick Overview: 16 year-old Lucy is surviving on her own in the wilds of Central Park, while floods and droughts still plague New York City. The ravage of natural disasters and the epidemic that killed millions of the population leaves Lucy as the last survivor of...more
What I liked - Lucy... Sammy... everything in-between the extreme descriptions.
Don't get me wrong, I like an author with a clear point of view but I also don't need a road map with every hedge, pebble and sidewalk explained to me in order to get to my destination.
Also there didn't really seem to be a whole lot to the book. The same kind of stuff keeps happening with no real surprises. I kept thinking, alright this time it's going to be different. But the story never took a differen...more
Actual Rating: 3.5/5
Though Ashes, Ashes presents us with a bleak outlook with regard to the physical state of our world in the future–cities and enormous groups of people decimated by disease, starvation, and forces of nature–we are also given a story lined with hope as we watch the survivors carry on in the face of so much death. First, we get to meet and watch young Lucy spend her days completing tasks we'd like to...more
Lucy is the sole survivor of her family; everyone she knows has died. Now she makes her home in the wilds of Central Park. For a while she lived in a city shelter, but the Sweepers kept abducting people for some unknown...more
Of course, there is always...more
There is a difference between Post-Apocalyptic fiction and Dystopian fiction. While they run together frequently, dystopias often being the result of an apocalypse, and apocalypses normally creating at least slight dystopias in the way the world is run. Ashes, Ashes has elements of dystopia but is a post-apocalyptic book for the most part (to me, anyway!) and I liked that a lot. I also believe it's a stand-alone, although it could easily be a serie...more
Are you ready for another dystopian novel? You should be. ASHES, ASHES by Jo Treggiari destroys the world and throws a sixteen year old girl into the ruins. My favorite thing about ASHES, ASHES was the evolution of the character of Lucy. In most dystopian novels, the characters have grown up in their dystopian world. They don’t know anything else. Not Lucy. She grew up much like teenagers today. She went to high school, worried about boys and bullies, h...more
Lucy is a loner, she is one of the lucky who hasn’t died from the black plague, everyone in her family had died, she’s all alone, living in the woods, with a homemade shelter, minimal food and water, and lives each day to the fullest, knowing that any time she could die.
Then one day she meets Aidan, she is instantly irritated at his “cool” behavior, she smells...more
Eh, not really. This book didn't succeed in convincing me of much of anything and I found I was counting down how many pages were left every time I finished a chapter. I didn't like any of the characters enough to care about them and I didn't really know what they wanted (other than to survive from day to...more
But for now....
Ever wondered how it would be to live in a world where the only weather alternated between droughts and storms, oh wait... add in a disease that's killed most of the world population and a few tsunamis and massive earthquakes, yup that's good enough.
This world Jo Treggiari has built is amazing! So much detail, action, and eyy everyone needs some love once in a while right?
The character is strong, independent and smart. The guy is swoon-worthy .. I guess, not as m...more
Ashes, Ashes transported me into a future that is very likely to happen. Environmental catastrophes and epidemics brought humankind back to basics: no electricity, no medicines, no shelter. For the desperation Treggiari instilled in me while walking inside her post-apocalyptic world, I give Ashes, Ashes a 4. For failure to deliver and fully resolve the conflict, I give it a 3.
Lucy is capable of surviving by herself. Her constant enemies are enormous rainshowers,...more
It does take a while for the plot to kick in, though. While I appreciated taki...more
The setting is like a character itself. There are crazy weather events, buildings in ruins, cliffs in unusual places, and bridges to escape New York City. The people eat berries, squirrels, turtles, rabbits, herbs, and even dogs to survive. I really liked reading about the sacrifices p...more
The world of Ashes, Ashes seemed so realistic and I loved all the details and explanations that led me to feel for all the characters. Lucy is officially one of my favorite heroines in YA literature. Her survival in all of the suffering, pain, and destruction in this book amazed me. Aiden was another great character and I liked how much of a...more
Sounds cool right?
Or at least on my end.
I found myself kinda hoping that the main character drowned or fell into a volcano.
Not my cup of Pepsi but you might like it ;)
I really thought I would have liked it..... RATS! Hates it when the description is better than the words inside.
I loved it. It's exactly what dystopian, post-apocalyptic YA should be. A must-read for fans of the genre.
I'll have two signed copies up for auction at http://slavelakebookauction.wordpress... next week!
So, she joins up with Aidan's group despite the fac...more
Lucy hat alles verloren. Ihre Eltern, ihre Geschwister, ihr Heim und ihr ganzes bisherige Leben und dennoch kämpft sie, kämpft jeden Tag um das nackte Überleben, denn die Welt liegt dank unzähligen Naturkatastrophen brach. Und so lebt Lucy allein, in der Wildnis des zerstörten New York und macht sich nicht weiter Gedanken darüber, ob es noch andere Menschen wie sie gibt, denn ihre Angst vor der Epidemie ist einfach zu groß, die auch ihre gesamte Familie ge...more
I can't decide...more
Ashes, Ashes was a very visually intense book. The author did a fantastic job at creating a thrilling adventure. Lucy lived just like most teenagers, but when the plague wiped out most of the population, she was forced into a dark "world", where survival was a struggle.
I found the book to be very realistic, from the geographical...more
The beginning of this book reads pretty slowly as the world is built. The world is complex and dark, which I loved, but listening to the audiobook when I was tired meant that I didn't always pay attention, and many times I opted to listen to the radio when I was too tired to pay attention to the audiobook. Thus, it took me longer than usual to finish this audiobook.
However, once the world was set and Lucy was no longer on her own, the story picked up. And then I really started to enjoy the bo...more
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