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Ashes To Ashes (Blood Ties #3)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  3,154 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published April 16th 2010 by Mira Books (first published August 1st 2007)
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* Endless Life * Eternal Struggle * Just another day in the afterlife *
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
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
Red Lace
May 22, 2011 Red Lace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Stephen Downie
Aug 17, 2012 Stephen Downie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 29, 2012 Samantha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 05, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Liz F
Apr 13, 2012 Liz F rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 18, 2015 Camilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terzo capitolo della saga Blood Ties.
Decisamente meglio del secondo libro, in questo ritroviamo Carrie e Nathan.
Abbiamo la possibilità di assaporare meglio e scoprire il personaggio di Max che personalmente adoro. Ma anche il suo rapporto con Bella che passa inevitabilmente ad un livello successivo.
Devo ammettere che ad un certo punto avrei voluto tirare il collo a Carrie per una sua scelta... E soprattutto per il suo comportamento un po' banderuola.
Ragazza mia, deciditi!
Amo sempre di più il
Nov 21, 2008 Shae rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.
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.
Ana Silva
Não gostei do fim :( tanta historia para acabar assim em 10 páginas. depois um morre, volta, morre outro, volta, morre outro... gostei da ligação dos personagens mas o fim foi muito apressado
Apr 30, 2010 Molly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not worth reading. The author is horrible. The story is impossible to get into and the charater development is completely lacking.
Feb 04, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 04, 2017 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finally reach a book in the series I haven't read!

And WOW! There is a heck of a lot going on....I wonder if maybe too much....? I don't know.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 SPOILER ALERT 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The whole Nathan/Carrie on/off again I'd still going on and in this's the first time I want to slap her for her stupid choices. As we saw in the last book Cyrus is back and Carrie IS drawn to him. Something happens that intensifies that 100 fold and you're just yelling at her not to be so stupid but she goes ahead and
Jul 22, 2017 Apatricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Onde está o ultimo livro das series quando precisamos dele?
Nov 03, 2014 Christiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião aqui:

Quem me acompanha aqui mais atentamente ou no meu canal sabe que uma das séries que mais me surpreendeu nos últimos tempos foi a série “Laços de Sangue” da autora Jenifer Armintrout. É uma série de vampiros e, eu de vampiros apenas tinha lido a série Crepúsculo. Na altura tinha gostado mas, desde essa aí nunca mais tinha pegado numa história de vampiros. Quando peguei no primeiro livro da série “A Iniciação”, fiquei viciada e percebi que esta
Mira Sun
Mar 11, 2011 Mira Sun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2011, vampires
Zum Buch:
Asche zu Asche – Jennifer Armintrout
ISBN: 978-3-89941-666-4
Verlag: Mira Taschenbücher
Seiten: 416
Veröffentlicht: November 2009

Zum Inhalt:
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
Jan 21, 2014 Sabine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Oct 25, 2009 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 28, 2011 Catarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sofia Teixeira
Mar 27, 2011 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 13, 2011 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 22, 2012 April rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.


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 review
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
Amber Taylor
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