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Ashes and Ice

(Ashes and Ice #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  517 ratings  ·  107 reviews
She is desperate to remember.
He is aching to forget.
Together, they are not broken.
But together, one may not survive.

​Jade wakes up with no memory of her past and blood on her hands.

Plagued by wicked thoughts, she searches for answers. Instead, she finds a boy who doesn't offer her answers, but hope. But sometimes, when nightmares turn into reality and death follows you
Paperback, 284 pages
Published February 4th 2013 by C&C Legacy Publishing (first published February 2nd 2012)
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Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Big thank you to all the readers who picked up Ashes and Ice!

Theodora Catalina
Originally posted @

My thoughts (Theo~): This was supposed to be a review
done in peace and silence, but with my brain yelling at me for reading this
book too fast and for reading the ending for more than three or four times it
is too hard to not say that I WANT MORE! This! This!! This book was freaking’
awesome!! How am I supposed to breathe normally and not yell from the top of my
lungs that I cannot believe IT! I am seriously considering fast-fo
A. Bookzilla.
This book is actually pretty hard to review. Not because I struggle with what to say about it, but because I don't want to give anything away.

Lets start off with... it will leave you hanging. It's not exactly a cliffhanger, yet nothing is really resolved. For some weird reason, I wasn't outraged that it ended like that. I'm super excited to see what happens next, and now I'm (not so patiently) waiting for the next book.
The ice chases me, clutches me, and bites at my heels, sending shivers up
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

Okay! I feel much better now!

If you're wondering what's up with the angst, it's because I had to read 218 out of 257 pages to know the big secret! I had my suspicion of who (or what) Jade really is but nothing was certain until that very end of the book. Cruel. Very cruel to let the readers hanging like that. It was more cruel than a cliffhanger ending because Jade's identity is the essence of the story itself.

Anyway, Ashes and Ice is a nice effort from a debut author, Rochelle Maya Callen. The
Aug 31, 2012 marked it as to-read
I am completely blown away and amazed by Ashes & Ice. Once I started, I was in a trance, I couldn't put it down. I know with each page something else was coming. Rochelle filled Ashes & Ice full of loss, love, and excitement. This is one book I wouldn't mind reading over and over again. Epic is the best word I can use to describe Ashes & Ice.

Jade has no memory of who she is, where she's from, or what's happened to her. She soon finds her self in Louisiana finding searching for answers she's not
Heather B (Owlnestly Reviews)
Owlnestly Reviews

I finished this book within a few hours and it left me feeling... in awe. This story took me for a whirlwind and just didn't let me go. I started reading this book with a bit of skepticism because of the writing style. At first, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it because the writing reminded me of poetry. It was very whimsical and descriptive, and I wasn't sure if I liked it, but I kept reading despite this. I am really glad that I did! What I stumbled upon was a young a
Tiffany Carmouche
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rochelle Maya Callen grabs you from page one in Ashes and Ice. This story keeps you turning the pages not only because you need to find out the answers but because you have fallen in love with the characters! I love Conner. He is that charming, southern boy-next-door. His personality pops off the page and you laugh out loud. Jade too has a dynamic personality and you wonder what the hell she is! She keeps you guessing for sure. Omg the ending…I am biting my nails! I can’t wait for the next book!
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. This story is like nothing else I've read in YA in quite some time. Reminiscent of the dark mesmerizing hold Beautiful Creatures had over me, Ashes and Ice had me immediately under it's spell. The pull was the same, but make no mistake, this is a story all it's own. From the moment I began reading I felt the need to know Jade's secret. The need to know her past... Where she came from. Why her memory was gone. What brought her to this small town in Louisiana? An ...more
Lalaine *myficbookreviews*
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal and romance lover, Angels and demons
"I hope it's sunny at my funeral."
And if I really am wicked, I hope that day comes sooner rather than later.

Wow, that ending.. Didn't see that coming.
So I guess you could say I enjoyed this book so much. I'm always fascinated with angels and demons stories especially when it has a romance twist in it. It started with a young girl named Jade who couldn't remember her past. But Jade with her green eyes and no memories, isn't your average normal girl. And then she met this broken yo
Oct 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook, paranormal, romance
1.5 stars

There are things that I just couldn’t get from this book. I couldn’t believe how easy Clara asked Jade, the main character, to stay with her when she just met her. It also happened with Nanan, she didn’t know her at all yet she treats her like she’s her daughter. Aren’t they afraid of her? Didn’t they think that maybe she’s a murderer, for example? I know Jade is the protagonist and also main character in this story so she must be a good girl but other characters don’t know about it, do
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, pnr, ya, paranormal
WOW!!! Couldn't put it down so freakin good...
Let me first say that the cover of Ashes and Ice is PHENOMENAL!!! Drawing me in with its fantastic design...I just knew that I was going to enjoy this book.
But, I didn't only enjoy this book....Nope, I devoured it, page by page, falling farther and farther in to Jade's mysterious life and her companion that she finds hope in, Connor. These two characters captivated me with such intensity that I literally could not put this book down. And truth
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it

Dark and Wicked. Those are the two words to describe this book. In the beginning I was on the fence about how this book would play out. It reads very choppy and unclear in the beginning, but as you read on it levels out and you have a better understanding of the characters. I am not a big fan on books that switch from character to character. For me it takes away some of the bond that you would normally forge with the main character. Rochelle makes it work with he
L.P. Dover
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost the cover drew me in from the very beginning. I absolutely love it and I was itching to be able to read this book. Ashes and Ice was an amazing story that kept me captivated to the very end. I love how the story alternates between both POV's of the main characters Jade and Connor. I like seeing how things play out in other perspectives and to also get an inside glance on how the characters are on the inside.

The characters were well developed and the story line unique. I loved
4.5 stars. Jade is a girl who feels empty. She doesn't remember who she is, or where she came from. She has no hopes and dreams. She has no heart. All she has is blackouts and a strange thing pulling her forward.
Connor is invisible. His dad recently passed. His dad was his hero, and his friend. He feels empty too. He wants to hide. He has no hope. Until Jade comes into his life. She gives him something to glow about. But there is more to Jade then her pretty looks. Can Connor handle what's insi
Holy rabies. Holy rabies. HOLY RABIES. Talk about a mind=blown! 4.5 stars!

I don't even know where to begin with this one. I saw the cover, loved it. Saw the blurb, loved it. Saw an excerpt on its release day, lost all hope. But I was so curious as to whether I would actually hate it or not (it's a curse I suffer from), so when I saw that it was priced at $0.99 for the release day, that curiosity coupled with my natural weakness for cheaply priced books convinced me to move heaven and hell to get
Kazhy (My Library in the Making)
Actual rating: 4.5

(This review was originally posted at My Library in the Making.)

The only thing I knew before starting to read Ashes & Ice was that the girl had some kind of amnesia, so this one ended up being such a nice surprise for me.

Jade has a dark past that she can't remember. She often wakes up with blood in her hands, not knowing how it got there, and then soon she'd hear about a murder. She knows the answer lies in her memory, but it's always evading her. Connor, on the other hand, jus
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Ashes and Ice is a book that took me by storm! I have to say that I read a lot of books but this one is going to be one series that i re-read and re-read over and over again. It has so many twists and turns and keeps you on your feet that you have no idea what is going to happen next. Then you read it and you say no way I never saw this coming. The added bonus for me was the story telling from both POV'S. I love a story told by both points of view because you get to read and feel what the other ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
First off I want to thank Rochelle Callen and Lady Ambers Tour for having me on the tour and letting me read Ashes and Ice! Jade has no memory of her past, or even her name. She is broken on the inside and can’t seem figure out just what she is and why she keeps waking form dreams of people who have been killed. She needs answers and she needs to figure out just who and where she came from. When Jade finds Nana, a woman who takes her in she starts to searches for the answers she needs. What will ...more
Oct 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one of those reads that sucks you in, but yet you have no idea what's going on around you. You stay tuned in because you have to find out really bad! You're pulled into the mystery of what could be going on. What could this person be? When will we get the answers? You become so invested in each of the characters that you continue on with the journey to discover right along with them what is happening in the world around them.
Meet Jade. With no recollection of who she is or where she's f
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
Holy cow! I was not expecting that! This book blew my mind. It was beyond amazing.
Ashes and Ice tells the story of Jade, a girl with no memories of her past and who is fighting a terrible battle to remain sane and to stop the darkness within her from taking over her life. She is plagued with horrible dreams and visions of murdered girls and she tries desperately to figure out what is happening to her. Along the way she meets Connor, who is trying to come to turns with the sudden death of his dad
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Clear and simple...5.
This author has such beautiful prose that for the first time in a long time I actually had to look up the note saving feature on my Nook because I knew there were certain turns of phrase that I would want to visit again. Outstanding novel and I'll read anything I come across by this author.
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Looooovedddd it!!!!!!!!!
At first I was a little worried about the writing style. I wasn't really used to it and I've never read anything like it. It was a good change though from reading other things that I'm used to.
It had a great story, lots of action, suspense, and romance. I highly recommend this one!
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
My least favorite reads are about high school kids. I decided to give this one a try and I'm so glad I did. I had no idea what was going on throughout basically the whole book but I loved every part of it. Except the ending. Yup, you guessed it. Cliffhanger. I can't wait to read more about Jade, Connor, and Giovanni. ...more
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to -ya by: Arijana
Connor : " I'm a virgin and the last time I kissed a chick, she was neither sane nor all that cute." Connor is a wonderful character. He lights up the pages and I can't help but root for him. I like the world the author created. This is a page turner book. Highly recommended! ...more
Rita Webb
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm in Book Love! I am soooo impressed with Rochelle's debut novel. ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashes and Ice by Rochelle Maya Callen - We are all lost and we are all a little bit wrong

BookNook — Young Adult book reviews

2.5 Stars

I think Ashes and Ice is a solid case of "not for me". Although it wasn't a perfect book overall, the main reason I'm giving this book 2.5 stars is because the plot took a direction that ultimately isn't in line with my personal tastes. I never fully connected with the characters or the plot, and while part of that is due to faults in the book, I think a large part is just because of me.

Let's start off with Jade. I had kind of a love/hate relat
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I want to thank the author, Rochelle Maya Callen, and Lady Amber Tours, for providing me an ARC ecopy of this book to read and give an honest review. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
She is desperate to remember.
He is aching to forget.
Together, they are not broken.
But together, one may not survive.
​Jade wakes up with no memory of her past and blood on her hands.
Plagued by wicked thoughts, she searches for answers. Instead, she finds a boy who doesn't offer
Sabrina Olteanu
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Jade has no memory. She has someone help her and she does think she is called Jade. There are times she hears voices calling for her. After leaving a new friend she ends up living with a kind woman. The woman tries her best to care for Jade. Connor has just lost his father and wants to be invisible. He isn't in with the cool crowd and is surprised when Jade wants to talk to him. As their friendship blossoms Jade hears more voices and blacks out more often. Another problem is bodies seem to be pi ...more
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book had me from the first word!! I was hooked right from the beginning, and could not wait to see what happened.

Jade has no memory of who she is or where she's from. She has glimpses of certain memories, but nothing she can hold on to for very long. When she wakes up with blood on her hands, literally, she knows something is wrong with her.

She finds herself in Louisiana, and realizes there are clues there on who or what she is.

Conner is hurting, and he's hurting badly. He's suffering fro
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