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Time of Ruin

(Ash and Ruin #2)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The world has ended, and hope is the most dangerous thing left.

Battered and bruised after barely escaping San Francisco with their lives, Kat, Dylan, and Blue press north – desperate to reach the possibility of a new home.

But strange, monstrous ravens are tracking the remaining survivors, food is becoming scarce, gasoline is running short, and people are becoming suicidal
Published July 22nd 2014 by Smashwords (first published June 17th 2014)
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Nicole M. Hewitt
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 Stars

The full review (and many more) can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I reviewed this series as a whole on my blog. I loved this book! Here's the part of the review that applied most specifically to book #2:

Moral quandaries. Throughout the series, Kat has to ask herself who she wants to be now that the world has been turned upside down. She sees that so many people have turned completely ruthless, bordering on evil, and she struggles to keep herself from becoming just li
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book jumps right back into the thick of things so the beginning can seem a bit overwhelming if you don't clearly remember the last third of the first book. It was interesting to see Kat question her choices for survival vs morality. Especially as she re-learns not everyone is as merciless or cruel as others. I had a lot of concerns for Dylan in this book. I do like how we get more action with the Pesta's in this one! And more knowledge about what might be going on which is interesting. I am ...more
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kat and Dylan are determined to get to Washington, where Kat hopes to find a safe haven with her uncle, a man who lives off the grid. But the further north they travel, the more trouble they find, from mysterious ravens to dangerous survivors to the chilling and deadly Pestas. With Blue as their protector and companion, the obstacles they face become more and more dangerous as they creep toward their destination, and with the sickness mutating, it's only a matter of time before their luck ru
kelly {BookCrushin}
Full review to come on the blog on release day:7/22/14! A little snippet...I loves it!

full review:

*This may contain slight spoilers from book 1, World of Ash ~ You can read my spoiler-free review of book 1 HERE.**

I am a sucker for a good post-apocalyptic or dystopian book. I could read them all! When I read World of Ash back in December of 2013, I devoured it! Absolutely loved it! I was under the impression it was a stand alone novel and when I put the first book down all I
Lelia Taylor
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: full-reviews
Love it! Review coming ASAP.


Shauna Granger was so kind to send me a copy of Time of Ruin after I lamented on her blog that I had missed her offer to reviewers. How have I repaid her? By taking endless weeks to write this review, even though I read the book within just a few days of getting it. And why is that, you ask? Well, truth be told, I’m not at all sure I can do it justice. Sigh :-(

The first book in this trilogy completely captivated me for a number of reasons and I couldn’t wait
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: post-apocalyptic, ya
I fell in love with the first book in this trilogy, so I got my trotters on Time of Ruin as soon as I could. I can tell you the waiting until it was available on bookdepository was torture, I almost caved and bought the ebook instead. But knowing I would want the book in print if I loved it even half as much as World of Ash, made me hold back and wait for the print version.

And Time of Ruin was worth the wait.

Kat and Dylan did have a few moments where I wanted to kick some sense into them, but o
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
A solid 4.5 stars to the epic second installment in Shauna Granger's amazing post-apocalyptic Ash and Ruin series!

I read World of Ash shortly after it was released, and really enjoyed it. But while Granger's take on the post-apocalyptic genre was unique, the basic story still felt familiar, and I wasn't really sure where she would be able to take the sequel.

Let me tell you--my worries were completely unfounded! Time of Ruin took my expectations from World of Ash, covered them in disgusting boil
Selina Liaw
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The second book takes on a darker and terrifying turn.

It starts out really good and as it progresses, there are more horrifying elements to think about as you follow the characters in the book. I like that it is similar to zombies but it really isn’t, which gives this book a new twist to the usual clichés.

Kat’s journey really pulls you in and with the new introduction of characters, it made it all so much more interesting. The whole ride is just exhilarating a
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series. Hands down one of my top 10!
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review pending!
Nicole Evelina
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-fiction
4.5 stars. Review to come.
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read-books
Pestas, Pestas, Pestas, PESTAS….. these things scare me and they are back with a vengeance in this book.

At first look Kat is not usually a character that I would love, however, the end of the world has changed her into a relatable and great character. I also have a soft spot for dogs, so I find myself more worried about Blue than the humans in the book. Dylan is easy to be smitten over because he is a lovable character. The first book left off with Kat, Blue, and Dylan venturing north. However,
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am so hooked on Apocalyptic books lately, these so far a very good. It really keeps me reading, to see what happens next. I Love a book that does that, the 3rd one so far is just as good.
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