Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Book Review: Ashes, Ashes

Title: Ashes, Ashes
Sequel? Unknown
Author: Jo Treggiari
Genres: scifi, post-apocalyptic, dystopian
Age Level: YA (12-18)
Summary: Warning: this book is not for the faint of heart. Or anyone with a weak stomach. 
 The apocalypse started exactly how scientists said it would:tsunamis, earthquakes, flash floods, droughts. But then, even after all that, the plague came. The plague that wiped out almost everyone - except the very young, and the very old. Everyone with it died - that is, except the S'ans, but they went insane, with blackened skin and red eyes.
Sixteen-year-old Lucy is one of the few left. Living alone in the Wilds that used to be Central Park, she dos what she needs to survive.
But when  her home is destroyed, she is saved by a peer, and fellow survivor, Aidan, who brings her  to a survivor camp with food and water.
But her problems aren't over yet. Because the camp isn't safe. The Sweepers, those that took away the infected in the days the plague ran rampant, are coming back for survivors, infecting them with the plague to try and fins a cure. A cure that Lucy may carry in her very blood.
Rude Awakening

Review: The stuff in red pretty much says it all. This book is a fast-paced, nail-biting adventure, and the action never stops. It will leave you lying awake at night, trying to figure out what happens next. And even once you finish, the thoughts and events of this book don't really leave you. Highly recommended to fans of The Hunger Games series.

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