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Friday, June 17, 2011

Ashes Ashes by Jo Treggiari - Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway!


A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.
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 Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.

Dun dun dunnnn!

Jo Treggiari has told a captivating story of a young girl named Lucy who is a part of the meager 1% who survived a series of freak natural disasters.  Instead of banding with the survivors, like anybody else would do, Lucy decided to survive as an individual.  Therefore Lucy was completely alone, no family, no friends, no human contact up until she meets Aidan, that's when everything changes.

Although the story was great, it was hard to get into the actual plot.  I prefer learning about the main characters in a story at a slow pace but Lucy's past was kind of thrown at the reader.  But once we got over the whole meet and greet, things didn't really start to pick up, not until Lucy decided to join the survivors.  Amongst them is Aidan, the love interest you either love or (in my case) couldn't actually come to appreciate.

But I was able to ignore all of the imperfections because of the actual story Jo Treggiari was telling.  It was fascinating to read about the utter destruction and chaos ensuing and how parts of the remaining human population was able survive and restore (somewhat).   It's another dystopian novel that shows how easy society can crumble.

The ending did call for a sequel so hopefully this won't be the end of Lucy's story.  I found Ashes, Ashes to be a very fascinating and compelling novel, that's why I'll be giving Ashes, Ashes  the Gold Moody Seal of Approval!

You can enter to win a copy of Ashes, Ashes by filling out this form.  (Canadian addresses only pwetty please)

Jo will be making the following in-person appearances in Nova Scotia:

June 18                         Atlantic Author Day, Woozles, Halifax NS, 11-12pm

June 18                         Atlantic Author Day, Chapters Bayers Lake, Halifax NS, 2-3pm

June 24                         Fables Club, Tatamagouche NS

Sept 25                        Halifax Word On the Street

Visit:
Jo Treggiari on Facebook
Jo Treggiari on Twitter


Feel free to check out the other blog stops:


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6 comments:

  1. Ooooo pretty front cover....in a 'end of the words, fight for survival' kind of way ;)

    I think I will be checking this out :)

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