Ashes, Ashes (Ashes, Ashes #1), by Jo Treggiari
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Science-Fiction
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Rating: 4/5 stars
Source: Scholastic Orders
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Goodreads Summary: "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."
- This reminded me of... Empty by Suzanne Weyn. They both were that dystopian/end of the world type of books and I adore those. Every author has a different imagination of what would happen.
- I loved Lucy as a character, she was very independent, and wasn't scared of anything at all. Aiden was kind of weird... and not as attractive as I hoped he'd become. I thought that the story would be better without him and that's probably why I didn't like the books as much as I hoped I would.
- I saw this as a post-apocalyptic novel that was really good from the beginning to the middle, it got a little boring later on.
- Overall, it's recommendable, especially for those who love dystopian books like me.