Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Ashes, Ashes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!




ASHES, ASHES
Jo Treggiari
Young Adult/Dystopian
Releases June 1st from Scholastic

From Goodreads:

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.

Um, yes please! This one just seems to have a little bit of everything in it with a survival tale, a romance, and a mystery element surrounding the main protagonist, and I definitely want to know what it is that makes Lucy so special. I will be at the bookstore in June to pick this one up!

39 comments:

  1. great pick! I love dystopian novels! Too bad this doesn't come out until June

    here's my WoW for the week: here

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  2. Nice pick! I haven't heard about this one so I'll be adding it to my wishlist.

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  3. I'm really excited for Ashes, Ashes too but ugh, why must it come out in June? That's so far away! This book sounds so cool and I totally agree that it seems to have a bit of everything! :)

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  4. I have never heard of the book, so thank you for bringing it to our attention! It sounds great.

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  5. I haven't heard of this book before but it definitely has me intrigued. Thanks for sharing :) You can find my WOW at The Bookish Snob

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  6. I so love Dystopian! So I'm adding this to my wishlist now!

    here's my waiting on wednesday post: http://shusky20.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-triple-treat.html

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  7. Whoa this sound fantastic. Imagine surviving alone in Central Park. I am loving the description of this one and am putting it on my wish list of books I want asap. Thanks!

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  8. I saw this one somewhere else and thought it looked great! I've always liked the stories that dealt with living after the big tragedy. This one is now on my wishlist.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

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  9. This one is on my list too, I cannot wait for it!!! =D

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  10. Haven't heard of this one. Nice choice though!

    Here's my WoW

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  11. OK why I have not heard about this book? Seriously? It looks awesome!! Thanks for putting this in my radar. Nice pick!

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  12. Dystopian is really making waves right now! What a great pick for that genre!

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  13. I am waiting for this same book! I think it looks great!

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  14. Great pick! This looks really good! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

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  15. I can't wait for this one as well. It sounds great!

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  16. Jenny,
    thanks so much for picking Ashes, Ashes for your WoW feature!

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  17. Oooo that does sound really good. I love a good tale of survival and especially when there's a twist involved!

    I'm taking part in Waiting on Wednesday too, this is my first time and I can already see my current list of "must read" books is going to be gaining a lot of new entries!

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  18. This sounds really fun! It is SO going on the tbr list!


    My WoW

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  19. The cover and premise reminds me of the movie, The Day After Tomorrow. Sounds good.

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  20. I'm very excited about this book, too! I love the cover but somehow it reminds me of the World Trade Center -- especially with the story being in New York. It looks like a promising dystopian adventure!

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  21. Can't believe I haven't heard of this one until not. It sounds great!

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  22. This sounds interesting. However, it has no man candy on the front. Okay, I know it won't go with the dystopian thing, but with Missie's meme I'm looking for man candy here! *taps foot* ;)

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  23. Sounds really dystopian, but then again, that's the trend in YA right now -- you know, I think that this one will be interesting because of the hints of the World Trade Centre like @Julie mentioned, and it feels like it'll hit home for people, all the while being a fantastic disaster novel of epic proportions; great pick, Jenny!

    Darkeva

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  24. Oh yes please too. This is the first time I'm hearing of this novel and I'm every bit as intrigued as you. It sounds fascinating and it definitely sounds like it has a bit of everything to make for a fabulous read! Nice pick Jenny! Will be adding to my TBR for sure!

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  25. This book sounds awesome! Great pick!

    My Waiting on Wednesday is here:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  26. Great pick! Ashes Ashes will be going on my ever growing TBR.

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  27. I wouldn't mind reading this book myself. I hope when you get this book, it will be everything you hope it will be. Wanna see what I am Waiting On Wednesday for?

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  28. Nice pick, thanks for bringing it to my attention today Jenny!
    My WWW/WoW post this week if you have time to check it out...

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  29. I have been considering this one myself, Great Pick and Happy Reading!

    My WOW

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  30. I hadn't heard of this book but now I am so excited about it! Adventure, romance and courage? Sounds like a winning combination to me! I will definitely be picking this up in June. I love dystopian fiction.

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  31. I just found this a couple of days ago on GR, and I was SO intrigued. Plus, I'm a huge fan of dystopians. This sounds great to me! Amazing pick, Jenny! :)

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  32. I'm waiting for this one, too : )

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  33. I've been crushing on this book for ages. I can't wait for it to come out.

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  34. Looks really good! The cover looks reminds me of Inception.

    Here's mine: http://leecheeeee813.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  35. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds amazing. Great pick Jenny!

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  36. Boy, kids sure have it rough these days! lol Another interesting dystopian to look forward to.

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  37. I'm kind of picky about dystopians, but this one looks really good. Nice pick!

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