Huh, has anyone else noticed the rise in dystopian books? I'm not complaining, because I love escaping into these new worlds and following the character's adventures, although, I really hope none of it happens in my lifetime. And there are some things that are becoming old and cliche. Fast.
Well anyways, Ashes, Ashes is a dystopian tales and it's about a girl, Lucy, and a guy, Aidan, as per usual. From what I read of it (I didn't actually read the book) it sounds interesting. Plus, I love the cover. It looks so cool. The little light in the center could be symbolizing the hope for the characters (I think I'm overanalyzing) and the city is in ruins (which, I think, is self-explanatory). And the guy looks like he's ready to kick some serious... butt.
Oh! And Treggiari is giving away a FREE! SIGNED! ANNOTATED (I'm not sure what that means)! NEW! COPY OF THIS BOOK! Only one, I think, sooo enter Jo Treggiari's Ashes, Ashes Contest now!
And I found an audio excerpt. I'm not into audios because... books are for reading... and sometimes the voices tick me off and just ruin the whole experience.
by Jo Treggiari
Publisher: Scholastic Press
01 June 2011
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.