Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (5.4/12.0)

I finished Ashes, Ashes over the weekend. It wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be- it had such promise- but on the plus side, it did end! It is not a series, thank goodness. I was so tired of reading a book and then having to wait a year to find out what happens next!  Lucy is the sole survivor of her family after a plague kills the majority of the worlds population. She is struggling to survive on her own in the wilderness, but she eventually meets a boy named Aidan who lives in a camp of other survivors. The people of the camp accept Lucy and she works in the field to earn her keep. However, they are not safe. Sweepers will randomly invade the camp and take some of the survivors. Eventually, the reader discovers that the Sweepers are actually after Lucy, because she is the only known person to have survived the plague despite not being vaccinated. There is more to the story, but I'm not going to give away anything else. This is another distopian book, so of enjoy Hunger Games, River Rats, etc, you will enjoy this one too.

Friday, December 2, 2011

What I'm Reading

I finished Son of Neptune over the break. I enjoyed it, but I still like the Lost Hero better. I am currently reading Ashes, Ashes (5.4/12.0) by Jo Treggiari. It is another dystopian novel. Lucy, the main character, is the only from her family to survive a world wide plague that took out 99% of the population. She is living just outside what was New York City in a shelter hidden in the woods. She soon learns that the Sweepers, people who are supposed to help contain the plague, are after her. It seems pretty interesting so far.