Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (55): Ashes, Ashes

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Ashes, AshesAshes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari due out June 1, 2011 from Scholastic Press.

Book Description
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.

About the Author
Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. Her first attempts at writing were when she started revising classic fairy tales at age eight. Jo spent several years in San Francisco, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for punk magazines, and owned her own record label.

She now lives in Nova Scotia, Canada , with her husband and their children, and still enjoys shadowboxing when she isn't working at her local bookstore.

Why Jessica Wants To Read It
It's an after the end of the world book and that intrigues me.  I'd probably want to read it if it was an "end-of-the-world" book as well, but the fact that it's after and everything isn't peachy-keen that makes me want to read it.  I like nitty-gritty.

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  1. Don't think I have seen this one before and it looks great! Thanks for the great pick!
    Truly Bookish

  2. Hi Jessica,
    thanks for spotlighting Ashes, Ashes!
    I, too, like the nitty gritty!

  3. Not a fan of dystopian novels but I like the sound of this one.

  4. I'll have to look into this book, it sounds interesting :)

  5. I've seen this one around a few times and it does sound like another good dystopian read.

  6. I kind of like the 'after', too. Especially if the author is skilled in world building descriptions. It's interesting to see another person's idea of what the world will look like and follow their journey.

    Great choice and one for my TBR list!

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