Waiting on Wednesday (31) - Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari12:00 PM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: June 1, 2011
An unbelievable tale of adventure and romance, in the face of the darkest of nightmares. Smallpox 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, hunting and foraging for food. But when she is rescued from a vicious pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she cannot continue on her own. She joins Aidan's band of survivors, yet a new danger awaits her: The Sweepers are looking for her, and they've laid a trap. There's something special about Lucy, and the Sweepers will stop at nothing to have her in their clutches.
Doesn't Ashes, Ashes sound just so awesome? Sweepers patrolling the streets and terrorizing everyone while most of the human population has been killed off.... and then there's Lucy, who sounds like she has one wild ride ahead of her! As for the cover... IT. IS. SO. COOL. It has this look to it that I think will appeal to both boys and girls! I love the crumbling skyscrapers in the background as Aidan and Lucy look towards them!