Waiting on Wednesday (31) - Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

12:00 PM

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Publisher: Scholastic Press 
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!

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  1. I love the cover of the book, it really captures my imagination.
    The book sounds good too, I'd bet it would be a good movie.
    Mike Draper

  2. This looks so good! You're right - the cover is great!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring Ashes, Ashes! I really appreciate it! I love the cover too and the way it captures the adventure and suspense of the book, and I'm hoping that it will appeal to both girls and boys.

  4. sounds cool. reminds me of "I am Legend" the movie
    Love to read the excerpt

  5. Me, too! I can't wait for this one.

  6. I can't believe I didnt know about this book until reading your post. The story sounds so good.

  7. Interesting and intriguing pick this week, Liz! It sounds so cool. I'm all for different and this definitely paints that picture for me. I can't wait to read this one.


  8. This was one of my WoW picks a couple months ago! It's a very post-apocalyptic-looking cover, definitely gives out the right vibes :D

  9. This one sounds so good! I'll definitely be picking it up when it's released.

  10. Yes it does sound awesome! Honestly, every sort of dystopian sounds awesome to me, it's just such an interesting genre. Adding this one to my PTR!