Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ashes, Ashes

By: Jo Treggiari.
Rated: 4.3 

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.
This was definitely a good book. I loved how the author made his characters seem so believable, but the story was just a little off for some reason. Probably because of the sheer enormosity of what had happened to have led up to such a setting as New Venice. Really, they had two waves of an incurable epidemic, natural disasters coming out of the nose, and worldwide flooding? I'm sorry, but isn't that just a little much?
Besides that, I didn't have all that many problems with the book. Okay, maybe having Lucy as the only person immune was a little bit of a stretch; but all of the other characters were completely believable. Even the evil-scientist was someone that I wouldn't be surprised to meet! Especially in New York City.
So the book was fantastic! The only real problem that I had was that thing with the disasters, and that's what really hurt the book in my opinion. If you look at the top you'll notice a set of numbers, the only reason that this book did not get a 4.9 rating is because of the disasters. I just kept coming back to them.
So that about raps it up for this review, and next time I'll be doing an overview of the book: "TimeRiders". By: Alex Scarrow.

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