Ashes to Ashes by Valerie Thomas


Title : Ashes to Ashes

Author : Valerie Thomas

Blurb (from author) :

From tragedy came power. And from mishandled power came mystery.

After moving into a new gated community with her family, Natalie is ready to begin a peaceful year at Emerson High. A year complete with boy troubles, school dances, new friends… everything an average girl could expect.

Then she starts receiving notes warning her not to go to school November first. Notes in her day planner, on a piece of homework, on a homecoming ticket… The more notes she receives the more details she uncovers, and the clearer it becomes: words like peaceful and average are about the worst ones anyone could use to describe the year she’s about to have. Crazy? Maybe. Violent? Definitely. Heart-wrenching, mind-blowing, life-changing?

Well, that remains to be seen. All Natalie knows from the start is that she shouldn’t go to school on November first. And maybe you shouldn’t either.

Review :

It’s a rather intriguing, somewhat fascinating read. I like how Love has this mysterious loner girl personality that makes Natalie instantly certain she was up to no good. The read itself was entertaining but the ending was not up to what I expected. It was a rather clever explanation but the way it ended was so abrupt. I don’t know how Natalie found that acceptable immediately when she and Love obviously aren’t really friends.

Overall, a pretty good read I would say, despite tiny bits of confusion and mess. Natalie isn’t exactly the best main character I’ve read but I feel like there could be more to this YA book.

Ratings : 3.5 out of 5 night owlets



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