Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Review: Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

10662433Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

New Year's Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come.

After Rennie's death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn't left with Reeve... If Kat had only stayed with Rennie... Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same.

Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. She also knows the truth about Lillia and Reeve falling in love, about Reeve being happy when all he deserves is misery, just like the misery he caused her. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

Pages: 387
Format: Audiobook
Published By: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers/Simon Schuster Audio
Narrators: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, and Rebekkah Ross
Genre: YA - Contemporary, Romance
Series: Burn for Burn


Ashes to Ashes was a nice strong conclusion to this series, and although I had my issues with the book regarding a certain paranormal aspect, I could appreciate that the story was well written and somewhat well delivered. This was my least favorite of the series, and I felt that I had many concerns with how this book ended.

Here's the thing about this series, where I felt it went wrong for me. In my review of the first book, I mentioned that I might have enjoyed this when I was younger, and I definitely feel that way after finishing this series. Not only because of my first thoughts before picking up this series, but after the paranormal aspect that was introduced into this series. I wasn't expecting it, and I really didn't like it, partly because I don't read paranormal books as much anymore, but also partly because I was hoping for a good summery contemporary only read - which was what I was expecting, which was obviously not delivered.

My feelings about the characters were much more in line with how I felt about them in the last book, nothing really changed in that regard. I liked Lilia and Kat, although some moments Kat irritates me. Although, I really enjoyed seeing both of them grow throughout the final book. Mary is the one character I absolutely cannot stand in this book - and you'll understand yourself if you have read the ending of this book.

Overall, I was even more disappointed with the path this book/series took, and although, I did enjoy the series overall - I would not read it again. I do look forward to reading more from both Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, and I hope that I enjoy their other books more.