Series: Ashes Trilogy # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian
Author: Kassy Tyler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Book: Finish copy sent by publisher
"Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.” What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence."
There is something about not being able to step out into a world that is lost. Why can't you go outside the wall? What's out there that is so scary? And why is the sky....blue?
Dude! Totally loved this story. From the very first paragraph I'm wanting to explore the possibility of going outside the dome. The plot keeps my feet tightly in the story, never wavering or leaving me behind. I love that it felt so easy for me to read and love. Each chapter the burning phrase," the sky is blue" made me want to run. Run and break every single rule just to see the truth in those words. So I followed Wren. Step right into her shoes helping her break every rule, hide the one person with answers and fall in love.
The love interest is not who I thought it be but I totally loved it anyway. I like that this unexpected love, gave Wren the strength to do what she needed to do. He was a guidance to her and fell in love with her. These two were complete strangers to each other and in the end they had the most loyal love.
The ending of the book is AWESOME! I simply loved the discovery that I had to re-read the paragraph over and over again!
Ashes Of Twilight combines a great romance with a discovery of a lifetime! Stunning and ultimately, awesome, Ashes Of Twilight is thrilling!
I give it 5 BITES!