“Do you want to be dog food?” Aidan asked Lucy. Lucy was being chased by dogs when a mysterious hand pulled her to safety in a nearby tree. How long will Lucy be stuck in the tree and will the dogs bring Lucy back to the Sweepers? Read Ashes, Ashes to find out what happens to Lucy and Aidan.
Many people have been killed from the plague, endless flooding ,and major storms. The world is becoming scary and dangerous. Will Lucy survive? Lucy is struggling to live on her own in the wilderness with many dangers surrounding her. She hears dog that the Sweepers have sent for her, scary or what? Sweepers are people who clean the streets of plague victims. So why are they after her? One day she hears the dogs and know that today will be the day she will be found. Eventually, the dogs are chasing her and that is when they finally catch up to her. She thinks that she will be caught when a mysterious hand pops out of a tree and rescues her from the vicious dogs that sit below. She finally sees the boy who pulled her to safety. His name is Aidan. He is about as old as Lucy. They seem to be stuck under the dogs for what feels like forever. Then, Aidan thinks up a plan to help Lucy and him escape. Aidan distracts the dogs with a rock and they are both able to escape separately. A few days later Lucy finds the camp where Aidan has been and meets the other survivors. One day disaster strikes when Sweepers find the group. What will happen to Aidan and the other survivors? Will Lucy ever discover why the Sweepers are after her – why is she so special? Read Ashes, Ashes to find out.
I really enjoyed all of the action that happened throughout the book. Many fights and intense events happen. One of my favorite parts was when this strong man at the small camp that Aidan was staying at beat up many sweepers at once. The sweepers were then hurt and unable to capture people. Another part with a lot of action is when Aidan and Lucy need to find a way to escape from the tree. The dogs went running one way and eventually found out that the people were attempting to escape. Lucy and Aidan booked it and were able to get to a safe place. The story was also very detailed during all of the actions. During the fights, it felt like you were there and you could hear and see everything. For example, when the sweepers came to attack, it felt as if you were right there and could see everything that was going on. I think this book was all in all a good book that I enjoyed reading!
Max D., EMS Blogger