Ashes (Ashes Trilogy)

Ashes (Ashes, #1) - 

Ilsa J. Bick

Originally posted at Paperback Wonderland.

 

I really liked Alex and Tom, but omg that kid! Just, bye already! Be on your way! I love kids and I didn't even feel bad about this one being taken away.

 

The story was a 4 for most of it - I really felt for Alex, I had a brain tumour too, and a lot of what she said hit me really hard. Plus there were really wonderful bits of writing in this book, yeah, it was too gory for YA, but it was well done. And I'm a sucker for stories about surviving in the wild. Plus there was Tom - finally(!) a non-creepy romantic interest with his priorities straight and the romance not taking over the plot!

 

But then it just went to the old cliché of the post-apocalyptic religious cult and I don't know if it's because I've been reading so many dystopias lately but that particular development starts becoming really tiresome. Add to that the pseudo-love triangle born of Stockholm syndrome and I'm not sure if I'll read the next one (which I hear is a multi-POV mess, anyway).