Book Title: Ashes to Ashes
Authors: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Published Date: September 16th, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series: Book three in Burn for Burn trilogy
Book Link: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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?
Disclaimer: Library book.
Prepare for endless rambling about this book. I have lots of things to say about it but it’s gonna come out all jumbly and crap.
I had no idea what was going on with this book. I didn’t know what was real and what was false. I didn’t know what roles Mary, Lillia and Kat would play. I didn’t know what roles Alex & Reeve would play with this book.
This book had a whole lot more of Kat & Lillia than it had of Mary and there was a reason for that. I’m not going to go into those reasons because it’s a spoiler and I really don’t want to discuss spoilers.
I never really loved Lillia and Reeve together. I was really hoping that Lillia would fall for Alex, because I know Alex was madly in love with Lillia and it hurt me that Lillia was too emmeshed in Reeve and how she felt about Reeve. I really didn’t like them together and I think a lot of that was because Rennie had just recently died and Reeve and Rennie had been a thing right before the death of Rennie. It really didn’t make me like Lillia all that much. If they wanted to be together, they should of waited several months before they got together.
Kat was going through her own issues. She wants desperately off of the Jar Island. She wants to go to college at Oberlin. She wants to do something for herself. She finds herself in a friendship with Alex Lind. She’s helping him with his own dream, although he is so desperately in love with Lillia that Kat wonders if he’ll ever be able to focus on what he wants independent of how he feels about Lillia.
Both Kat and Lillia have no idea what’s happened to Mary. She’s disappeared and they have no idea what’s going on. Even on an island like Jar Island, there’s still secrets. Secrets that Mary herself knows about and she still wants to make Reeve pay for the pain he put her through. Revenge is what she wants and she’s not going to find peace until she makes him go through hell.
This entire trilogy was amazing. Han & Vivian are a dynamic duo and I really hope they do more collaborations together because this one, was utterly phenomenal. I am giving this book 5 stars. There is nothing I’d change about this book or this series. I cannot wait to get a complete set of this trilogy.