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Estelle: Ashes to Ashes by Melissa Walker

Ashes to Ashes by Melissa Walker ( web | twitter ) Publication Date: December 23, 2013 Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books (Harper) Pages: 356 Target audience: Young adult, Paranormal Keywords: afterlife, purgatory, young death Format read: ARC borrowed from Jamie! (Thanks!) Summary: A terrible car accident sends Callie to Prism (a purgatory before she can reach heaven), where she is trained […]

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January 16, 2014 - 11:49 am

Rachel - I’m really excited for this one! I actually like books about the afterlife, probably because I’m terrified of death and they comfort me somewhat (even if they’re not true haha). I’m sorry it didn’t totally work for you, though! It’ll be interesting to see what I think of it when I read it

January 16, 2014 - 1:29 am

Lucy - I liked Catastrophic too, though I’m not particularly passionate about afterlife books. Whoa this cover is gorgeous though! I didn’t realize this was part of a series- hmmm.

January 15, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Alexa S. - I wasn’t particularly interested in reading Ashes to Ashes, if I’m being honest. While I did enjoy Unbreak My Heart a lot, I’m a bit wary of books that are a mix of contemporary/paranormal. Still, I’m glad you found something worth investing in when it comes to reading this series and seeing what happens to these characters.

January 15, 2014 - 10:14 am

Liz (Along for the Read) - I am so intrigued by this one, I always find it interesting when contemporary authors go for something different.

January 14, 2014 - 7:14 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - I need to get to my 1st Walker book.

January 13, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee - I saw this at the bookstore today and holy gorgeous cover, but the synopsis didn’t quite sell it for me. I think I might trust your borrow it rating.

January 13, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Yikes. I bought this book because I’m also a huge fan of Melissa’s, but I had some doubts. Like you, Estelle, I’m a contemp reader and this is way out of genre for me. I’m still going to read it, but now I’m scared that I’m not going to like it…

January 13, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I have struggle with books set in the Afterlife. I even struggled with The Catastophic History of You and Me, but I might not have been in the right frame of mind when I tried to read it.

But yay for reading outside your comfort zone, right?