New World: Ashes by Jennifer Wilson
As you guys may remember I fell in love with book 1 New World: Rising a couple of months ago (You can read my review HERE) so it was a no surprise that this book went straight to the top of my most anticipated new releases list.
I do have to admit this book took me a lot longer than anticipated to read and that was primarily down to the fact that I did have to pre order the E book version and I struggle to concentrate with E books. I would highly recommend the physical copies.
The start of this book punches you right in the gut taking you straight back to where book one ended, setting the tone for the rest of the book and introducing you to a whole new aspect of this world that had not yet been explored in book one.
Jennifer Wilson does an amazing job of keeping the balance of action, suspense, character interactions, storytelling and consistent world building throughout both books. New Wold: Ashes is in a sense a typical “middle book” in the sense that the majority of the story is setting upfor book three and the big conclusion to the series. However unlike where many “middle books” fail to pack a punch and keep you interested long enough to invest in the series any further this book is the perfect mix of set up for book three whilst also introducing you to a bunch of new characters, history and nail biting interactions to keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for more.
I loved Phoenix’s character development within this book and how Jennifer wasn’t afraid to show how vulnerable the “Hero” of the story can actually be while still keeping her strength and integrity in tact. Phoenix feels like a real person because she isn’t perfect, she doesn’t have all the answers, she gets things wrong and she is in a sense a little broken, this makes her relate-able and for lack of a better word human.
I loved the contrast in stories between book one out with the tribes and book two within the sanctuary, unlike most dystopian books we actually get to see the world from both perspectives and this opens up the complexity of the world the author has created and solidifies the validity of the story.
Overall the book was well paced, with great character development and once again unique twists on the dystopian formula.
Not like any Dystopian series I have ever read I cannot wait to get my hands on book 3.
Miss Quinny Rating (5 / 5)
** Just a quick FYI for you guys I do get married this month (Happy Dance) so my blog my be very quiet, once the wedding is over and I am back from my honeymoon I promise I will be back on form and I will get back into the swing of blogging again **
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