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Ashes of Twilight

Tayler, Kassy (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ashes of Twilight
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Sixteen-year-old Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city where, after 200 years, society is complacent and coal is diminishing until she unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome, which could mean the end of everything.
Authors: Tayler, Kassy
Title: Ashes of twilight
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Sequel: Shadows of glass.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city where, after 200 years, society is complacent and coal is diminishing until she unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome, which could mean the end of everything.
Local Note: CLKYA1
ISBN: 9780312641788
0312641788
Statement of Responsibility: Kassy Tayler
Subject Headings: Coal mines and mining Fiction. Social classes Fiction. Survival Fiction. Government, Resistance to Fiction. Dystopias Fiction. Science fiction. Coal mines and mining Fiction. Social classes Fiction. Survival Fiction. Government, Resistance to Fiction. Dystopias Fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Coal mines and mining
Social classes
Survival
Government, Resistance to
Dystopias
Science fiction.
Coal mines and mining
Social classes
Survival
Government, Resistance to
Dystopias
LCCN: 2012037414
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Jul 07, 2014
  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler is a futuristic steampunk-styled book about finding out who you truly are. The characters in the book all seek to find their purpose on the planet. Wren MacAvoy, the heroine of this story, is living as one of the lowest class in her world, inside the Dome. The Dome is literally a giant dome (think Under the Dome, if you’ve seen it) keeping everyone inside and in order by a caste system. Stuck in the mines, Wren is forced to work day after day to keep everything above ground at peace. She is constantly wondering what her real meaning on the planet is-she knows her place is not underground where she is stuck right now. The day her friend is killed when he escapes the Dome is when her life is thrown into chaos. Everyone has always been told that the remaining world beyond the Dome is a mass of fire, but when Wren suddenly learns the truth that the world is really thriving beyond the glass, everything changes. She wants out of the Dome and into the real world.

I enjoyed this novel really only at the beginning. I liked how the characters were built, and I thought that Wren was very strong and powerful. She doesn’t let anyone push her around and always tries to make the right choice. The story reminded me of Romeo and Juliet a bit; Wren falls in love with (spoiler!) and the two declare their love for one another in just a few days. In my opinion, it happened all too fast. Also, the middle of the book was pretty dull. Nothing happened until near the very end, so it was a struggle for me to keep on reading. Another thing that didn’t appeal to me was the writing. Kassy is a great writer, but she tends to use the same phrases over and over again. For example, she says: “I chose the latter” more times than I could count. A thesaurus might have been in order when writing the book.

Overall, I liked the book, but I’m not sure how interested I would be in reading the rest of the series. If one day I come across the second book I might pick it up, but it isn’t on my must-read list at the moment.

Nov 07, 2013
  • 0Charlie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book. As the blurb on the back says, it truly was a whirlwind as events explode around the main character. Through no plan of her own, and relying only on her gut and sense of right, Wren becomes an instrument of violent change to her world. I look forward to the next in the series.

I really liked this one. The writing was good, the plot unique (everyone stuck in a dome, but at a nineteenth-century level of technology (mostly, but anymore would be spoilers)) and the characters were realistic. The second in the trilogy is coming out later this month and I will definitely read it!

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Jul 07, 2014
  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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