Saturday, October 21, 2017

Week 42 Reviews: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

From Goodreads:
If I Stay meets the movie Ghost in this first book in a teen duology about a teenage-girl-turned-ghost who must cling to the echoes of her former life to save the people she left behind.

Ashes to Ashes is author Melissa Walker's sweeping, romantic, and emotionally rich story about the things that torment and tempt us, even from the Great Beyond. This book is perfect for fans of Die for Me and Imaginary Girls, and its breathtaking ending will leave readers anxiously awaiting the series conclusion, Dust to Dust.

When Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident, she expects to find nothingness, or maybe some version of heaven.

Instead, her spirit travels to the Prism, an ethereal plane populated by the ghosts she thought were fictional. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who is meant to guide her as she learns to haunt and bring peace to the loved ones she left behind.

However, Callie uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: The angry souls who always populate ghost stories are real, dangerous, and willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about.

As she fights to save them, Callie will learn that while it may no longer beat, her heart can still love-and break. 

From Goodreads:
Perfect for fans of If I Stay or Imaginary Girls, Dust to Dust is the mysterious, thoughtful, and poignant sequel to Melissa Walker's haunting and heartbreaking novel Ashes to Ashes.

When Callie McPhee miraculously recovers from a tragic accident that should have taken her life, she thought her connection to the ghost world would be severed forever. And that she would never see Thatcher—the ghost she fell in love with in the hereafter—again. But when she receives unexpected signs from Thatcher, she's led down a dark road toward the angry souls who once tried to steal her soul's energy for another chance at life.

Now Callie must prevent the real world and the spirit world from colliding, and that could mean saying good-bye to people she'd never imagined she'd lose.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading these books a lot! They were different from each other-in the first, she's dead and doing her haunting to ensure that her loved ones have accepted her passing. In the second, she's alive and dealing with the poltergeists that she met in the first book, as well as her love, Thatcher! So yeah, different!

The world of the Prism was so interesting! There were ghosts and their journeys, with the prisms to recharge them. Solus which is like Heaven, where they're aiming to go once they finish their journey. It was different and so interesting to read!

From the very beginning, Callie was not a normal ghost. She felt her emotions, she remembered her past clearly, and she had a lot more energy than the others. We find out why, but not till the end of Ashes to Ashes-that she didn't die, but was in a coma. Of course, she's forced to wake up for her own protection.

I wouldn't believe in that adventure if I'd been the one to go through it. But it did happen, and it caused trouble in the Living world. The bad ghosts knew who her friends were, and yeah, they caused a lot of trouble! And made it so that the ending was bittersweet, but it was like, how else could it have ended?

Really sweet, fantastic, sad, and awesome series, these two books were!

Author: Melissa Walker
Series: Ashes #1, 2
Read: October 20th, 20th, 2017
Source:, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it got Dust to Dust from Edelweiss, so I had to read the both of them! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books, and Dust to Dust is a End of Series 2017 Book, LLFL Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: December 23rd 2013, May 5th 2015

Ashes to Ashes:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Dust to Dust:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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