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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 DustWhen Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident she expects to find nothingness or maybe some version of heavenInstead 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 behindHowever 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 aboutAs she fights to save them Callie will learn that while it may no longer beat her heart can still love and break


10 thoughts on “Ashes to Ashes (Ashes, #1)

  1. says:

    “Thatcher opens his mouth but I turn away before he can say another word because I see the truth in his eyes I’m dead” This was an okay YA paranormal story but I did find the pace a little slowI did feel sorry for Callie dying unexpectedly as a teenager must have been awful for her but at the same time she was such an idiot for driving so recklessly the way she did Having a new car is not a license to drive at 90 miles per hour whilst talking on your mobile phone “My head crashes into the driver’s side window and the windshield explodes showering me with sharp glass The whole world darkens; my body goes limpAnd then I’m gone” The storyline in this followed Callie as she began to haunt her family and friends trying to help them find peace and to move on after her death I did wonder what the heck it was that her boyfriend had been keeping from her and it seemed to take a really long time to find out The pace in this was uite slow and I did get a little impatient at times “Guess how fast I’m going” There was some romance but to be honest I wasn’t really sure what Callie saw in Thatcher as her feelings for him seemed to come out of nowhere “Nick was the love of my life Thatcher is the I don’t think I’m ready to admit that he’s the love of my death” The ending to this did have a twist but it was pretty easy to guess what it was6 out of 10


  2. says:

    See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review The whole world darkens; my body goes limp And then I'm goneHere's the thing when you throw a big bomb in the water like that at the end of a book you are going to get a whole lot of varying reactions When this 'big' and 'unforseen' twist comes pummelling through some people are going to love the book and some are going to hate it because like me I saw it coming early on in the book And that's coming from someone who already ruled out fortune telling for their future job careerCallie May's future disappears when her life is cut short by a car accident No best friend no boyfriend no father to see again Just a strange place called the Prism And an overbearingly serious ghost named Thatcher Soon Callie discovers that when someone dies they don't go straight to some place like Heaven like Callie had thought First they must be taken to the Prism where ghosts stay to charge energy while haunting their loved ones on Earth However like the process of the afterlife things are different Haunting does not mean to scare and spook it is actually a practice that helps your loved ones grieveThe main character was bearable to follow along with but not the brightest Callie was certainly headstrong and determinded to connect with her loved ones but a hard head made Callie pretty dim witted and gullible She continuously ignores Thatcher's warnings about Leo and Reena but she brushes it off thinking he's just being boring instead of helpful Another example is when Callie learns that all ghosts have no emotions and no senses; but she still acts and has emotions like a normal living human being She never really uestions why she is so different I constantly wanted to scream out Use your freakin brain uestion it uite frankly Callie isn't too curious about those things and is way too infatuated with trying to talk to her loved ones who are grieving on EarthThere is a romance in Ashes to Ashes Callie and Nick have been together for a while before the book begins so there is nothing to base the romance off However from what I could gather from the short lived romance was that it was very intimate Yet I got annoyed at the amount of times Callie talked about how Nick was so damn hilarious and good looking Just a minor uibble I wouldn't say that there is a love triangle but Callie and Thatcher do begin to grow some feelings for each other along the way But I don't get how Thatcher gets feelings for Callie when he has no emotions? Compliments can only go so far Plot holes plot holes The best friend Carson was an easily likable character Unlike with the romance where I had not much to base my opinion around Carson is extremely interested about the afterlife and ghosts so when Callie dies Carson is than sure that she will be able to talk to Callie with her séances and Ouija boardsAs for the pace it was real slow I wasn't awfully invested with the haunting and want the actual plot to come in it didn't really feel like it was progressing until near the end On the other hand I was a huge fan of the writing It helped set the tone of the story which was dark and moodyOverall Ashes to Ashes contained a refreshing premise however it was not executed as well as it could have with it's terrible slow pace meh main character and minor plot holes and unbelievable romance


  3. says:

    This book was actually pretty awesome It’s not just another book about a girl who ends up in the afterlife It has a different kind of take on being a ghost and haunting It’s a uick easy read and has some great characters and an interesting plot It starts out with Callie getting a new car from her dad her taking it out for a spin then going to a party with her friends and then getting into a car accident on her way to her boyfriend Nick’s house Then Callie wakes up in the afterlife or limbo dimension know as Prism Thatcher becomes her guide and tells her that she must haunt her friends and father to help them move on After she finishes her haunting she can move on to Solace which is supposedly heaven The story is heart wrenching a makes you think about life after death and love after death Would you move on or stay on Earth? Callie doesn’t feel ready to move on She’s unlike any new ghost Thatcher has dealt with She has all her memories and emotions whereas new ghosts usually have amnesia and are tranuil and numb Callie is full of energy and life and that attracts other ghosts Some ghosts choose to stay on Earth and borrow energy from other ghost and mess around with the living as poltergeists There’s a bit of romance along the way Callie’s living boyfriend Nick is going though a hard time since the accident Thatcher and Callie start to develop a soul deep relationship a connection different than anything she experienced while alive I really like Thatcher He’s so serious at the beginning but he seems like a nice caring guy A true southern gentleman He’s doesn’t joke around like Nick liked to Carson Callie BFF likes to do fake voodoo stuff and she tries to do a séance to get Callie back That was one of the best parts I kind of liked Reena as a character for a while She’s not very trustworthy thoughI also liked the setting It’s set in Charleston South Carolina My cousin lives near there but I’ve never been to the south I read a few series set in South Carolina like Beautiful Creatures This book was full of exciting event and revelations The book ended with a big twist To some people it was a twist at least To me it was obvious since I found out she was unlike other ghosts I saw a movie with a similar twist I tend to guess the twist at the end within the first fifty page of a book I’m right about 70% of the time I recommend this book if you enjoyed books like Level 2The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans Hereafter by Tara Hudson The Catastrophe of You and Me Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver The Soul Screamers series TV shows like Supernatural or movies like Just Like Heaven and Ghost If you like ghost stories or paranormal romance in general you can give this book a try Cover Art Review Really simple but beautiful photo Looks like the Hereafter by Tara Hudson coverHaley GMy blog


  4. says:

    My Thoughts If I could give this one than five cupcakes I so would I loved thisWe are introduced to Callie who has an amazing dad an amazing boyfriend and a super cool best friend Her life is pretty good Yes her mom passed away years ago but overall she is happy But that all changes one day while she’s on the way to see her boyfriend Her dad has just bought her a new car and she really enjoys having it She picks up the phone as she’s driving talks to her boyfriend and gets in a car wreck This is so horribleShe’s instantly thrown into this place known as the Prism In this mysterious place she meets a boy named Thatcher Oh how I loved him Thatcher is to be her guide and help her help her loved ones move on They must get past her death so she can move onto what's next; a sort of heaven Thatcher has to help her give each of them peace and let them accept her death and move on with their lives But of course things can’t be this easy Callie meets a few friends along the way who haven’t moved on and don’t want too Callie finds out there is a lot to their story than she knows and they are connected to Thatcher as well I don’t even know what to say about this one I loved it I read it in one sitting I don’t want to give everything away but Thatcher has a lot of secrets and so does Callie’s boyfriend on earth He has his own secrets and a huge one he was planning on doing the night Callie died Callie gets to visit both her best friend and boyfriend and she gets to see what they are going through and how they are handling her death She wants to communicate with them so much I also liked seeing her go back to places she enjoyed I liked seeing her interact with Thatcher Love him The ending left on a cliffhanger and I wanted to chuck the novel across the room I want the next in the series right this minute I wasn’t that surprised on how it ended but it still made me angry enough to want to scream and demand the next novel HAHA Overall Loved it I loved Callie and Thatcher and the way things ended really made me tear up I’m scared she’ll lose him forever I’m scared of how things could play out in the next one I’m nervous about it all I really enjoyed the plot and the characters This was definatly a novel for me One of my favorites Make sure to pick it upCover Love it I can see Callie looking like that And I love how she’s just standing there and I love everything What I'd Give It 5 CupcakesTaken From Princess Bookiewwwprincessbookiecom


  5. says:

    Wanting something different I picked up this book I adored other books written by this author and wanted to see what this book could offer Everyone it was AWESOMEPlot The plot begins with the author giving a good and uick back round on the main character Callie As the reader we see how she lives her day to day life and the events that lead up to it ending I like that even in the first few chapters their are subtle hints of foreshadowing and emotions that I picked up on And right away I was hooked I finish this book late into the evening and wanted LoveFriendship This is the main heart of the story since it focuses on a love that is cut short As the reader we see the great friendship that Callie had with her best friend Their moments of small talk advice and things they did together really shows how good their friendship was On the other hand the boyfriend is welldon’t want to say too much but I get itEnding Initially I was going to give this book a 4 Then I read the last chapter I have not had a good shock in a book that swept the rug out from under me so yes After my jaw dropped and my mind reeled it became a 5 That ending sealed the dealAshes To Ashes combines great elements with an amazing plot bringing the reader to an epic story The deeper the reader goes into the story the real it becomes Ashes To Ashes give strength for a seuel should there be one and I for one would love to read it A huge success that took my by surprise Ashes To Ashes is an success


  6. says:

    042114 This book was a great story that almost seems dystopian with the action and plot twists A great start to a new series I can't wait to start the seuel dust to dust once it is released later this year061317 Considering I gave this book five stars the first time I read it I can't confidently say that I was affected by it this time or reeled in but I almost feel like I was Maybe having experiences behind me than I did as a 12 year old lets the true meaning of this book seep in It surprises me that I even liked it as much as I did at that age since it seems advanced even adults with a taste for YA fiction could enjoy this one It explores the supernatural and the uestions of life and death uestions that are too hard to answer ending with a twist I saw the foreshadowing for but probably wouldn't have caught the first time around All in all a very memorable book since it has been 3 years since I last read it but when I saw the seuel at my library I had to go back and re read it


  7. says:

    35 out of 5 ratingI really liked the premise of this story just what happens when you die? And it was done without being preachy AT ALL Thank goodness I loved the idea of an dimension is that the right word? you go to so you can haunt the ones you love But in this book haunting isn't a scary thing its a peaceful thing that helps them move on in their lives I have to be honest that I didn't really connect with Callie Maybe it was her daredevil ways I'm not sure but I just never really got there I did love Carson though Oh and Thatcher And I just pitied Nick The end was a huge twist One I definitely did not see coming at all And I love when that happens I'm definitely intrigued to see what's going to happen in the seuel


  8. says:

    155 starsTHIS BOOK KILLED ME Pun count 1This book had so MUCH potential At first I really liked Callie and could sympathise with her situationAnd then Thatcher came into the story a Guide in the Prison He had this mysterious allure Yet after the many times he lied to Callie and as the story progressed he had the personality of cardboard I'm sorry I really hate being harsh when it comes to books but this book frustrated the HELL out of me It's safe to say I didn't finish this one As an avid fan of anything paranormal it didn't LIVE up to my expectations Pun count 3


  9. says:

    Spoiler AlertOh My GodI loved this book LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVEDThis whole time i was dying to know what her boyfriend from earth was keeping from her the whole time yet the whole time i was falling and in love Thatcher I loved him and his character he was so hot Yet i felt great sympathy for her father she was the last one left in his life I actually cried when the father looked at the pictures of her as kid that broke my heart But I still desparately need to know what her boyfriend was hiding and why he was planning to break up with her and why she is so special? I was in deep shock when i found out she was in a coma this whole time and went Thatcher put her back in her body to save her from the people who were trying to take her power that was love I can't wait for the next book


  10. says:

    This book is so amazing because Callie seems so realistic I feel like I actually know her and at some parts of the book I was her Carlton was the supportive best friend that was there your whole life She was a little crazy with the voodoo and stuff though I also love how mysterious and off limits Thatcher is At first he is kind of closed off and maybe even mean but it is so fascinating to watch him open up to Callie It's just so cute how he cares so much about Callie too The twigs in the story with Reena was so unexpected but enough to keep me interested The drama with Nick was so sad I swear at some point I was actually screaming at the Callie the book to open her eyes I cried a little near the end of this book I hated that she had to leave Thatcher after all that they'd been through and worked for and finally they made it but she had to leave him