Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson

Series: The Seeds of America Trilogy
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
ISBN-10: 1416961461
ISBN-13: 978-1416961468
 Release Date ~ October 4, 2016!

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called “a return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.”

As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel’s little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state—where bounty hunters are thick as flies.

Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon won’t stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom. 

I have been a fan of this author for years and have been eagerly awaiting to read Ashes, the third book in the Seeds of America Trilogy.   

History came to life within the pages of Ashes. I found the story to be compelling and the characters jumped off the pages to capture my attention from the first page through the last page. I felt their pain, fear, sorrow and joy. I rooted for their accomplishments and grieved with them in their disappointments. Ms. Halse Anderson certainly out did herself with this book! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Thank you to Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books and Edelweiss for the free gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.   

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