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Title:
Ashes to ashes
Author:
Han, Jenny.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
Physical Description:
387 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Lillia, Kat and Mary must deal with the fallout of what happened on New Year's Eve in the conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy"--
General Note:
Sequel to: Fire with fire.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
HL 640 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781442440814

9781442440821
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Think Mary, Kat, and Lillia have nothing left to lose? Think again. The fiery conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han, and New York Times bestselling author of The List , Siobhan Vivian.

They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even . Burn for burn.

But the fire they lit kept raging...Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead.

Everything will turn to ash if they don't stop what they started. But now that Mary knows the truth about what happened to her, will she want to?

Secrets drew Lillia, Kat, and Mary together. The truth might tear them apart.


Author Notes

Jenny Han was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an MFA in writing for children at New School University. She lives in New York City.

Jenny's books include The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Shug, and Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. She's also the co-author of Burn for Burn and Fire with Fire with Siobhan Vivian. She made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title P. S. I Still Love You.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

As fans of Burn for Burn (2012) and Fire with Fire (2013) know, revenge isn't so sweet for Lillia, Kat, and Mary. After their plans for vengeance killed popular-girl Rennie, Lillia and Kat want nothing more to do with their plots to destroy those around them. Mary, though, who may be a different kind of person than who she appears to be, wants to finish what she started and won't be happy until Reeve is dead. Following the last cliff-hanger ending, the surprises, secrets, and plot twists of this third volume are sure to satisfy fans. A thrilling, page-turning conclusion.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-Following immediately after Rennie's death in Fire with Fire' (S. & S., 2013), Mary has realized that her suicide attempt was successful and her ghostly self is trapped on Jar Island. Lillia and Reeve are trying to hide their new relationship out of respect for Mary's and Rennie's feelings, and Kat is still reeling from everything that's happened as a result of their revenge plot. Mary is still fixated on making Reeve pay for what he did to her, and as she becomes aware of her powers, she schemes against him-and against Kat and Lillia, who have betrayed her trust and friendship. This one final act is all the ghost needs to be set free, with everyone who's hurt her punished-regardless of their intent or if they even deserve it. Han and Vivian complete their revenge-fueled trilogy with twists, turns, and intrigue, along with plenty of action to keep the plot rocketing along. Teens who have read the first two installments will be clamoring for this conclusion. Some strong language and sexual situations make this title most appropriate older teens. For fans of Sara Shepard's "The Lying Game" series (HarperCollins).- Brandy Danner, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Ashes to Ashes Chapter One LILLIA IF IT WERE A NORMAL day, Nadia and I would be listening to the local morning radio show. She actually laughs at the corny jokes they tell, at the slide-whistle sound effects. I don't think their banter is very funny, but I do like hearing the celebrity gossip. Sometimes, if they are doing a giveaway or contest, Nadia will call using both our cell phones at the same time to up her chances of winning. But not today. Not the first day back at school since Rennie died. Today as I drive us, the radio stays off. We ride in silence, except for the swish, swish, swish of the wipers as they push the tiny snowflakes off my windshield. Nadia tries to peel off her puffer jacket while keeping her seat belt buckled. "Can you turn the heat down? It's boiling in here." I glance at the dashboard. I've got the dial set to high, plus my heated seats are cranked. It's because I can't get warm. My body's been cold since I heard the news. "Sorry," I say. I pull into a parking spot and watch for a second as everyone slowly marches into school. It's like a silent movie. No one is talking or joking or laughing. I wonder, will school ever feel normal again, without Rennie here? I'm sure not. Sometimes, when I was annoyed with her, I'd tell myself that Rennie wasn't as big a force as she liked to think she was. That she didn't hold so much sway, so much power over our school. But now that she's gone, I know it was true. This place is dead without her. Nadia unclicks her seat belt. "Do you want me to walk in with you?" I shake my head. "I'll be fine." As Nadia reaches into the backseat for her book bag, I say, "You know, there are supposed to be grief counselors here today. If you feel like talking to anyone. I've heard Ms. Chirazo is nice." Nadia nods, and she says in a timid voice, "You too, okay?" I nod and say, "Of course," but I don't feel like talking. Not to anybody. I begged my mom to let me stay home sick today. Begged and pleaded. I haven't been sleeping well. At all, really. I lie in the dark for hours and hours, but I never fall asleep. I grab Nadi by the sleeve before she's out of my car. "Hey. Don't worry about me. I'm fine." I know my voice sounds tired, weak, so I smile to compensate. The worst part is--I know people will be feeling sorry for me. If only they knew the truth, that Rennie hated me before she died. That I betrayed her worse than anyone else could have. When I close my eyes, I keep seeing flashes of what happened in those last moments together. Her showing Reeve the pictures she'd found of me drugging him at homecoming. Her slapping me across the face. Her sobbing, hating me for betraying her. And then there's Mary. The thought of seeing her today makes me want to crawl into a hole. How am I going to tell her about Reeve? And what, exactly, am I going to say? That I made a mistake but it's over now? I've practiced it in my head so many times, but I still don't know the right words. As I walk through the parking lot, I keep my eye out for Kat's car, but I don't see it either. I owe her a million phone calls. I'm sure she's pissed at me too. I keep waiting for this to turn out to be a bad dream. To wake up and have things be the way they were. I wouldn't even care if Rennie hated me for the rest of her life for what happened on New Year's with Reeve. Or if she never spoke to me again. All I want is for her to be alive. I see her everywhere. The first-floor trophy case, where we'd hang out freshman year when it got too cold to sit outside by the fountain. The janitor's closet, where we'd hide notes for each other between classes. Her locker, sophomore year. I feel the tears come, but I don't want to cry anymore. I'm at my locker when Ash comes running down the hallway, pushing her way past people to get to me. "Lil," she moans, and she throws her arms around me, sobbing hysterically. I have the uncharitable thought that it's like she's in a movie about a girl who died in a car accident. Other people in the hallway turn and look at us. I let her cry in my arms for a minute, and then I break away from her. "I'm gonna go get a juice at the vending machine," I say. "Do you want anything?" I'm not trying to be cold, but I can't deal with her right now. It's just too much. She shakes her head. "I'll come with you, though." "No, stay here. I'll be right back," I say. I give her a peck on the cheek and dart away. I'm halfway down the hall, thinking maybe I'll just keep walking, maybe I'll walk right out of here and go back home, when someone grabs my arm from behind me. Alex. "Lil," he says. "You hanging in there?" "Yes." Just barely. Alex doesn't look so good either. He has shadows under his eyes, stubble on his chin. He rubs his eyes and looks around and then says, "I keep expecting to see Rennie. It feels . . . really empty here without her. It's like nobody knows what to do anymore without her here to tell us." That's exactly how it feels. Exactly. And it's such a relief that someone gets it. I let out a breath that comes out more like a gasp, and Alex reaches for me and I let him hold me, and it feels like his arms are the only thing keeping me upright. I don't know what, if anything, Alex knows about the things that went down between Reeve, Rennie, and me on New Year's Eve, but I'm so thankful that he's here right now. This is who he's always been to me, the person who knows what I need, without me having to ask. Even when I don't deserve it. Excerpted from Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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