SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW

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School Library Journal reviewed ASH! And here’s the verdict:  For those who enjoy stories about rebelling against “the system,” such as Suzanne Collins’s “The Hunger Games” (Scholastic) and Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” (HarperCollins), the “Destined” series is bound to entertain and enthrall. I’m so happy with the review! Here’s the full thing: School Library Journal 05/01/2015Gr 8 Up—After the Event, in which seven billion people died, the survivors created a system to ensure nothing like that would happen again. People are placed into what is essentially a caste or “ring” system, starting with the highest, most powerful Purples through the rainbow to the lowly Ashes. As people are born, specialists extract their destinies, down to the day and time—and to maintain order, all must fulfill their destiny. Dax is a rarity, a Blank—one whose destiny could not be extracted, the lowliest of the low. Madden is an elite Purple, being groomed …

USA TODAY MUST-READ LIST!

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ASH is on USA Today’s must-read list today! Here are a few of my favorite parts! “There’s a lot of action and intrigue and, of course, some great romance for the two girls.”  “…the main characters are awesome to watch in their growth, and the ending has me ticked that I have to wait another year for the sequel. Ash is a crazy dystopian that will have you wanting to change your fate and choose your own destiny.” Here’s the whole thing including a Q&A at the end! click here for the USA TODAY article!

BOOKLIST REVIEW

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Just wanted to share this Booklist review! Very excited about it!!! Ash.  Petroff, Shani (Author) , Manley, Darci (Author)  Mar 2015. 352 p. Polis, hardcover,  $18.95. (9781940610320).   The two girls are as far apart as can be: Madden is an elite Purple, destined to become a Minister of the Seven and living a life of privilege. Dax is an Ash, with no money, no privileges, and no destiny. When Dax’s brother, Aldan ,is killed for appearing to reject his destiny, Madden and Dax are drawn together in spite of their distrust and dislike, and all around them, clearly drawn societal lines begin to crumble. Romantic interests begin to brew, and a secret rebellion is uncovered. This first novel by the creative team of Petroff and Manley launches a new series of dystopian novels that could be a good fit for Hunger Games’ fans. It offers compelling, complex story lines, neatly paced, with plenty of twists and turns. Told in alternating chapters from both …