Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Taylor

Wren MacAvoy is a coal miner. She is a lower class shiner forced to work in order to maintain the royals luxurious way of life. Coal keeps the giant fans running, along with everything else because Wren s world is a giant dome. The royals and everyone else were sent here long ago, in the hopes that they could protect and preserve the bloodline of the royals after a giant comet struck the earth and set it ablaze. As far as anyone inside the dome knows, the outside is still engulfed in flames but the dome s coal is running out, and conditions are worsening. Wren has always thought there was something more outside the dome, and she is even more certain after her good friend, having attempted to escape the dome,  gives her his dying words The sky is blue. Is there really hope for a better life outside the dome? Wren is determined to find out.Ashes of Twilight is a great dystopian romance/adventure, with twists that keep you entertained and a familiar theme rebellion against a controlling society presented in a unique way. . . for the most part. I found a few uncanny similarities to other books, but they were small and maybe they were just coincidental. Other than that, I enjoyed Ashes of Twilight. I would recommend it for a middle teen crowd. My final verdict: a good read.Some of the romantic scenes are questionable for younger readers.Reviewer Age:12Reviewer City, State and Country: Tigard, OR USA