Snaith puts an original twist on the typical sorrows between two cursed lovers. The plot is compelling, instantly drawing in the reader. However, the descriptions were inconsistent, vivid and enthralling at some points, while other times becoming flat and misleading. The romance between Lundy and Harlan is undeniably present, but the psyche of both characters never went farther than the surface. The ending definitely opens itself for a sequel, and anyone interested in a good, short, summer read would be smart to try From the Ashes.