Throughout high school, getting involved was easy. Participating in clubs and competing for leadership roles was not intimidating. Playing in and atte With New Hampshire being one of the most visited states for aspiring cand Sharing this. By The Wildcat wordpress. The Catalyst Throughout high school, getting involved was easy. There is quite a bit of offensive language in it, but it would ruin the character's credibility and continuity if left out. Each book ends with a cliffhanger and leaves me desperate for more.
The characters are so well-writte I just can't get enough of these books The characters are so well-written that you feel like you know them and know how they'll react to different circumstances. While that may make it seem predictable, the plotline has so many twists thrown in that it keeps you guessing anyway. Obviously this series is a work of fiction, but you find yourself nodding along and thinking to yourself, "yeah, under those circumstances, unrealistic though they may be, this is plausible.
I love the detail that's out into the daily routines of the characters. When the world is attempting to rebuild, there's a major learning curve, and I feel like these stories portray that very well. Oct 12, Julie Bookish. Intoxication rated it it was amazing Shelves: loved. Wow, is all I have to say, the wait to read this beauty was definitely worth it. This novel continues the tale of best friends Zoe and Dani and their group through a world effected by a virus. This new addition is a wonderful way to further the series, the characters have grown so much, you forget that they are much older than the reader assumes, the fact that they are adults and they have hopes and dreams that can't be reached pulls at the heart strings and makes this novel so much more relateab Wow, is all I have to say, the wait to read this beauty was definitely worth it.
This new addition is a wonderful way to further the series, the characters have grown so much, you forget that they are much older than the reader assumes, the fact that they are adults and they have hopes and dreams that can't be reached pulls at the heart strings and makes this novel so much more relateable. The cliff hanger at the end leaves the reader in a sense of panic and dread, how much more can this group of survivers take!? As always L2 have written a wonderful book, the writing flows as does each scene, the characters interact easily and each are relateable in their own way.
A great book, definitely worth the wait, I can't wait for the next one! Highly reccommend this series to anyone who is a fan of, well any genre, great books! Aug 20, Boxy Frown rated it it was amazing Shelves: http-missboxyfrown-blogspot-com , sci-fi , dystopian-future , new-adult , psycho , romance , zombies , badass , paranormal , thriller. For the full review, go to Miss Boxy Frown! It's hard to keep spoilers out of the review, so I will have to keep it short and sweet. This was another great epic entry into the series. The roller coaster ride of the new world centered around the lives of Dani and Zoe is a wild one with twists, turns, and unexpected drops.
We no longer have young ladies, we have women of the new frontier leading the way back to their hometown. As secrets and lies are uncovered along the way, so are there beautiful For the full review, go to Miss Boxy Frown! As secrets and lies are uncovered along the way, so are there beautiful revelations and more. As usual, I am eagerly anticipating the next entry into the series.
Things are never tied up in a bow After the Ending! Continues the good standard It kept me interested the whole time and had great character development. Duller than then the previous books it set everything into perspective and set it up very rapidly for the next book in the series. Jan 14, Sheila gullick rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Amanda rated it liked it. Not my favorite book in the series, but it does give background to some characters.
The plot is not anywhere near as active as the first two books; this one is mostly just about story. Dec 12, Heidi Gonzalez rated it really liked it. Free from the Colony, Zoe, Dani and their crew of other lost souls continue to make their way across the country. They are in search of a place to call home, a safe place where they don't have to sleep with one eye open anymore and be able to try to build a life.
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Zoe is still struggling with the effects of whatever happened to her during her escape from Clara the psycho girl who keeps trying to kill her and Dani seems to be losing herself to her animal friends. In addition to the every day strug Free from the Colony, Zoe, Dani and their crew of other lost souls continue to make their way across the country.
In addition to the every day struggles to survive Dani struggles with the knowledge of what her mother had done and that she is still alive. This knowledge is dangerous, more dangerous than she can possibly imagine. This series just keeps getting better as layers start to peel away to reveal what happened to create this world, and how those who survived can continue to live their lives.
These characters aren't invincible either, you will see them bend to the breaking point or lose themselves all together, this is a touch and violent new world and they are lucky to have survived as long as they have but their struggles are far from over. Like the other books the action and the character building gets equal play and doesn't disappoint. My only wish for these books is that I didn't have to wait for the next one but even still I am excited and gripping the edge of my seat to see what new challenge this motley crew will have to face in order to survive.
Aug 31, Joan rated it really liked it Shelves: ya , a-z-reading-challenge Story continues right where book 2 leaves off and keeps the storyline going strong. You continue to learn more about the characters and their pasts.
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They are moving forward to the coast and looking forward to settling down which seems to bring more problems into their group. The story is still very engaging, keeps you on your toes and you can't wait till to find out what is coming next. Great series. Jul 29, Heather Reed rated it really liked it.
Not my normal read but after book 1 had to read I really like the characters and the story is interesting and not predictable. Will definitely read book 4 when it is released. Sep 16, T. Jackson rated it it was amazing Shelves: drama , zombie-monster , kindle , best-read , apocalypse-by-virus-or-illness , hard-copy , plague-sickness , near-future , read-more-than-once , all-time-favorites. Great read. Really great story. Loved the characters.
Fantastic Story. Could not put it down. Aug 29, Lauren Larsen rated it it was ok. There was no excitement, adventure, or character development. It was just so sloooow sometimes and really choppy other times. I really wanted to love it as much as the other two! Jul 05, Ashley Estrada rated it it was amazing. Book 3 picks up from where book 2 left off, in the middle of rescuing Zoe.
Total twist in the end of book 2 leading to book 3, can't say I mind it. The twist readily hyped up the story and brought out true colors of character. The book kept me in the edge of my seat. Excited to ready the last book, book 4, but also sad since their series has been amazing. Friendship These books show true friendship. The good and the bad. Living through the apocalypse can certainly strain relationships, and our besties in this book have their moments.
Out of the Ashes This was a great continuation of the series. Can't wait for the next one to read. Each book is more exciting than the last. Oct 07, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Love this Ser! I don't want it to end!! Feb 26, Caroline Mitchell rated it it was amazing Shelves: crime. Vicky Newham never disappoints. I loved catching up with DI Maya Rahman in this, the second book of the series. Out Of The Ashes began with an intriguing premise and developed into an authentic, thought-provoking read that I struggled to put down.
A captivating book with larger than life characters you will want to know more about. Feb 13, Miriam Smith rated it liked it Shelves: comp-wins. Review to follow.
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Feb 21, Elaine Tomasso rated it really liked it. When a flash mob appears in Brick Lane 75 year old Rosa Feldman is fascinated and soon gets caught up in the dancing. Maya and her team are tasked with investigating not only the arson but murder when two I would like to thank Netgalley and HQ for an advance copy of Out of the Ashes, the second police procedural to feature DI Maya Rahmen of The Met.
Maya and her team are tasked with investigating not only the arson but murder when two bodies are found in the remains. I thoroughly enjoyed Out of the Ashes which has a great plot and some very interesting vignettes of life in multicultural London.
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I was hooked from the first chapter which paints a warm picture of Rosa as an old lady who escaped the Warsaw Ghetto. Ms Newham uses few words to paint a life lived and the changing face of London. It says so much and really captured my attention. I like the plotting which is complicated in the sense that it has many strands and possibilities, often sending the investigation down the wrong track, but it is never difficult to follow as everything the team does is logical and based on the information available and I particularly liked the solution which is suitably mundane and full of miscommunication after all the excitement of the hunt.
I must admit that, coming from a small town, life in London seems like another world to me, alien and exotic. It is interesting that many of her characters have an ethnic background. Now it appears that he might be alive.
Out of the Ashes is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending. Mar 31, Rachel Amphlett rated it it was amazing. Jun 03, Ronnie Turner rated it it was amazing. Rosa Feldman is standing outside her Brick Lane newsagent when a flash mob breaks out. Music and dancing draw her into the street and awaken memories of her beloved late husband. Seeing men and women and children as young as ten, laugh and sing, Rosa is overwhelmed with bittersweet thoughts of her past. For a moment, the street is safe. The next moment, chaos breaks loose.
An explosion blasts the Brick Lane Soup Company to debris. A fire rips through the building and several people are terribly Rosa Feldman is standing outside her Brick Lane newsagent when a flash mob breaks out. A fire rips through the building and several people are terribly hurt. But what was assumed is a case of arson, is really something much worse. DC Maya Rahman is called to the scene. Discovering two charred and unrecognisable bodies within the building, the case takes a very sinister turn.
Who are the victims and who wanted them dead? The list of possible motives is endless. Appealing to the public for information, Maya and her team desperately seek any clue as to why this happened and who was responsible. But the answers are not so easily grasped. And the possibility of more fatalities is a constant fear. DC Maya Rahman returns in what has been a tension-filled, thought-provoking mystery.
I loved the previous book in the series and have been anticipating the next instalment from the moment I finished Turn a Blind Eye. She is brave, kind and determined in her work. She is a Warsaw survivor who lives in Brick Lane running her newsagent. Grappling with grief over the death of her beloved husband, Rosa is reluctant to move and sell up.
For the time being, an echo of her husband still remains, and the life they built, so long as she keeps the shop ticking over, survives. The author brings us another brilliant mystery. She handles topical and sensitive subjects and themes with care and honesty. Brilliant writing and descriptions of Brick Lane painted a vivid picture, so much so I felt as if I was there with Maya and Rosa!
Another corker! May 31, Julia rated it it was amazing. Out Of The Ashes by Vicky Newham is a fabulous contemporary crime novel that will grip you from the start. It is the second book in the D. Maya Rahman series which I am really enjoying. The novel is set in the Brick Lane area of London. Once it was a thriving community. Now it is run down and in need of redevelopment but it is still home to some elderly residents who love it in spite of the damp and deprivation.
The houses and shops hold memories that are hard to let go of. There are murders and Out Of The Ashes by Vicky Newham is a fabulous contemporary crime novel that will grip you from the start. There are murders and arson to solve. Aliases and broken CCTV merely serve to aid the criminals. Vulnerable youngsters are exploited. Maya Rahman is a very likable character. She is a strong lead but with elements of vulnerability that connect to her past. She works hard and wants to see justice served. She cares for those whom society refuses to see.
No stone is left unturned on her watch. Her search for him continues. I am loving this D. Maya Rahman series. Vicky Newham is a fabulous new author who writes complex, believable crime dramas that would translate perfectly onto our television screens. I cannot wait to read more in this fabulous series. I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
May 30, Mary Picken rated it really liked it. I loved D. This time Maya is back in the rapidly changing East End, where a fire has broken out, following hard on the heels of a flash mob outside the door of an upmarket new soup shop run by a young I loved D.
This time Maya is back in the rapidly changing East End, where a fire has broken out, following hard on the heels of a flash mob outside the door of an upmarket new soup shop run by a young married Lithuanian couple.
Among the people who came out to watch the flash mob and some to join in the dancing, was 75 year old Rosa Feldman, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, still running the local newsagents in a place where she has lived since her family escaped to Britain at the end of the war. When the fire has died down sufficiently, two bodies are recovered and arson is determined. Identifying the bodies and finding out why they were killed is a job for Maya, and her team mate Dan. In Maya, Vicky Newham has created a modern detective who is part of multi-cultural London.
A woman who is herself watching as her home patch transitions from Bangladeshi to embrace and be subsumed by other cultures, just as Rosa saw the Jewish community of the East End move out to Golders Green and elsewhere, enabling the Bangladeshi community to settle. Now the East End is home to a mix of ever changing cultures, some of whom are refugees, each with their own stories to tell.
Against this backdrop, and running alongside a theme of opposition to supposed gentrification of the East End, Maya and Dan must find the perpetrators of more than one gruesome murder. For me, the characters and their personal stories are what really make this book come alive. Alongside this, both Dan and Maya have issues of their own. Verdict: Vivid and authentic, this complex and sensitively told portrayal of murders in the East End is a gripping read.
May 10, Kath rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed Turn a Blind Eye, the series opener, when I read it last year so I was very much looking forward to seeing how the author would do in her follow up book. And have to say that I was more than impressed.