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Thanks, Dave R! I remember reading the last couple pages over and over again, but when my colleague asked for my take on it, I couldn't remember coming to any solid conclusion!
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I thought she was tricked to go be food for the town's kids turned zombies- it appeared the townspeople were feeding/clothing and caring for them.  Chris knew what was happening which is why he tried so hard to stop her from leaving.  She was a sacrifice to motivate Chris to take a leadership role and stop the town from continuing to sacrifice people to the zombies.   But now you have me wondering....
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Talia, that's exactly what I thought was going on too.
#33 - March 08, 2012, 06:02 AM
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"She was a sacrifice to motivate Chris to take a leadership role and stop the town from continuing to sacrifice people to the zombies."

Ah, that makes sense! I didn't think of that. So the woman who tricked Alex to go out to the zombie kids actually did it to motivate Chris to fulfill his role....that could work!
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Sequel comes out in September, I believe.
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Just finished the ARC of the sequel, Shadows. OMG!
There were times I had to put the book down, just to catch my breath. Definitely not a "transition" novel, as many #2 books of a trilogy are.

Won't give anything away, but yes, it does answer the question you're left with at the end.

Now the BIG WAIT for number 3 begins.

If anyone wants something to read in the meantime, try:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Keep writing and reading,
dave r
#36 - March 15, 2012, 04:17 AM
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dave r! So jealous!!
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Wait a minute Dave! NOT FAIR! :) This librarian is feeling the reading jealousy burn, lol!
#38 - March 15, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Am 3/4ths through the book.
 
And last night, well, umm...I guess it got into my head. I had a dream that my grand kids turned into you know what!  :reaction

That was creepy.

I've read a lot of books that stay with me, impact me, and find myself processing/digesting them, BUT NEVER DO I DREAM ABOUT THEM!

Now I'm wondering how often other folks dream about the books they're reading. Maybe another thread on that would be interesting, eh?
#39 - March 28, 2012, 04:41 AM

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Weird.
Have wanted to read Shadows, so went to my library to check it out. Librarian told me it's NOT been published yet. I'm like, "Huh?". So thought, hmmm, I must have misunderstood. Daver read an ARC and whatever made me think it's out, well I was wrong.
Just realized TODAY(!) it IS out!  ( bad librarian, bad, bad) So excited and will download it asap.
My hubby also read Ashes, first YA book ever for him and he LOVED it. Next he read Hunger Games and said he liked Ashes better. So he's going to be happy when I download it, too.

This is the same librarian that never smiles, never "gets" my jokes, and seems to live in his own space. What's up with that?
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Weird.
Have wanted to read Shadows, so went to my library to check it out. Librarian told me it's NOT been published yet. I'm like, "Huh?". So thought, hmmm, I must have misunderstood. Daver read an ARC and whatever made me think it's out, well I was wrong.
Just realized TODAY(!) it IS out!  ( bad librarian, bad, bad) So excited and will download it asap.
My hubby also read Ashes, first YA book ever for him and he LOVED it. Next he read Hunger Games and said he liked Ashes better. So he's going to be happy when I download it, too.

This is the same librarian that never smiles, never "gets" my jokes, and seems to live in his own space. What's up with that?

Uhhh... no, your librarian was quite correct. SHADOWS comes out in September, Dave read an arc.
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Oh.
Crud. 
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Read this and thought I could order it. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11320138-shadows
Got all excited for naught.  My bad.
Well, he still doesn't seem like a happy librarian, but I stand corrected.  :paperbag
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I generally don't do book promos on my blog, but Ashes stayed with me  so long that I did a post about it a couple of weeks ago http://annebingham.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/book-i-wish-id-written/

(FWIW: This post went up a few days before a thread with a similar title was started on the Blueboards..just so you know I'm not glomming other people's thread titles!)
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Nice post, AnneB, I'm gonna tweet about it! :-)
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