Review – New World Ashes by Jennifer Wilson

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September 17, 2017 by ceresbooksworld


New World Ashes by Jennifer Wilson

Book two in New World Trilogy

Publisher: OfTomes Publishing

Publication date: June 7th, 2016

Source: Paperback bought on amazon

Rating: 5 hearts



Synopsis (from GR)

Legend meets The Giver in the harrowing second installment of The New World Series by Jennifer Wilson.

After Phoenix, a 17-year-old orphan rogue, sacrifices herself for her loved ones, her world again takes an unexpected turn. She may have forgotten her past, but it hasn’t forgotten her. A war is coming and her role in it will be pivotal.

That is… if she survives.

The highly anticipated sequel to the Amazon Bestseller New World Rising, Ashes delves deep into the twisted world of the Sanctuary, weaving a tale of torture, secrets, revolution and revenge.


What can I say except that this book is even better than the first; I suffered with Phoenix when she’s tortured. I cried with her, I wanted to avenge her and I understood her feelings and reactions.

Ashes resumes exactly where Rising ends, so I would not tell you the story in itself but know that Phoenix is a prisoner of the Sanctuary and they have raised the level of torture.

I appreciate even more Phoenix, she was strong in the first book but with everything that happens to her in Ashes, she becomes more responsible and she thinks on the consequences of her actions before acting. Phoenix is a female character who deserves to be appreciated at its true value and discovered by the whole world, when reading her history it feels like growing wings and I like that very much.

Triven is still as important and the choices he made in order to save Phoenix will weigh on his conscience. I love Triven, he has a very strong sense of responsibility but is willing to change for Phoenix and sacrifice his life.

Mouse is little more present in Ashes and I really like when she’s there because she gives sweetness in this world of brutes.

We also discover new characters, some that we love and others less. If I can tell you one thing is that this book will make you go through all sorts of emotions, you will not remain indifferent to the fate of the characters. You will discover with Phoenix, some scraps of her past and you will be surprised.

I’m extremely excited to read Inferno, which is released on September 12th and to discover all that Jennifer Wilson has in store for us.

Anyway, I’m delighted to have discovered this series, thank you Jennifer Wilson for writing a dystopian series that detonated Divergent in my heart and I hope that one day it will be translated into French for all my compatriots.

Thanks OfTomes for publishing this wonderful adventure and see you soon for new adventures.

Quick Word: A second book still better than the first even if it’s more dark.

About Jennifer Wilson

As a child Jennifer loved getting lost in the stories of others, but struggled greatly with reading. A notoriously slow reader who stumbled with words and spelling, Jennifer shied away from books, leaning heavily on musical theater and movies to get her inspirational fix.

It was not until in her mid-teens, when a persistent friend convinced her to read the Harry Potter series, that Jennifer found her love for the written word. J.K. Rowling’s books opened doors not only to the fascinating world of a young wizard, but to a life filled with a multitude of literary friends and fantastical worlds. Once a timid reader, Jennifer now devours books and loves getting lost in a new series.

Jennifer had wanted to write her own novel since her early twenties, but unfortunately inspiration doesn’t always strike on command. Her first book, The Chosen, was completed in 2013. But as most first attempts go, it was a flop. While looking through a multitude of rejection letters, inspiration struck again, putting Grace’s story got on hold as Phoenix’s began.

New World: Rising began to fill Jennifer’s brain, flowing like a fully opened valve from her fingertips. What was once such a struggle in her early years suddenly became a passion.

When Jennifer is not writing, she is enjoying life in Colorado, rock climbing, camping, exploring new foods, playing with her golden retriever, Duke, and sharing her life with her handsome and wonderful husband.



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