Saturday, January 7, 2017

Book Review: Ash

Title - Ash
Author - Jaymin Eve & Leia Stone 
Series - Hive Trilogy #1 
Genre - Urban Fantasy 
Published -December 15th 2015
Format - eBook
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Are you an Ash?

*Increased stamina
*Lack of appetite
*Anger outbursts
*Insatiable thirst
*Beauty & Strength

Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!

Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don’t let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman and she wanted nothing to do with the ash … until the day she found out she was one.

It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash. Superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.

Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive – the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.

Problem? The Hive is full and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling – a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she’s a girl doesn’t mean she’ll get special treatment.

Good thing there’s Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her. 


Charlie is a human living in a world of vampires and half vampires known as the Ash. She has an intense dislike for the ash bordering on hatred for them but it's not without its reasons. The last thing she expected to happen was waking up as one of the guys she hated so much the first female Ash. Now forced into the world she doesn't want anything to do with she learns that she has to survive a series of fights for a right to live in the Hive. 

The hive is overloaded with too many so they have the new ash fight it out in a culling of the weak. Survive the fights, you get a place in the hive and to live out your extremely long life. Since Charlie is the first of her kind a female Ash, which is unheard of and has never been heard of before. Her surprise existence has drawn the attention of the Quorum one particular vampire is intrigued by her. Will Charlie Survive the fights? What happens when they figure out she's not just an Ash? 

I like Charlie a lot, she's a strong stubborn fighter when faces unimaginable odds rises to the challenge. I like Ryder he's the strong silent type but exactly what she needs when it comes to surviving her life in the Hive. The pair has an intense relationship as they both have issues. We've got some great close friends for Charlie as a support system Jayden, Tessa, the sex six. I'm not sure how I feel about Lucas but we will see how he plays out in the future books. 

I've had this one on my kindle for far too long but haven't gotten around to it just yet. I read another book by this duo of authors falling in love with their writing style so I had to check out Ash. I love the vampire concept it takes on a whole new twist, with the hybrid Ash I found the story refreshing. The characters are easy to love, I found myself really connecting and investing in Charlie and liking her support friends. The authors have done a brilliant job creating a captivating story that inspires the imagination as well as sparks the heart. Ash is an action packed page turner that was hard to put down I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed Ash, looking forward to reading the rest of the series it's one of my new favorites. A must for fans of bad-ass heroines and vampires. 

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