{Review} Out of the Ashes by @kellyhashway @SizzlingPR

March 31, 2016 Blog Tours, Reviews, Young Adult 3 ★★★★

{Review} Out of the Ashes by @kellyhashway @SizzlingPR

{Review} Out of the Ashes by @kellyhashway @SizzlingPROut of the Ashes by Kelly Hashway
Pages: 314
Published by Limitless Publishing, LLC on March 15, 2016
Series: Into the Fire #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman's worst nightmare has come true... She's been reborn as a Phoenix and has forgotten everything from her first life-including Logan Schmidt. He's handsome and protective, but with no recollection, he can't be trusted.

Accused of being a Hunter, Logan's mortality is put to the test... Logan isn't willing to admit he and Cara are over-not even after he watches her rise from her own ashes. While the other Phoenixes are convinced Logan is a sworn enemy, a group of deadly Hunters are sure he is a Phoenix. Only being guilty of loving Cara, he must prove them all wrong-and convince Cara she loves him.

However, a magical link may be the demise of Logan's devotion... With the Hunters hot on their heels, it's up to Logan to save Cara. But when the dagger calls out, Logan is drawn to its power. Cara's missing memories may not be the only obstacle standing between her and Logan. Their relationship isn't just complicated-it's deadly.

And when Cara finds herself at a crossroad, she is forced to choose... She can plunge into the darkness of her treacherous fate, or use her Phoenix instincts to once again rise Out of The Ashes.


YA ReviewMy ThoughtsPlease Note: this review may contain spoilers for book 1. If you have not yet read Into the Fire, you can find out more information on that book HERE.

Out of the Ashes is the second book in the young adult fantasy series, Into the Fire by Kally Hashway. I read and reviewed the first book in 2014, when the series was under one of Kelly’s pseudonyms. She has since moved the books under her main author name and has given the series a cover face lift. I love the new covers a lot more than the old ones, so I am happy with the change. If you recall my review of the first book, you will remember that I loved the idea of a book centering around the magical creature, the pheonix. I still do.

A lot of the first book dealt with the “before” and worries of the main character, Cara’s rebirth. Cara was scared that she would forget her her first love Logan once she was reborn. The book ended on a big cliffhanger, and book two picks up right where the first one left off. You need to read this series in order, or you will be completely lost. I have to say, Out of the Ashes started off with an emotional bang. I was immediately swept right up in everything that was going on. Even though it had been about a year and a half since I read the first book, I was transported right back to that time seamlessly. It was like I had never left.

I loved that this book was told in dual narrative between Logan and Cara even more than I loved it in the first book. I think it was so fitting. And I don’t know who I felt worse for- Cara or Logan. I really don’t want to spoil anything from book two so I am going to keep this part short and sweet. Kelly Hashway does an excellent job keeping the pace of the book up and keeping emotions running high throughout. I was in a whirlwind of emotion from every character, all the time. The Hunters are still out there and they pose an even bigger looming threat. How will Cara and Logan handle everything? Will they be able to be together once again? Or is it too much to surpass after her rebirth. Out of the Ashes hits the ground running and never lets up. I liked this book even more than the first one, and that is really saying something. What a great fantasy series. I can’t wait for book three!

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About Kelly Hashway

Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

3 Responses to “{Review} Out of the Ashes by @kellyhashway @SizzlingPR”

  1. danielle hammelef

    I love that this book series stays exciting and you can’t wait for the next book. thanks for the review!

  2. Penny Olson

    I love the idea of a Phoenix/person. The series sounds exciting. Thanks for the review.

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