Ashes (Book 2 The Kindred Series)

Ashes (Book 2 The Kindred Series)

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by Erica Stevens
     
 

Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance editing and re-released 8/20/13.

For the past four years Cassie has only known vampires as her enemy. With the revelation of Devon’s true nature she must come to terms with the fact that not everything she knows is right, especially when the true source of her Hunter powers is revealed. Slowly, Cassie begins to

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Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance editing and re-released 8/20/13.

For the past four years Cassie has only known vampires as her enemy. With the revelation of Devon’s true nature she must come to terms with the fact that not everything she knows is right, especially when the true source of her Hunter powers is revealed. Slowly, Cassie begins to unravel the mystery that enshrouds Devon as the bond between them grows and intensifies. It’s not until a woman from his past walks into their present, that Cassie realizes there are far more layers to Devon than she ever realized. Layers that may very well destroy her, and everyone that she loves.
Thrown off by the new arrival in their town, and struggling to survive, Cassie is not prepared for the devastating blow that leaves the world she knows nothing but a pile of rubble and ashes. Ashes that may very well give rise to something else inside of her, something that’s not entirely human.

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This is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages fifteen and up.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033291250
Publisher:
Erica Stevens
Publication date:
06/07/2012
Series:
Kindred , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
27,791
File size:
366 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Though my name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon, I do live in Mass with my wonderful husband and our puppy Loki. I have a large and crazy family that I fit in well with. I am thankful every day for the love and laughter they have brought to my life. I have always loved to write and am an avid reader.

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Ashes (The Kindred Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
After the cliffhanger ending of Kindred, I simply had to read this, there was no question about it! This book takes off minutes after the first left off, with Devon :SPOILER FOR FIRST BOOK: rushing the wounded Cassie to the emergency room. :SPOILER OVER: As I said before, I read the first four books of this series in a four day marathon, downing one after the other because I was having too much fun. The plot: Characteristic of Stevens’ writing, the plot is fast and doesn’t disappoint. It read very quickly and very easily, never letting the reader sink into a sense of boredom, but at the same time giving plenty of pauses. While reading I tried not to compare this to Stevens’ other PNR vampire series, The Captive (which has a secure seat on my Shelf of Awesome), but there is definitely the same style of heart-stopping romance interspersed with intense action. The characters: There is a level of development among the characters, particularly in their relationships. Cassie and Devon become closer in lieu of sharing their secrets and battling Julian. Meanwhile, Cassie’s Hunter friends, Melissa and Chris, as well as Luther, their mentor, and her grandmother, must learn to deal with the newfound knowledge that Devon is not only a vampire, but an exceptionally powerful Elder. In this book, we also meet Isla, a completely despicable antiheroine who crawls up from Devon’s past. Julian is more prominent in this book, though he still stays mostly in the shadows without much chance to really get to know him. Nonetheless, he makes a prize villain and I was gaping at my eReader screen in horror of what he might do next. Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book, I am a massive fan of this author, and I highly recommend this series to readers of upper YA paranormal romance who like vampires!
Tazzgirl29 9 months ago
Absolutely Loved!!! Amazing story line!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I brought this book after I finished the 1st book Kindred which was fast paced just like this one I couldn't put it down until I finished it took me 4hrs to read I loved the series such a mixture of different characters I loved them all from Vampires that are good and evil and hunters that fight them I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series
JoyceHays More than 1 year ago
Having bought the other four books in the series as soon as I finished book one, I was anxious to dig into this one. Ashes picked up where Kindred left off, with Devon rushing Cassie to the hospital. The intensity was ramped up right from the beginning and didn't disappoint. In his stress for her to survive, Devon healed the worst of Cassie's injuries before they got to the emergency room. Now faced with questions from doctors that shouldn't be answered, he has to use powers he'd rather not on unsuspecting humans. When the rest of her friends arrive, knowledge of what they all are hits each one of them differently. Chris immediately attacks Devon; Luther keeps his opinion to himself while Melissa falls apart. Devon figures out who Luther is not only to Cassie, but to Chris and Melissa as well. Now they each have to come to terms with that knowledge for the sake of their friendship and love for Cassie. (Quite the conundrum she's written here. I love it!)  I can understand why some people might think this is her personal take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but aside from a few similarities, this is entirely her own work. There's only so many ways a vampire story (or any story for that matter) can be written, only so many ways to write the protagonist. Inspiration must come from somewhere.  Ever wonder where vampire slayers come from? Stevens answers that question in a way that makes complete sense to me. This part of the story really caught my attention. Stevens came up with an original way to answer that question. Kudos for that!  What ultimately brings Cassie's friends around to accepting him in her life is how alive she's become since meeting him. She's no longer going through the motions every day. Backed up by Cassie's grandmother, the teens have no choice but to stay close enough to Devon for him to protect them. Cassie gains a new friend and several new enemies as well as learns more about Devon's past. What she learns explains why he is so unique among vampires.  I bought this book immediately after finishing Kinded, the first book in the series. As soon as I got home from work, I promptly sat down and devoured this one. I had an incredibly difficult time setting it aside for anything; dinner, laundry, supper. Her characters have continued to develop from the first book, as did the plot that took me from one book to the next.  The reality of my reading this series is that I plowed through them like a person needing water in a desert. I just couldn't take time to write the reviews. I absolutely HAD to get to the next book to see what happens. Stevens likes cliff hangers. Me? Not so much. However, I was fortunate in being able to purchase the last four books at one time. So in this case, cliffhangers were no big deal. I loved this book from start to finish.
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jukelley More than 1 year ago
This is the second book of the five book series. This one picks up right where the first left off. There is a lot more action in this story than the first one. We get to watch Cassie and Devon fall even more in love, and find out a lot about Devon's past. There is some happy times in this and some very sad times. Really good series! Starting the next book now.
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She continues to show herself a great writer of the genre
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WORTH READING! Book 2 was just as good as book 1. There were some minor punctuation errors (commas in places that didn't need them or places missing commas). Onward I go to Book 3!
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Great book! Great series! I am inhaling these books they are so good! I loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is alright. I felt that the author was being very descriptive in regards to how characters are feeling or what they are doing but at the beginning of the book she describes a vampire as a "man/monster". I thought this was very odd. Another thing, if you're going to write about specific things aka Mustang, the facts need to be correct for example. The first Mustang did come out in 1964 however there is no such thing as a 1964 Mustang. It was a 1964 1/2 Mustang. Overall the book was okay could have been better in my opinion.
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Cassie and devon are still battleing julian and now add isla a past fling things get deadlier. Isla is mad for devons love for cassie and together her and julian go after the only family she has left. Fulled by rage she blames devon and bans him from the house and she is pushing her friends away the only family she has left. Devon and luther are determined to bring cassie back to herself by figuring out what happened to hunters who had no abilities. Devon is frightened by what be saw in her eyes that maybe she is neither all human or all hunter
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peggy76 More than 1 year ago
For the past four years Cassie has only known vampires as her enemy. With the revelation of Devon’s true nature she must come to terms with the fact that not everything she knows is right, especially when the true source of her Hunter powers is revealed. The romance begins..........
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, cant wait for more,
Beansie47 More than 1 year ago
Love this but think its strange Liam talkes to animals he has to eat from and that  run away from other vamps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ME GUSTO.