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When the World Was Flat (and we were in love)
Ingrid Jonach

Ashes and Ice (Volume 1)

Ashes and Ice - Rochelle Maya Callen Actual rating: 4.5(This review was originally posted at My Library in the Making.)The only thing I knew before starting to read Ashes & Ice was that the girl had some kind of amnesia, so this one ended up being such a nice surprise for me.Jade has a dark past that she can't remember. She often wakes up with blood in her hands, not knowing how it got there, and then soon she'd hear about a murder. She knows the answer lies in her memory, but it's always evading her. Connor, on the other hand, just recently lost his dad. He tries to move on and continue living as he'd always done, but the pain is always there inside him. I really liked both of the main characters. I thought they wouldn't mesh well because they're both so broken and messed up, but good heavens, were they perfect together! They became each other's anchor to survival, but I love how their relationship wasn't cheesy or anything, and how it started out as friendship.Now, some people might think there was insta-love in here - no, there's none. Connor was insta-attracted to Jade, which is normal because everyone seems to find Jade very attractive. Also, Jade only begins to get interested in Connor when she sees his grief. It might have started as pity on her part, but it soon turned into real affection.Aside from the romance, the other great thing about Ashes & Ice was the writing. It was very fluid and poetic, making the characters' feelings even more wrenching and compelling. I liked Jade's perspective more because Connor was a little bit too angst-y at first, but he soon grew on me, especially with his sarcasm.Overall, this book was a true mystery. I had a lot of guesses as to what Jade's true nature was, and just as I was starting to feel sure that I'd guessed right, another clue would be thrown in and confuse me again... which I really enjoyed! I love guessing games, and I can't wait for the sequel!MY FAVORITE PART was Jade face-planting Blondeboobs on the cafeteria table XD