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.
Ash begins when Charlie starts having some strange things happen to her. Things she wants to ignore because it just can't be possible. However, when the time comes her mother calls in the people from the Hive to come help Charlie.
Turns out Charlie is the first female ash, and no one really knows what to do with her. But, she does have some strange supporters on her side such as the handsome Ryder, and more new friends along the way.
But, there's more to Charlie than meets the eye, and people aren't exactly thrilled she's around. If they find out the truth Charlie's life will be in more danger than she can imagine.
I had no idea what to expect going into this book, and let me just say it was a really wonderful surprise.
I thought Ash was really good, and a great start to this series. It does a great job of introducing this strange world, characters, and life in the Hive without being boring or information overload.
Charlie is a great character, she's strong, funny, and not afraid to fight for those she loves. It was also really great to see her and Ryder together even though it felt like not very much happened between them.
The plot line and the Hive was just really great. I thoroughly enjoyed this strange world of vampires and ash, and I look forward to reading more in this series.