The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (Tribe Series #1)

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (Tribe Series #1)

by Ambelin Kwaymullina


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A compelling debut novel asks what happens when children develop inexplicable abilities—and the government sees them as a threat.

They’re known as Firestarters. Boomers. Skychangers. The government calls them Illegals — children with inexplicable abilities — and detains them in menacing facilities so that society is kept out of harm’s way. Ashala Wolf and her Tribe of fellow Illegals have taken refuge in the Firstwood, a forest eerily conscious of its inhabitants, where they do their best to survive and where they are free to practice their abilities. But when Ashala is compelled to venture outside her territory, she is betrayed by a friend and captured by an enemy. Injured and vulnerable, with her own Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to a machine that will pull secrets from her mind. It’s only a matter of time before the machine ferrets out the location of the Tribe. Her betrayer, Justin Connor, is ever-present, saving her life when she wishes to die and watching her every move. Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763680206
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Series: Ambelin Kwaymullina's Tribe Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ambelin Kwaymullina loves reading sci-fi and fantasy books and has wanted to write a novel since she was six years old. She comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. When not writing or reading, she teaches law, illustrates picture books, and hangs out with her dogs. She has previously written a number of children’s books, both alone and with other members of her family. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf is her first novel. Ambelin Kwaymullina lives in Australia.

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The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was pretty good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!!! I haven't read something this good since the hunger games! This book is surprising, refreshing, and and an inventive take on some of my favorite themes. This book is fast paced bot you will want to read it slowly to catch every detail. If you like futuristic dystopias, super powers, rebellion, elaborate schemes, new worlds, and family you will love this book. 
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
<b>2.5 stars </b> (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Candlewick Press and Netgalley.) Ashala has a special ability, and has been on the since she was 12, not wanting to be assessed and detained because of her ability. Now Ashala has been captured though, and she&rsquo;s about to be interrogated by those who wish to assess and detain those with special abilities. This book just wasn&rsquo;t for me. I had trouble keeping up with what was going on, and I just didn&rsquo;t find the story interesting. This was one of those books where the story seemed fractured and disjointed, and I just wasn&rsquo;t interested enough to be able to work out what was going on and stay interested. The start of the book was basically Ash being questioned, and then being drugged and having some kind of memory machine used on her. Then there was something going on with a girl that she recognised from the wilds where she lived, who turned out to not be exactly who/what Ash thought her to be. We then had this part where Ash had to go back and relive 5 memories or something, and I really just had no clue what was going on. I kept going back and re-reading bits but it just wouldn&rsquo;t go in, and it really didn&rsquo;t interest me. When I got to the end I really had little idea as to what had happened, and couldn&rsquo;t even say that the book was bad, I just didn&rsquo;t get it, and unfortunately I was just glad that I had made it to the end. I&rsquo;m not really sure who I could possibly recommend this to, because it just really didn&rsquo;t work for me. Overall; confusing, and couldn&rsquo;t hold my interest. 5 out of 10.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Candlewick Press and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review. 4 Stars! This was one of those books that the more I read, the more I liked it. I find myself gravitating towards YA books right now. I found this to be a great addition to that genre. I was first intrigued by the cover of this book which shows a fierce face of young girl. It is a wonderful cover that I would no doubt pick up if I were browsing in a book store. This book is set several hundred years in the future. The world has changed a lot in this future. Land masses have changed after a great flood. The new focus is on balance. To keep everything in balance, individuals with special abilities are called Illegals and are kept away from the rest of society. Ashala is part of a group of Illegals who live in Firstwood where they live to stay out of the detention centers. The book opens with Ashala in a detention center. The administrator of the detention center, Neville Rose, is determined to find out all of Ashala's secrets. To do so, he orders the use of &quot;the machine&quot; on Ashala. The machine has the ability to read the memories of anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves in its clutches. The beginning of the book was confusing at times. As things are revealed, everything starts to come together to form a very cohesive story. The cast of characters were well developed, likeable, and more than intriguing. The world building was well done and I can clearly envision world that Ashala and her tribe calls home. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopian young adult novels. I would feel completely comfortable with my 13 year old reading this book so I do feel that it is suitable for a younger teen audience and above. This book is supposed to be the first in a series. I definitely plan to read future works by this author.