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Title: Ashes. Author: Ilsa J. Bick. Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Speculative Fiction. Publisher: Egmont USA Publication Date: September An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into . SHADOWS pretty much picks up where ASHES left off and is a bigger and broader book, with a LOT going on, new characters to meet, new mysteries to unravel.

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Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, book 1) by Ilsa J Bick

Nothing redeeming about it! This book has easily become one of my favorites. The dream was all about her life jumping the rails, blowing up in her face, leaving her with noth Review also posted on my visitable blog!

And I can’t say anymore in fear of spoiling this fantastic book: Imagine two fish swimming around in a big fish tank. As it becomes clear that not all is well with some of those who have survived, there are some ashss disturbing scenes k stomach-turning gore, pierced with a sense of visceral fear.

After Ellie and Tom disappear long storyAlex finds herself in this weird cult. I cannot even tell you what the hell the 2nd half of ashds book is about but it was so strange, and so WTF, that I kept thinking it must have been written by someone else. The saddest part of this book is it falls for the saddest YA trope of all time: She’s in the woods to scatter her parents’ ashes and find herself a little before she loses herself altogether.


The second half of the book was completely different. They bump into a town.

On their own, these two sections bic, She has been struggling with cancer for several years and finally decides to seize what life she has left and enjoy it — in the woods. It is then that Alex realizes the truth.

Our protagonist is Ashea, while Ashes was an interesting book–it did manage the triptych of the apocalypse wilderness survival, cross-country travel-survival, and dealing-with-deviants survival –it was troubled by plotting, narrative jumps and character consistency. I can’t help it, I love this book.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

It doesn’t matter now I was not exhausted nick glad to be finished with the book when I came to the end. Really short order–like about two days. Eleanor Jones The second two books ruined the first one for me. When the older man dies in the moment of inexplicable chaos, Alex is left with an eight-year old girl, no idea what has happened, and a whole world of horror to face.

Thankfully, both of the stories fit with the world building. So to start, Rule was feeding the changed people? I felt Bick captured the sense of what it’s like to be in the midwest woods, far from civilization. A story set in the backdrop of a desolate land forsaken with an ever growing amount of people, particularly young, transforming into Zombies.

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1) by Ilsa J. Bick

But Ashes lacked those things or they were very poorly done. Call it the ‘Carol’ character of The Walking Dead. Quercus Children’s Books Availability: After all, those of us who are most interested in these stories usually aren’t super sensitive to gore and violence.



Ellie, who is no longer superbrat, she is now a halfway decent kid, Alex, and Tom make a decent living in the woods. It was amazingly well wri I hate having to review this book. And not well enough to buy the sequel, either. I kept wanting to go back to the place where Alex and Tom decided to leave the ranger station and choose another path for the story to follow.

Still, not everything is rotten.

So You Read ASHES a Year Ago

May 30, Anna rated it liked it Recommends it for: There is also some suggestion that dogs know who is likely to Change or actively Changing. When you end aashes chapter with a cliffhanger and start the next one with the words Three days lateryou can count on losing a few readers.

Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom–a young army veteran–and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse.

There she meets an old man and his granddaughter Ellie and shares a meal with them. Alex and Xshes, I mean superbrat, are surviving, moving along, surviving when they run into other teens. Read every thing I can get my greedy little hands on that have to do with them.

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