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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So, Alex is in the woods. She shows them no mercy. A realistic amount of time passes. You would think that she was going to catch a break and bam! I hate having to review this book. It seems like there are dozens of post-apocalyptic novels getting published these days, in the wake of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runnerand quality of writing is not always the first consideration. The first half of this book is a phenomenal.

Was Chris a bad guy after all?

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

As it turns out, however, Jess has been waiting for Alex to make this decision and helps her escape. An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Once away from Rule and many miles into the Zone, Alex comes upon a shocking tableau: This was the dullest part of the novel, and in my opinion, the portion that could have been much shorter.


It is a good book May inspiration be plentiful! Alex was not an immediately likable character but she does grow on you after some time. Aside from being flat out amazed by it, I was slightly confused by the ending.

I was shocked and then I got pissed and then I fought like hell … and then I went numb. Don’t listen to them, because trust me, this is not any foreseeable future. The shit that should happen does.

Number two, the crazy claustrophobic and misogynistic environment of Rule was so much more interesting to me than the woods. It was so, so much better than I expected! Not many authors do this and it makes her ilza all the stronger for it. While there, Alex battles three brain-zapped teenagers and very nearly ends up as an appetizer.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

There is also some suggestion that dogs know who is likely to Change or actively Changing. But he can kiss Alex, and boy, is it a doozy.

Cancer had taken away her sense of smell but somehow, she can now smell everything around her, including things normal people can’t smell like fear and lies. The Bjck are out o… More. For the first half of the book, Alex is a terminal cancer patient who has gone AWOL on her latest useless treatment for a retreat into the woods.

Spared for reasons unknown- are the very old and the very young with some exceptions.


So You Read ASHES a Year Ago

Lists with This Book. Tom tries to save Ellie and gets shot in the leg.

The first half of this book is literally a 5 star read for me and I don’t give 5 stars that oftenbut the second half is maybe a 1. Alex teams up across the land with Ellie aged 8, a dog and Tom an explosive ordnance disposal expert and slowly their fates weight up ilsaa the balance of survival. It was about cults and society and church and rights.

Had some survival skills going on and of course the kids in the story that have been “changed”. If you like horror movies or shows like The Walking Deadyou’re definitely going to enjoy Ashes. If that wasn’t bad enough, Alex is also living with a terminal brain tumor, which has screwed with her memory and taken away her sense of smell. Alex begins noticing that sh My rating: Ibck problem with this book why I didn’t give it 5 stars comes in just past the middle.

That you did would suggest you liked the books—always a good thing! This is the strangest 3 stars I’ve ever given a book. It’s all about the world and the characters surviving in it.