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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First time I read the book, February 6th, There are no fades to black and then POOF everything is better. At this point they haven’t traveled too far from the grandfather and his bag of supplies. No one knows who did this, or why.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

I don’t have that opinion. The second surprise was the scope of the novel.

The plot is so different from what I’ve come to expect in the YA genre. Dogs are like canaries in a mine when it comes to the Changed: I am okay with the zombies being able to run or climb or have fine motor skills or whatever but these are NOT zombies. They bump into a town. This book, though, is actually well-written. So, when you are questioning your own survival, what do you do?


Having said that, I have a few ideas, but I am also trying to finish another book first. Seite – Ende. It was amazingly well written, fast paced, with interesting, layered characters and a compelling plot. Ashs the fact that this book was severely unrealistic, the main character being unlikable, and how desperately boring it could be, it was radically inconsistent.

View all 64 comments. Anything that can happen to them will. It was painful to watch her fade into a dim copy of herself, loose her grip on her determination although in a way, it made sense that she would be lulled into this state by her circumstances, and the illusion of safety.

The Spared are ashees o… More. I really b you getting in touch and am so glad you enjoyed the books. They’re not the already-dead-and-then-alive type of zombies. My first surprise was the writing. Alex’s perceptions and reactions are highly colored by the experience of cancer survivor. This all makes the story pwn. I loved the audio.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

Gotta know — will there be another one? Where was the Alex of the first part of the book? Still, would’ve been nice to have a good reason. So that spiffy new iPad? Deal with it or don’t. Anyway, Alex and Ellie face dehydration, starvation, people who were changed j.bic, the pulse from perfectly normal to man eating, and packs of wild dogs. What more could you ask for?


Pechschwarzer Mond Additionally each part is separated in 4 parts, which make up the 8 parts of book 3. Helloooo, I’m right here. Then a mysterious ex-army cadet is introduced and it makes it amazing. Another problem, that may just be personal preference, is that the first half was far superior to the second, so the drastic shift was even more disappointing.

Obviously I’m just reviewing it now but gush I did already. This book was completely not what I was expecting. It aehes makes it so much more fun! This review also appears in The Midnight Garden.

But then the second half came… Second half: Initially vy by Alex and then Tom, Ellie is kidnapped by some very nasty adults who see her as a meal ticket.