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 Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

It ends on a massive cliffhanger, so be prepared for that. When I wasn’t reading it, I was talking it up to others or thinking about it. I confess the developing plot point of Alex’ special relationship with canines ashss a big fat lure I wanted to chase down, and likely kept me interested in her view spoiler [when in Rule hide spoiler ] but alas!

When the older man dies in the moment of inexplicable chaos, Alex is left with an bj old girl, no idea what has happened, and a whole world of horror to face. As a former middle schooler myself, I know I would have loved it. Pechschwarzer Mond Additionally each part is separated in 4 parts, which make up the 8 parts of book 3.

And–hear him out–they’ll go even father north, to someplace even less populated and figure out how to live off the land. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and sahes personal demons.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

She is saddled with an angry 8-year-old and an attractive ex-Army guy who’s hiding secrets, and they all must find safety and shelter from the other survivors who are no longer Review also posted on my visitable blog!


There are no fades to black and then POOF everything is better. Alex finds herself in company of a band of men and they are from a small knitted group called The Rule, what will her fate be in this story how will her journey end? Alex has a tough background and when she is partnered up with an 8 year old with a bunch of attitude it makes the story great.

Really short order–like about two days. However, Bick failed on the intrinsic Midwest friendliness coupled with the natural comradarie of people in the wilderness. It doesn’t have zombies.

Her perceived connection to him felt way too sudden for me, although; by the end of the first half I could see why they would be fairly close. View all 10 comments. I know, all you Ashes fangirls and fanboys just went “Yes huh! I still wanted to know how things would play out.

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I enjoyed Draw the Dark, but this book totally blew me away. It’s part sci-fi, part post-apocalypse, part zombie, part wilderness survival, and the telling was extremely visual and well-paced. I might read the next book to see if it gets back on course, but I think n.bick erratic writing is not something one can easily recover from.

She is 15 and an orphan with a brain tumor. She has huge memory gaps, although her survival skills remain, leading to one of the logic complaints other readers fix on. And I loved how Ilsa balanced that relationship that, for the most part, wasn’t there like it is in many other similar books. One frozen head she recognizes: Sep 10, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The gore is my main concern, and I rarely reject a book for the library based solely on violence.

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My favorite scenes of this book were two of the most spine-tingling moments I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading – even I turned my head in disgust. Los zombies ya no son lo que eran y lo convierte en algo original e innovador.

It is a good book Well, I do have ideas.


I absolutely adore Alex, and I feel like she is a lot like Katniss. And why trade known resources that include a generator! She tells it as it is, blood and teeth scattered across the ground, entrails being sucked like spagetti, eyeballs being popped out and eaten But they can freeze to death, and even can starve and can be killed very easily.

While there is a chapter or two roughly halfway through that essentially act as a hinge between the two sections of the book, the transition is jarring enough to make Ashes feel like it is fragmented into two different novels. I think I hint at it in the first book.

I wondered if there was deeper anger issues that would be clarified later, but they never were.

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