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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BUT this part totally and utterly redeemed through the aforementioned cliffhanger, where Alex realizes just what the town leaders are up to. The book begins with the main character Alex heading out for an extended camping trip in the wilderness. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some people simply died when the EMP occurred, but a number of people, particularly people around Alex’s age have turned into raging cannibalistic zombie types referred to as “the Changed”.

How can she not tell us if she survived and if yes under which circumstances? Ashes Ashes Trilogy 1 by Ilsa J. She did get better once the story got rolling so I gave in and didn’t run her down. Thanks for being so cool. Read every thing I can get my greedy little hands on that have to do with them.

Recommended to oliviasbooks by: If they were going to live off the land, wouldn’t they be in a fairly isolated place already? It is such a shock to j.buck from loving a book and then to being completely annoyed with it, so I had no idea what to do about rating this one.


So You Read ASHES a Year Ago

Books by Ilsa J. For one, her brain tumor had caused her to lose her sense of smell and taste but following the EMP those senses not only come back to her but they are heightened like never before. All in all, a pretty impressive start to an exciting new series. For instance, one chapter midway through view spoiler [has Ellie, Tom and Alex confronting a group of armed adults; hide spoiler ] j.bifk next leaps forward three days and is missing a character, leading me to re-read to see if I had missed what happened.

I enjoyed Draw the Dark, but this book totally blew me away. Nothing redeeming about it!

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

As gory as it is, I do believe there is a middle school audience for Ashes. And how would being isolated get them medical access? Ashes Trilogy, Book 1 Author s: She shows them no mercy. It was about cults and society and church and rights.

Still, the first and the second halves of the ila are so different that I felt cheated out of the book I started reading. Read every thing I can get my greedy little hands on that have to do wit This book started i,sa with me just wanting to kick an 8 year old’s whiney butt. Book 3, part 1 of 2. Heck, Adhes move in for good. They hang out there for a few weeks. She’s in the woods to scatter her parents’ ashes and find herself a little before she loses herself altogether.


And she is discovered by a pack of five Changed: But why then did Alex and Ellie remain unchanged?! J.bifk helps you keep track of books you want to read. Once away from Rule and many miles into the Zone, Alex comes upon a shocking tableau: I am very optimistic for the next book, hoping Bick can get the story back on track, and personally hoping she returns to some of the characters and plot threads she ditched halfway through.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

ASHES is a must read. I was shocked and then I got pissed and then I fought like hell … and then I went numb. As Alex is escorted by Jess and her allies to the Zone, Chris suddenly gallops out of the j.bickk. Despite her initial determination to escape from Rule, Alex eventually reciprocates. Logic holds strong to these characters and just because Alex is the MC doesn’t mean she’s boo-boo free. They are saved from one of the changed people and a pack of wild dogs by a guy named Tom.