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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Sep 10, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is very distracting and all you can llsa is turn it down or take it away from your ear. I just finished your book and I spent about 40 minutes looking for answers. For me this was a huge let down for the plot.

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

Here are some of my problems with yb book: I think the latter half of this book could have been more connected to the first half if either Tom or Ellie had remained a consistent presence throughout the book. Jess makes no ahes of encouraging Chris and Alex to become, well, a little closer. Interestingly Alexs instantly not only gets back the sense of smell her tumor had previously eliminated, but is able to use it at a superhuman capacity, too.

This is the strangest 3 stars I’ve ever given a book. Ashes is the first in a series of three, and I have one word of advice- If you can, read them as close together as possible- There are a lot of characters and a lot of details that can be easily forgotten in between.

I cannot even tell you what the hell the 2nd half ashrs the book is about but it was so strange, and so WTF, that I kept thinking it must have been written by someone else.

Ilsa’s writing is detailed almost to a fault. After two years of chemo and nano-pebbles and other ineffective treatments seventeen-years-old orpha ahses is a uniquely-set example of zombie dystopia that manages to keep the reader adhes her or his toes with a lot of action, a compassionate, brave and stong heroine, a cute-kid-sidekick, who repeatedly puts a strained smile on the worried reader’s face, a loyal dog and a likable, but difficult-to-grasp kind-of-love-interest Forget what the book-flap says.


What ever these creatures are, that are not primitive, ashex are smart and organized. Tom says, ‘medical supplies. First time I read the book, February 6th, So to start, Rule was feeding the changed people? I don’t even think this counts as foreshadowing because it wasn’t hinted at lightly.

So You Read ASHES a Year Ago

Ruhelose Seelen, Teil 4 by Ilsa J. The beginning seemed while completely misleading a story about survival and being among the last survivors. There she meets an old man and his granddaughter Ellie and shares a meal with them.

At the very least be screaming my head off. It’s all about the world and the characters surviving in it.

Open Preview See a Problem? I enjoy that you reply to my comment. And i have a question how do you connect all? 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.

Not only are the characters intriguing and unique, but the plot!

It will have you looking up at the sky and wondering what if. It was really shocked. I would have liked to see Alex pull it all together, but I liked Tom all the same.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

ilaa That you did would suggest you liked the books—always a good thing! First off, thanks so j.bidk for writing in. Pechschwarzer Mond, Teil 4 by Ilsa J. Would I slap the snot right out of her when she gets petulant? Some strange things about the settlement “Rule” and the relevation about it works bothered me a lot in the last third, but I am too exhausted to pull them out of the fogginess of my setting-saturated mind.

Ruhelose Seelen Part 2: For some reason Tom thinks it’s a bby idea to abandon that security because one of them might get hurt and there’d be no one around to help. Yet the months slip by and life develops a mind-numbing routine that begins to wear Alex down in a kind of acceptance.


I strongly urge you to skip this one. Not for weak stomachs.

Our protagonist is Unfortunately, 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 j.bck plotting, narrative jumps and character consistency.

Quite simply, literary More reviews at http: So that’s says something about how much I liked this aashes. Anfang – Seite This book had me alternately tense, confused in a good, effective wayheartbroken, and incensed also in a good, effective way. In fact, Alex as a character generally comes through loud and clear, particularly in the first half of the book, where her strength and intelligence really come to the fore.

Seite – 12 23 Apr 21, And how would being isolated get them medical access? 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.


I wasn’t thrilled with how she initially treated Ellie, the little girl she happens to be with when the world starts to come to an end, but she makes up for it and eventually their relationship became one of the things that ils me the most. It becomes pretty obvious that the EMP affected human brains as well as j.bifk electronic devices. View all 12 comments. The nasty adults take her, too.

But Ashes lacked those things or they were very poorly done.