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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Alex sets Tom up in a grocery store so she can go get help. Hardback Editions August First off, thanks so much for writing in. It didn’t bother me. Suckier still, Alex n.bick a monster in her head: BUT this part totally and utterly redeemed through the aforementioned cliffhanger, where Alex realizes just what the town leaders are up to.

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So You Read ASHES a Year Ago

My isa 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. It just makes it so much more fun! Pechschwarzer Mond, Teil 3.

Contrast that suspicion with her meeting up with Tom not long after the pulse–she isn’t freaked out that he stitched her head, removed her wet clothes or that they immediately settled into a family unit. Ilsa’s writing is detailed almost to a fault. She did get better once the story got rolling so I gave in and didn’t run her down. One of the strengths of the book was world building.


There were many times I found myself a little nauseous reading some of the things that happened. You give me a swanked up cabin with a generator, fireplace, guns, ingredients for chocolate chips cookies really! I closed the book and thought, “What just happened there? However, Bick failed on the intrinsic Midwest friendliness coupled with the natural comradarie of people in the wilderness.

Her sense of smell is off the charts. I kept wanting to go back to the place where Alex and Tom decided to leave the ranger station and choose another path for the story to follow.

Had it been my 17 year-old self, I would have reacted oppositely–trusting a grandpa, 8 year-old and their dog, and suspicious of a 24 year-old guy, no matter how good he smells. Romance isn’t the focus. They hang out there for a few weeks.

So You Read ASHES a Year Ago | ILSA J. BICK

So glad you enjoyed! I do get tons of requests for “the scariest book in the library” or “a book with murders,” and Ashes would fit both. Did Jess have a super-sense? It is then that Alex realizes the truth. The plot is original and well paced. She shows them no mercy. One of the “spared” -exceptions to the rule- is Alex a 17 year-old girl living with her aunt, after both her parents were killed in a helicopter accident three years earlier.

The problem with this book why I didn’t give it 5 stars comes in just past the middle. Alex es muy plana, Tom y Ellie tienen poca profundidad. I can say with the most unbridled sincerity that Ashes by Ilsa J. Although, rereading the back, I’m not sure why I was so surprised. I was not exhausted and glad to be finished with the book when I came to the end. It didn’t make sense. And not well enough to buy the sequel, either.


She’s only eight, after all. All that matters are the effects.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

Helloooo, I’m right here. Not many authors do this and it makes her work all the stronger for it. Yes, I know I drive people nuts with that.

She has a sense of smell which is far more greater than the average persons capabilities, she can sniff out the Zombies, the dogs she encounters in ilsx story seem to sense that too. Ashes really gripped me from beginning to end.

Ellie is like a small .jbick image of Alex, but with her own unique twist. Instead, she chooses to go hiking in the wilderness.

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”. After the Zap, Alex gets her sense of smell back in spades: This contrivance really started to bother me in the section that results in leaving the ranger station.

I like Ashes more, actually, because it’s less melodramatic and a bit more realistic. None of those lazy worldbuilding, OMG lurve triangle piles of horse poop.