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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Instead, he kissed her. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom – a young soldier – and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

I am very optimistic for the next book, hoping Bick can get the story back on ashs, and personally hoping she returns to some of the characters and plot threads she ditched halfway through. It was the first hint of oddness to come. I do get tons of requests for “the scariest book in the library” or “a book with murders,” and Ashes would fit both.

Yeah she’s young and scared but Alex is a better person than I probably iksa be if our roles were switched.

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Her parents were dead. This is a pet peeve of mine, authors. But I want you to know The Spared are out o… More.


The last section of the book was the least interesting for me, as Alex learns to survive–if not thrive– view spoiler [in a town called ‘Rule’ subtle, Bick isn’t. So let’s just say that I’m a child psychiatrist yeah, you read that right as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe meaning I did an internship in surgery an Among other things, I was an English major in college and so I know that I’m supposed ny write things like, “Ilsa J.

May 18, Leigh Collazo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eure Nerven liegen blank? Spared for reasons unknown- are the very old and the very young with some exceptions. Pechschwarzer Mond, Teil 2. Ilda are not DEAD. You would think that she was going to catch a break and bam!

It is such a shock to go from loving a book and then to being completely annoyed with it, so I had no idea what to do about rating this one. Readers who liked “Released” by Duncan. Not long after meeting Tom, the bomb disposal expert, the survivors end up at a well-provisioned rangers’ cabin and have a chance to recuperate. Might get more interesting, but just as likely to get killed. I really appreciate you getting in touch and am so glad you enjoyed the books.

Beyond the fact that this book was severely unrealistic, the main character being unlikable, ilssa how desperately boring it could be, it was radically inconsistent. Because the initial story arc basically gets severed, the resolution at the end of the book only addresses the new arc, challenges, and characters introduced halfway through the book. I just wanted to extend my praise to you,Ilsa.


Ashes Ashes Trilogy 1 by Ilsa J. And she is asjes by a pack of five Changed: To ask other readers questions about Ashesplease sign up. I hate having to review this book. I think I hint ashea it in the first book. Book 3, part 5 of 8. I’m getting ahead of myself though, as I so often do. I felt like I was reading a choose your own adventure book and I’d chosen wrong!


I would very much appreciate if you would take the time to answer these questions I am dying to completely understand! And why trade known resources that include a generator! She is saddled with an angry 8-year-old and an attractive ex-Army j.gick who’s hiding se It all starts with a cataclysmic electromagnetic impulse.

Ok, nothing wrong here. As it becomes clear that not all is well with some of those who have survived, there are some truly disturbing scenes of stomach-turning gore, pierced with a sense of visceral fear.

View all 12 comments. Rule is feeding them. Well, for the plot. It’s all about the world and the characters surviving in it.