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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Seite – 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. But they can freeze to death, and even can starve and can be killed very easily. Reviews ashhes the second have me wondering whether it’s worth picking up due to narrative disjointedness.

Midway through everything about the focus of the book shifts. Number two, the crazy claustrophobic and misogynistic environment of Rule was so much more interesting to qshes than the woods. It doesn’t have zombies.

View all 29 comments. I appreciate diction, syntax, figurative language, and all of those fun literature words. Nothing redeeming about it! I know, all you Ashes fangirls and fanboys just went “Yes huh!

I klsa I hint at it in the first book. View all 64 comments. I enjoy that you reply to my comment. So let’s just say that I’m a child psychiatrist yeah, you read that right as bicm 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 to write things like, “Ilsa J.


Sep 23, Anagha Uppal rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I was shocked and then I got pissed and then I fought like hell … and then I went numb. So are you imagine it all while you are writing or do you know all already befor you write the first book, how the third Book ends?

The trauma and dangers encountered are realistic enough that I didn’t feel like it had been whitewashed for the sake of sensitive readers.


Call it the ‘Carol’ character of The Walking Dead. Book 3, part 3 of 8. But literally halfway through the book, something really odd happens. Hence my two fish comparison, had the world building not matched ashws would’ve been greeted with a much weirder splicing. First off, thanks so much for writing in.

Alex’s sardonic references to her brain tumor show that while she accepts that the tumor will eventually kill her, she won’t be going down without a fight.

But if you asked me, Qshes would in all likelihood say: Can you please write one last book with a concluding ending of Ashes! There she meets an old man and his granddaughter Ellie and shares a meal with them. I’ve read a lot of reviews on this book and I see a bickk of people were disappointed with the way the story shifts in the middle.

There is a cliffhanger in the middle that I questioned.


Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

So they are not zombies. But there ilea not really time to ponder, because the girls are attacked by a small pack of wild dogs and later by another “brain-zap” – who gets shot just in time by the youngish soldier Tom.

Sure the world has gone to hell, but these damn kids just could not catch bico break. The first half of the book is a solid four stars.

I could feel myself shrieking inwardly as Alex experiences confusion and growing feelings for this character.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Which led me to one of my first serious logic confusion–why would they leave when they’ve acknowledged the world is likely in disarray?

For the first half of the book, Alex is a terminal cancer patient who has gone AWOL on her latest useless treatment for a retreat into the woods. Hey Ilsa, great writing. And i have a question how do you connect all? But he can kiss Alex, and boy, is it a doozy. Absolutely loved it, and I highly recommend it. Deer have flung themselves off cliffs.

Just life in this weird religious cult amish society. Ruhelose Seelen, Teil 2 by Ilsa J. Initially rescued by Alex and then Tom, Ellie is kidnapped by some very nasty adults who see her as a meal ticket.