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. Title: Ashes. Author: Ilsa J. Bick. Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Speculative Fiction. Publisher: Egmont USA Publication Date: September Ilsa J. Bick is an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books and novels. Ashes, the first volume in her dystopian thriller trilogy, was released from Egmont USA in September Before she became a successful author, Bick.

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View all 12 comments. I’ve spent the last 24 hours thinking about it, trying to sahes out a way to point out the good and the bad, instead of just listing all the things that annoyed me. I had to force ashhes to finish it. Sure, she doesn’t make the brightest decisions at times, but she knows how to take care of herself. I liked the strong but fragile Alex, and I was thoroughly engrossed by the incredible suspense and visceral, shudder-inducing scenes that will be forever seared into my memory.

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This, my friends, is the end of the blue fish and the beginning of the strange orange fish. Seite – 6 19 Apr 21, Instead of banding together, the survivors mostly elderly people grow desperate and steal and kill each other for their goods.

Mina also has the patience of a saint and packs a mean bite. And–hear him out–they’ll go even father north, to someplace even less populated and figure out how to live off the land. This biography of a living ashe needs additional citations for verification. Alex and Ellie, I mean superbrat, are surviving, moving along, surviving when they run into other teens. A cliffhanger so abrupt and shocking it feels like being flung out of a vehicle moving at high speed, then this your book.


Read Currently Reading Want to Read. This contrivance really started to bother me in the section that results in leaving the ranger station. Really short order–like about two days.

Having an ill teen as heroine was a fascinating choice, particularly one wrestling with the issues of terminal illness. From the end of one chapter to the beginning of the next, everything changed.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

All that matters are the effects. The Changed are on the move. She is 15 and an orphan A dog a man’s best friend and in this case a girls, Alex the main protagonist in this story.

View all 39 comments. They’re about the same size and they definitely look like they’d swim around together in the ocean if left to their devices. I guesss I just…know my people? There were many times I found myself a little nauseous reading some of the things that happened.

Harlan confesses and says that bic last saw Ellie bicj Mina weeks before and south of Rule. So, Alex is in the woods. It just makes it so much more fun!

Ilsa J. Bick

This book was completely not what I was expecting. Everything is so expertly figured out that it’s hard, if not impossible, to find loopholes in the logic. I felt Bick captured the sense of what it’s like to be in the midwest woods, far from civilization.

This is the strangest 3 stars I’ve ever given a book. There she meets an old man and his granddaughter Ellie and shares a meal with them. It puts them to shame in terms of worldbuilding and character development. I’m not exaggerating one bit when I say it reads like Bick had two VERY different versions of this manuscript and just spliced them together.


Ellie survives the zap, and Alex not only survives the zap but also regains her sense of smell, which she had lost due to her brain tumor.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I felt especially obligated to read this one because I already skipped the one from last month. Allerdings ist Band 2 kaum zu bekommen.

Ellie is a kid with issues. Monsters by Ilsa J.

Los personajes tampoco los veo muy bien trabajados. I felt like I was hiking with her, conjuring pine smell from my own memory, and feeling the chill in the fall air. View all 34 comments. Tom tries to save Ellie and gets shot in the leg. Maybe I should be more judgmental, but I tend to suspend disbelief when opening fiction of any kind, but I especially do with horror or science fiction.

Sep 10, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alex hiked into bivk woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. I simply have minimal questions. I should have been ready for it, since I was very clearly approaching the end with no resolution in sight, but I was still thrown for a loop.

The saddest part of this book ilea it falls for the saddest YA trope ilwa all time: The edition I bought of Ashes by Ilsa J.