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Hasn't everyone else also read this about 10 time already? Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe, former Air Force major, and an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books, and novels. Her original stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, magazines and online venues. Ilsa currently lives with her family and other furry creatures in rural Wisconsin and across the street from the local Hebrew cemetery.

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Title: Ashes. But then the world suddenly changes. An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky zapping every electronic device and killing the vast majority of adults. Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the zombies that are on the hunt, Alex meets up with Tom — an Army veteran who escaped one war only to find something worse at home — and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse.

A tense and involving adventure with shocks and sudden plot twists that will keep teen and adult readers gripped. Why did I read this book: I loved Ms. Even with my skepticism concerning the premise of the book, I was very excited to nab a copy at BEA this year.

Not with a bang or a whimper, but with a high-intensity electromagnetic pulse EMP. Before civilization disintegrated by detonation, Alex was a girl on her last legs. While the EMP has killed a number of people such as those with pacemakers and of frail health , it seems that some people — teens — have been altered by the pulse, turned into ravenous, crazed zombie-like monsters. Faced with the threat of winter and starvation, the vicious horror of those changed by the EMP, and fellow humans who will do anything in order to survive, Alex and her new family fight to stay together and beat the odds.

The first novel in a planned trilogy, Ashes is an action-packed, gritty take on the apocalypse. Ilsa Bick has an exceptional gift for storytelling and plotting as seen in her novel Draw the Dark , and Ashes expertly builds tension and horror as the pages fly by — no small feat, considering there is a huge shift in plot about halfway through the novel. Both halves the first a survival story in the woods, battling through the initial chaos and unknown; the second a confrontation between other inevitable survivors are equally well-written and compelling, however, this type of split focus is bound to leave some readers torn.

The general atmosphere of dread and relentless horror, and overall fast novel pacing were wonderfully executed as Ms. Bick takes a world that changes from normal to insane in the blink of an eye. The action sequences are excellent, as are the hardships of living in the woods with encroaching winter threatening to kill our protagonists. Of course, the big draw in apocalypse novels beyond the action lies with the characters.

On the one hand, these characters all seem to subscribe to the infuriatingly stupid school of reactions and apocalypse training, which pisses me off to no end. Her sullenness and anger are understandable and in fact perfectly drawn for her character. Going from losing both of her parents as a child to developing terminal cancer can do a number on a girl, but Alex never falls into self-pity or victim territory.

Tom, a soldier on leave from his tour in Afghanistan, is an interesting character as well, with shades of trauma and darkness, revealed gradually over the novel.

As with Ms. Praises said, there were some sizable issues with Ashes that prevented me from fully loving the book with complete abandon. One would hope that a heroine would be able to connect the dots between those two events and possibly prescribe some of her miracle recovered brain function to the tiny robots living in her cranium. Beyond that annoyance, there are also two significant plausibility issues that disrupted my reading experience.

I was able to ignore some of the hand-wavey scientific explanations and copious amounts of applied phlebotinum without too much trouble and continue to immerse myself in the story. For a girl that had supposedly lost her memories of her parents, somehow she remembers everything about survival as taught by her father; gun handling, fire starting, rare herbs and edible roots, etc.

Ending on a high note and a frightening albeit not too shocking for the discerning audience revelation, I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy. Once again, Ms.

Bick proves herself as a formidable storyteller with a gift for complex characters, and I am very excited to see where Shadows takes Alex and her friends next. Thea James is half of the maniacal book review duo behind The Book Smugglers. By day, she does digital operations things over at Penguin Random House.

Amy — I hope you get a chance to read it! Helen — Awesome! I think you liked this one a little more than I did. But it was a fun read, yeah. Great review! Nice to read a review that liked the split in the story — I was beginning to think I was the only one lol! Bick The Book Smugglers […].

I definitely plan on checking out this book soon. So i just finished reading this book and I liked it.

I was confused in some parts, such as when Jess is just suddenly there. I had to look back and see if i missed something. Also Im torn between Tom and Chris. I have no idea who i want to be will alex but im leaning towards Chris. When does the next one come out??

I only found out about it after I noticed the 2nd book is on netgalley for free for a few weeks. Were they killed by the Marjorie clan or were they kidnapped? Hmm… Very interesting, my obsession for zombies tells me that i must read this book. I have recently started reading this book, and am about half way through it, I like how it is set out, but there is some really gruesome parts in it, which make me feel sick, which is good if you like that sort of thing, the plot is very fast paced and it feels like you are actully there, also the whole book is filled with suspense on every page, overall I would give this book, so far, a 7.

Once I read the part about the crazy people killing the dogs I threw the book across the room and was done. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Bick Posted on September 19, Title: Ashes Author: Ilsa J. Review: On a picturesque fall day, the world ends. Bick Speculative Fiction Young Adult. Ashes by Ilsa J. By Thea. Amy September 19, at am looks like a very interesting read! Thea September 19, at pm Amy — I hope you get a chance to read it!

Amy Turn the Page September 20, at am Nice to read a review that liked the split in the story — I was beginning to think I was the only one lol! I also groaned at how long it took Alex to realise why her senses had returned. Book Review: Ashes by Ilsa J. Addie December 17, at am So i just finished reading this book and I liked it.

Ilsa J. Cobalt February 8, at pm Hmm… Very interesting, my obsession for zombies tells me that i must read this book. Andreea July 20, at pm I loved this book. Anonymous March 19, at am I like pie. Anonymous March 19, at am Expect us. Shannon December 25, at pm I have recently started reading this book, and am about half way through it, I like how it is set out, but there is some really gruesome parts in it, which make me feel sick, which is good if you like that sort of thing, the plot is very fast paced and it feels like you are actully there, also the whole book is filled with suspense on every page, overall I would give this book, so far, a 7.

Anonymous October 19, at pm can one of u help me understand the hole book. Follow booksmugglers on Instagram Instagram has returned invalid data.

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Ilsa J. Bick is an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books and novels. She has written for several long-running science fiction series, most notably Star Trek , Battletech , and Mechwarrior:Dark Age. Her original stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, magazines, and online venues. Ashes, the first volume in her dystopian thriller trilogy, was released from Egmont USA in September She also holds a degree in literature and film studies, and has presented and written widely on applied psychoanalysis and film.

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Title: Ashes. But then the world suddenly changes. An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky zapping every electronic device and killing the vast majority of adults. Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the zombies that are on the hunt, Alex meets up with Tom — an Army veteran who escaped one war only to find something worse at home — and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse. A tense and involving adventure with shocks and sudden plot twists that will keep teen and adult readers gripped.

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