Bick, Ilsa J.

(Paperback - 2012)
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It could happen tomorrow . . . An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. 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. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human. Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation. Gripped me from beginning to end - dark, creepy and suspenseful. James Dashner, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials A haunting and epic story of survival in a shattered world, ASHES is a must read . Michael Grant, New York Times Best-Selling author of Gone
Publisher: New York : Egmontusa, 2012
ISBN: 1606843850


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"Seventeen-year-old Alex is on a solo camping trip in the woods (and playing hooky from her seemingly pointless chemo treatments) when a series of electromagnetic pulses renders all technology useless, kills most of Earth's population, and turns many of those left alive into ravenous, bloodthirsty cannibals. But Alex isn't entirely alone; she teams up with an eight-year-old girl and a young soldier on leave who, like her, weren't transformed by the pulses, and the three of them fight together for survival. Terrifying and exhilarating, this gruesome trilogy opener is one that fans of apocalyptic fiction will devour." Teen Scene October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/72d88d46-49e9-4a07-ad0b-f8f2b75baf8a?postId=8719229c-6f71-45f8-b49d-2264d7fb6d8b

Apr 30, 2014
  • TeenLibrarian_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dark, twisted, gore-filled, scary, and I couldn't put it down!

this was a verry suspensfull book fild with romans and somthing like sobies but the trilc to it that this storry can actly hapem in real live this will make the hunger games look like a baby book the deetals wher perfekt my favors parts what when tom and alex kissed the sadst part whas when elli got taken away and whan alex had to leav her pernst ashes at rule along with ghost

Oct 25, 2012
  • Krishnanandini rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Dramatic! Well written and interesting.

Jun 10, 2012
  • Black_Panda_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

there were some rly creepy and disgusting parts, like when a couple "changed" girls and boys ate out the insides of a dead old lady..


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Feb 24, 2014
  • kyleswinney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: Very negative and controlling portrayal of Christians.

Feb 24, 2014
  • kyleswinney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This book will give all but the most hardened teens nightmares.

Feb 24, 2014
  • kyleswinney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Extremely graphic and gruesome figt sevens including cannibalism, murder and beheadings.

Feb 24, 2014
  • kyleswinney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Moderate use of foul language.


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Feb 24, 2014
  • kyleswinney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

kyleswinney thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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Jun 10, 2012
  • Black_Panda_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

the cliffhanger at the end is sooo suspenseful >.<


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Jun 10, 2012
  • Black_Panda_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Why can't you like me?" he said, his voice breaking. His scent steamed then, hot and heady with a welter of contradictions: apples and fire and electric roil of those cold, black shadows. "Why can't you like me just a little?"

She would never know how she might have answered, because he never gave her the chance.

Instead, he kissed her.”


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