Ashes (Ashes Trilogy Series #1)

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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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

“…a harrowing apocalyptic survival tale that brims with true horror….Ashes inhabits the same dark country as The Stand (and is, in fact, delightfully King-esque at times) or Justin Cronin’s recent viral apocalypse The Passage…. Bick’s ability to convincingly render the mindset of people exposed to horrors and those still living with them makes not just Alex but all the characters around her feel real enough that we ache for them.”  Locus Magazine
 
The gorgeous (and disturbing cover) is sure to grab attention; an impeccable sci-fi/horror
balance, quick pace, and risky storytelling all live up to the jacket’s promise.  The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
An action-packed tale of an apocalypse unfolding, launching a trilogy with flair.   Publishers Weekly                 
 
Gritty, grim, grotesque, gruesome, gratifying and ultimately deeply satisfying, Ashes is this year's best ya dystopian novel. Pamela Thompson,  El Paso Times Sunday Living  
 
Splendidly paced apocalyptic zombie horror ends with a thrilling, terrifying cliffhanger and a number of unresolved mysteries.   Kirkus Reviews
 
You won't want to put it down and, quite frankly, it blows the rest of those dismal-future books clean out of the water.  Donna at Bites, www.bitemybooks.com
 
Ashes is disaster done right, it has to be one of the best disaster books I have read in a long while... I cannot recommend this book enough.  (Five Stars) www.readforyourfuture.org
 
It's like the Walking Dead, but in a YA novel…. I can't wait for the sequel!   Hallie Wilkins, age 16, Anderson's Bookshops
 
Dystopia on steroids, exactly what it should be.  Pamela, Hickelbees, San Jose, CA
 
Front and center we have my current obsession, Ilsa Bick's Ashes, which is like Justin Cronin's The Passage for the YA set.   Suzanna Hermans, co-owner of Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, N.Y
 
If Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin bore a lovechild (I read The Passage directly following ASHES), Ilsa J. Bick would be their bouncing baby girl. A. Ragheb, randomactsofreading.com  
 
“Great writing. Fantastic plot. Likeable characters. Mt. Everest-type cliffhanger. It all makes for a fabulous book — for young adult readers and adults alike.” –Examiner.com (Chicago)
 
Ashes is one that fans of Suzanne Collins's trilogy will surely devour. …What will really grab readers is the wonderful narrative that carries Ashes through every shocking, unexpected plot twist. Bick clearly has a natural gift for storytelling, and here she has crafted a compelling story that will suck you in.” —-Examiner.com (national) 
 
“An easy read with engaging characters and an intriguing plot. …This novel is gripping and intense but very dark…it's not a book for the faint of heart or young and may leave readers checking for their flashlights and battery-operated radios — just in case.” –Deseret News

Publishers Weekly
Bick delivers an action-packed tale of an apocalypse unfolding, launching a trilogy with flair. While camping in a national park in Michigan, 17-year-old Alex, a girl coping with a brain tumor and the side effects of its treatment, survives a series of electromagnetic pulses that may have taken out the entire world. Miles from nowhere, she hikes with new companions—an obstinate eight-year-old orphan named Ellie and a young soldier named Tom—as they try to make sense of things. Aside from wrecking their equipment, the pulse has killed most adults and morphed young people into psychotic flesh-eating monsters that are soon dubbed the Changed. Alex is different, too (her formerly dead sense of smell is now nearly supernaturally strong), and the companions worry about their own potential to "Change" as they attempt to find other survivors. Bick (Draw the Dark) doesn't shy away from gore—one woman's guts "boiled out in a dusky, desiccated tangle, like limp spaghetti"—but it doesn't derail the story's progress. If readers have any complaint, it will be with the ending, which only sets up the next book. Ages 14–up. (Sept.)
VOYA - Matthew Weaver
Bick takes the best of post-apocalyptic, zombie fiction, like Cormac McCarthy's The Road (Vintage Books, 2007) and Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead graphic novel series (Image Comics, 2006-2011), and adds the exact thing that has been sorely lacking from those genres: girl power, and in a heaping dose. Seeking reprieve from a terminal sentence, orphan Alex decides to spend her last days in the wilderness. When she meets a kindly old man and his snotty granddaughter, Ellie, Alex is eager to be alone, but noone is prepared for an electromagnetic pulse that leaves the old man dead and Alex with a recovered sense of smell and the new ability to discern fear. There are also a whole mess of ravenous adolescent cannibals, paranoid adults, and a ticked-off eight-year-old. A child psychiatrist, aspiring surgeon, and former Air Force major, Bick has the background necessary to craft her tale, as her heroine faces situations that make the Hunger Games look like a tea party. Deceptively simple at first, the story is infused with science and real-life elements that lend further credence as the action picks up steam. Bick proves adept at tugging at heartstrings while gearing up for the next dreadful thing waiting around the corner. Oh sure, there are a few love interests in the mix, but do not mistake Alex for the shrinking-violet paranormal wisps or kick-rump world saviors flooding the YA market. She is better: a real girl with brains and heart, just trying to survive in a world that is out to eat her alive. Reviewer: Matthew Weaver
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—A ragtag group—a teen with an inoperable and terminal brain tumor on a journey to find closure, a young soldier on leave running from personal demons, and an angry little girl whose grandfather has taken her on a backpacking trip after the death of her father—have two important things in common: the electromagnetic pulse that ripped through the sky while they were hiking in the Waucamaw Wilderness didn't kill them, and it did not change them into crazed, flesh-eating zombies. Now they are trying to stay alive and keep as far away from the zombies as possible. However, the greatest threat to their survival may come from other survivors. In the gore, violence, and disturbing societal constructions of this postapocalyptic/zombie thriller, readers will see echoes of Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" series (Scholastic), Patrick Ness's "Chaos Walking" series (Candlewick), and James Dashner's "The Maze Runner" series (Delacorte), making this an excellent choice for those searching for more along the same lines. The novel is equal parts horrifying and riveting, and many teens will be compelled to devour it in one sitting. But be forewarned: not a single plot point is wrapped up, so readers who like things neatly solved better wait until the whole trilogy is out.—Heather M. Campbell, formerly at Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO
Kirkus Reviews

When civilization ends and you're faced with an army of face-eating, nuclear-mutant zombies, having a brain tumor doesn't seem so bad.

Alex, orphaned, 17 and dying, decides she's sick of pointless chemo. She bugs out of school for a backpacking trip in the wilderness, determined to make her own end. Just a few days into her trip something terrible happens: A horrible, screeching pain knocks her senseless, kills an elderly backpacker and sends scores of dead birds falling from the sky. Wild dogs in the area seem to have run mad, and did Alex actually see two teenagerseatingan old woman? Along with two fellow survivors—bratty middle schooler Ellie and Tom, a young soldier on leave—Alex seeks safety. Alex and Tom are both outdoorsy, but for every cache of weapons and MREs they find, another horrible event takes place. Their gun-toting survivalism only keeps them safe for so long in a post-apocalyptic America in which most of the other young people have been Changed to cannibals. The requisite creepy cultist village raises excellent questions of trust and society. Alex can't survive on her Glock alone; she needs supplies, knowledge, allies and affection.

Splendidly paced apocalyptic zombie horror ends with a thrilling, terrifying cliffhanger and a number of unresolved mysteries.(Horror. 12-15)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606843857
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: Ashes Trilogy Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 85,986
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, film scholar, former Air Force major, and now a full-time author. Her critically acclaimed, award-winning YA novels include Draw the Dark, Drowning Instinct, and Ashes (a 2011 VOYA Perfect Ten).  Ilsa currently lives in rural Wisconsin, near a Hebrew cemetery.  One thing she loves about the neighbors: they're very quiet and only come around for sugar once in a blue moon.  Visit her online at www.ilsajbick.com or adr3nalin3.blogspot.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ilsajbick.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    A book you will stay up late to read

    Really 4.5 stars

    Ashes is, without a doubt, unlike anything that I've ever read. With an interesting cast of characters, imagined situations that became all too real, and constant surprises, Ashes is an edge-of-your-seat read the entire way through.

    Alex is tired of living with a brain tumor, tired of the constant treatment attempts, tired of having other people not know how to react to her. She decides to go on a final wilderness hike and spend some time in the seclusion of nature. And then an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the world, killing a vast majority of people, rendering electronic devices useless, and changing the world as Alex knew it. She soon finds herself with an unwanted traveling companion and trying to survive with just what was in her pack. And then Alex meets Tom, a former soldier who is also trying to survive in this world. They work together to make a life in the wake of all the destruction, all the while worrying that they may end up changing into little more than animals, as other humans have. But they eventually realize that they can't stay hidden in the woods forever, and then the real adventure begins...

    Because of the nature of this book, it's hard to say much without giving something away. The suspense, the constant obstacles, and the emotional journey are what make this book riveting; the characters were just as compelling as the action. Ashes is post-apocalyptic rather than dystopian, and both Alex and Tom have some basic survival skills; this allows the story to focus on deeper issues, including learning who to trust in a world with people gone mad and what to live for when it seems there are no reasons left. Everything was so vividly described (including the behavior of the "changed" people) that I felt like I was right beside Alex and Tom, both in the woods and out of it. In Ashes, elements of science fiction, dystopian, and coming-of-age books merge into something new and exciting.

    I will say that this book left me with some unanswered questions. Because of all the hardships that Alex and Tom face, this book is not exactly an easy read. There were a few times that I was frustrated because I just wanted something to go right for them. But despite the sadness, and despite all of the loose threads left at the end, the intensity of this book left me wanting more.

    Ashes is a book that you will stay up late into the night to read - I know that I did. I am already counting down the days until the next book. I cannot wait to see what else Ilsa has in store for this trilogy!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Good book. Well written. Bad ending.

    First, let me say that this is the first book review I have ever written.

    The book was really good. It captures your interest and develops the characters well.
    There are some inconsisties with the plot. The bit about all the dogs suddenly loving Alex conflicts with the pack of dogs that initially attacked her in the forest. This is never resolved.

    However it is the ending or really the lack there of that really prompted me to write this review. I don't want to give away the ending so I will keep my comment somewhat general in nature. The ending does not resolve the fate of the heroine and there are other characters whose fate is left hanging as well. I can see this as a technique to set up for a sequel, but it feels like the author needed to keep the book at a certain number of words and chose to end it as quickly as possible.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

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    SORRY TO ALL THE FANS, you will probably disagree with me!

    Wow is what i thought in the begining, this is sooo great and suprising great book........then BAM it turned awlful could hardly keep reading. The story slowed completly down to a halting stop, it started skipping important details throwing in all kinds of names i got a little confused at where it was going, then it started almost a new story, a very bad one. Ending i thought was just plain bad! Had soooo much potential, it made me really sad. Really creepy zombies i think probably the creepiest for me because it wasnt just in the begining zombie this zombie that, but surprised me with where they came in, then how smart and their personalities, and i dont know why but how little they were actually having conflicts with the zombies made it that much more creepy. I have to read the sequel becuase i have know clue whats happend to any of the characters. So you may or may not want to risk it!!!!

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

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    All I could think about when I wasnt reading this book, was gett

    All I could think about when I wasnt reading this book, was getting back to it as soon as I could. If your a Walking Dead fan, then you will be a fan of this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Fantastic

    Great book. Could not put it down. Looking forward to the next.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    This is now defiantly by second favorite book (after the Hunger

    This is now defiantly by second favorite book (after the Hunger Games). I loved almost everything about it and I hope my friends read it so I can talk to them about it. I read a lot of teen fiction book and most of them have a love triangle with one girl and two guy, usually it is easy to tell which guy the girl will pick in the end and it is obvious that the author set it up like that, but when I finished Ashes i really could not say with guy character she would end up with or which one I liked better. I love how IIsa J. Bick made the male characters so equal and really left it up to the reader to choose. I can't wait until the next book comes out I will defiantly read it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

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    In this riveting story of survival, 17-year-old Alexandra Adair

    In this riveting story of survival, 17-year-old Alexandra Adair is hiking in the woods of northern Michigan when something unexpected and terrifying happens – an electromagnetic pulse – which not only fried her cell phone and other electronic devices, but disrupted birds in flight who began crashing into each other and falling to the ground dead. Making her way back to civilization, Alex encounters several people who have changed and begins to wonder what the rest of the country and, even perhaps, the world are experiencing. In the quest to find food, shelter, and safety, Alex will soon find out what awaits beyond the wilderness…a post-apocalyptic nightmare.

    Ashes is divided into five parts – Part 1: The Mountain; Part 2: Tom; Part 3: The Change; Part 4: Rule; and, Part 5: The Monster; however, in reading the book there seems to be two distinctive parts – navigating the forest and then coping with life and attempting to survive in what remains of civilization. Bick’s careful attention to detail and setting the scene produced a gripping page-turner with characters that not only had depth, but were also believable.

    I found Ashes to be one of those books which is incredibly difficult to put down – from beginning to end there was a sense of both danger and adventure which was enthralling. At the end of the book, I was definitely excited for what’s to come in the sequel, Shadows. I rate this book five out of five stars – it’ll be a great addition to any public library’s collection. Due to graphic violence and scary situations, I’d recommend this book for grade 9 and up. Worth noting, this book has much appeal for adults, as well.

    Genres: Young Adult / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Dystopian / Adventure / Horror

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Epic Post Apocolyptic Story

    For some reason, this book has taken me some time to wrap my head around and review, maybe it is because if I had to describe it in one word it would be "epic". I read it, or shall I say, tore right through it, but then had to think about it for a bit. I loved the book, even if it was very different from what I expected - it is definitely a story of survival and horror. Even with its love triangle, Ashes is definitly different from the other YA romance dystopian books out there.

    The beginning is really good and fast paced - we learn about Alex and her condition in a concise and intriguing way. Bick has me turning the pages to see what will happen next and how the scenario plays out. It is a book where everything goes from bad to worse, then worse again, then even worse again.

    The writing is vivid and imaginataive with some interesting phrasing (though there is the odd bit of distracting grammar), and this definitely applies to the gory bits - this book is quite brutal and has a great deal of graphic violence. However, Bick's writing really drew me in and I loved how she was able to create tension, even when there wasn't much action. She also used omnicient narrator quips that set reader up for tension, because we then know things that the characters don't.

    The story is told from Alex's point of view (but not first person present as so many books are right now), and I really felt for her. Alex is a strong heroine, capable, intelligent and likable, but in a horrible situation. I absolutely loved Ellie, the young girl that Alex finds herself looking after. She has some great, honest reactions that feel authentic to her age. I liked Tom as well, the army veteran and love interest for Alex, but I also felt a bit reserved about him, though I am not positive why. Maybe he just felt a little more stereotypical. Then there are the dogs, I love the addition of all of the dogs and how they add to the book.

    Probably my favorite part of this book, and something I have found with other zombie type books lately, is the exploration of human nature and how people act in stressful or lawless situations. I love how Bick delves into what is a monster - is it cancer? is it zombies? is it people who have free will and act in ways they never would under normal circumstances? She also gets into the roles of hope and fate and freedom.

    Ashes ends with a great cliffanger and I can hardly wait to read the next book in this series. I would highly recommend this book to those who like zombie books or who don't mind graphically brutal scenes, but who like a good post-apocolyptic story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Iowa City

    I read and wasn't sure about reading #2 of this trilogy but I did anyway and I'm sorry I did. Seems like a slow moving story and alot of filler. Don't waste your money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    I couldn't put it down fast enoigh.

    I was drawn in after reading the back, but the graphic descriptions about made me throw up.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    Absolutely riveting!

    This novel blew me away. With the proliferation of post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, I always start a novel like this is the slightest bit of apprehension because surely this one can't be as good as "X." As is the case so often, there was absolutely nothing to be worried about with this book--it was probably one of the most riveting novels that I have read this year. When the novel opens, we are introduced to Alex, who has set off on a hiking/camping journey to Lake Superior. Although we're not privy to her reasons for the trip, there is the distinct feeling of running away from something and an attitude of finality and closure to her journey (which makes more and more sense as you learn about her history and reasons for the trip later). Alex is immediately an intriguing character who captures your imagination with her slightly brash personality. She has a slight air of self-pitying at the beginning but that is quickly overshadowed by her fiercely independent nature coupled with her deeply caring spirit. There's no denying that she's been through a lot and that may have caused her to be slightly wary of and abrasive toward people, but as you see her interact with the other characters, you quickly learn that she has a compassionate side that can't be shut away or overlooked. The characters are a major factor in what made me fall in love with this book. Alex was obviously well-developed and incredibly realistic in her strengths and flaws. However, each and every character that we meet has a complex, fascinating nature. First, there is Ellie. Ellie has all the signs of being a bratty, spoiled child unaccustomed to not getting her way, but she is slowly revealed as simply a truly scared child with a rough past and also as a fiercely loyal child as we watch her become attached to Alex. Tom is just as mysterious with his uncertain past in Afghanistan and guarded personality. As Alex becomes attached to Tom and we slowly learn more about him, he becomes more complex and appealing. Even the character we don't get to know quite as well later in the novel, including Jess, Chris, and the Reverend, are all engaging characters that you easily find yourself drawn to. I definitely look forward to the second book so that I can learn more about these characters. Now, the characters are fabulous, but no story could truly be as spellbinding as this one without fabulous storytelling and writing. Ms. Bick's writing is so fantastically realistic that it is absolutely terrifying at times to be reading this novel. The ideas that she brings forth about mutually assured destruction and the true weapon capabilities that we have in our world are terrifying, and that makes the story that much more engaging. The ending to this novel will leaving you gasping for breath and begging for more! I seriously kept attempting to turn to the next page on my Nook because I could NOT believe that was the end of the book. I will definitely be waiting on pins and needles for the next book in 2012.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    simply amazing book

    Alex has lost her parents and has a tumor in her head. She feels like life was not worth living what's the point. Then while out hiking an electromagnetic pulse sweeps across the sky and the whole world is turned on its head. Alex finds that most the human still alive have changed into something crazy they will kill anything that moves. Alex need to find out what's happening with no electronics and nearly everyone dead what well Alex have to do to stay alive and find out what's going on?

    I have been finding it hard to write up a review on this book is was so...amazing just my sort of book there was so much going on and the book never got slow it was always on the fast track. Alex was an interesting and strong character that not only looked after herself but also looked after a very stubborn child. You follow Alex journey not only does she want to know what's going on but she also wants to find out what's happening to herself. The world has changed so much that she fears what might happen now and in the future. Each day is a struggle that they have to pull through and I loved every word of the book.

    I really loved the horror element most of all in the book but I also love the fight to survive and the secrets and lies. It's a journey that will leave you hungry for more.
    I would happily recommend this book to others it's a most read book.
    5/5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Zombie Series For Girls

    You will instantly love Alex, the protagonist of the series, as she battles for survival in the zombie infested US. Her relationship with Tom, a kickbutt X-military hottie, flawlessly flows into the struggle for survival. To complicate matters, Alex and Tom are trying to protect Ellie (a newly orphaned tween). Ellie really annoyed me at first, but as the series progressed I began to look forward to her point of view. The whole series is told from shifting perspectives and I found myself skipping/skimming the chapters dedicated to the characters of Rule. I highly recommend this collection, esprcially if you are a girl who loves horror/zombie novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Amazing

    It was fantabulous!!

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  • Posted May 22, 2014

    Ashes is the story of a young girl named Alex traveling in a pos

    Ashes is the story of a young girl named Alex traveling in a post-apocalyptic America. Alex has a very fatalistic view towards her life due to an incurable brain tumor. Having lost all desire to live on, Alex decides to take one final hike through the wilderness. However, things don't go as she had planned as through the course of her journey she meets other travelers and ends up having to look after a child and protect herself as well with nothing but the supplies she had brought along with her. Ashes has elements of sci-fi, as a giant electromagnetic pulse kills many people and renders all technology virtually useless but, also contains plenty of action and suspense, as well as horror and even "zombies," because everyone likes zombies.

    In short, Ashes is a great book to read for anyone who is looking for an exciting gripping story to get into. The book is well written and the story told in such a way that it may prove hard to put the book down until you've finished and seen Alex's journey all the way through.

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    Posted May 14, 2014

    Ash

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    Posted December 25, 2013

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    Posted November 23, 2013

    hey

    name-tigerstar
    clan-snakeclan
    age-19 3/4 moons.
    appearence-big orange tom with friendly blue eyes
    personality-kind and very protective of his clan.
    favorite prey- he'll take anything he can get his hands on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Gracesong

    Gender : Female - Looks : A tortiseshell with vivid green eyes - Personalty .Fierce Kind Loving mischevous Mate : Vixenflight - kits : Katnisskit (female)Waterfallkit(female) and Stonekit (male). Perhaps helps main charcter along the way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Firesteel

    Name: Firesteel
    Clan: WolfClan
    Description: An incredibly strong and handsome orange-brown tom.
    History: Firesteel can't remember his childhood well. He joined WolfClan when he was young and made friends. He trained to become as strong as he could be. He mated with Owlfur, now disappeared, and has three kits. He has fought forces of evil many times. He fought Chaos once in the Forest of Darkness. He and his mate Owlfur battled against the original Toxin and succeded in defeating him when Toxin blasted Owlfur and Firesteel used his rage to transcend. Firesteel has had many encounters with BloodClan and has helped defend his friends. He has many hopes for the future.
    Powers: Strength, Ki, super good looks, and transformations (Into a wolf or a dragon).

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