Despite all odds, humanity survives and evolves in the face of a disaster that nearly destroys Earth. But now the Commander, a brutal dictator from Pax Lunar Colony, seeks to control both worlds. Telekinetic teen Madi tries to save her parents from his schemes, but realizes she must help save the world first. Stranded in a post-apocalyptic American wasteland, Madi will fight to find her way back to her friends and family, while searching for new allies and a way to end the Commander’s violent conquest. Ashes is the dark, thrilling sequel to The Scorching.