Book Spotlight: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

It could happen tomorrow… 

A cataclysmic event. An army of “The Changed.” 
Can one teen really survive on her own? 

An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. For those spared, it’s a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human… 

Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom—a young army veteran—and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse. 

This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive.


Wow. Ummm. Wow. End of review.

But seriously guys, I don’t even know what to say about this book, because it blew me away! 
Its beings with a girl named Alex going on a little hike. She’s struggling with some things in her life and need a bit of time to figure things out. That one hike changes her life forever. The whole world changes. An EMP sweeps through the sky killing most of the population and leaving many “Changed.” Alex meets Ellie and Tom. Together they create a family of their own, trying to survive. 
I loved the relationships in this book. Each character is real. I expected good story as soon as I started reading. What I didn’t expect was zombie. But I loved it! The way Ilsa writes, it’s breathtaking. The reality of the savageness of these used to be people is outstanding. I’m definitely privy to one guy in the story, but I won’t reveal who that is just yet. Alex is a strong character who fights for others before she fights for herself. 
The story pulls you in from the opening pages and keeps holding on till the end. The last words of the book, oh my goodness, are unbelievable!!! Ilsa leaves as with the biggest cliffhanger since the time of cliffhangers and I want book 2 now!!!! This books will leave you wanting more. So much more! It’s a dark, edgy read that is unique and entertaining. This book comes out September 6th. I highly recommend it! Buy it. Read it. Love it. 
Happy reading, 
P.S. I’d like to hear your thoughts! 🙂

1 thought on “Book Spotlight: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

  1. Thanks for wishing me a happy 2-year blogoversary! ♥

    I need to review this myself soon, so I skimmed your review (hate really reading others' reviews before I review it myself in case I accidentally plagerize). But I think you summed it up pretty well in the first line. The concept and world of ASHES were just so AWESOME, and I'll definitely be watching for the sequel. 🙂


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