Ilsa J. Bick / Dec 16, 2019

Ashes No she thought No please God I m not seeing thisSeventeen year old Alex is hiking through the wilderness when it happens an earth shattering electromagnetic pulse that destroys almost everything S

  • Title: Ashes
  • Author: Ilsa J. Bick
  • ISBN: 9780857382627
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • No, she thought No, please, God, I m not seeing thisSeventeen year old Alex is hiking through the wilderness when it happens an earth shattering electromagnetic pulse that destroys almost everything.Survivors are divided between those who have developed a superhuman sense and those who have aquired a taste for human flesh These flesh hunters stalk the land hungry, ruthNo, she thought No, please, God, I m not seeing thisSeventeen year old Alex is hiking through the wilderness when it happens an earth shattering electromagnetic pulse that destroys almost everything.Survivors are divided between those who have developed a superhuman sense and those who have aquired a taste for human flesh These flesh hunters stalk the land hungry, ruthless and increasingly cleverAlex meets Tom, a younge army veteran, and Ellie, a lost girl They will fight together and be torn apart, but Alex must face the most difficult question of all In such a vastly changed world, who can you trust A srtory of high wire tension, gut wrenching twist, and burgeoning love, Ashes will leave you breathless.

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      • Ilsa J. Bick

        Among other things, I was an English major in college and so I know that I m supposed to write things like, Ilsa J Bick is Except I hate writing about myself in the third person like I m not in the room Helloooo, I m right here So let s just say that I m a child psychiatrist yeah, you read that right as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe meaning I did an internship in surgery and LOVED it and maybe shoulda stuck , former Air Force major and an award winning, best selling author of short stories, e books, and novels Believe me, no one is shocked about this than I unless you talk to my mother.


    1. It all starts with a cataclysmic electromagnetic impulse. Dead birds fall from the sky. Deer run off a cliff, maddened for unknown reasons. And people drop dead instantaneously and inexplicably--or they are miraculously, irrevocably changed, some for the better, and some for the worse.The first half of this book is a phenomenal. 17-year-old Alex is transformed by the big event in ways that she can't understand. She is saddled with an angry 8-year-old and an attractive ex-Army guy who's hiding se [...]

    2. yeah, i loved it. i mean, wilderness survival and zombie survival? it's like this author knows all about me. i was so eager to get this, i even read her other book, draw the dark, while i waited.but this one was so much better.i have been excited for this book for a while now, even though i read so many reviews on here about how the second half of the book is such a letdown. fortunately, by the time i actually got my hands on a copy of the book, i had forgotten specific complaints, and only reme [...]

    3. I hate having to review this book. I've spent the last 24 hours thinking about it, trying to figure out a way to point out the good and the bad, instead of just listing all the things that annoyed me. Here’s my conclusion: the only remotely fair thing to do is to write two separate reviews: one of the first and one of the second half of the book. First half: ***** (five stars)The first half of Ashes was one of the best things I’ve read recently, and that’s saying a lot! It was amazingly we [...]

    4. 2.5 stars out of 5 The story: Alex, has a brain tumor. She does not want any more treatments, is tired of hospitals, treatments, and false hope. So, when you are questioning your own survival, what do you do? You go on a “survival” trip! Ok. We straight here? Good. So, Alex is in the woods. She is just minding her own business, being the withdrawn, moody teenager, when she meets 8 year old Ellie and Ellie’s grandfather. We don’t need to go into the details of Ellie but let’s just nickn [...]

    5. Everything was going so well.latively speaking. Things were going as well as can be expected when a series of massive electromagnetic pulses has sent the world hurtling into a nuclear maelstrom. People have dropped dead on the spot. Birds have fallen from the sky. Deer have flung themselves off cliffs. And some people have turned completely, cannibalistically feral.So when I say things were going well, I mean that Bick was spinning a very compelling story.Seventeen year old Alex is hiking in the [...]

    6. 4.5I read ASHES by Ilsa Bick a year ago- when I was on this "YA post-apocalyptic" rollllllll. I couldn't get enough of them! Noooow not that I am trying to ruffle any feathers, but after reading some reviews of ASHES, I kind of had to chuckle. Quite a few people gave it low marks for various things being "unbelievable". I don't have that opinion. In fact I rarely have that opinion when reading fictione it is after allction- this is horror YA to boot. Maybe I should be more judgmental, but I tend [...]

    7. Unfortunately, while Ashes was an interesting book--it did manage the triptych of the apocalypse (wilderness survival, cross-country travel-survival, and dealing-with-deviants survival)--it was troubled by plotting, narrative jumps and character consistency. I'd call it a three-star read--good enough to survive a little longer, but it could go either way next season. Call it the 'Carol' character of The Walking Dead. Might get more interesting, but just as likely to get killed.Our protagonist is [...]

    8. Imagine two fish swimming around in a big fish tank. There's a castle and a little treasure chest that opens up to send bubbles shooting up in the water. One fish is bright blue and the other is neon orange. They're about the same size and they definitely look like they'd swim around together in the ocean if left to their devices. Now imagine the very strange owner hacking the two fish in half and stitching the top of the blue fish to the lower half of the orange fish with crude Frankenstein-esq [...]

    9. Review also posted on my visitable blog!A fast-paced, riveting read.“It was that stages-of-anger thing. I was shocked and then I got pissed and then I fought like hell and then I went numb. They called it acceptance, but it wasn’t. It’s what happens when you have only two choices: live with the monster, or kill yourself.”Alex thought the shrink was full of shit. Her parents were dead.She knew that. The dream was all about her life jumping the rails,blowing up in her face, leaving her wit [...]

    10. My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars‘Ashes’ is the story of Alex, a 17 year old girl with an inoperable brain tumor who leaves home by herself to go on a camping trip. While out in the wilderness, an event occurs that prevents the use of her electronic devices; she later discovers that an EMP had gone off and had not only shut down all electronic devices but killed billions. She begins caring for 8 year old Ellie as her grandfather was one of the first people killed by the EMP. Alex begins noticing tha [...]

    11. This book was completely not what I was expecting. Although, rereading the back, I'm not sure why I was so surprised. The back cover reads: 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 humanDesperate 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 elec [...]

    12. A dog a man's best friend and in this case a girls, Alex the main protagonist in this story. A story set in the backdrop of a desolate land forsaken with an ever growing amount of people, particularly young, transforming into Zombies. Alex tries to come to terms with her fate set before her. She has a sense of smell which is far more greater than the average persons capabilities, she can sniff out the Zombies, the dogs she encounters in this story seem to sense that too. She is 15 and an orphan [...]

    13. I don’t read too many of these survival-y books anymore, especially when they’re of the young adult variety. I tend to get bored and zone out when confronted with pages and pages of endless action, but I’m in a book club now and I’m trying to be good. I felt especially obligated to read this one because I already skipped the one from last month. Even though this book is very decidedly an ACTION, gore, survival, DRAMA read, I’m glad I tried it. The best part of this book for me was that [...]

    14. When I first saw Ilsa's new book in a Publisher's Weekly article highlighting look-out YA books at BEA this year, I emailed her immediately and started hunting for her publicist's information to get a copy. I loved, loved, LOVED Draw the Dark so much that Ilsa could have written PUDDING!!! in blue crayon for 180 pages and I still would have wanted to read it. Guys, I don't love books like this very often but DRAW? OMFG love. So I saw a chance to jump at ASHES and I took it.After some back and fo [...]

    15. Sind jetzt doch nur 4,5 Sterne geworden, weil es an der spannendsten Stelle einfach abgebrochen wurde & weil Alex mir gegen Ende zu lange absichtlich auf dem Schlauch stand. Ansonsten war es echt total top. Richtig gut. Würde gern direkt weiter lesen. Allerdings ist Band 2 kaum zu bekommen -.-

    16. 2.5 stars out of 5The story:Alex, has a brain tumor. She does not want any more treatments, is tired of hospitals, treatments, and false hope. So, when you are questioning your own survival, what do you do? You go on a “survival” trip! Ok. We straight here? Good.So, Alex is in the woods. She is just minding her own business, being the withdrawn, moody teenager, when she meets 8 year old Ellie and Ellie’s grandfather. We don’t need to go into the details of Ellie but let’s just nickname [...]

    17. UNA PRIMERA PARTE DE TRILOGÍA ADICTIVA QUIERO MÁS.Cenizas es la primera parte de una trilogía que lleva el mismo nombre. Es una novela post-apocalíptica con una ambientación interesante y con una idea general que me ha gustado mucho. Empecé a leerla sin saber qué esperar de ella, el tema zombies me gusta mucho pero lo cierto es que la contraportada y la portada no me llamaban demasiado la atención. Sin embargo, me ha sorprendido positivamente.Por un lado me ha gustado mucho la ambientaci [...]

    18. #CenizasLC2.5.Tengo que decir que no, un dos no es mala nota. Cenizas está bien, es entretenido pero tiene muchas cosas absurdas. La primera mitad de la novela es la mejor parte de todas, especialmente cuando aparece el personaje de Tom. Ahí es cuando la novela de verdad me enganchó. Pero cuando ocurre una cosa y se llega a un sitio (no quiero hacer spoilers), todo cae en picado. Se lee rápido y eso es un plus. Seguramente lea la segunda parte porque sí hay tramas que me han interesado y cr [...]

    19. "Ashes" is a uniquely-set example of zombie dystopia that manages to keep the reader on her or his toes with a lot of action, a compassionate, brave and stong heroine, a cute-kid-sidekick, who repeatedly puts a strained smile on the worried reader's face, a loyal dog and a likable, but difficult-to-grasp kind-of-love-interest (Forget what the book-flap says. Don't expect a romance novel, please.):After two years of chemo and nano-pebbles and other ineffective treatments seventeen-years-old orpha [...]

    20. The beginning of this book sucked me in immediately with a very different sort of beginning compared to the average YA novel. Bick seems to create a well fleshed out character in Alex effortlessly. She is vulnerable for reasons I don't want to spoil, yet capable and independent. Like Alex, Tom quickly comes across as a real person, a genuinely good, real person. And Ellie. Ellie is a kid with issues. (I actually pictured Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl from the movie Kickass--attitude, not violence--wh [...]

    21. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of Ilsa Bick's fantastic new book Ashes, which is scheduled for publication in September.I enjoyed Draw the Dark, but this book totally blew me away. I'm almost sad that I got it as an ARC since now I'll have to wait longer for the sequel than I would have had to wait if I had picked up this book in September. The plot is original and well paced. There are structural similarities to the Hunger Games and Dashner's The Maze Runner that give this book a [...]

    22. This was a re-read for me.First time I read the book, February 6th, 2012: Wtf just happened?! Gah. I need book 2 NOW!Rating: 4 starsSecond time, October 12th, 2015: I liked it even more the second time around. I've read/watched quite a few zombie stories, and this is one of the best. I absolutely adore Alex, and I feel like she is a lot like Katniss. This story is just so engaging and it captured me from page one. Every time I put the book down, I couldn't wait to get back to it! Absolutely love [...]

    23. I went into this book expecting light entertainment but ended up liking everything about it more than I expected! This book had everything: great plot, side characters, zombies, mystery, a sprinkling of romance, a heroine you can't help but like and root for and whose strengths and vulnerabilities are well balanced. ***I read this book during the summer in the midst of a mad reading marathon so the details escape my memoriesI need a refresher before continuing with this review.***

    24. I can say with the most unbridled sincerity that Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick earned the one start rating. I disliked it, and anyone who has been around me for the last few weeks can testify to this fact. I was very verbal about it. But I had to finish it, just so I could give you a complete picture on why this story irks me to my very core.Don't listen to them, because trust me, this is not any foreseeable future. It's science fiction, plain and simple, not any accurate description of what would actua [...]

    25. More reviews at readerpantsWhat I liked: More, please!!! The Stand, The Hunger Games, Chaos Walking, and now Ashes. I do love me some apocalyptic fiction, and I read Ashes compulsively. I read it at the breakfast table, in the closet waiting out a tornado warning, in the bathroom, in the car, at the eye doctor, at the gym. I even skipped the American Idol Finale to finish it. When I wasn't reading it, I was talking it up to others or thinking about it. Quite simply, literary euphoria. While ther [...]

    26. Realistic, likable characters and an intriguing plot line. What more could you ask for? How about religious undertones (both for and against), a little romance, science fiction, modern warfare, survivalism, mysterious superpowers, and honest-to-god zombie teenagers? I can't help it, I love this book. Alex, our heroine, isn't some simpering, helpless idiot. Sure, she doesn't make the brightest decisions at times, but she knows how to take care of herself. Finally, a protagonist my inner feminist [...]

    27. This book started out with me just wanting to kick an 8 year old's whiney butt. She did get better once the story got rolling so I gave in and didn't run her down. This book was really good read for me. Had some survival skills going on and of course the kids in the story that have been "changed". Not really zombies because they are still alive but yes alive and eating other peoples is still pretty gross. But what do I do? Read every thing I can get my greedy little hands on that have to do with [...]

    28. I devoured AshesRe-Read 07/08/13It is written in a way that you almost don't realise how quickly you're making it through the book, the chapters are short and easy to read.The plot is simple to understand and Alex's telling of it doesn't mix words around. She tells it as it is, blood and teeth scattered across the ground, entrails being sucked like spagetti, eyeballs being popped out and eaten's almost refreshing in a gruesome and 'thank god it's only a story way'.I do agree with other reviews i [...]

    29. OK another YA apocolypse zombie/changed but this one gripped me and it held my interest! I want to know more after finishing but.a few reasons why I will stop with this one.1. A love triangle2. Multiple POV's (yeah curiousity got me and I snuck a few peeks)I like Tom and I like Chris of them is going to get hurtd that's where I have to draw the line on reading further. I'll only be setting myself up for disappointment.Other than thatis definitely was an off beat story with a different twist to t [...]

    30. Wow, this one is SCARY. Like the whole time you're reading it you expect Changed kids to be standing behind you, and more than once I got that shivery feeling of being watched. Probably doesn't help that the two afternoons it took to read this were stormy; the wind creaking oddly, the gentle patter of rain. Once yesterday and once today my pupper Paddy barked and startled me while reading, so I was even more freaked out!It's kind of obvious that even though I read a lot, I come back to the same [...]

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