This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive."
Synopsis by goodreads.com
Ashes had me hook, line, and sinker after the first chapter. This book is completely action packed. It’s a fast paced, page turner that will have you up until 2 in the morning. There’s never a dull moment. Not to mention this book is scary as all hell; as the back cover entails, it really could happen tomorrow. You’ve got a girl, secluded in the woods, and out of nowhere birds start falling from the sky, people dropping dead, and if that weren’t enough you have to worry about fast, smart, flesh hungry, zombies. The descriptions in this book are great, completely sucked me into Alex’s world. Ashes as ambiguous a read as the main characters name, perfect for action seeking male audiences as well. And the cliff hanger ending will leave you begging for more.
But that point aside, I think that Ashes may be the YA book to read this year. “The Hunger Games” may finally have a rival. Yep, it’s that good.
If you liked Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick, you might also enjoy…
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Gone by Michael Grant
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- Blood Red Road by Moira Young
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