An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into . Editorial Reviews. Review. Gripped me from beginning to end – dark, creepy and suspenseful. $ Read with Our Free App; Hardcover $ 53 Used from. FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from Book 3 of 3 in the Ashes Trilogy: Ilsa J. Bick Series . Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

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I’m honestly not sure whether or not to recommend this. Nevermind the weird military guy who’s doing unexplained testing and trying to control the monsters. That’s a thing I now know. The first book, and to some extent the second, focused more on Alex and her situation, how far she’d go to survive and protect her loved ones, the decisions she made, and discovering her limits.

The author used it to justify not explaining anything, used it to justify certain action scenes, used it to justify a lack of a love triangle, and on and on.

Jan 04, Elena rated it liked it Shelves: The UK edition of Monsters has the wrong number of pages 4 20 Aug 04, Bick, for some compelling reading. Monsters finally came out and I mainly picked it up to see how things ended.

I can vree reading about Chris one minute and then the chapter ends leaving my mouth hanging open in shock while it moves on to Tom’s story and then Tom’s ends with a cliff hanger and I don’t get back around to j.bjck happened to them until several chapters later and it is just insane!

We had a great beginning, an intriguing cause of the disaster in the form of the mysterious “Zap” that started it all and turned everything upside down. I really liked the characters, they were very human View all 3 comments. For some reason, a handful of kids didn’t turn – which included three that met within a national park – Alex, Tom and Ellie.

I eventually figured it out, but I still got confused. Anyway this book revolved on 4 stories. My only issue with that was sometimes her characters seemed just a smidge too smart.


The Ashes Trilogy: Ashes : Book 1

I never cry reading a book maybe twice in my lifeand I don’t get incredibly attached to characters. Ashes turns out to be a much different trilogy than book one would have you think, but I believe that first volume is worth your time.

Please do not read this if you have not read all three books yet. This better be an EPIC finale. Then the characters got sidetracked in this weird town and it didn’t end. It’s overkill and sucks all the tension and excitement out of the moment. Will I continue reading Ilsa J. Just read the series.

I know pages is daunting, but I encourage you to read this unforgettable story, starting from the beginning with Ashes. This excessive ping-ponging between perspectives was even more tedious when all of it would sometimes happen within the same chapter.

Not every move have to be scripted out. His backstory is just plain weird, not chosen by his grandfather to live in Rule, instead left behind with an abusive father, but still ended up in Rule anyway. The ending of this story was fitting, and Azhes liked how although not everything was wrapped up and tied with a bow, we were given hope that things would work out okay.

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The author gets you so attached to them in the first half of ASHES then rips them apart and it makes you want to scream and then keep on reading, adhes waiting for them to come back together. That’s why I love these books. Ashes is a action packed, scary, heart stopping story and Im really look forward to seeing what happens to these characters and Im glad Ilaa can dive into book two because with the ending of book one I was like NOOOOO!!

Praised be the gods of YA. There was plenty of action and danger and still all of that intrigue as to whom to trust and how far to trust them, but it was A LOT to take in after being away from this story for so long. I don’t know how to recommend Monsters. In fact, I found this quote ironic: And with that story arc I ilza lost my interest.


The Ashes Trilogy: Ashes : Ilsa J. Bick :

I think the departure had already started happening at the end of Ashes, but it only got worse in the second. I suppose if you read the first 2 then yes read it, but if you haven’t started the series then no. You would think that Alex, Tom, and Ellie would be the main focus since that’s who the whole first book was about and we also got the majority of their viewpoints in Shadows, but no.

And I also wanted that disgustingly gory way of storytelling that actually keptme from DNFing Shadows.

Preview — Monsters by Ilsa J. However, once again, I adore this style. They, too, are marching on Rule, where a battle for freedom and security is poised to begin. And let’s talk about that body count situation, ya’ll. I can’t even begin to explain how much this book gripped me, and how totally suckered in I was! You can visit her online at www. If I remember correctly, that installment is told singularly from Alex’s POV ilaa should give you a great feel for the authenticity of the series and how well researched it is.

I wanna call it an abnormal brain. She happens to think her awesome readers current company included are purdy smart cookies.

But Tom can’t get too wrapped up in his grief; he has kids to take care of, kids like Luke age fourteen and Cindi twelve who care about him and rely on Tom’s military expertise to keep them out of harm’s way. I try generally n.bick finish every book I start because I’m way too obsessive-compulsive not to, but I have to say it was so tempting to put this one aside.