Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ashes

Ashes
by Ilsa J. Bick
New York : Egmont USA, 2011
465 pages
young adult science fiction/zombies

 From goodreads:
"An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.
  Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.

  For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human."

I like some of the ideas. None of the characters totally grabbed me, except maybe Tom. The cannibalistic zombie kids were a bit much for me. Overall a lot of stuff was rather pushing it as far as believability goes. Yet it is a good action-packed intensely fast read. And yes, I will read the next one - this one ended on such a sudden note - and left many unanswered questions!

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