By Ilsa J. Bick
Series: Ashes #1Genre: Young Adult, Apocalyptic, Zombie
It could happen tomorrow…
An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying ever 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.
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It really could happen tomorrow…EMP’s that is. There are plenty of ‘preppers’ who are expecting this exact situation to happen. Well maybe not exactly but something close to it. It was interesting seeing how the author handled the EMP ‘event’ since I haven’t read any other books with them. Overall the beginning of book is about figuring out what the heck happened and surviving the fallout from it.
The second half of the book went in an unexpected direction and it lost just a bit of its originality because of it. I’ve seen a somewhat similar situation somewhere else but I won’t mention where because I don’t want to spoil anything. Don’t let this necessarily deter you from reading Ashes, this direction choice wasn’t bad but I think I would have enjoyed it a little more if it hadn’t gone there.
I definitely plan to read more of this series and I have high hopes for the second book. I’m itching to write more about this book but I’m afraid it would be entirely too spoilery so I’ll call it quits here.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5