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Ashes: review

Ashes: review

Ashesby Ilsa J. Bick 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 secrets, and they all must find safety and shelter from the other survivors who are no longer…human. The prologue is well-written and compelling, and I was drawn to the bleak, lonely mood and stark setting right from the very beginning. I liked the strong but fragile Alex, and I was thoroughly engrossed by the incredible suspense and visceral, shudder-inducing scenes that will be forever seared… Read more »

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