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Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy Book 1) by [Bick, Ilsa J.]
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Gripped me from beginning to end – dark, creepy and suspenseful.  James Dashner,
New York Times Best-Selling author of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials       
             
A haunting and epic story of survival in a shattered world, ASHES is a must read.  
Michael Grant, New York Times Best-Selling author of Gone

“…a harrowing apocalyptic survival tale that brims with true horror….Ashes inhabits the same dark country as The Stand (and is, in fact, delightfully King-esque at times) or Justin Cronin’s recent viral apocalypse The Passage…. Bick’s ability to convincingly render the mindset of people exposed to horrors and those still living with them makes not just Alex but all the characters around her feel real enough that we ache for them.”  Locus Magazine
 
The gorgeous (and disturbing cover) is sure to grab attention; an impeccable sci-fi/horror
balance, quick pace, and risky storytelling all live up to the jacket’s promise.  The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
An action-packed tale of an apocalypse unfolding, launching a trilogy with flair.   Publishers Weekly                 
 
Gritty, grim, grotesque, gruesome, gratifying and ultimately deeply satisfying, Ashes is this year's best ya dystopian novel. Pamela Thompson,  El Paso Times Sunday Living  
 
Splendidly paced apocalyptic zombie horror ends with a thrilling, terrifying cliffhanger and a number of unresolved mysteries.   Kirkus Reviews
 
You won't want to put it down and, quite frankly, it blows the rest of those dismal-future books clean out of the water.  Donna at Bites, www.bitemybooks.com
 
Ashes is disaster done right, it has to be one of the best disaster books I have read in a long while... I cannot recommend this book enough.  (Five Stars) www.readforyourfuture.org
 
It's like the Walking Dead, but in a YA novel…. I can't wait for the sequel!   Hallie Wilkins, age 16, Anderson's Bookshops
 
Dystopia on steroids, exactly what it should be.  Pamela, Hickelbees, San Jose, CA
 
Front and center we have my current obsession, Ilsa Bick's Ashes, which is like Justin Cronin's The Passage for the YA set.   Suzanna Hermans, co-owner of Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, N.Y
 
If Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin bore a lovechild (I read The Passage directly following ASHES), Ilsa J. Bick would be their bouncing baby girl. A. Ragheb, randomactsofreading.com  
 
“Great writing. Fantastic plot. Likeable characters. Mt. Everest-type cliffhanger. It all makes for a fabulous book -- for young adult readers and adults alike.” –Examiner.com (Chicago)
 
Ashes is one that fans of Suzanne Collins's trilogy will surely devour. …What will really grab readers is the wonderful narrative that carries Ashes through every shocking, unexpected plot twist. Bick clearly has a natural gift for storytelling, and here she has crafted a compelling story that will suck you in.” ---Examiner.com (national) 
 
“An easy read with engaging characters and an intriguing plot. …This novel is gripping and intense but very dark…it's not a book for the faint of heart or young and may leave readers checking for their flashlights and battery-operated radios — just in case.” –Deseret News

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'Unputdownable! Full to the brim with tension and stomach-churning fear' We Love This Book. 'What sets Ashes above many other post-apocalyptic offerings is the standard of debut author Bick's writing. Sometimes stark, often extremely frightening it is also strangely beautiful' The Mountains of Instead. 'Bick's apocalyptic thriller is packed with action and gore. The book is fast pace and gripping ... Overall this is a thrilling read with a huge cliff-hanger of an ending' Jenny Duffy, Kim Harte.com. 'I pulled an all-nighter to read it and my eyes were starting to protest by the end. I really liked the characters, they were very human ... the book was really awesome and I loved it and I will cry if there is not a sequel' Bloggers Heart Books. 'I can't even begin to describe how much I loved reading this book. I never wanted it to end! It literally had everything I personally love in books. It had loads of twists and turns, great characters, horror that isn't for the fainthearted ... I really can't wait for more from Ilsa Bick because Ashes was a truly glorious read that gave me goosebumps! One of my top favourites of the year so far!' Books Glorious Books. 'totally thrilling' Books For Keeps. 'Ashes is a must read' Michael Grant, bestselling author of Gone. 'The vicissitudes of surviving in a post-apocalyptic world are skilfully, and sometimes graphically, drawn ... This novel is slickly and effectively written. It has a page turning, anxiety-riddled quality that makes it a very compelling read' Carousel magazine. 'This is the first of a trilogy and I can't wait for the rest of the series to be released' Inis. 'This book was really, really good! ... I would classify it as a 'gory-romance' ... a must-read' Teen Titles.

Product details

  • File Size: 3076 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (September 6, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4X9TC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #669,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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