480 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 1.11 in
August 28, 2012
Lerner Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1606843850
ISBN - 13: 9781606843857
About the Book
Alex, a resourceful 17-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor; Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan; and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.
From the Publisher
It could happen tomorrow . . .
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.
Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.
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
About the Author
Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, film scholar, former Air Force major, and now a full-time author. Her critically acclaimed, award-winning YA novels include Draw the Dark, Drowning Instinct, and Ashes (a 2011 VOYA Perfect Ten). Ilsa currently lives in rural Wisconsin, near a Hebrew cemetery. One thing she loves about the neighbors: they're very quiet and only come around for sugar once in a blue moon. Visit her online at www.ilsajbick.com or adr3nalin3.blogspot.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ilsajbick.
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/horrorbalance, 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