Thursday, August 25, 2011

Too Good NOT to Review


Ashes
by Ilsa J. Bick

Expected Publication: September 6th by Egmont USA

Goodreads Blurb:
It could happen tomorrow...

A cataclysmic event. An army of "The Changed."
Can one teen really survive on her own?

An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. For those spared, it's a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human...

Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom---a young army veteran---and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse.

This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive.
This book is a mega-loop-the-loop-roller-coaster-ride, so buckle up and hold on tight! Oh my gosh, I honestly could not put it down. Within only pages, I was beyond my family's grasp. It's riveting, terrifying, touching, heart-wrenching, hopeful, romantic, and  tragic--and I loved it! It reminded me a lot of Jonathan Maberry's Rot & Ruin, but Ashes is most definitely YA, while I think Rot & Ruin is still upper MG friendly. 

I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I'm trying to keep this review vague. I want to make it absolutely clear, though, that for the dystopian, zombie-loving readers out there, this is a WINNER! It will rock your world.

What's the last book that rocked your world?

17 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds so awesome. I just finished Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. It's great.

Theresa Milstein said...

This might be too much for me, but my son would love. He and my husband have been reading The Walking Dead and also watched the DVD of the first season. I'm going to get this for my son. Thanks for the review.

The last book that took me a on a strange/good ride was Chime by Franny Billingsley.

Old Kitty said...

I want! I want!! :-)

Yay for dystopian zombie tragedy thriller romance!! WOW! Take care
x

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I don't do zombies but you've tempted me with notes of how good it is.

Have you seen the UK cover?

Jemi Fraser said...

I need to buy a book for a teen's birthday today - this sounds perfect! Thanks :)

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I Read Banned Books said...

I'm reading this one next - can't wait! I just love Ilsa too!

Jen

Heather said...

I'm glad I read your review because I've got to be honest, with this cover, I wouldn't have picked it up. *ducks* I know, that's horrible of me. *hangs head in shame* But thanks to you I'll be getting this one!

Bailey said...

This book sounds awesome!! So glad you liked it!! =D

The Golden Eagle said...

I will have to check out this book!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

It goes on my list. Thanks!

Kathi

Stephen Tremp said...

Wow! That's quite a review you gave. I'm finishing up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Have to admit its a rocking good book!

Carolyn V said...

Wow! That's a great review! And the cover is freaking me out. Now I have to pick it up!

theaccidentalnovelist said...

I'm with Juju - I'm not really into zombies. That said, I just finished Forest of Hands and Teeth and thought it was pretty good despite the zombies. Your review does make it sound worth picking up, though.

The last book that "rocked my world" was Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I can't remember a book that was so good that I'd scream to the world about it. Though I have read some great books though

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Wow, intense review. I've been hearing some good things about this one, but yours is the only review I've read. Makes me super intrigued though.

-Lauren

TerryLynnJohnson said...

wow. thanks for this great review. must check out! and thanks for that question, love seeing what everyone is recommending. (I also loved Ship Breaker!)

I just finished WITHER which was one of my favourite's of the year! Definite rockage. (that and Between Shades of Gray)

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