Alex, a seventeen year old traipsing through the wilderness as she ventures to spread her parent’s remains in Lake Superior, discovers a lot more than she bargained for. Told from her point of view, Ashes tells the story of Alex and those she encounters in the Waucamaw Wilderness of Michigan. Four days into her trip, Alex is suddenly struck with an excruciating pain which she initially believes to be caused by the brain tumor that has been slowly killing her. She starts to believe otherwise when she discovers that those around have had the same experience and some are even dead. Her journey after the “zap” brings new discoveries as she travels with two other survivors (Tom: a war veteran and Ellie: an 8 year old whose grandfather died after the zap) and they deduce that the “zap” must have been some sort of EMP (electromagnetic pulse) explosion. They also discover that the “zap” has caused most teenagers to turn zombie like and go on killing sprees.
Tom, Ellie and Alex must fight for survival in a new world and the adventures only begin with these characters. Warning: This book is full of blood and guts and even some cannibalism. But, it is a page turner with suspense around every corner and definitely one of the best books I have read in a while (I would rate it up there with The Hunger Games).
What’s Next: The second book in the Ashes Trilogy, Shadows, was released in Fall of 2012 and the third book, Monster, is scheduled to be released in September 2013.
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