COZY + WARM: THE FALL COLLECTION Is now available! Free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

February 15, 2013

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.  






Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Fall Diffuser Blends
Fall Diffuser Blends

August 24, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  I know it doesn't quite feel like fall just yet, but sometimes we just need to crank up the air conditioner, drink a cup of hot tea, and pretend like it's fall. These diffuser blends will help you set the mood as well! 

View full article →

Transitioning Your Skincare for Fall/Winter
Transitioning Your Skincare for Fall/Winter

August 24, 2021

A while back, I wrote a post about switching up your skincare routine for summer. It can be so very frustrating to think you've gotten your skin figured out only for the season to change and it's almost like you're starting over at ground zero. The truth is that our skin can actually be very different depending on the season. My skin is oilier in the summer and super dry in the winter ...

View full article →

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

June 12, 2021

Cadence Sinclair-Eastman, known as Cady, has grown up in a wealthy, prestigious family. Every summer they all head out to a private island to vacation.  Cady’s cousins plus a family acquaintance are her companions each summer.  Cady looks forward to spending the summer with them until one summer when something goes wrong.  All she can remember ...

View full article →