It could happen tomorrow An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and. SHADOWS pretty much picks up where ASHES left off and is a bigger and broader book, with a LOT going on, new characters to meet, new mysteries to unravel. An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into .

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Monsters by Ilsa J. Monsters Ashes Trilogy 3 by Ilsa J. The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn’t get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head.

She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Asjes took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and ter The Changed are on the move. Iilsa then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. Now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won’t quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth. The Change isn’t over.

Monsters (Ashes Trilogy, #3) by Ilsa J. Bick

The Changed are still evolving. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning ahses to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.

A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise. Published September 10th by Brilliance Corporation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Monstersplease sign up.

I have no desire to read this enormous book, but I’d still like to know what happens. Christine This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [I know Lena died. I think Peter might have too, but I couldn’t understand it.

You are smart to not have read this book. It is complete trash. Who did Alex end up with? I really don’t want to read this book, Shadows really lost me Could someone please let me know what happened to the characters? Carrie This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I just finished reading the book.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

It wasn’t that great. There was way too much of absolutely nothing happening. Alex ends up with Tom. Chris is …more I just finished reading the book. Chris is traveling with her and Tom and some others but the author thankfully didn’t make that into a love triangle. Maybe it is for Wolf but Alex appears to be sticking with Tom. See all 6 questions about Monsters…. Lists with This Book. View ilxa 38 comments. Jul 30, Shambhawi P. I really enjoyed Ashes – for most part.


It qshes a cool post-apocalyptic novel about Alex, Ellie and Tom surviving in a fried zombie infested world. Then Ilsa J Bick tried to turn it into a olsa dystopia. And with that story arc I really lost my interest.

Shadows was no better. It was almost to worse with many different story arcs from different characters’ point of views and none of them seeming to tie up. So I expected everything to come together bici in Monsters.

I expected to learn more about the original EMT that fried the world along with all of the different arcs tying up together. I expected to read more about Alex and Tom and their subtle but should have been powerful relationship that I was promised since the first book. I wanted Ellie back. And I also wanted that disgustingly gory way of storytelling that actually keptme from DNFing Shadows.

I only got the gore. And without a proper story to back it up it was more of the same and not enough nick itself to hold ashws interest. And the other stories were dominating over Alex and Tom’s stories and I couldn’t care any less about Peter or Chris. Ashes trilogy was supposed to a particular type of book – but it aashes to incorporate so many elements in it that it was neither here nor there.

Monsters was the worst of the lot. So, I didn’t bic it. View all 25 comments. This is going to be less of a review, and more of a list of my thoughts on why I just couldn’t get into this book. I try generally to ahses every book I start because I’m way too obsessive-compulsive not asjes, but I have to say it was so tempting to put this one aside. I did end up finishing it, but not without much zoning out and skimming.

It was, in my opinion, a zombie survival story done well. We had a great beginning, an intrig This is going to be less of a bck, and more of a list of my thoughts on why I just couldn’t get into this book. We had a great beginning, an intriguing cause of the disaster in the form of the mysterious “Zap” that started it all and turned everything upside down.

I liked the main character Alex and how she met up with Tom and Ellie, I wanted to see more of them and what they would do to make it through the apocalypse. Alex used to be the main focus, which was fine with me; I liked her and her whole backstory about ilsz illness and the death of her parents. But ever since Rule came into the picture, Alex started showing up less and less; other characters I didn’t care for were getting more attention.

There were way too ilss players involved already, but Monsters added even more. I heard it was originally around pages long, but even now at aroundthere’s still too much exposition and unneeded detail, like aimless dream sequences and a lot of redundant repetition.


It very quickly became unbearable when we would follow one character’s perspective, stop at a point of suspense, go to follow another character in a very different place, stop at a point of suspense for them, and repeat this pattern back and forth.

This excessive ping-ponging between perspectives was even more tedious when all of it would sometimes happen xshes the same chapter. We don’t get to find out more about the Zap, the Changed, or any of the other strange things that have been happening to our characters. The action scenes felt thrown in perfunctorily whenever we needed a break from the soap opera drama.

I’d really hoped for it to pick up, but instead, it spiraled further away from the ashed of what made me like the first book so much. I think the departure had already started happening at the end of Ashes, but it only got worse in the second. I didn’t like the direction in which ils series was headed in Shadows, and I liked it even less in Bic.

Ashes by Ilsa Bick – review

View all 7 comments. Sep 19, Annette rated it liked it. I was so excited for the conclusion to the Ashes Trilogy. But after spending four days reading Monsters I must confess I’m mostly disappointed.

The plot is so all over the place, and there are so many characters and different story lines bck I’m going to direct you to the Goodreads summary instead of my usual summary. Monsters was just too long. It took me four days that’s unheard of, for me to read the almost page tome. And I just didn’t think it needed to be.

There was so much detail and I was so excited for the conclusion to the Ashes Trilogy. There was so much detail and repetition. Going over what weapons everyone has, and which one would be best over and over again is just one ilsq. There was nothing to help you get back into the story and remember each character’s situation and position at the end of Shadows.

And there’s so many different groups of characters. I eventually figured it out, but I still got confused. Oh, and then when I got to the END of the book, there’s a cast of characters and where they were at the end of Shadows.

The POV switched constantly and abruptly. We don’t get to spend enough time in each POV before we are switched to another. The is particularly true ilsz both Alex and “another character” are fighting the Changed in two different places. We get just a page or two and then are switched back and forth. It was like whiplash and as a literary technique, fell short. And, to top is all off, I didn’t like the direction the plot took.