Ilsa J. Bick
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.
If you are a fan of books such as The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner (or if you just really like zombies), then you should definitely read Ashes! Alex is out in the forests of the Upper Peninsula, preparing to say goodbye to her parents when tragedy strikes. A massive EMP manages to kill pretty much anyone between the ages of 20 and 60. And what happens to most of the teens that survive is beyond creepy! Alex, and her newfound friends Tom and Ellie, must fight for survival. This is one of those rare times you will be thrilled that a book is the start of a trilogy because the ending has such a major twist!
Review by Gina