Waiting on Wednesday: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosed by Breaking the Spine blog, where various bloggers get to showcase the novels they are eagerly anticipating! As it’s such a brilliant idea, I’m going to hopefully start doing this on a regular basis! So here’s my entry for this week:
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Release Date: 29th September 2011
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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.
I’m lucky enough to have a proof copy of this and cannot wait to read it after hearing so many good things about it! I also love the way the cover looks like a teenage version of The Passage by Justin Cronin, which was one of my favourite reads of 2010! I have high hopes for Ashes and am sure it’s set to be a bestseller for teens later this year!
What do you think of Ashes?
Is it one of your most anticipated novels of the year?