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Gripped me from beginning to end – dark, creepy and suspenseful. -- James Dashner, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials
A haunting and epic story of survival in a shattered world, ASHES is a must read. -- Michael Grant, New York Times Best-Selling author of Gone
HUNGER GAMES, Schmunger Games! -- me
When an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky it zaps every electronic device we rely on and kills the vast majority of adults. Those who haven't had their brains fried have certainly had them scrambled and pretty much everyone who is left has changed considerably. (Change can be for good, as in "now has super-human-spidey-sense"... or bad, as in "now has taste for human flesh".)
A few teenagers and children are spared. Among them are Alex, a resourceful teen who was running from her own demons, and now is running for her life; Tom, who left the war in Afghanistan only to find something much worse at home, and Ellie, the angry eight-year-old girl that the two have to rescue. This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive.
IF YOU ALREADY READ ASHES BUT NEED A REFRESHER BEFORE SHADOWS COMES OUT, CLICK HERE. WARNING: MASSIVE, MASSIVE, MASSIVE SPOILERS.