November 14, 2012

Shadows - Review

Shadows ( Ashes Trilogy #2) by Ilsa J. Bick

Book Blurb
The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive.

Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love.
But she was wrong.

Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her alive. 

Welcome to Shadows, the second book in the haunting apocalyptic Ashes Trilogy: where no one is safe and humans may be the worst of the monsters.

My Review
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. Shadows is the second book in the Ashes Trilogy. I would highly recommend you read Ashes before you read Shadows.The world has changed and what is left is older people, young kids, people who for different reasons didn't change and the zombies or as they are called in these books The Changed or Chuckies. Alex has survived so far in the new world but she still has to fight for her life. Not just from the Chuckies but from the evil some people have become.

In Ashes the book was told from Alex's eyes and you got a great insight to where she came from and what she was feeling. In Shadows the book is told from multiple POV. If you didn't read the first book you will probably be lost as on who is who. While this can get aggravating in a book and at times it did this one it also helped get a better feel for everyone's thoughts and feelings. You get to see inside a lot of peoples minds. It helps you understand better what makes them tick.

I am sure everyone knows I love zombie books but this book is so much more. Instead of paranormal I would call this book a horror book. The author holds nothing back on blood and gore. You begin to feel you are their watching the evil happen and your skin will crawl. It is not all about the Chuckies. The humans who are left are sometimes worse than them. They are the true horror of this series. Alex is fighting to survive and at times you can tell her mind is going just do to the thoughts she has about some of the Chuckies. I enjoy reading all the action scenes in this book as there is plenty of these. Whether it is humans fighting the Chuckies or humans against other humans there is something always going on that kept me turning the page. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a horror story, zombie story or anyone who wants a great book.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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