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A cataclysmic event. A dramatically changed world. A zombie army. Can three kids really survive… and who can they trust?

Alex has run away and is hiking through the wilderness with her dead parents’ ashes, about to say goodbye to the life she no longer wants to live. But then the world suddenly changes. An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky zapping every electronic device and killing the vast majority of adults. For those spared, it’s a question of who can be trusted and who has changed…

Everyone still alive has turned – some for the better (those who acquired a superhuman sense) while others for the worse (those who acquired a taste for human flesh). Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the zombies that are on the hunt, Alex meets up with Tom – an Army veteran who escaped one war only to find something worse at home – 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 find food, shelter, while fighting off the ‘Changed’ and those desperate to stay alive.

A tense and involving adventure with shocks and sudden plot twists that will keep teen and adult readers gripped.

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Quercus Publishing Plc

Date published

September 29th, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.0; Upper years; 16.0 points




  1. Niamh, Book Club Review Team
    on 18 October 2011

    Hard to put down

    Ashes was incredible! It has so many twists that you just never saw coming. I love the way that some of the characters are made to be so evil and two-faced.
    I wish I could find out what happens after the book ends, it's left on such a great cliffhanger. The story line was so luring that it even influenced my dreams at times .
    There were points in this book that were so interesting that I had to carry on reading and it was hard to put the book down. At some moments you felt sad for the other characters because of the desicions made by the main character. The emotions were written so well.

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