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Monsters by Ilsa J Bick: Review and Giveaway!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The now.

When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head.

She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death.

Now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth.

The Change isn't over.
The Changed are still evolving.
And...they've had help.

With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.

A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.

Goodreads Summary

I've loved this series so far and this book definitely did not disappoint!  Perfect for Halloween and filled with suspense, readers should run to pick up Monsters.  Alex, the main character, greets readers for a third time in this series.  She has been saved from the change by a tumor in her head and must figure out how to survive in this new world.  When the "Changed" were on their own it seemed possible to beat them, but now that Alex has discovered that they are receiving help...from humans...something must be done.  

Alex's character is wonderful.  The author does not make her into a wimpy, crying damsel in distress. Instead, she is headstrong and quick on her feet.  She is not reliant on anyone's help.  I really enjoyed her character more than any other aspect of the novel.  The setting and plot of the novel simply blew me out of the water.  I found the description of the Changed's habits and ways of killing to be chilling and spooky. I thought that the author managed to really build up and maintain the suspenseful feeling throughout the novel.  So many questions are being asked as loose ends are slowly being tied up; young adult/teen readers will love this novel!

4 Stars

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  1. erin said...:

    sounds like an interesting world! Thanks for sharing!

  1. Sayomay said...:

    TO finishing the series! :D
    Mary G LOki

  1. I haven't read any of this series so I am looking forward to the suspense in the book. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Everything! I'm shaking because I want to read this book so bad! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

  1. Vivien said...:

    I'm so bloody eager to finished the series!!

  1. Meghan said...:

    I love books about zombies!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I just started this series and I love it so far!!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I am looking forward to finding out how this awesome series ends!!

  1. I have not read this series, so I want to know what those monsters are!
    I have got to look for the first two in the mean time. All of them are in my TBR.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Ashfa said...:

    Usually I tend to stay away from books with monsters, but I've heard so many good things about this series. looks good and love the cover!

  1. Berenice said...:

    This cover is wicked. I love it. I have yet to read this series but it sounds really great. I love that Alex is strong and independent. Glad to hear you enjoyed Monsters. I'm definitely pushing this series up. Fantastic review! =)