Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #24: Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 with 19 comments
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser comes from the following book:

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Title:  Shadows
Author:  Ilsa J. Bick
Series:  Book two in The Ashes Trilogy
Publisher:  EgmontUSA
Publication Date:  September 25, 2012
Source:  Publisher/Netgalley
Purchase:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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 teaser:

  She watched the tear swell then splash to his cheek, and the sour scent of his loss and despair--and, worse, the scorch of his self-contempt--balled in her throat.
  "Because I...I just c-couldn't," he choked.  "Not after I saw you." -- p. 255 of galley

I listened to the audio for Ashes, and I was out of breath the entire time, just listening to Katherine Kellgren narrate.  But even though I'm reading this second installment myself, I still find myself gasping for air often.  If you've read Ashes, you know that Alex not only overcomes so much physically but also mentally, and both aspects have been ratcheted up exponentially in Shadows.  I'm shocked and appalled one minute and elated the next.  And I still know that I'm going to be on the edge of my seat right up until the very end because there's still more of the story to come.


  1. Great teaser. This sounds like something I should read. Thanks for sharing, Jen'

  2. Awesome teaser! This sounds really heartbreaking! I'll add it to my ever-growing tbr pile!
    Thanks for stopping by My TT!
    Happy Tuesday! =D

  3. I really need to start this series! My hubby read the first one and and loved it. great teaser.

  4. Love this teaser! I have Ashes waiting for me on my shelf...need to make time for it!

    Thanks for stopping by My Teaser!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  5. Yes, yes and more YES! I must start this series soon! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my Teaser. Happy Reading :)

  6. You make me want to read this now. It seems I read the first book so long ago, but you've reminded me how much I enjoyed it. Nice teaser!

    My TT this week is from The Magicians.

  7. Great teaser! I really need to read the series :)

  8. Great teaser. I have this, but I haven't started it yet. Now I can't wait Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  9. I love this teaser - I can tell that the writing is beautiful even from such a short bit. I haven't read Ashes but I like the description of Shadows and I'll have to check out the series from the beginning.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! And yes, you should definitely pick up Nevermore if you liked Masque! You even escaped the torturous wait for Enshadowed ;)

  10. great teaser! i'll be adding it to my TBR pile. thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. That's a great teaser! I have to read this soon. I LOVED the first half of ASHES but was very disappointed by the second, but I have to know what happens next, hah. Thanks for whetting my appetite!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. I felt the same way about Ashes...1st 1/2 was awesome, 2nd 1/2 was like a separate book entirely, but that cliffhanger left me dying for Shadows. It was well worth the wait. :)

  12. O.M.G... love Ilsa J. Bick! Great teaser!!! I need to read these books :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  13. Sounds like a good pick. I like the cover too. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Very Intense teaser, that has me totally curious as to what is going on. I just may have to pick up Ashes and read it just so I can read Shadows to find out what's going on in this teaser.
    Thanks for dropping by my teaser!

  15. I really enjoyed Ashes! I can't wait to read the sequel!!!! Great teaser!

  16. It is really intriguing, Jen. :)
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.


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