Not sure yet.
The narrator was excellent! Highly recommend her reading books. But the story was just lacking and unbelievable. I love fiction, technology, etc... I love scifi, fantasy, you name it. But you have to mold a realistic story around those elements to lure me in. And I felt like the supporting characters were just too over the top. It seemed like 9/10th's of the elderly in this book suddenly became sadistic, diabolic & evil. Just didn't feel real to me.
Do you enjoy being screamed at for 13 hours? Then this is the book for you!
Don't dare turn down the volume when the narrators is screaming at you, because the next minute she'll be whispering.
Over all this series took an idiotic turn for the worse. I know to expect some silly love triangle in a teen genre book, and the first book hinted at it, but now our ignorant heroine is shown to be SO incredibly irresistible that even the zombie kid falls for her? Really? Barf.
Too many people running in different directions and every one is in constant peril. Gorier and less interesting.. Feels like a literary trick to try to hold up a failing story but how long can you raise the bar of drama until one needs a nap.
Kept my adrenaline pumping, just as Ashes did, but the gruesome descriptions also left me a bit grossed out! After the first few chapters I finally got the hang of the fast pacing and the jumping around of points of view. It was really fast paced and intense and it felt so real sometimes. I loved both book, but Shadows had me saying NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO a lot go back go back don't switch the pov now!!! The characters voices were very distinct and it was interesting to catch a glimpse into each character's lives and I did want to know what happened to the others at the same time so in the end it was okay. I can't believe I have to wait for the next book!!!!! When is it supposed to be released?
Hunger games meets Walking dead.
I don't have a favorite scene, (spoiler alert) but I never want have to bite into a zombie's face and taste decaying flesh or dead blood. Or wait not only having to worry about being killed and eaten, but now worrying about sex crazed zombie boy who can't wait to get into your pants yuck.
Ilsa J. Bick does it again with this second installment to the Ashes trilogy. Shadows has very much left me in a whirlwind of mixed emotions. Yes, I can follow multiple plot-lines, but the problem is in the climax and falling action, but there was at first too many characters having too many problems in too many places for the third book in the series to competently wrap up the story. How will Ms. Bick fix all of those people's problems without it sounding like a check list? I have fate in you not to disappoint me, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
I was really worried upon reading the reviews for this book. People were complaining that it was confusing and difficult to read. But I didn't find that so.
Katherine didn't excellent job of reading.
The story is meant to be fast paced. It's a zombie scary type book.
It's not a love story at least not in classical sense. The authors conveying essence of danger and confusion.
I recommend this book to the apocalypse readers and horror fans. I see the storyline going somewhere and I'm going to follow.
I have an audible issue
can wait for the next book, once agian a great book and amazing narration, much more violent and gory than the first book, can't wait for the next book, i would really like to know if anyone survives!
Least - too many POV - Most - it was exciting and the narrator was amazing
yes, not for the faint of heart or easily queasy