Book Review: Monsters

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Book Review: MonstersMonsters by Ilsa J. Bick
Series: Ashes Trilogy #3
Published by Egmont USA on September 10th 2013
Pages: 680
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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.

thoughtI adored Ashes. Left Shadows feeling a little confused. With Monsters, the confusion was back a hundred fold. While I love that I finally got the conclusion that I had been waiting for, part of me wishes that it had been simpler.

Monsters is a monster of a book. Clocking in at almost 700 pages, Monsters often felt and read like multiple reads crammed into one. Many details of the numerous plot lines have been waiting it seems till Monsters to finally come together. Leaving the reader to jump from resolution to another. While this may work at times, it is the finale of a series after all, it can also be overwhelming. There was so much to finally uncover that I often felt like like too much was being thrown at me.

I cannot say that Monsters was the series finale that I was hoping it would be. A lot of Monsters‘ problem was that it was just too much at the last moment. There were definitely some elements that could have been left out or resolved in earlier installment, which would have made Monsters less bulky. I am glad that I stuck it out with this series. It brought something a little different to the table. But, in the end, I am left wishing things had turned out a little bit differently.


Wanted more from this finale. But it does tie everything up pretty nicely.

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