Thursday, 25 August 2011

Cover Wars: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick



UK / US

The US cover kind of freaks me out - plus it feels more 'adult horror' than YA (which is not necessarily a bad thing!)  I really like the sepia tone of the UK one - and the girl used  - but does it make you think zombies?  It has a dystopian vibe about it though and I think out of the two I'd definitely be more likely to pick up the UK one, but either way I can't wait to read it as it sounds amazing!

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads: 

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.

What do you think?  Which do you prefer?

4 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

The US one is definitely more chilling.

Nina said...

I really don't like both covers, but if I had to choose I probably would go for the UK one. ;)

Cliona said...

I really don't think like the US one! I just think it's so dull and boring! I quite like the UK one though! But neither of them suggest Zombies.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Ohh, sooo the UK one! The US one's kind of dull and 'meh'. Whereas the UK one is gorgeous and haunting! Though I agree with Cliona: neither screams "I am about zombies!" :D

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