Shadows is the second book in the haunting apocalyptic Ashes Trilogy where no one is safe and humans may be the worst of the monsters. All nonelderly adults are dead, and most teenagers have changed into zombielike children who eat humans. Survivors huddle into enclaves and protect themselves with deadly force. Alex continues to hover on the edge of sanity and is a prisoner of the Changed, who are growing less feral and using weapons and wearing uniforms. She 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!