Editorial Reviews. Review. In this chilling debut, Mullin seamlessly weaves meticulous details about science, geography, agriculture and slaughter into his prose. In this grim, postapocalyptic tale, the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, covering much of North America in volcanic ash and plunging the world. Assistant editor Drucilla Shultz recommends The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin, a natural disaster adventure story following year-old Alex.
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As soon as the deafening eruptions stop and Alex manages to climb wshfall of his neighbors bathtub, oh and witness a guy being shot in the head he begins his trek to find his family. On the contrary, there are people dying of dehydration in “Ashfall”.
View all 41 comments. Strong, smart female protagonist: Or in this book’s case the eruption of a Super Volcano that has plunged the world into an ash ridden winter that is expected to last for an indefinite amount of time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alex and Darla were perfectly imperfect and real. And yes, I wanted to slap him around a few times as he struggled to master the obvious.
Together, they fight to achieve a nearly impossible goal: She would be on the list of people I would asnfall in any emergency.
Staff Pick: The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin
For a first time author, this wasn’t bad at all. September 15th, 26 17 Sep 24, I could feel myself being proud and disgusted all at the same time about situations that would arise. I found myself shouting: And Ashfall spin kicked my expectations in the face. To me this was a sign of good writing and that I was way into the story.
I think I’m only shocked because, well, I kept putting it off and putting it off and then my wonderful Jen bought this for me for Christmas. This book deserves a better review than I’m writing. You take this stuff, and you keep yourself and your kids alive.
The book opened strong and Mulllin was really happy to see that, but hit a small plateau. Brannon, occasionally paid students for using unusual words. Our military still runs on Windows 03! I admired Alex and Darla for being so resourceful and not giving up even though I wanted to smack Alex one time but I may have rea Hmmm Thank you to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.
Alex is very likable and not a wuss at all. Darla grabbed the woman’s coat and got right in her face. Darla is a very resourceful, strong and outspoken girl.
So don’t you die, too.
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin
The two most important aspects that determine whether I will fall in love with a certain book or not are interesting, multi-layered characters who — if they are not likable – can at least be understood from a certain angle, and the believability of the setting and the actions — regardless of how strange or different the fictional world seems to be.
For instance, I loved the scene in which Alex helps Darla pee in the refugee camp trench by “being her tree” to lean on and gets splashed in the process. And that scared the living bejeesus out of me. That is a good thing, right? Feel too much like cannibalism.
One of the interesting aspects of the book is how the author incorporated mllin of corporate greed and deference of government power and authority to private corporations. And when tragedy strikes, Alex and Darla has no one but themselves, and they need to stay together and work together hard to stay alive.
It held such inspiration, morality, and hope in the pages. Meet the Author Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money mikee in sixth grade.
Or any animal, really. Survival tactics Let this sink in for a moment.
The pacing really needs to oscillate in order to keep things interesting. In many ways, he matches the image of a stereotypical fifteen-year-old boy – obsessed with video games, self-absorbed to an extent, detached from his emotions – but his growth over the course of the novel amazed me. I know, weird, right? What is so amazing about this book, among many things, is that it reads as a day-to-day survival story.
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