Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday [11]

Sunrise by Mike Mullin

Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant companions.

When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task requiring even more guts and more smarts than ever — and unthinkable sacrifice. If they fail . . . they, their loved ones, and the few remaining survivors will perish.

This epic finale has the heart of Ashfall, the action of Ashen Winter, and a depth all its own, examining questions of responsibility and bravery, civilization and society, illuminated by the story of an unshakable love that transcends a post-apocalyptic world and even life itself. 

The Ashfall trilogy by Mike Mullin is one of the more underrated books that deserves so much more love. What really made me fall in love is that they aren't your typical dystopian/post-apocolyptic story that takes place in the far future after some pandemic, war, etc. The series starts out with a volcano erruption in Yellowstone and if that isn't realistic I don't know what is. The fact that this could *potentially* happen makes the series all the more thrilling. That, paired with fantastic, realistic character, makes for a fantastic series. I was lucky to get an early review copy of Sunrise, the final book in the series, through NetGalley courtesy of Tanglewood Press. I can't wait to read it and you can look for my review in the days leading up to its release

EDIT: Apparently this book was actually released March 17th but unfortunately there was a mix-up and on many websites (including Goodreads) the release date is set for April 15th. The good news is that means that Sunrise is already available for you to read!

Check it out on Goodreads 

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