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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Thanks, Lovely, for knowing me better than I know myself. Some reviewers have questioned the near-total absence of U. It will be a long time before you get the taste of volcanic ash out of your mouth.
Would the scenario Mike Mullin sets up be the one to happen? He almost got fired by the owner of a bookstore due to his poor taste in earrings.
View all 42 comments. But a price is needed to be paid. A sequel is planned for Fall The world around them, it was scary and the tension was high It would likely still be on my TBR if my lovely Jen hadn’t taken the initiative to gift me this, so I have her to thank, in a sense.
It’s not fair but it’s not a city on the same level as New York, ok? Toilet water is also delicious 5. Readers will turn Ashfall ‘s pages breathlessly, and continue to ponder Alex and Darla’s fate long after they close the book.
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And Ashfall spin kicked my expectations in the face. Thankfully, it’s not bound to happen in my ,ullin. This is a compelling read. I loved that this story is a rural setting. Ashfall tells the story of 15 year-old Alex traveling from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Warren, Illinois after the supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park unexpectedly erupts.
In recent years, similar smaller blasts have been known to occur. Some survival stories detail the day in and day out of how to survive and some focus on how ugly the world has gotten due to the devolution of human nature — Ashfall incorporates both.
Children’s Book Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin. Tanglewood, $ (p) ISBN
Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster. On one hand I enjoyed it and it kept my attention and muke the characters. The one thing that I found so incredible about this book was the complete and utter realism of the book.
I am so so happy I finally gave this one a chance They support one another, understand one another, and show a true caring that can only ashfakl called love.
It’s not exactly dystopian, but more worst-case disaster scenario. The horror of their situation is not glossed over so we know when they are hungry, dirty and even how they manage their bodily functions. I liked them both as separate characters and I loved them together too.
Aug 25, Giselle rated it it was amazing Shelves: He got into dire situations that were very intense, but still realistic under the circumstances. The next day, like every day, we dug corn, chopped wood, and carried water.
It does make you think about survival skills and kits and what you would do if something like this happened. Want mulpin Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a well-written tale don’t get me wrong, you should check it out Shark Week, Storm Chasers, I watched them all. This isn’t a fairytale with a happy ending, it’s gritty, ashgall, scary, real and hopeful.
Darla is also fiercely loyal, funny, sexy and astonishingly vulnerable. The protagonist, Alex, was extremely strong willed and his character was deeply realistic.