Saturday, December 8, 2012
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin (SPOILER FREE)
Format: Hardcover (New)
It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.
To keep this spoiler free, this is going to be a short and basic review.
Ashfall was probably one of my favorite books (if not my favorite) that I've read in 2012 so far so when Ashen Winter came out, I was super excited. However, Ashen Winter topped it by A LOT. I think the writing was better, a lot of character development and I would say that it was more epic then Ashfall. A lot more happened in Ashen Winter and while I wanted to take my time reading it, it was really hard to because it grabbed my attention and held on for dear life. So if you are a fan of books similar to this, I HIGHLY recommend giving The Ashfall Series a try.
If you have already the books in this series, I would love for you to comment below and let me know your thoughts.