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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In my review of the third book on Goodreads, I said that I wished that this series was longer. I know I’m really looking forward to the sequel.

These seem to be in slow supply these days, sadly. Even amidst all the people you can’t trust and the horrible world they now live in, there were some very sweet and deep moments.

Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin

The next day, like every day, we dug corn, chopped wood, and carried water. Now, instead of toxic flood water, think of a blanket of ash and an atmosphere of sulphur dioxide and other noxious goodies. After taking temporary shelter next door at his neighbors, Alex is forced to embark on a journey to find his parents. When I was reading “Ashfall” I automatically compared it to two other dystopian road-trip stories I have read recently: Darla was a great character.

Almost years-old Alex has just experienced a major break-through on his way to adulthood: You forgot your password and you need to retrieve it.


The two most important aspects that determine whether Miek 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.

Alex is your normal teenage guy living in the suburbs in Iowa. However, as he grows throughout the novel he does not hesitate to do what he needs to.

Children’s Book Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin. Tanglewood, $ (p) ISBN

I never expected her to crash so hard view spoiler [after the convicts raped and murdered her mother hide spoiler ]. Earth- and ear-shattering thunder that lasts for hours and results in a roof-breaking, sun-darkening, perpetual rain of grainy ash. View all 8 comments. Companionship was indirectly found when he met this girl who was unwilling to help a stranger out but did anyway, and even then she sshfall didn’t act like she sshfall about him.

But as we all know disastrous situations have a tendency to bring out the worse in a person.

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Among the best people that Alex encounters are a girl named Darla and her mother, Mrs. I could connect with him and really worry about him to the core. Ashfalll loved at the end that the author Mike Mullin included information about the research he had done and how he had combined several scientific findings to create what he believed to be a realistic possibility if mullon Yellowstone supervolcano were to actually happen. From there, things went steadily downhill.


It’s a well-written tale don’t get me wrong, you should check it out After the eruption people are starting to starve, and they transform themselves in predators, they ashfqll, they steal, and they kill.

View all 42 comments. The world building in this was so real that I half expected to wake up on a farm surrounded by ash myself.

Town-boy Alex must learn quickly how to cope. She was self-sufficient, strong, intelligent, flawed, and loyal.

We got to live through it with Alex while he was unaware of what was happening or why mjllin house was basically falling down on him. While disasters in books do lack Hollywood blockbuster special effects, mullni allows the author to throw restraint out the window and go big. Other books in the series. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way.

Author, I really liked your book, but I have no ability to put my enjoyment into words or write about anything that isn’t myself. I enjoyed all the survival lessons—even the gross ones!

The caldera is so large that it can only be seen mioe a plane or satellite. You are dehydrated, exhausted, starving, fighting to keep going and then you find a gas station