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

In one encounter with such a beast, Alex finds himself face to face with death, and it’s only because of an wonderful woman Mrs. People who enjoy Dystopian books. A third of the way through the story, the characters arrive at a refugee camp, I am not going to post any spoilers, the camp is not run by the United States muullin, but instead by a private corporation that has been given power and authority to act as a government and is paid with federal money; thus, the outsourcing of federal and military duties to private corporations.

View all 21 comments. Following Alex on his alarming and scary journey was thrilling and thoroughly addicting.

I like the normality of his relationship with his parents, his resolve to act grown-up enough to be taken seriously, his ability to adapt, and his slowly blossoming, tender love for Darla. But on my uncle’s farm, nobody noticed, or at least nobody said anything. Alex was able to hear the volcano erupting for days and he lives over miles from it.


I immensely mie reading Ashfall and as you can see I gladly will spread the word. View all 42 comments. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

Ashfall Ashfall Trilogy Book 1 Author s: As soon as the deafening eruptions stop and Alex manages to climb out of his neighbors bathtub, oh and witness a guy being shot in the head he begins his trek to find his family.

Darla is a very resourceful, strong and outspoken girl. Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade. Ashfall, by Mike Mullin.

There’s a lot of fear and the realization that the world as they knew it has ended and that they must be wary of strangers in a way they never were before. Now I really wish I owned a paper copy — and I ashfzll even take one with a pink bulldozer embossed on the dust-jacket. And the clear motive of the company receiving the outsourced job was not to help or support society, but instead to profit.

Aug 25, Giselle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Over the years, these tales have begun to possess similar plots, events, scares, and attitudes. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence.

The pacing really needs to oscillate in order to ashfakl things interesting. Refresh and try again. If you look up page-turner in the dictionary, a picture of its cover will be there right next to it. This mullun not bad.


Books of the Week. On the contrary, there are people dying of dehydration in “Ashfall”. Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin. Through Alex, he portrays the human side of disaster with aplomb as well: Lists with This Book.

Staff Pick: The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin

Do normal rules of law, order and civility break down in such situations? Thankfully, the book picks right up after Alex meets Darla.

For a while Mike juggled bottles at a wine shop, sometimes to disastrous effect. Here are some critters that were fossilized by a previous eruption of the hotspot – the one in Idaho, mentioned above. From what you can tell he doesn’t particularly seem like a special teenager. Once I accepted my inadequacy and accepted that I would most likely be one of the first casualties, I could sit back and enjoy the story of Alex’s battle for survival on his journey to find his parents after the cataclysmic supervolcano and ensuing ashfall.

Other books in the series. So where do you draw the line between humanity, sacrifice, and survival?