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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Teen readers will connect with the characters and wonder — could they do what Alex has to do to survive?

Alex discovered that after the eruption of a volcano in Yellowstone National Park. View all 8 comments. Jun 12, AH rated it it was amazing Shelves: Within the past 17 million years, or more caldera-forming eruptions have occurred from the Yellowstone hotspot, as discussed in this Wikipedia article.

I liked it but wasn’t in love with it. The hero is forced to try and survive on his own and he begins a quest to locate his parents.

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Sometimes, those decisions are huge like fleeing for your life because a supervolcano has erupted. May 26, Jim rated it really liked it Recommends it mulllin Mullin puts his hero through hell—and we get a front row seat. Preview — Ashfall by Mike Mullin. Ash in uncomfortable places Low Point. I don’t know how to slaughter my own meat, or cook over an open fire. But even when sympathy takes over and makes him risk his bg, he is not uncautious, stupid or sickly samaritarian. And this is getting old.


You can really tell how much he cares for Darla.

Staff Pick: The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin

Customer Service If you have questions: The merits and demerits of this first-person male narrative approach have been discussed elsewhere. Yes, there were times that I felt the book slowed down and others where I found it so unbelievable that these kids couldn’t catch a break, but it worked in the long run. I am so so happy I finally gave this one a chance And of course they’ll think of sex during times like that – I would want any escape I could get from the reality they were living.

Would we be better than anything surrounding us? Alex’ initial fear and his helpless indecisiveness change into a fierce determination to get away and find his family when the first armed looters crash Joe and Darren’s house and turn the supposed nightmare into something horribly real.

I was really impressed with the way these aspects of the story were handled. If this isn’t what you like, then this story is not for you. View all 16 comments. There is a bit of romance in the book and I think it was very well done. The writing is, for the most part, very serviceable. And this quote from the webcam page: While on his trek, Alex stumbles upon a fellow teenager named Darla.


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Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin

Put simply, Darla is a prime force for survival of the good guys. There were several times miek this where I was literally terrified of what was happening or what would happen ashflal for Alex. The characters are inspiring, the messages universal, and the sequel is coming out far too long away. And that scared the living bejeesus out of me. But the everyday struggle for the next meal is uppermost in the story.

I simply had no attention to spare. Well written, well researched, detailed but fast-paced, frightening and exciting.

The pacing really needs to oscillate in order to keep things interesting.