July 18, 2011

Review: Ashfall (Ashfall #1) by Mike Mullin

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.

This book was awsome.  It wasn't really inticing when I read the back, but Mullin did an excellent job with this novel.  The struggle of a teenage boy going through a land that he isn't familiar with and going miles to find his family is inspiring. Mullin's plot catches you in an instant and his imagery makes you feel like you are in the middle of the aftermath of a volcano.  This book was a great read and it is suitable for anyone.

Publisher-Tanglewood Press
My Score: 5 STARS! Loved the Book!
Reviewed by~Patti


  1. +JMJ+

    A volcano, aye? =) That's a trope that's still pretty fresh. I'm interested already! It's also good to hear that this one has lots of real science. Thanks for this review, Patti!

  2. i have an ARC that i need to read STAT! thanks for the great review!

  3. I got that through netGalley a couple days ago. Thanks a lot for the review, I better get to mine soon!


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