Monday, July 11, 2011

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Alex is a teen boy enjoying the freedom of being home alone while the rest of the family visits relatives. He really likes the feeling until his house explodes while he is sleeping. He crawls out from under the rubble and discovers that a "super volcano" has erupted in Yellowstone. The ash cloud from the volcano has filled the air, blocking out the sun and forcing everyone indoors to escape the effects. Kind neighbors rescue him but as violence escalates with the population's desperation, Alex decides to do the unthinkable: hike hundreds of miles through the lawless and increasingly nightmarish landscape to find his family. A great adventure awaits as he uses his wits to complete his journey. This is a "can't put down" thriller which surprises you at every turn. I'd have liked to know more about the volcano but, hey, it looks like there might be a sequel!

1 comment:

  1. Ashfall - OH EXCELLENT! I loved this book- can't wait for the next one to come out....
    I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves the apocolyptic type books.
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