Title: Ashen Winter
Author: Mike Mullin
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Tanglewood Press
Source: ARC received from publisher via Page Turners Blog
It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.
Though Alex’s journey in Ashfall was a slow and arduous one, it was gripping.
Now, in Ashen Winter things have sped up considerably. It was more fast-paced than Mullin’s previous book, every moment imbued with a sense of urgency.
Read the full review on Page Turners Blog, where it’s a part of the official Ashen Winter Blog Tour!
Overall rating: 4/5.