May 212014
 
Interview Mike Mullin (Author of Ashfall, Ashen Winter and Sunrise)

Today Badass welcomes author of Ashfall, Ashen Winter and Sunrise — Mike Mullin! If you haven’t picked up this series yet, then do so soon.  It is young adult and post-apocalyptic in genre and both fun and intense.  The subject matter is a natural disaster striking the United States and how people — namely the main character teenage Alex — are able to survive.  If you like to read character centered, solid action packed and survivalist centered books, then this trilogy is for you.  And you are in lucky, the trilogy is out and complete.  If you like to just read, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Mar 192014
 
Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Early Review: Sunrise by Mike Mullin

Book Synopsis: The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors’ constant companions.   When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 19, 2014 at 1:00 am
Oct 132012
 
Group Discussion and Review: Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

Sometimes, a regular review just isn’t right for a book. Sometimes, we are so excited about a book that we need to share our enthusiasm with others. Welcome to Badass Book Reviews discusses Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin. This is a spoiler-free discussion, so feel free to read without covering your eyes.       [box color=grey]Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Oct 112012
 
Ashen Winter Guest Post - Mike Mullin

The ladies of Badass Book Reviews are pleased to welcome a guest post by Mike Mullin the author of Ashfall and Ashen Winter. How People React to an Apocalypse In writing my debut novel, ASHFALL, I put a lot of time into researching the geology of the real supervolcano that underlies Yellowstone National Park. (ASHFALL is about a teen struggling to survive and find his family after it erupts.) But even once I had a firm handle on what the geological facts of a big eruption would be, I still didn’t know enough to write ASHFALL. Why? I had to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 11, 2012 at 1:00 am
Oct 252011
 
Review:  Ashfall by Mike Mullin

      Ashfall by Mike Mullin Received from Netgalley [box] Synopsis from Goodreads: Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano. 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 super volcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 25, 2011 at 5:35 am