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May 10, 2014

Mini-Review: Sunrise by Mike Mullin

Series: Ahsfall #3
Author: Mike Mullin
Pages: 466
Order it: Amazon/ B&N/ TBD
My rating: 4.5 stars
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 requiring even more guts and more smarts than ever — and unthinkable sacrifice. If they fail . . . they, their loved ones, and the few remaining survivors will perish. This epic finale has the heart of Ashfall, the action of Ashen Winter, and a depth all its own, examining questions of responsibility and bravery, civilization and society, illuminated by the story of an unshakable love that transcends a post-apocalyptic world and even life itself.

My thoughts

It’s always hard to say goodbye to your favorite series. That’s why it took me so long to read Sunrise.
I had the chance to read the eARC, but I didn’t... because I didn’t want to say goodbye yet.
But I finally forced myself to do it, and I’m happy I did because it was better than I expected.
Sunrise was the perfect ending for this series. It was hopeful and the development of the plot was just as great as I expected.
Alex and Darla are still one of my favorite couples, they’re friends, they’re partners, and they love each other in a very mature way.
I don’t really love the secondary characters. I only cared about Alex and Darla, the world-building and the writing. Anyway, each character was different and well created.
Mike Mullin created a perfect world after the events of Ashfall. 

It was a strong conclusion, a satisfying ending. After all the brutally there’s always the glimmer of hope about a long term future.
I also loved how realistic the book was about the feelings. The main characters were too young when it all started, we come to see how the tragedy affect them, how sad is to be a pillar, to try to survive every day and not just to be a teenager.
Darla is one of the strongest girls I ever read. Sometimes I feel like she was the strongest character in the series. She was a truly heroine. 

This was a hard read. And these series are an action packed ride. Cruel, brutal and realistic.
Sunrise is the perfect ending. Great plot, great characters, a fast passed read. Mike Mullin created an emotional roller-coaster. A perfectly written story and one of the best post-apocalyptical books of these days.


1 comment:

  1. I agree Lis, this was a great ending for the trilogy! These books were never easy on the characters and this one was no exception, but that's part of what make them so amazing! Love love love Alex and Darla together, they make the best team!


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