October 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Sunrise by Mike Mullin

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we can't wait for.

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Sunrise by Mike Mullin
Series: Ashfall #3
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Release Date: April 15, 2013

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.

Ashfall is one of my favourite books of all time. It feels like I have been waiting for this final book  forever, even though it's really been since January since I finished Ashen Winter. I noticed Sunrise finally had a cover the other day and when I saw it I squealed I was so excited! This is one series I will actually finish and on time too!

What book release are you excited about?