Friday, February 28, 2014

Sunrise by Mike Mullin- review and giveaway

Welcome to YA Friday. Today I have a book review and giveaway of Sunrise by Mike Mullin. To enter fill out the rafflecopter form below. If you don't see it click, "read more".

The Story-
This third book begins with Alex and Darla joining up with their community to retake their city. Times are desperate and there is not enough food to go around. Alex and Darla quickly realize that the only way to survive is to build a community with its own food, power, and protection. However, the people of their city are complacent and want to rest on their laurels. Alex and Darla are forced out and sent to make their own way. Luckily, Darla has a plan.

My Thoughts-
A great ending to a cool plot. I really enjoyed book 1, Ashfall, but book 2 Ashen Winter really let me down. I am happy to say that Sunrise delivered. Things move forward with great tension and adventure. I was sucked in from the beginning, and shook my head at the stupidity of the people around Alex and Darla. I just kept waiting for them to say, "I told you so," but you know what, they don't. Alex and Darla are beyond it and instead focus on living. My favorite parts of the story are the survival aspects. Alex and Darla are a brilliant team, both able to live and thrive in the post- Yellowstone explosion world.

We again encounter cannibalism, savagery and now slavery. It is Darla's unique skill set that allows Alex to even hope of a new life, and they have to sacrifice amazing things to get it. Let me just say, the author truly allows his two main characters to face and live with awful choices.

They band together with a few friends and family members to create a community where anyone is welcome, as long as they work for the good of the group. Throughout the book we see Alex's compassion and courage as he saves people, even people who have done him wrong.

5 stars!- Available April 15, 2014.

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  1. I felt the way you did about the other two books and now I'm looking forward to reading the third one!

  2. Wow. This sounds like quite a book. I haven't read the others, and if I do, I think I'll skip number two. Thanks for the review.

  3. The first book was amazing. Tense and action packed. I think you probably could skip book 2 and be okay.

  4. I really enjoyed the two previous books and this one was a very good conclusion to the story arc. It is so refreshing to read a good post-apocalyptic novel that isn't just thinly cloaked racist crap or simplistic gun fan fiction. These books have none of that, just a realistic scenario, strong characters, fast paced action and clever adventure.
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