Nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).
This week’s pick is the third and final book in a series:
Sunrise by Mike Mullin
(release date April 15, 2014)
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.
Boy, does this sound bleak. BUT — I loved the first two books in the series (click to see my reviews of Ashfall and Ashen Winter), and can’t wait to see how it all works out. Alex and Darla are memorable, incredibly brave characters, and these books are absolutely compulsive reading, just impossible to put down. I really don’t want to wait until April! Meanwhile, if you haven’t read this series yet, give Ashfall a try! I’m willing to bet that you’ll be hooked.
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?
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17 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday”
Sounds just up my alley – dystopia. Looks like a good read, and the cover is kinda awesome, too. A bit spooky 🙂
I hope you get it soon!
The first 2 books were SO good, and the characters are amazing. I hope you check it out! Thanks. 🙂
YES!!! I loved both Ashfall and Ashen Winter and cant wait for this!!! Great pick 🙂
Oh, yay, someone else who loves these books! Great, aren’t they?
Yes they are. Ive been bugging hubby to read them since book 1 came out and he finally relented!! He loved them too. Mike is such an awesome person and a great writer.
Great pick. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve been really wanting to check out these book in this series. That sound really good! Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WW!
Seems like everybody is waiting for this one. Great pick! 🙂
Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading
i agree that it sounds bleak. not my typical read but intriguing nonetheless. hope you get your copy soon! 🙂
hope you can stop by my WoW post.
-michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks
This one sounds interesting! I hope you get it soon and thanks for stopping by my blog!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
This one sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
my WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-unwept/
Awesome pick! I’m excited to read this, too.
Here is My WOW
Man, you’re right, it really does sound bleak. I haven’t read the others in the series so I hope it’s good and you get it asap!
Hope you get to read this book soon! It is always good to read next books in series
Ooooh! This one sounds really good and I have now added it to my ongoing wishlist! Thank you so much for sharing and for popping by my Wow!
Sounds interesting – hope you get to read it soon!
Thanks for stopping by my WW 🙂