Review: Sunrise

Mar •  12 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: SunriseSunrise by Mike Mullin
Published by Tanglewood Press on April 15th 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.

This is the last book in the Ashfall series and I’m super sad to see it end. From the moment I read Ashfall, I just knew I was in for an adventure of a lifetime.

Plot: One thing I really enjoy about this story is that the plot line is relatable. Every chapter that is written is well executed to detail. The reader is able to feel a wide range of emotions. Most importantly it feels as if you are in the story. The fight for survival, the fear of looking for food, savages, and sickness all makes this story come to life.

Love/Friendships: There are lots of relationships in the book that are define. Some with towns people who have a strong impact of the future, some with not so good people who are greedy and some that are important to Alex that he will sacrifice everything to keep it. Alex has grown up so much over a short period of time. When I was reading this I wanted him to just be kid. But when you living in this kind of world, that is nearly impossible.

Survival: Another great aspect of this story is the fight for survival. They go through seasons where they have food and then they are starving. Then sickness goes around. Then fights break out. New people show up. It’s all so fascinating that once you are in the story it really hard to get out it.

Ending: I think this ending fits the story perfectly. It’s not a perfect happily ever after but they are making. I would love for the author *wink wink* to do a novella. I like to see where the characters are doing after a few years.

If you like a wicked cool story that is more realistic dystopian, then read this series. With each turn of the page, Sunrise comes to life before your eyes. A story that is creative and constructed in a dark world, Sunrise is amazing.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!

P.S. It is very rare that I give 5 Bites to all the books in the series. In this case, I have. So go and read it! Oh and if you want to win some goodies from the Sunrise Blog Tour, stop by HERE


  1. Jenny
    Mar 12, 2014

    Glad you were so happy with this last book Savy! I enjoyed book one, particularly Alex himself and his relationship with Darla, so I need to get caught up:)

  2. Candace
    Mar 12, 2014

    I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about this series. Unfortunately I still haven’t started it. Glad you enjoyed this third book!

    • Savannah
      Mar 13, 2014

      I know what you mean. I have loads of series I want to read.

  3. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. It sounds like it is a bit lighter than the other two, but not by a whole lot. I’m glad that the ending is satisfying!

    • Savannah
      Mar 13, 2014

      Yes! Hope you get a chance to read it.


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