Saturday, February 8, 2014

Book Review: Darla's Story (Ashfall #0.5) by Mike Mullin

Darla's Story (Ashfall, #0.5)
Also see my review of ASHFALL, ASHEN WINTER, and SUNRISE

Darla's Story by Mike Mullin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While shorter than I wished it would have been, this novella from Darla's perspective provided amazing insight into what happened to Darla and her mother Gloria when the Yellowstone Super volcano erupted, during the timeline of ASHFALL, just prior to Alex trekking across country on his skis and stumbling into Darla's barn before passing out from blood loss.

I had hoped it would continue, providing me Darla's POV of Alex when they first met and got to know each other. And, given the contents of the story, it was interesting to see what had caused Darla to be standoffish toward Alex in the first place. Ruth's story makes that abundantly clear.

Now all I have left is SUNRISE to read of this fantastic ASHFALL series. While I'm afraid of the imminent death and destruction, twists and turns that Mike is famous for, and enjoys far to much for his own good, delighting in the torture of his readers, I am a glutton for his kind of punishment. Thanks a lot, Mike.

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  1. I've been wanting to read this series. It sounds fantastic. Thanks for the review.

  2. At sixty, I found my place in Mullins' post- apocalyptic world. Keep writing for all of us'' Young Adults". Thank you for the review. I'm moving on to Darla's story.