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The ARC of this book was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I started reading Ashfall before going to bed That was a BIG mistake I ended up being up all night reading And not satisfied with looking at the sun coming up while tired as hell I just couldn t stop So I picked up Ashen Winter and began reading it that morning WITHOUT ANY SLEEP Yes I m crazy Nothing new here so let s move on I read the two books in a row and was done close to 1pm Let s just say I slept until the next day after I was done thinking about both booksAlthough I did uite enjoy Ashfall Ashen Winter is a better book That s ok After all on a first post apocalyptic book you have to spend time with the world building and explaining all about the natural disaster On a seuel you can focus on the ACTION and putting your characters through a lot of crazier shit Plus you re already invested in the characters You KNOW them and you care a lot about what happens to them They re like friends You worry about them you cheer them on and sometimes you want to slap the shit out of them You know the usual I grew to really like Alex He s a great hero He s courageous softhearted loyal can kick your ass with Taekwondo and sometimes a little stupid When I say stupid I don t mean that in the usual YA literature way the I m only capable of thinking of the hotness of my love interest and nothing else No I mean the best kind of stupid like I ll put my life and limb at risk to save someone I don t even know in the middle on an Apocalypse because I m just too good a person Alex s good heart is one of his best ualities and one of his worst I wanted to smack him a couple of times but I completely understood where he was coming from I m just not that noble But I rather my heroes be noble than hardhearted Isn t that what makes a hero a hero Being nobler than his circumstances would usually allow I have no problem reading about people that are way better than me I actually prefer toMeet Darla Yes things just explode around her because of the power of her awesomeness Darla What can I say about Darla I know I LOVE THE SHIT OUT OF HER I can t put how much into words so this will have to serve as a representation of how much I like her Mike Mullin did something original here Something that I wish male authors would do but especially female authors He inverted the usual gender roles Darla is not a simpering helpless female who needs her man to save her OH NOES We usually have the Alpha male saving and teaching the useless female lead NOT HERE NO SIR Darla is THE BRAINS OF THIS OPERATION ALEX himself admits this She saves his life uite often and besides that she is the one full of life savinguseful information She s also older than him though not by much She s the one with an amazing mechanical ability She can build things machines that make their life easier She was a farmer and is fucking strong At one point in the book someone asks them who is the stronger physically and Alex doesn t hesitate to say it s Darla Darla herself thinks Alex is stronger but throughout both books it s shown that Alex is probably right She is also mentally strong She loses her mom in a horrible way in the first book but after a day of being a little out of it she keeps going Keeps saving Alex s ass ALEX WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STAY ALIVE IN THIS POST APOCALYPTIC WORLD WITHOUT HER HELP Sure he saves her life sometimes too and he is pretty kick ass with taekwondo and all but if I had to chose between the two of them for a partner during an apocalypse I d chose Darla No doubt about it That brings me to my ONLY complaint about this book I NEEDED MORE DARLA IN IT Mild spoiler ahead view spoiler They get separated in this book and she is not on the page as much as in the first one She was sorely missed by me I kept reading because I wanted her back Alex shares my feelings and spends most of the book going after her AS HE SHOULD since it was pretty much his fault his noble stupidity that caused her to be lost hide spoiler Promises in Tumble Creek you have to spend time with the world building and explaining all about the natural disaster On a seuel Mischief and Marriage you can focus on the ACTION and putting Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, your characters through a lot of crazier shit Plus Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you re already invested in the characters You KNOW them and Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you care a lot about what happens to them They re like friends You worry about them The Geography of Witchcraft you cheer them on and sometimes Hold On To Me you want to slap the shit out of them You know the usual I grew to really like Alex He s a great hero He s courageous softhearted loyal can kick Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law your ass with Taekwondo and sometimes a little stupid When I say stupid I don t mean that in the usual YA literature way the I m only capable of thinking of the hotness of my love interest and nothing else No I mean the best kind of stupid like I ll put my life and limb at risk to save someone I don t even know in the middle on an Apocalypse because I m just too good a person Alex s good heart is one of his best ualities and one of his worst I wanted to smack him a couple of times but I completely understood where he was coming from I m just not that noble But I rather my heroes be noble than hardhearted Isn t that what makes a hero a hero Being nobler than his circumstances would usually allow I have no problem reading about people that are way better than me I actually prefer toMeet Darla Yes things just explode around her because of the power of her awesomeness Darla What can I say about Darla I know I LOVE THE SHIT OUT OF HER I can t put how much into words so this will have to serve as a representation of how much I like her Mike Mullin did something original here Something that I wish male authors would do but especially female authors He inverted the usual gender roles Darla is not a simpering helpless female who needs her man to save her OH NOES We usually have the Alpha male saving and teaching the useless female lead NOT HERE NO SIR Darla is THE BRAINS OF THIS OPERATION ALEX himself admits this She saves his life uite often and besides that she is the one full of life savinguseful information She s also older than him though not by much She s the one with an amazing mechanical ability She can build things machines that make their life easier She was a farmer and is fucking strong At one point in the book someone asks them who is the stronger physically and Alex doesn t hesitate to say it s Darla Darla herself thinks Alex is stronger but throughout both books it s shown that Alex is probably right She is also mentally strong She loses her mom in a horrible way in the first book but after a day of being a little out of it she keeps going Keeps saving Alex s ass ALEX WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STAY ALIVE IN THIS POST APOCALYPTIC WORLD WITHOUT HER HELP Sure he saves her life sometimes too and he is pretty kick ass with taekwondo and all but if I had to chose between the two of them for a partner during an apocalypse I d chose Darla No doubt about it That brings me to my ONLY complaint about this book I NEEDED MORE DARLA IN IT Mild spoiler ahead view spoiler They get separated in this book and she is not on the page as much as in the first one She was sorely missed by me I kept reading because I wanted her back Alex shares my feelings and spends most of the book going after her AS HE SHOULD since it was pretty much his fault his noble stupidity that caused her to be lost hide spoiler

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à em gái để rồi nhận được tin họ đã uay trở lại Iowa Mùa Đông PDFEPUBtìm cậu Sau cùng khi không thể đợi thêm được nữa Alex và Darla uyết định lần theo dấu vết của họ uay ngược về Iowa tìm họ Nhưng con đường trở lại lần này của đôi bạn trẻ vấp phải nhiều cam go và nguy hiểm hơn rất nhiều so với lần trước v?. That was exhausting I am tired annoyed frustrated and hugely disappointed Writing a review for this one is gonna hurt My problems with this second installment of Mike Mullin s Ashfall series are many I m afraid to say and too big to ignore I really like this guy and I wanted this novel to be great in the shadow of its awesome predecessor Not Even Close Without any spoilers for Ashfall or Ashen Winter here is some of what s caused my sadness and frustration Anyone who knows me even a little knows I m a Stephen King fangirl I love the man okay Not in a creepy Annie Wilkes I want to chain him to a bed as my pet sort of love but his books are like meth to me I m hooked I gotta have em But that doesn t mean I can t put my critics hat on when need be too I don t slaver and drool over everything the man writes And contrary to popular critical opinion I have no interest in reading the man s grocery list Which brings me to one of my recent King disappointments it does happen Under the Dome for me was good but far from great And here s why I bring it up now because it s the same effing problem I have with Ashen Winter Under the Dome starts with a bangand maintains its narrative momentum throughout It hurtles along at an almost break neck speed but for a book that s over a 1000 pages such a pace begins to wear in places It becomes an at times uncomfortable frenetic pattern of and then this happened and then this happened and then this happened Ditto Ashen Winter It too starts with a bang and hurtles along at lightening speed for in my opinion a bloated 600 pages The action seuences are too many to count and exhaustively and excruciatingly described As with Mira Grant s book Feed I fear Mike Mullin has fallen in love with his research and wants to include every single thing he has learned What s worse no detail is too small In my review for Feed I write that I respect any author who goes the extra mile to do the research and get the details right but sweet holy Moses there is no need to put EVERYTHING YOU VE EVER LEARNED into the story I didn t think it would be possible but that s even doubly true here Another thing that annoyed me and took me out of the story too many times to count are the cliffhangers which come at the end of almost Every Single Chapter It s cheesy It made me feel like I was reading a middle school chapter book or a choose your own adventure type deal for the kiddies This is such a sharp departure from Ashfall I really don t know what to make of it Ashen Winter may feature cannibals and sex slaves but it still felt ultimately childish to me Now I am woman enough to admit this could be my fault than the book s fault I am NOT a fan of action movies I barely if ever go to the movies over the summer because the gigantic exploding frantic mostly special effects all style no substance blockbusters just don t do it for me I m likely to walk out with a headache and a scowl on my face than jittering with excitement and awe That s what happened here with this book Mullin can write action no doubt of that but there s just TOO MUCH action and not enough dialogue or genuine suspense Suspense ONLY works if it is paired with tension and release Nobody understood that better than Hitchcock If it s ALL release a go go go fast and furious approach then you really miss the tension that vital inexorable build that is so critical to creating suspense Okay last criticism Because this book is chock full of action Alex and Darla Alex especially this time are running around behaving like movie action superheroes jumping leaping dodging bullets getting shot breaking in breaking out at one point hanging on to the bottom of a MOVING TRUCK Robert DeNiro style la Cape Fear Really C mon As each disaster and run of bad luck kept piling up fodder for the chapter cliffhangers I began to think it should have been subtitled a series of unfortunate events In my review for A Breath of Snow and Ashes I write how many times can any handful of people escape from prison mob scenes near death kidnappings etc etc I can suspend disbelief with the best of them trust me but even this was too much for me I m afraid Okay so that s the ugly truth of the bad news The good news Mullin is a very talented writer and despite my disappointment here I will continue to seek out his books The other good news While I m not recommending Ashen Winter I will continue to highly recommend Ashfall it is awesome and succeeds in every way where its seuel does not The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, your own adventure type deal for the kiddies This is such a sharp departure from Ashfall I really don t know what to make of it Ashen Winter may feature cannibals and sex slaves but it still felt ultimately childish to me Now I am woman enough to admit this could be my fault than the book s fault I am NOT a fan of action movies I barely if ever go to the movies over the summer because the gigantic exploding frantic mostly special effects all style no substance blockbusters just don t do it for me I m likely to walk out with a headache and a scowl on my face than jittering with excitement and awe That s what happened here with this book Mullin can write action no doubt of that but there s just TOO MUCH action and not enough dialogue or genuine suspense Suspense ONLY works if it is paired with tension and release Nobody understood that better than Hitchcock If it s ALL release a go go go fast and furious approach then Hers to Protect you really miss the tension that vital inexorable build that is so critical to creating suspense Okay last criticism Because this book is chock full of action Alex and Darla Alex especially this time are running around behaving like movie action superheroes jumping leaping dodging bullets getting shot breaking in breaking out at one point hanging on to the bottom of a MOVING TRUCK Robert DeNiro style la Cape Fear Really C mon As each disaster and run of bad luck kept piling up fodder for the chapter cliffhangers I began to think it should have been subtitled a series of unfortunate events In my review for A Breath of Snow and Ashes I write how many times can any handful of people escape from prison mob scenes near death kidnappings etc etc I can suspend disbelief with the best of them trust me but even this was too much for me I m afraid Okay so that s the ugly truth of the bad news The good news Mullin is a very talented writer and despite my disappointment here I will continue to seek out his books The other good news While I m not recommending Ashen Winter I will continue to highly recommend Ashfall it is awesome and succeeds in every way where its seuel does not

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Xám Tàn Epub #225 Đã sáu tháng trôi ua kể từ khi siêu núi lửa Yellowstone phun trào nhấn chìm cả nước Mỹ trong khói bụi núi lửa Trái Đất bỗng chốc trở thành một thế giới không có ánh nắng mặt trời thay vào đó chỉ là mùa Đông lạnh lẽo kéo dài Cũng đã sáu tháng trôi ua kể từ khi Alex rời Cedar Falls đến Warren tìm bố mẹ v. Ashfall one of my favourite books of all time could not have had a better seuel in Ashen Winter Picking up 6 months after Ashfall s ending we are thrown into a deep desolation the dark cold aftermath of a Supervolcano eruptionAlex and Darla the fabulous couple who met in Ashfall are leaving the routine and relative safety of the farm to go find Alex s parents What we have here friends is a non stop and I mean zero freaking breaks action packed thrill ride that will leave you so exhausted with excitement that you might literally just find yourself breathless Every single page of this novel is filled with intense suspense Not the type of suspense that leaves characters as little than words on a page this series is suspenseful and will make your heart literally backflip because of its characters You care about them you want them to live and find their loved ones Darla and Alex are the perfect team who are both amazingly competent and determined Their strength makes me feel incompetent The emotional investment in these people is so poignant that I found myself mimicking their state of minds Their pain was my pain their fatigue was my own I honestly felt their unrelenting weariness from being thrown into their shoes while reading this novel A Supervolcano eruption is no unrealistic event Sure if it even erupts at all it probably wouldn t happen for decades or maybe it will Ultimately mother nature does as she pleases The aftermath of such a disaster that has been created in this book and it s predecessor is unlike anything I ve ever read Sure we have dystopians and zombie novels but nothing makes a story compelling than one that could happen at any moment One that makes you truly fear the possibility of this world invading our reality Mullin doesn t sugar coat it either It s gory it s raw it s violent to no end it made me suirm and grimace Ashen Winter is not for the faint of heart Blood will be the least of your worries It s the end of the world ladies and gentleman get ready for it What this unhindered reality gives us is an in depth realistic look into humanity Some people after a disaster to such degree after having seen their friends and families die without being able to do a thing about it after living with a hunger so deep that it affects your mind will become nothing than savages Cannibals It definitely makes you think on what people will do to survive In a world where everyone is struggling to see the next day the worst side of human kind will show its face And it s not pretty people It sickens me and the worst part I completely believe it This series is one you simply Can Not Miss It s completely unbelievable fantastic Even the author s notes left me a little unsettled The only thing missing is a number for a much needed psychologist Bravo Mike Mullin you are a genius at life An advance copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads


10 thoughts on “Mùa Đông Xám Tàn Tro #2

  1. says:

    second reading review is now included after this adorable picture of meWHO WOULD LIKE TO BE JEALOUS OF ME??first of all i have this

  2. says:

    35 starsThe super volcano has erupted and we are six months later It feels like so much has happened that it can't be just that short of a period Survival is hell folks The ashen winter has set in and it's never frigging ev

  3. says:

    Ashfall one of my favourite books of all time could not have had a better seuel in Ashen Winter Picking up 6 month

  4. says:

    Let me tell you guys if a supervolcano ever erupts and world as we know it comes to an end I want Darla by my side 247 That said I postponed writing this review for as long as I could because it was hard to pin down exactly why Ashen Winter didn’t work for me as well as Ashfall did It’s still hard but I think I have some idea at least Wit

  5. says:

    That was exhausting I am tired annoyed frustrated and hugely disappointed Writing a review for this one is gonna hurt My problems with this second installment of Mike Mullin's Ashfall series are many I'm afraid to say and too big to ignore I really like this guy and I wanted this novel to be great in the shadow of its a

  6. says:

    I don't hand out five stars very easily any Years ago I wasn't as picky but now it's rare to never that I find a book worthy of the 5 STAR label It's speciallike meAshen Winter is one of those few books that is so freakin' awesome it actually

  7. says:

    The ARC of this book was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I started reading Ashfall before going to bed That was a BIG mistake I ended up being up all night reading And not satisfied with looking at the sun coming up while tired as hell I just couldn't stop So I picked up Ashen Winter and began reading it that morning WITHOUT ANY SLEEP Yes I'm crazy Nothing new here so let's move on I read the two books

  8. says:

    Buddy read with Amy Melissa and Sarah4 45 starsNot uite as good as the first one but still immensely enjoyable and compulsively readable god I sound like one of those starred reviews from Kirkus or Booklist or whoever Anyway don't be discouraged by the size of these books The chapters are short and damn near every time they end with a cliffhanger of some kind so you HAVE to keep going That's one of the things I love about Mullin's

  9. says:

    I'm so far behind in reviewing books I've read This might not sound like the end of the world but it's the only way that I have a chance to remember what I've read and what I thought of for at least some of the books I've read a year or two d

  10. says:

    First I'd like to apologise for cussing out Mr Mullin's name for the first third of the book I told myself it was only a book but it

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