Waiting on Wednesday: Ashfall

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Publication Date: 10.11.2011

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.

I had seen this book on Netgalley a few times, but wasn't too interested in it (in fact I didn't even read the description) until I read two or three reviews on other blogs. These reviewers seemed to really like it and since we have similar tastes, I just had to go back to Netgalley and request it. I can't wait to read it!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Hi, I'm a new follower. You have a very cute blog. I love the rating system. :) I've been eying Ashfall for a few weeks now. It looks really interesting and I definitely have it on my TBR list.

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    Have a great week!

  2. Like you, I've seen this book on Netgalley, and I've been wondering if it's a good read or not. I think I might add it to my queue and find out!

    Thanks for sharing!

    This week’s WoW: Darker Still

  3. New Follower! Never seen this book before, but looks interesting. On my TBR list!
    Thanks for heads up!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  4. Ohhh, yes, yes, YES!!! This was my last week's pick and I am sooooo waiting for this book, too! The fantastic Mike Mullin was sweet enough to send me an ARC of it and I just can't wait to get it! :D
    Here's my WOW

  5. I'm intrigued by all things post-apocalyptic so I'm definitely adding this to my list. Hopefully it's a great read! :D

    Stephanie @ Poetry to Prose

  6. Ashfall was a great read! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  7. Great pick! I have an ARC of this but I haven't read it yet! I love post apocalyptic novels and this one's included in my TBR list :)

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  8. A great WoW pick!

    Mine is here :) http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

  9. I am anxious to read this one too. Sounds like a good dystopian novel and loving the male POV. Great pick!

  10. Great pick! I managed to get it through Netgalley and I loved it! I could not put it down. It's an amazing post-apocalyptic story.

    Here is my WOW

  11. Sounds scary! Might have to check this one out on Net Galley. New follower :)


  12. Great pick! This definitely sounds like a good read.

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  13. Ooh great pick! I'll definitely be picking this up, sounds great! :)

    My WOW post for this week: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html


  14. Sounds like a thrilling read.


  15. new follower :)

    I really want to check this book out when it comes out!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!


  16. I have seen this book around as well, it looks so good!

    My WoW

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  17. Ooooooooo me too. I adore the haunting cover too.

  18. This one looks fantastic! I hadn't seen or heard of it before. I love a good apocalyptic book ala Life as We Knew It. I'm definitely going to Netgalley to request it.

  19. Marla: Thanks for following (and the compliment)! I followed you back. :)

    Carissa: I hope you do!

    Mocha: Lucky! I hope you love it.

    Nina: Glad you like it. Thanks for following! I followed you back.

    Evie: Ah, you lucky! I hope you love it! I can't wait to read it.

    Stephanie: Glad I could help. I'm getting into post-apocalyptic (it kind of freaks me out), but this one just sounded too good to pass up.

    Kara: Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I hope I do, too. :)

    Kai: Lucky! I hope you love it when you read it.

    Sharon: Thanks for stopping by!

    Jan: Yes, THAT is another reason I am interested in this one: the make POV. Good call.

    Selina: More confirmation that I will love this. :)

    Jennifer: I know, it kind of freaks me out to read about things like this, but I just can't stay away.

    Jessi: Thanks for your comment!

    Taylor: Awesome! I hope you do. :)

    Tribute Books Mama: Thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah: Thanks for following! I followed you back.

    Suzanne: Thanks for your comment! :)

    Juju: Yes, I love the cover too! I love mark the boy's hand made in clearing dust from the window. Really sets the tone of the book.

    Emily: Great! I'm glad I could help, and I hope you love it!

  20. Oooh I've just requested it too. Thanks.


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