Title: Sunrise (Ashfall #3)
Author: Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood Press 2014
Genre: YA Thriller
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mount TBR; 52 Books - W33; Seriously Series; Chunkster
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.
While I've really enjoyed this series, the last book in the trilogy was a bit of a letdown to me. The writing and storyline were a bit uneven. I found my mind wandering during the story. Bad things keep happening to Alex and company. At a certain point, it almost becomes like a comedy. "Oh the cannibals are attacking again... didn't this happen last week?" And the problem of redundancy got to me at a certain point. I just wanted to find out what happened at the end. I did, and it was fairly satisfying, but wasn't the best book I've ever read.