Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Blog Tour Playlist: Ashen Winter by Mike Mullins
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.(courtesy of Goodreads)
*First off, I apologize to Mike and Savvy for the tardiness of my tour post. It should have been up on Saturday, but it completely slipped my mind. I'm very sorry for the delay.
I have the honor to present a playlist for Alex, the protagonist of the Ashfall series.
Alex starts out the series as typical teenage boy. He spends a lot of time playing video and computer games. His life has been pretty comfortable. All that changes when the volcano hits. He becomes a font of determination - a survivor. I chose some heavier rock music for Alex's playlist. Partly because they're groups that many teenage boys like, reflecting Alex's previous normal life. But also because I find that tough, even a little angry songs are perfect for times that I need to focus my mind on a difficult path. Alex's new life is scary and dangerous. These songs reflect that difficulty, but also give him energy to go on:
Burn It Down by Linkin Park
Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace
End of Me by Apocalyptica
Bangarang by Skrillex
Tongue Tied by Grouplove
Any other ideas for songs Alex might like?