Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blog Tour Playlist: Ashen Winter by Mike Mullins

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
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?


  1. Great picks and I agree with your rationalization of why you picked these songs. I think a little angry rock helps me focus through tough stuff!

  2. Awesome picks! Thanks for posting this :)

  3. Oh! finally the second book is coming out! I kind of lose interest when so much time passes between book #1 and the next but I'm definitely reading this one!

    As for the playlist, Alex should ad Bring me to Live by Evanescence. Love that song!

  4. Love when authors create playlists. I always find new music and it helps connect with the characters/story even more!

  5. I love angry rock. Especially when I'm driving or working out.

    Ashen WInter is everywhere this week!! I must start this series ASAP.

  6. Great review and great playlist! I love Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace and absolutely anything by Apocalyptica. I really want to read Ashfall now.

  7. I loved this book. I can't wait until the next one comes out. If you like the Hunger Games you will like this book.
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