Sunrise is not only the third and finally instalment in this amazing series by Mike Mullin, it is also one of my most anticipated reads of this year. After reading, and loving the previous books I was eager to make a start on Sunrise, and find out what happens next for Alex and his family. However while I have been anticipating Sunrise, I have also been reluctant to made a start on it, by reading Sunrise then I am admitting that this is the end, that this series is really over and that there will be no more after the last word has been read.
One thing that has always stood out for me in this series, is how real this situation actually feels, like any minute a volcano could erupt and put the world into total disarray with no hope for the future. When I began reading Sunrise it was clear from the beginning that Mike wasn't going to let this end without a fight, and quite quickly we are met with a bloody fight scene, death and the loss of someone who has become close to us, all within the first six chapters. Sunrise was unputdownable and is just as addicting and gripping at it's predecessors.
There is so much that happens in Sunrise that it's hard to actually write down how I feel about it all, and try to write down what I loved about it without giving away details. There were a few moments where I was shocked over what happened, and actually said in my head 'Mike, how could you do that?!?!?!' But as things progressed I could see on how this event made people more wary, and eventually made them actually think about their security.
I loved the idea of Alex and his family moving home, and I would have loved to have seen a picture of the new layout that was made to accommodate family, friends, and people looking for a safe place. However with this move, and Alex's nature to take charge without realising he is doing it, leads Alex to find himself quickly left in charge of things, plotting attacks, running the farm etc and although he is reluctant at first, he does a pretty good job at it.
Reverend Evans was an ass who just wants to be in charge, and I think he personally didn't like being told what to do by someone a lot younger then himself. I mean seriously, Alex and his family have built a home, rescued him and welcomed him into their household with opens arms, and while he's out the picture Evans want to mosey on in and try to push Alex out. I am so relived he got his idea thrown back in his face with the separation of politics and religion, and I actually laughed out loud at the statement, and his reaction.
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