Ashen Winter was amazing. I really enjoyed reading this book. This is one of my favorite books of last year. Alex and Darla are incredible. Alex is very brave and cool. Darla is very intelligent,brave , funny and cool. Ashen Winter was very captivating and compelling. I'm very excited about the next book Sunrise. I wish it came out sooner though 2014 is a very long wait. Mike Mullin is an amazing author.