The following were bad in this book: the characterizations, the "plot," the writing, the copyediting, the pace, and the genre. This is not a disaster story; it's a soap opera set in a cloudy world.
In addition, the book has clearly been padded to allow for sequels. None of the characters has any story arc, none of the "plot" points is resolved, and the book doesn't end; it just stops.
I haven't seen writing this bad since Twilight
, and I ended up kinda respecting that one for its sheer WTF-ery. Skip the Supervolcano
series, folks--life's too short. I think I'll try Ashfall