No of Pages: 312
Publication House: Simon & Schuster
Date of Publication: January 2, 2018
Should Buy: Yes, The wolves of winter
Book Source: Personal Collection
Star Rating: 4/5
My knife had been bloody before. But it had been an animal’s blood and the kill had meant food. Nothing more. Sorry, Elk; Sorry, Deer; Sorry, Moose, Squirrel, Crow, Marten. A girl’s gotta eat.
My knife had never been smeared with human blood before.
Lynn McBride has learned a lot since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and disease seven years ago. She’s learned to hunt, to forge, to survive with her family in the snow-covered wilderness of the Yukon. But just when it seems she has adjusted to the new world order, an enigmatic fugitive named Max arrives at her homestead, bringing with him dark secrets and enemies from the past. Lynn must choose to become a predator or become prey.
A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point. The Wolves of Winter follows a heroic young woman who crosses all boundaries to save the ones she loves.
Words That Touched My Heart ❤
It’s amazing how little we need to survive. And not just survive, but live.
Title: In terms of how different and fresh the title is, well we had many similar titles before this one. Tho, I am not disappointed as the title suits the story.
Title Rating: 3.5/5
Cover: The cover definitely is a moment captured from the story itself- a girl walking in the woods on a winter day with the magical effect created by the snowfall. To be honest the cover helped me to create a realistic image of the surroundings and the character Lynn. The girl on the cover is the girl I imagined throughout the story.
Cover Rating: 4.5/5
Characters: Lynn: She is a beautiful redhead woman in her twenties. A very strong character with all the dilemmas, feelings and imagination of a woman of her age. She does things that were told not and also gets into danger because of that. But also she learns more about her and what she wants along her journey.
Jax: He is handsome and has beautiful eyes. He has secrets and enemies from his past who are chasing him. He has no friends, no family but a pet – wolf.
Review: This post-apocalyptic story is by far the closest one to reality. It is so close that in future this kind of situation might really happen. It shows how war and disease have pushed people to take extreme measures. Lynn and her family went to Yukon far away from any of the communities. Lynn has now adopted the new way of living with barely any choice in eating, clothing, places to visit and even dating.
The story took a strange turn when Jax(a stranger) comes to her life with dark secrets from past. The story also unveils some secrets that Lynn’s family has kept for years from her. Also, I have to praise the author all the minute details he has put in for the characters.
Story Rating: 4/5
Appreciation: A beautifully written story with strong and diverse characters.
Let Downs: I wish there was a little bit more of romance in the story.
Surprise Factor: There were not too many big surprises but yes the story does take some sharp turns and keeps you going on to know more.
Would I be reading more from Tyrell Johnson: Well with the diversity and detail that he puts in characters has impressed me. Plus his realistic approach to fiction won’t let you take your eyes off the book. So, my answer is YES, I will definitely be reading more from T. Johnson.
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