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Review: The Wolves of Winter


Title: The Wolves of Winter

Author: Tyrell Johnson

Release Date: 1/2/18

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As memories of her old life haunt her, she has been forced to forge ahead in the snow-covered Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap to survive. But her fragile existence is about to be shattered. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who sets in motion a chain of events that will force Lynn to fulfill a destiny she never imagined.

My Review: This book was a post apocalyptic tale full of survival, family secrets and self discovery. Johnson does a phenomenal job of setting the story in a world filled with quiet and snow where danger seems to lurk behind every tree. He also a fabulous job of weaving flash backs into the present story to show reader how the world was destroyed. I enjoyed the pacing and the writing. I found the characters relatable and appreciated the main characters strength and take on the world. I also appreciated that she had flaws too. She’s impulsive and stubborn but it works for the story. The only thing about the story that bothered me, and the reason that I didn’t give this read 5 stars, was that survival seemed a tiny bit too easy to me. There seemed to be a ton of game to hunt but in a world of perpetual winter there really shouldn’t be that many animals. That is a really small thing but it bugged me. Overall though I really enjoyed this read! If you like post apocalyptic fiction you should check it out!

*I received this book from Booksparks in exchange for an honest review*

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