Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Good Wednesday all

   Good Wednesday all its good to be back blogging again . Have had a very busy couple of weeks but I am back and today we are going to review THE WOLVES OF WINTER  by Tyrell Johnson

                            BOOK BLURB 

Station Eleven meets The Hunger Games in this ruthless, captivating story of a young woman’s survival in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon after the rest of the world has collapsed.

As the old world dies, we all must choose to become predators. Or become prey.

The old world has been ravaged by war and disease, and as far as Lynn McBride is concerned, her family could be the last one left on earth. For seven years, the McBrides have eked out a meagre existence in the still, white wilderness of the Yukon. But this is not living. This is survival on the brink.

Into this fragile community walk new threats, including the enigmatic fugitive, Jax, who holds secrets about the past and, possibly, keys to a better future. And then there’s Immunity, the pre‑war organization that was supposed to save humankind from the flu. They’re still out there, enforcing order and conducting experiments—but is their work for the good of humankind or is something much more sinister at play? In the face of almost certain extinction, Lynn and her family must learn to hunt as a pack or die alone in the cold.

Breakout debut novelist Tyrell Johnson weaves a captivating tale of humanity stretched far beyond its breaking point, of family and the bonds of love forged when everything else is lost. Reminiscent of Station Eleven and The Hunger Games, this is a classic and enthralling post‑apocalyptic adventure and a celebration of the human spirit.

                      MY REVIEW 
   Welcome to the new world a world that has been ravaged by disease and the wages of war . The McBrides have been eking out an existence thinking that they are the only ones left in the world .  They are just barely getting by in the wild Yukon territory . There are so many threats against them and more coming . Between the stranger that claims to have the secrets about the past and there is IMMUNITY  who are a pre war organization that say that they can save humans from the flu.  Will they adapt or will they end up dying alone . 
   This book is a really good post apocalyptic read and has such a gritty air about it . It is set about a decade after a nuclear war has destroyed everything and the world wide flu epidemic has wiped out most of the world .I must say I was really intrigued by this book . It felt like I was in the Yukon with the McBride's .  The book takes us on an epic journey . 
  The characters are well written and complex. The main character Lynn is a strong willed young woman .  She is bad ass in most ways hunting and keeping her family safe . But there is a softness to her that we see in her thoughts and dreams. Which actually made me like her even more .  But being a 20 year old woman she does some really stupid things sometimes . Like inviting a stranger into her world . Even with beautiful eyes and a smile that would melt. 
  Jax is a mystery , he is strong and silent . He gets Lynn in a tither . There is chemistry between them . Jax is also hiding something he has people chasing him . You don't know if you should trust him or be very leery of him . He has that way of sucking you into his universe. But they do make a great team, you don't know if it is a romantic or platonic relationship .  The author also uses the Yukon as a character in the book telling about its unforgiving snow covered terrain and the unforgiving cold . 
  The author takes us on such a journey . The story is a realistic portrayal of what might actually happen. It makes you think and go wow  I wonder what I would do if this happened would I survive . The first part of the book had me sucked in and I couldn't put it down . Then there was a part where it kind of dragged and I kind of lost a bit of interest . The author did a great job pulling me back in though. Over all I enjoyed this book very much . The writing is great and the story line will make you think of what would you do . I am going to check out more from this author . 

you can purchase WINTER WOLVES HERE

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