Welcome to the end of November all, we are very nearly at the end of 2018 and the weather is well and truly in Winter. Which brings me to the book.
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.
Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
This book well and truly sucks you in and doesn’t let go. From the beginning, readers are fully immersed in the cold snow of the Canadian wilderness and blimey, is it barren.
This book is beautifully described, with the vast snow and looming trees, the book makes you feel alone and isolated, much like how the characters feel, the only people left in the world.
Lynn McBride is our fabulous, headstrong, determined and resourceful main character. We see the world through her eyes. Her memories of the war, the flu epidemic and finally on surviving day-to-day life with her misshaped family.
That is, until another human and his dog arrives.
This, of course, puts everyone on edge. Understandable really, when you haven’t seen another human being or dog for years. Our senses are use frequently, with Tyrell writing about smells, taste, sounds and feelings, which adds to the description of the vast wasteland and the introduction of another person and their dog.
I think this book would be worth a read for both Young Adult and adults, and of course, fiction and dystopian readers. This is a powerful and thrilling read.
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