Read for: Mount TBR
Synopsis: "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: When I received this in one of the subscription boxes, I wasn't sure if I was even going to read it, now I am kicking myself for not reading it in the dead of winter when the atmosphere would have really put me in the story. This was such a surprise for me. It does start out pretty slow but it does a great job of establishing the characters, the setting and the backstory. The world building is woven throughout the story so you find out new bits and pieces along with Lynn, the main character. Once the story gets going though you better be ready to sit and read it straight through. There is so much action and suspense and mystery throughout the book that you can't wait to turn the page and find out what happens next. This one also really makes you think, what would you do to survive and protect those you love. What would you truly miss when everything you have known is gone except the very basics. I definitely recommend this one!
My Rating: I actually read this book way back in May but have held off posting it until now because it certainly suits the season, it is atmospheric and a touch scary, definitely heart pounding and page turning. I give this one a rating of Four Paws!