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An orphaned Siberian teen loses her job and home on Christmas Eve. Left on the streets to freeze, Faina flees to an abandoned castle for shelter. At the castle, she discovers the animal-torn body of a local recluse. No wonder Eurasian wolves are not recommended for the first-time pet owner. Can a girl with no past, preserve her future from accusations of murderer and a pac ...more
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Published December 1st 2015 by Watershed Books
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Carrie
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Volk Advent by Kristen Joy Wilks is a fairly short read at just over a hundred pages but within those pages the author did a wonderful job bringing the setting of Siberia to life. The story is a bit of a mystery mixed with a tad bit of romance with a lot of action set just before Christmastime. This one takes a reader to this bone chillingly cold setting and sets the stage by including a lot of different things that felt real to that area.

A young orphan girl loses her job which sets her on q
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Taylor
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is an interesting Siberian beauty and the beast retelling, at least to me it was. I personally loved this book, it was interesting and a quick read. I definitely recommend.
Linda Rainey
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a nice Christmas novella of a Siberian teen finding herself.
I loved how we see God's mercy and redemption working amidst all the trauma in her young life.
i look forward to more by this author
I received an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Michelle Kidwell
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing


The Volk Advent
by Kristen Joy Wilks
Pelican Book Group


Children's Fiction , Teens & YA
Pub Date 01 Dec 2015

Archive Date 18 Dec 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Volk Advent through Pelican Book Group and Netgalley:

Faina flees to an abandoned castle for shelter, after loosing her home and job on Christmas Eve, not wanting to freeze she goes into the abandoned Castle where she finds the animal torn body of a local recluse!
It's no wonder Eurasian wolves are not recommended as pets.
Can Faina, the girl
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Carol Caldwell
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an unexpectedly delightful book. At first, Faina's situation seems pretty dreary. But the author builds cheer into the pages and a little humor. The story is about an orphan in Siberia and the descriptions of -40 degrees weather can make toes freeze in the Florida sun. Brrr! The story is also about love and what it can do to change the awfulest of experiences. It was quick to read and I hope there will be a sequel. ...more
Kelli Pizarro
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good holiday read for teens

Cute, short read.
I liked that in the very end there was a deep spiritual message buried beneath a fluffy, feel-good finale.
For a teen, it would be a great Christmas-time novella. Personally, there were too many cheesy moments to give it a 5-star rating as an adult. I'm sure my teen would like reading it next. I wouldn't recommend it to an adult friend, however.
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T
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
The book really did not draw me into the story. I felt as if the protagonist's running from wolves went on entirely too long. The author's references to God were not offensive to me at all, but I felt as if she should have worked them into a part of her character's personality long before the last two chapters of the book. ...more
Kristin
Dec 31, 2020 marked it as dnf
Shelves: arcs
I would like to thank netgalley and Pelican Book Group for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest .

Not interested in story.
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)

I will start my review by telling you that by the end of the second chapter I stopped reading this and I called my daughter into my bedroom and I began to read the book out loud. We read it in one sitting and we both loved it.

The suspense kept us on the edge of the bed and we often found ourselves laughing. The story line was beautiful and uplifting and full of life lessons. This author is talented and has a way with words. We both look forward to reading more of her books and we HIGHLY recomme
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Catherine
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a good book.
An orphaned Siberian teen loses her job and home on Christmas Eve. Left on the streets to freeze, Faina flees to an abandoned castle for shelter. At the castle, she discovers the animal-torn body of a local recluse. No wonder Eurasian wolves are not recommended for the first-time pet owner. Can a girl with no past, preserve her future from accusations of murderer and a pack of escaped wolves?
Jennifer Dyer
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute Christmas novel, and every time I read one of Wilks' books I want to eat the food she mentions. Ha. I enjoyed the setting. I felt like I was in the freezing cold Russian winter running from a bunch of wolves. Very nice message too. ...more
Marla
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
The characters are interesting. I love the ending. I was given a copy of the book to read and to provide an honest review.
Joshualyn Prater
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy from netgalley for my honest review,  so thank you netgalley and publishers for offering me this book! ♡
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An orphaned Siberian teen loses her job and home on Christmas Eve. Left on the streets to freeze, Faina flees to an abandoned castle for shelter. At the castle, she discovers the animal-torn body of a local recluse. No wonder Eurasian wolves are not recommended for the first-time pet owner. Can a girl with no past, preserve her future from accus
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DustBunniesAndBooks
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Felicia Allen
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Faina has amnesia and has lived in the orphanage since she was 10. She gets forcibly removed from her home at the orphanage,finds herself in a wolf pen With a dead body, and accused of murder in the same night. While on the run in the catacombs under the castle, she discovers the secrets of her past and a surprising change for her future. This is a really sweet story with a happily ever after ending.
Alissa Wied
Jan 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I wanted to enjoy this book. It was short enough that it was an easy ready. I just couldn't get past the fact that I could never really picture the surroundings in the scenes or where on the castle grounds things were taking place which left me disoriented. For a novella it focused a lot on describing the traditional food dishes, than the plot. I love the premise of the book and love the side benefit of learning about how other cultures celebrate Christmas, I just didn't think it was done well e ...more
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Kristen Joy Wilks is the wife of a Camp Director and board game enthusiast, the mother of three fierce boys, and the owner of a large and slobbery dog. She spends her time preventing her hubby from filling another wall of their dining room with board games, thwarting her 3 boys’ efforts to sneak their pet chickens onto their bunk beds whenever she turns her back to fold laundry, and trying not to ...more

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