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White Winter

(The Black Year Series #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  22 reviews
White Winter picks up 5 days after Black Fall ended. Now a probationary enforcer with the Agency, Jonas can finally take time to process what happened to him and get back to being a regular teenager.

Just kidding. It's the end of the world and Jonas is in the driver's seat. More rogues, more bullets, more explosions, and more dog jokes. Gunplay and swordplay. A grudge-match
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published March 10th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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John Winston
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
D.J. Bodden comes out with literary guns blazing in this sequel to his first novel, Black Fall. You just have to love the title, White Winter. Jonas Black is back (all words and blood flow in the Black Fall series) along with a host of other memorable characters including the Winter Werewolf himself and my favorite character Kieran, Jonas’ mom the formidable Black Alice, Damien, Eve, Viviane, the Spector, Madoc, Amelia, Jonas’ inside man, Sam (you have to read it), Frank, Billy, Jim, and Thompso ...more
James Hunter
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The MC: The primary main character is Jonas Black, a sixteen-year-old who is anything but typical. He’s near vampire royalty, though he’s also something much more: part-daywalker, part sorcerer, full on badass. Even if he is still a kid. In Black Fall, Jonas—who thought he was human for most of his life—uncovers the existence of the supernatural community and struggles to find his place within its ranks. In White Winter, Jonas is still navigating ever new waters, but he’s much more competent and ...more
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fantastic followup to Black Fall!

Smooth writing and the continuation of crazy plot and awesome side-characters sucked me in *hard*. (I mean, who could not ship Jim & Vivian?? They are the perfect crazy couple!) (That's as in literally crazy...) I read with baited breath to see if Jonas would lose his mind and join the ranks of the insane vampires sleeping in the Agency morgue, or to see if New York would implode completely in a shower of anger-fueled blood and gore.

DJ Bodden's new style of sho
Tim McBain
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jonas Black's world is increasingly complicated. In White Winter, the sequel to Black Fall, the web of relationships entangling our hero -- both personal and professional/political -- grow more complex. Though the energy and detailed world-building remains, some of the innocence from the first book has faded some, replaced by a more sophisticated kind of intrigue. Likewise, the choices Jonas makes seem more open-ended and seem to carry more weight.

Maturity for Jonas doesn't just mean a more poli
Daniel Penz
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a huge problem with DJ Bodden's writing:

Specifically, every time I pick up one of his books, when I put it down I discover the whole dang day has zipped past me in a trance! And like an addict, I find myself wanting more!

Yes, he's just THAT absorbing!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I narrate audiobooks. I picked up one of his short stories 'Deus Ex Rand' when it was a free to read, zipped through it in short order and realized that I HAD to record it. I reached out, and after a short c
Rida Imran
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
I liked blackfall but i like this even better.
It is packed with action with humour and some emotion.
I especially loved the part with the Temperance town.
In addition to the characters from the previous book, it had some new magical characters.
In the previous book some characters discussed how badass Alice Black was buy we actually got to see it here. It was awesome.
Jim and Viviane are so crazy and cute.

I was really expecting something about Victor Black though (maybe in Red Spring I guess).
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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White Winter (The Black Year Series Book 2)
by D.J. Bodden
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In Black Fall, Book 1 of D. J. Bodden’s The Black Year Series, I was introduced to Jonas Black, a 16 year old whose life missed the turn at Albuquerque and ended up in a nameless circle of Hell. Jonas’s life unraveled when his father died and he discovered some very startling truths about the world and his place in it. I was introduced to vampires, werewolves, a zombie (or not) plus Jonas’s freaked out human girlfriend.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Kat Mandu
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Kat Mandu says....

There’s a lot going on in this story – and that makes it action-packed.

Jonas is getting the hang of not only being a vampire, but also being a vampire capable of controlling magic. He’s the “clan leader” of Kieran’s clan, and Kieran is bound by oath to do literally whatever Jonas wants. He and Eve are getting closer, especially mentally as they share their individual missions through telepathic imagery. There’s a new trainer named Damien who’s trying to get Jonas to learn magi
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Black Fall, and the author did not disappoint in this next installment. Young Jonas Black not only has to keep up with all of his training and help the Agency with some dangerous missions, but he also has to navigate complicated werewolf politics and relationships as the clan leader of a powerful werewolf family (some of whom are understandably disgruntled about having a vampire in charge). Oh, and then there's that prophecy about how he's going to ...more
eden Hudson
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't already read Black Fall, get it and read it. White Winter doesn't hold your hand and explain everything you might've missed, it grabs your arm and shoves you into the thick of massacres, raids, rogue vampire hunts, and the end of the illusion for the human race.

The good news: Just like with Black Fall, the fight scenes in White Winter are epic, and there are about a million times more of them as Jonas, Kieran, and Eve grow into their new roles at the Agency. Guns, grenades, hand-t
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Bodden gives us an excellent thrill ride into the always twisting and turning saga of Jonas Black, prince of vampires, clan leader of werewolves, and ninja commando extraordinaire. This book has something to offer everyone; from the horror fan to milspec adventure buff. The characters continue to grow, plots twist unexpectedly, and the story flows seamlessly from Black Fall to White Winter as if both were one book. If you're a fan of urban adventure and fantasy, you won't want to mis ...more
Benjamin Espen
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Balance is everything. It is what enables vampires and werewolves and far stranger things to co-exist with ordinary people, after a fashion. But after Jonas thwarts an attempt by the Order to take control of the Agency, the supernatural law enforcement that maintains the Balance, it becomes clear that the Balance itself is in danger.

White Winter picks up immediately after the events of Black Fall. Jonas has graduated, after a fashion, by testing out of his training with the Agency. By which
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Every once in a while, a book I loaned from the library would have some of its pages ripped off. Usually, I wouldn't notice it until I was so engrossed in the story and the most interesting part/explanation/important subplot happened to be on the page that was missing.
This is how I felt reading this series.
The world is so interesting, unconventional and the writing is solid. It's basically a coming of age story, but meant for adults. I particularly loved the unique take the
Kathryn West
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not often a book 2 is even better than Book 1 but this one was! The characters really come into their own in this book and the pace is just electric
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a very enjoyable continuation of Bodden's "Black Year" series.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
D.J. Bodden has a bit of a problem: he hasn't finished this series yet.

I find myself unamused. When I am unamused by an author, I glower. I pace. I snarl. I send bad energy out into the universe. Yep: D.J. Bodden has a problem. All the negative frustration energy I feel will probably give him boils. In unfortunate places.

But that's his problem.

Your problem is that you're reading this review instead of this book. White Winter is worth your time, people. If you read Black Fall -- and I assume you
Nervous Nellie Justice
First of all, this is an urban fantasy with a young crowd, but not a YA. No sex, plenty of death but not graphic and no cliffhanger, but a lead towards the next book.

I like the characters in this world. I like the idea of the world and the Agency, Foundation and the werewolf clan. The magic is pretty cool too. Jonas has to save the world again but he has a prophecy that shows he destroys the world. It’s a pretty daunting task for a 16-17 year old whose mother is a manipulative vampire.

A lot of t
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it
First I want to say that I was a HUGE fan of the first book in this series and much of what I loved about that book continued in this one. White Winter take place in a very interesting world, with excellent characters and a great story-line. And I'm still very much looking forward to the next installement in this series.

I did have some trouble following the story-line this time though. It jumped around a bit, feeling haphazard and disjointed. I was able to piece it together as I made my way thro
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This second book in The Black Year Series is stuffed full with action! I'm a speed reader, but there is so much happening in White Winter that I had to slow myself so I wouldn't miss anything.

As with the first book, there are supernatural and natural beings that are totally kickass. Howerver, in this second book they get to do it more often, and everyone gets to participate!

Don't miss out on these books!
Somer Canon
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book answered a few questions (you get to see Black Alice in action!) and created a billion problems. It started slow, as did the first book, Black Fall, but when it got going it was impossible to put down. My pal D.J. Bodden has a real talent for action and fight scenes.
May 23, 2016 added it
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D.J. Bodden is a tech-startup COO who writes books because words are magic. He's an avid reader of science-fiction and fantasy, a gamer, a former pilot and coffee trader who's been to every continent but Antarctica. He's been woken up by gunfire, jumped out of helicopters, and climbed medium-sized hills in scorching weather; He likes to make people laugh for the wrong reasons; He tries to sell peo ...more

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