The Wolves of Winter
Forget the old days. Forget ...more
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"It's amazing how little we need to survive. And not just survive, but live".
This book is all about surviving. But what does it take to survive? Less than we imagine.
Set in a dystopian environment, in a world struggling to stay alive and keep going, Lynn and her family try to do the same as everyone. The conditions in the Canadian Yukon are tough, human interactions are less usual to be seen and everything considered normal in the past is now a ...more
"I exist as I am, that is enough."
Lynn McBride is surviving in the stark Canadian Yukon after society collapsed after a nuclear war and the onset of disease. She is not alone, her Mother, her brother, her uncle and others live in a small settlement relying on their hunting skills to survive.
One day she comes across a young man, Jax, and his dog named Wolf while out hunting. Jax appears different from others she has met. He is mysterious, and she is intrigued. She brings him back to her ...more
although endangered, we survive, wheeee!
this lists and is priced as an adult title, but there’s definite ...more
An apocalyptic read, quite enjoyable, easy & quick to read, good storyline, atmospheric scenery as a background. About a family moving into the wilderness of Yukon, to get away from the flu which is killing the world population, surviving and ultimately fighting a movement called 'Immunity', who seem ...more
As Lynn thinks back in time, "And really it didn't matter anymore --the lines we drew for ourselves, the differences we created, the fear and hatred we felt simply because the ...more
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............."Everyone has something to hide.".............
What you'll find here is a great post-apocalyptic adventure set in a snowy Yukon wilderness....with freezing temperatures....a feisty smart-mouth protagonist....her expanded family....a "fat-face" creep neighbor, a mysterious man, his cool dog Wolf....and a fight for survival....literally.
When the McBride fa...more
“The Wolves of Winter” by Tyrell Johnson is a post-apocalyptic novel, where a young woman has the capacity to save the world. But don’t base whether you read it or not on that statement alone. Comparisons have been made to “Hunger Games” (Suzanne Collins) and this is accurate, however “Wolves” is an entirely novel, creative enterprise worth its own ind ...more
I am a BIG fan of post apocalyptic reads and this fits the bill! Lynn and her family survive after nuclear war and the plague of disease. They cross the border and make their way to log cabins in the far reaches of the Canadian Yukon. Lynn learns to hunt, protect, and survive in the wild. She then meets Jax and his dog, Wolf, and at that point things really start to take o ...more
Full Review: Thank you so much to NetGalley and Schribner for allowing me to read and review this lovely literary debut by Tyrell Johnson. I really loved the author’s prose. I found this book very similar to an old Jack London novel. Very slow-paced for the first half, gorgeous descriptions of the cold and survival in an unforgiving land. There is very little action in the first part of the book. However, about halfway through, thin ...more
Lynn is a 23-year-old woman who is now forced to subsist in the rough, ...more
So naturally I was intrigued when I heard the plot of "The Wolves of Winter": a flu pandemic and world wars have wiped out much of humanity, but one young woman and her family are trying to survive in the wi ...more
Into the dul ...more
"I have heard what the talkers were talking,
the talk of the beginning and the end,
But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.
There was never any more inception than there is now,
Nor any more youth or age than there is now,
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now."
THE W O L V E S OF W I N T E R
AS THE OLD WORLD DIES,
It's been over seven years since 23-year-old Gwendalynn "Lynn" has used electricity, eat ...more
It was a very quick read and the setting was written really nicely, but with cardboard cut-out villains, convenient fixes, and a tacked-on lackluster romance, I can't really say th ...more
I received this copy from the publisher via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
Content Warning! Two scenes of sexual assault (one full rape) under-aged drinking, and lots of profanity.
Set in future, the post-world war world is decimated. Not only have nuclear weapons wiped entire countries out, the yellow flu hit the remaining population and took out almost all of the survivors. When the flu struck, people fle ...more
A debut book. Excellent start. A dystopian novel in which the US goes to war with Asia (seems plausible) and the war slowly faded after a deadly flu outbreak ( hmm, again plausible). The McBride family was living in Chicago, moved to Alaska to avoid the epidemic and continued to the remote Yukon once the flu hit Alaska.
Life is quiet, routine and even boring until a stranger enters their encampment one winter and more than one type of wolves follow.
Into this snowy landscape, following a huge loss of humanity from both nuclear war and the flu, comes Lynn and her family, who have fled to the Yukon and built something of a home. They are close knit, if divisiv ...more
Here are some good things about The Wolves of Winter: the prose is good. Tyrell Johnson knows how to craft a sentence. There are very few examples of an awkward sentence that doesn't make sense, or that breaks the illusion of the created world. For the mo ...more
This is Lynn's story. She is currently living in the Canadian Yukon with her brother and her mother. There are just two other people in their immediate community. They are there because the world has been affected by apocalyptic events, first nuclear war ...more