The Wolves of Winter

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4.5/5

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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 dream or a luxury. Even more interesting, it seems like the world tries to complete a full circle and considers normal the future as it was way back in the past. The involution of the evolution.

Lynn doesn't seem to care that much about her new life. She lives it like it is until the interesting character of Jax makes his way into Lynn's life. From that moment, Lynn starts discovering things and, in the depth of her heart, she finds them exciting. Exciting is a weird word when you're afraid though. It makes you look like a freak.

Both bloody and 'raw', as the author himself says more than a couple of times, the book is a page of possible history in the future of humanity. A pessimist future. But even through the darkest clouds, the sun can shine. This book's shine is Lynn McBride herself who gets her hands dirty (and bloody) in order to make her way through and succeed. Through the wicked conditions, she finds a new way of looking at things. Looking with hope. Because she is hope.

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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.

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