Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive.
This was a fantastic story! Although post apocalyptic, current events in the world make this story a little more believable and close to reality. In Tyrell Johnson’s debut book, “The Wolves of Winter”, you will not want to put this down until you reach the end!
After a war that became nuclear, a flu pandemic started to sweep across the world taking many lives including Lynn McBride’s father. Lynn, her mother and brother flee to Alaska to live with an uncle learning skills of survival before relocating to a remote region of the Yukon. It is believed that living in the colder regions, the flu cannot survive. Although life for Lynn has become colder, she learns to hunt very well. They even manage a garden and milk from their goats.
Lynn’s family has not seen many people since they made a homestead in the Yukon until one day Lynn stumbles upon a man and his wolf dog in the forest, who goes by the name of Jax. Not long after, a group of more men show up looking for him. Soon everyone is using all the survival strategies they know to fight for freedom from a group called ‘Immunity’, intent on capturing Jax at all cost.
Lynn soon discovers a secret that her family has been hiding from her ever since her father died. He was a biologist who took to his basement after the flu pandemic, but Lynn never really knew what he was working on, until now. Now….’Immunity’ is after her, but why?
I loved all the Walt Whitman quotes at the beginning of each chapter as well. The ending of the novel leaves enough of an opening for possibly another book, which I really hope there is. There is so much more I want to tell you that I enjoyed about this story, but it will give too much away for readers to find out on their own! Followers, give this book a shot I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!