Station Eleven meets The Hunger Games in this ruthless, captivating story of a young woman's survival in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon after the rest of the world has collapsed.
As the old world dies, we all must choose to become predators. Or become prey.
The old world has been ravaged by war and disease, and as far as Lynn McBride is concerned, her family could be the last one left on earth. For seven years, the McBrides have eked out a meagre existence in the still, white wilderness of the Yukon. But this is not living. This is survival on the brink.
Into this fragile community walk new threats, including the enigmatic fugitive, Jax, who holds secrets about the past and, possibly, keys to a better future. And then there's Immunity, the pre‑war organization that was supposed to save humankind from the flu. They’re still out there, enforcing order and conducting experiments—but is their work for the good of humankind or is something much more sinister at play? In the face of almost certain extinction, Lynn and her family must learn to hunt as a pack or die alone in the cold.
Breakout debut novelist Tyrell Johnson weaves a captivating tale of humanity stretched far beyond its breaking point, of family and the bonds of love forged when everything else is lost. Reminiscent of Station Eleven and The Hunger Games, this is a classic and enthralling post‑apocalyptic adventure and a celebration of the human spirit.
I really enjoyed this book, it was different with the details of the world ending. Lynn was a pretty awesome character, she'd lived through this pretty horrible world-ending event, but she was young, and that they were surviving, now wanted to live and see what was out there.
Honestly, I meant to read this book sooner, before it published, but I thought it was being published in later January, and then it fell behind and under my bed without me noticing it, and without something to remind me of a book, it's less likely I'll read it. Opps!
What I enjoyed about this book is how well written it was, moving from sharing information to action to relationship development to remembering the past, it just all flowed really well together, and made this a really fascinating read!
The attitude that the one dude had, that because he worked for Immunity, that he could do whatever he want, basically, was pretty horrible. They had let women and children starve so they could keep the sickness contained, and they even outright killed them in burning out those places. But that he would use Lynn's well, immunity, and just keep using her, that was pretty awful!
I really enjoyed how it all ended! Their neighbour dude was awful, and he got what he deserved, but poor Ramsey! And yeah, that ending had some hope, that nobody else had to die because of the sickness, so yeah, that was really great!
This book was just really great to read, and I really enjoyed it!
Author: Tyrell Johnson
Read: February 21st, 2018
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a 2017 Dystopia Book and a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada
Published: January 2nd 2018