By Tyrell Johnson
Source Received from the publisher
Published by Scribner
on January 2, 2018
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
I wanted to like this book! I saw that it was getting lots of love on Goodreads, and it sounded like my kind of book from the synopsis. But I really struggled to get into it.
I liked reading about the survival aspect, but honestly, I was bored for most of the book. I really really wanted to get into this and like it, but I simply didn’t. I also thought the characters were flat, and I was not interested in the romance aspect at all.
Like I said, it has lots of great reviews on Goodreads and I know people who really liked it, but this just wasn’t the book for me.