Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends An Imprint of Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 304

  • For those of you who don't know "Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to let others know which book you are anitcipating and can't wait til it comes out to read it.

    After the Snow

    A new Ice Age has descended on Earth. Chilling.
    The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he's ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government's controlling grasp. Willo's survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers--all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he's always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows.

    Fifteen-year-old Willo was out hunting when the trucks came and took his family away. Left alone in the snow, Willo becomes determined to find and rescue his family, and he knows just who to talk with to learn where they are. He plans to head across the mountains and make Farmer Geraint tell him where his family has gone.

    But on the way across the mountain, he finds Mary, a refugee from the city, whose father is lost and who is starving to death. The smart thing to do would be to leave her alone -- he doesn't have enough supplies for two or the time to take care of a girl -- but Willo just can't do it. However, with the world trapped in an ice age, the odds of them surviving on their own are not good. And even if he does manage to keep Mary safe, what about finding his family?.

    This story, and especially the narrative voice, are among the most distinctive and memorable we've ever read. After the Snow will be published simultaneously by Macmillan in the UK after a heated auction. Bundle up!

    Why I am Waiting:
    First of all the cover looks amazing. The story sounds fantastic. I want to go on the adventure with them and can not wait til March when this story comes out. I want to find out where Willo's parents were taken and what happened to them. This story just sounds amazing. =]

    Let me know what you are waiting for this wednesday in the comments and link me up.



    1. I saw that one a couple of days ago, sounds interesting, very interesting. Nice pick!

    2. I haven't seen this one before but it's definitely one for the list. Most books these days have a water-is-melting so seas-are-rising type thing going. So ice is a nice change. ;)

    3. I've seen this book recently, and it looks very interesting. I'll be looking for a review to see if it's good -- it looks it. :)

      Happy New Year!


    4. I've seen this around and it looks fantastic, I think I'm waiting on it too. I hope you get a copy soon!

    5. Seen this around...agreed that the story sounds amazing. This is definitely my kind of book.
      Nina @ Death Books and Tea

    6. I can't wait for this one either, it looks amazing. All these amazing books coming out in 2012 and I am anxious to get started on all of them. I hate waiting lol. And I agree, love this cover!

      Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

    7. I haven't heard much about this one but it sounds awesome!!!!!! Can't wait to read it :) Good choice!

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    8. This sounds so awesome!!! Going to add it now! Thank:)

    9. I have never heard of this book before now. Thanks for sharing.
      Waiting For Wentworth

    10. ooh, dystiopian... ( :
      My "WOW"

    11. This sounds like an amazing book. An ice age? Heck yes!

      Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky