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.