The Wolves of Winter

The Wolves of Winter


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.

Station Eleven meets The Girl With All The Gifts in a powerful speculative book club read.

Our Review

I often find that dystopian books can be hit or miss but Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson is definitely a hit!

Lynn McBride’s life is drastically different since the nuclear war and a deadly pandemic wiped out most of the population. She and a small band of survivors have learnt to fend for themselves in the Canadian Yukon.

When a stranger shows up their fragile existence is threatened, and Lynn will be forced to question her future within her small group.

Lynn is such a cool character, strong and self-reliant. Johnson has created a strong female lead but one who is vulnerable at the same time.

“Things I miss about summer:

The Sun.


Wearing shorts and a T-Shirt.

Freezies from the corner store.



Hot dogs


Any food that isn’t moose, elk, deer, rabbit, goat’s cheese, goats’ milk, potatoes and carrots.

Flights to California.

Watching Movies.

Dad teaching me how to fish.

Dad reading Walt Whitman.

Dad telling me to go to bed and that he knows it’s still light out but it doesn’t matter. It’s nighttime.

Dad singing in the shower.


Lynn finds her hard to think about the time before because of all the things she has lost.

I devoured Wolves of Winter and was sad when I finished reading it.

Our Final Rating...

Our Rating

  • Currently 5/5

Read & Shared 8 Times.

I hope you enjoyed this book review, please consider sharing it with others.

Get In Touch

Please feel free to leave a comment to this book review below. Or even leave your own review if you like.
If you run a blog and/or have posted a review to this book, a Q & A or general author interview online you can always add a trackback to it here and following moderation we'll add a link to it below.