Winter by Reece Ran is a thrilling adventure into a dangerous world of snow.
~~~~Some Spoilers Ahead!~~~~
Winters were usually difficult in the year 2049, but for Zim, this one was particularly harsh. His wife and two of his children are stranded out in the deadly snow, and the rest of his family is struggling to get along as they remain cooped up in his mansion. When tragedy strikes his household, and his daughter goes missing, Zim is forced to leave the safety of his home in hopes of finding her before the snow gets her. Because, in this future, the snow is out for blood.
Winter is a refreshing take on the possible future of humanity. In this future, the middle class has dissolved, leaving only the poor, the rich, or the super-rich. Zim is a former marine who has survived several possible future wars, and his rich status makes him safe from the bloodthirsty snow with a secure home and special Nitro-suits. But nothing prepares him for when his daughter Lane goes missing in the snow, and Zim’s world quickly descends into madness. Every emotion is felt; the fear of being consumed by the snow is very real, and the threats of an unknown serial killer just add to the tension.
I don’t really have any complaints, save for a few minor punctuation errors. The story is gripping, the characters have depth and grow with the situations, and the dialogue serves to move the story along.
I give this book a 5 of 5. I thought it was very well done, and my biggest complaint is that it ends on a cliffhanger! I will definitely have to read the sequel to see what happens next!
About the Author:
Reece Ran began his love of science fiction at the very young age of 4, and since then he knew that he wanted to tell his own stories. He began with a degree in art but decided that letting people use their imagination was a far better way of getting the story across. Winter is his debut novel, and he has plans for many more! To learn more about this author and his works, you can check out his Amazon Page, his Goodreads Page, or connect with him on Facebook. The authors photo was taken from Facebook.