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Reviews: Cool down with these wintry books

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 11:45 AM by Elizabeth Land

With temperatures well above the 90s last month, we could all use a cooling break. This mixed bag of novels offers chilly descriptions of snowy or frozen locales, along with thrilling storylines that leave you on the edge of your seat.

  • Terminal FreezeTerminal Freeze by Lincoln Child — When a scientific expedition discovers a giant cat frozen in the Alaskan wilderness, the media conglomerate sponsoring the trip makes plans to thaw out the creature on live television, unaware that it is an ancient killing machine that may not be dead.

  • 61 Hours by Lee Child — A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces - and Reacher will risk his own life to save her from a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

  • Snowblind by Christopher Golden — The small New England town of Coventry is haunted by its memories of a deadly winter in which loved ones were lost, families torn apart, and a town buried in a terrible blizzard. Now, twelve years later, the people plagued by their memories of that storm are haunted once again as a new storm approaches, promising to wreak new havoc. Old ghosts trickle back, and this storm will prove even more terrifying and deadly than the last.

  • White Nights by Ann Cleeves — A mystery series set in the Shetland Islands kicks off when an exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a distraught stranger who claims to be an amnesiac unaware of his true identity and turns up murdered the next day.

  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst — A young adult fantasy in which eighteen-year-old Cassie learns that her grandmother's fairy tale is true when a Polar Bear King comes to claim her for his bride. She must decide whether to go with him and save her long-lost mother, or continue helping her father with his arctic research.

  • Survive by Alex Morel — A young adult novel in which a plane crash leaves a troubled young girl and a young boy facing off against a frozen wasteland.

To request your copy, call Tabb Library at 890-5120 or Yorktown Library at 890-5207, or visit the online catalog.