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A Novel Paperback – Oct. 26, 2021
by Rektok Ross (Author)
The Breakfast Club meets Alive in this gripping tale of survival, impossible choices, and the harrowing balance between life and death.
Six teens, one dog, a ski trip gone wrong . . .
Sam is dreading senior ski weekend and having to watch after her brother and his best friend, Gavin, to make sure they do not do anything stupid. Again. Gavin may be gorgeous, but he and Sam have never gotten along. Now they are crammed into an SUV with three other classmates and Gavin’s dog, heading on a road trip that cannot go by fast enough.
Then their SUV crashes into a snowbank, and Sam and her friends find themselves stranded in the mountains with cell phone coverage long gone and temperatures dropping. When the group gets sick of waiting for rescue, they venture outside to find help—only to have a wilderness accident leave Sam’s brother with a smashed leg and soon, a raging fever. While the hours turn to days, Sam’s brother gets sicker and sicker, and their food and supplies dwindle until there is not enough for everyone. As the winter elements begin to claim members of the group one by one, Sam vows to keep her brother alive.
No matter what.
Filled with twists, secrets, and life-changing moments, Ski Weekend is a snow-packed survival thriller featuring a diverse cast of teens that will appeal to fans of One of Us is Lying and I Am Still Alive.
Named a Best Book of Fall by Cosmopolitan, Yahoo! Life ~ She Reads ~ She Knows ~ Book Trip ~ Women.com, and more!
*2021 American Fiction Awards Award-Winning Finalist in Young Adult, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Winner in Young Adult, and Firebird Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction.
I really enjoyed this book, it started off a little slow for me at first, but once it started picking up and I found myself unable to put the book down until it was finished.
I would like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to review this book for you, get your advanced orders in, it is to be published on October 26th,2021.
Available from http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.ca
and tother fine book stores and your Public and School Libraries
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About The Author
Rektok Ross is the pen name of Liani Kotcher, a trial attorney turned award-winning young adult author and book blogger. An avid reader since childhood, Liani writes exactly the kind of books she loves to escape into herself: exciting thrillers with strong female leads, swoon-worthy love interests, and life-changing moments. She graduated from the University of Florida School of Journalism and obtained her juris doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law. Originally from South Florida, she currently splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles with her husband, step kids, and her dogs. You can find her online just about anywhere at @RektokRoss, as well as on her website, http://www.RektokRoss.com, where she blogs about books and writing. –This text refers to the paperback edition.
2021 Firebird Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction
2021 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Bronze Medal in Young Adult – Thriller
2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist in Young Adult
Featured in Cosmopolitan‘s “15 Compelling Fall 2021 Books to Add to Your Reading List”
Featured in Yahoo! Life‘s “You’ll Want to Cozy Up With All These New Books This Fall”
Featured in SheReads.com “Most Anticipated YA Books of Fall 2021”
Featured in SheKnows.com “16 Books Coming Out This Fall We Can’t-Wait to Read”
Featured in BookTrib‘s “13 Must-Reads to Keep You Cozy This Fall”
“Ross offers YA readers genuinely diverse characters, each of whom continues to grow throughout the narrative. . . . Brace for impact readers, this YA thriller holds little back.”
“This is a suspenseful book that had me thoroughly hooked from page one . . . The emotional journey of Ski Weekend is relentless . . . ”
—Readers’ Favorite, five-star review
“A nail-biter with some surprising moments. Recommended for high school and YA collections.”
—School Library Journal
“Full of twists and thrills, Ski Weekend