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After the Snow and One Crow Alone by Sophie Crockett: 250+ Book Giveaway! (INT)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
After the Snow
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?

Goodreads Summary

One Crow Alone (After the Snow, #0)
“They say it's going to get worse. That it's not going to end."

The snow won't stop falling in this dangerous-new-world.

The long, bitter winters are getting worse, and a state of emergency has been declared across Europe. In Poland, the villagers are subject to frequent power cuts and fuel shortages. After the death of her grandmother and the evacuation of her village, fifteen-year-old Magda joins forces with the arrogant, handsome Ivan and smuggles her way onto a truck bound for London - where she hopes to find her mother. But London, when they reach it, is a nightmarish world, far from welcoming. Riots are commonplace and the growing chaos is exploited by criminals and terrorists alike. Magda's mother is not to be found, and as the lost girl struggles to come to terms with her changing situation, she eventually becomes friends with a rag-tag group of travellers planning a new home and future. They will need all the cunning and know-how they possess as they realise that the frozen wilderness of Britain has become just as lawless as the as the city.

Goodreads Summary

Author Bio/Links: 

Sophie D. Crockett was born in 1969. She graduated from London University’s Royal Holloway and Bedford New College with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.

On leaving university she travelled to Russia as a timber buyer in the Caucasus Mountains but after the birth of her son in 1996 she returned to the East Coast of Suffolk where she spent five years restoring a derelict Ancient Scheduled Monument - a Martello Tower on the mouth of the River Deben.

After moving to a smallholding in Tunstall Forest and with her son now at school, she started a business selling walnut gunstocks from Eastern Armenia. 

Currently living in the beech forests of the Montagne Noir of Southern France, she still regularly travels to Armenia buying timber. Her experiences in far-flung places inform much of her writing.

SD Crockett is married to artist, Timothy Shepard, and has two children. 

AFTER THE SNOW is her first novel.

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  1. I like that Willo does the nice thing and tries to help people, and I like that the books seem to be dystopian novels, which I'm obsessed about :)

  1. bn100 said...:

    like the rescuing part

  1. I am interested in the struggles the characters have to go through in both of these books. They sound like great stories.

  1. The summaries give me lots of questions I want answered. Love that.

  1. Kristia said...:

    It sounds like something I haven't read before and I like reading about new ideas. Thank you for the giveaway, these are new to me books and I'm glad I got to know about them!

  1. sounds interesting book
    thx u for the chance ^^

  1. I enjoyed reading the summary. Its very catchy. Thanks.

  1. Natasha said...:

    That they are dystopian and I love them!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Ashfa said...:

    Sounds intriguing- a prefect dystopian novel!! I'd love to win this one.

  1. Alyn Yang said...:

    I like it that the dystopian world is about a world that lacks food and other things we are taking for granted these days.

  1. Daniel M said...:

    dystopian has become my fav genre - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. The summary's are intriging, it makes me really want to read these books!

  1. Say Yap said...:

    Sounds fantastic. Looking forward to read this.