Whiteout tells the tale of a group of Sixth Formers away on what promises to be an amazing ski trip - awesome slopes, beautiful views and a time to get away from their everyday lives. But when a storm comes and cuts the resort off from the rest of the world, the students may have a lot more isolation than they bargained for. And they can't shake the feeling that something is out there. But people are coming to rescue them... right?
I was kindly sent Whiteout by Stripes Books in exchange for an honest review :)
Intrigued? Check out the blurb here...
‘She sat us all down and told us a story. About things that lived in the woods. Things that only came out at night.’
For Charlie, a school ski trip is the perfect escape from his unhappy home life. Until a storm blows in and the resort town is cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped on the mountain, the students wait for the blizzards to pass, along with mysterious ski guide Hanna.
But as night falls and the town’s long buried secrets begin to surface, the storm is the least of their problems….
A chilling RED EYE horror, perfect for fans of Dawn Kurtagich, Juno Dawson and Charlie Higson.
I have been reading a lot more horror recently, and to be honest, I'm loving every second. There's nothing like the high stakes of a good horror to really bring out the best of the characters, and that is exactly what happened with Whiteout. I enjoyed the dynamics between all the characters, particularly with Charlie and Hanna. I also loved Tara, which may be a controversial choice, but she is a great mixture of hormones and moodiness and confidence and, to be honest, probably who I would be most similar to if I was stranded in a remote ski resort without any form of contact with the outside world.
I thought the descriptions were amazing and they are definitely what brought this story to life for me. Dylan made incredible use of his setting and exploited every element to bring out the most creepiness possible. The story was filled with so much tension and I couldn't help myself bingeing the book, especially when I got close to the end. The stakes were so astronomically high in this book, and this coupled with Dylan's incredibly cinematic writing, this turned out to be a horror story that will stick with me for a very long time!
And that ending. Damn, that ending.
Make sure you check out the author interview I did with Gabriel Dylan on my blog here.
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Until next time :)