Waiting on Wednesday (49) — After the Snow by Sophie Crockett

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

After the Snow

A stunningly beautiful novel about a young boy’s survival during a winter that never ends.

2059. The snow begins to fall. Only the few are prepared. A new ice-age has begun.

Born after the snows, fifteen-year-old straggler kid Willo Blake has never known a life outside hunting and trapping in the hills. When his family mysteriously disappears, leaving him alone on a freezing mountain, Willo sets off into the unknown to find them.

Meanwhile, across Britain, outlawed followers of survivalist John Blovyn are planning an escape to the fabled Islands talked of in a revolutionary book.

When Willo meets an abandoned girl on his trek across the hills, his world collides with outlaws and halfmen on an epic journey that leads him to the new world of the city – a place where the dog spirit inside his head cannot help him.

It is a journey of betrayal and violence. A journey of awakening love and humanity. A journey that changes everything he ever thought he knew.

After the Snow is expected to be released on March 27th, 2012 by Macmillan Children’s Books.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    A Canadian Girl

    August 17, 2011

    I'm not a huge fan of survivor stories but this one seems interesting. I'll probably wait for reviews though before I add it to my wishlist.

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    ashelynn hetland

    August 17, 2011

    I heard of this book last week and quickly added it to my to-read list. I love love love the premise and can't wait to read it. I'm not crazy of the cover, but I think it fits from the description.

    My WoW: http://gypsybookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

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    Nic @ Irresistible Reads

    August 17, 2011

    This is the first I have heard of it and it sounds good! Adding to my wishlist :)

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    Zoe Crook

    August 17, 2011

    Thanks for stopping over at my blog! I love yours, I could browse for hours :-)


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    I Want To Read That

    August 17, 2011

    Sounds good – and I love the cover!

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    August 17, 2011

    This book looks great! I really like the cover :)

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 17, 2011

    This looks interesting! Love the cover!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    August 17, 2011

    Ooohh this sounds like such an interesting story! I enjoy a good survival story, so I think this one is probably perfect for me:) Thanks Hafsah!

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    August 17, 2011

    Great Pick.
    Thanks for dropping by my page!



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    Karis Jacobstein

    August 17, 2011

    This is on my TBR as well! Can't wait!


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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

    August 17, 2011

    Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, this sounds really good and interesting. I will have to add this one to my list.

    New follower

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    August 17, 2011

    This sounds fantastic! I'm definitely going to pick it up when it comes out. I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    YA Book Queen

    August 17, 2011

    Great find! This one sounds like it'll be incredible,

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    Gina @ My Precious

    August 17, 2011

    Oh was a great premise for a dystopian novel, also a difficult setting to survive in.

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    August 17, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one but the premise sounds really good! Great pick. :]

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW as well!

    ♥ Sarah

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    Book Sake

    August 17, 2011

    I haven't heard of this one before, sounds like a good read!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sake.

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    August 17, 2011

    A new ice-age sounds pretty cool to read about! Nice choice! Feel free to check out my WoW here.

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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    August 17, 2011

    I already of this on my list. I think it's going to be really great! Awesome pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    Jenny N.

    August 17, 2011

    Sounds pretty intense, I will have to keep an eye out for this one.

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    Kristin Aragon

    August 17, 2011

    Oh, this sounds wonderful!

    I am so jealous…I want Bloodlines now!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Here's my WoW

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

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    Kristin Aragon

    August 17, 2011

    New follower btw…

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

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    Jessilyn (YA Book Haven)

    August 17, 2011

    With this heat I'm not sure if I wouldn't welcome another ice age…better than global warming I'm sure. Great pick!!

    My W.O.W.

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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

    August 17, 2011

    Ooh..not heard of this…this looks good…love the concept of it. Survivor stories are always fun.
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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    Amy @ Books, College, and Other Things

    August 17, 2011

    I've read some of the Hatchet books by Gary Paulsen. I enjoyed them, so I think I would like this too.

    New follower and thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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    August 17, 2011

    This book sounds really good, I will have to keep a eye out for it when it's released. Also, thanks for commenting on my page. :)

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    Laurel-Rain Snow

    August 17, 2011

    This one sounds awesome! Love that cover, too.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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    Reading Angel

    August 17, 2011

    This one does look great!!! You always find ones I've never heard of! Going on my WL :)

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    August 17, 2011

    i have this one on my wishlist too. great pick!

    Check out our WoW post.


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    Mimi Valentine

    August 17, 2011

    WOW (no pun intended)! This one sounds awesome! I'm actually a huge fan of survival stories because they're always filled with action and adventure, so this is definitely a book that perks my interest! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    Liz. R

    August 17, 2011

    Ooh, haven't heard much about this one but I love the sound of it! I might have to add it to my wishlist – great pick! :)

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    August 17, 2011

    Love the cover!

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    August 17, 2011

    This is the first I've heard of this one and it sounds good!

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    August 17, 2011

    Ooh this one sounds great! =D Thanks for sharing!!

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    August 17, 2011

    Wow! Great pick. The book sounds awesome! New to your blog. :) Enjoyed the interview with Jana Oliver.

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    August 18, 2011

    Wow, I hadn't heard of this before now. It actually sounds really awesome! I'm definitely adding it to my to-read list.

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    Audrey (holes In My brain)

    August 18, 2011

    Whoa, fantastic pick!! I haven't heard of it before but it seems intense and still emotional :)

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    August 18, 2011

    I hope this one ends up being a better survivor story than Trapped. That cover is definitely stunning enough to capture me, too! :)

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    August 18, 2011

    I'm really quite intrigued by this one. I haven't read an intense 'survival' type story in a while, so I can't wait to get my hands on this. Great pick!

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    August 18, 2011

    Dog spirit? I didn't see that coming! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    August 19, 2011

    Sounds good. Might read this! :D

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    August 19, 2011

    I am glad some of you liked the cover, it was my photograph that was used :-) it was my first book cover so I am very happy. I will probably buy this book for all my nieces and nephews.

    You can see this photograph and others my website http://www.beingtherephoto.co.uk

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    August 24, 2011

    This one sounds fantastic, Hafsah. This is the first time I'm hearing of After the Snow. I'm off to do some research on it. The cover is great too.

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    Casey (The Bookish Type)

    August 24, 2011

    Wow — this sounds like a really different kind of read from what I'm used to. I think it could be really intense and interesting! Funnily enough, I was talking to someone about the next ice age today haha.