05 January 2019

Book Review: Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan

I love the Red Eye horror series from Stripes, so I jumped at the chance to read this one. Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan was an extremely intense read and one that I raced through, so when it came to writing this book review I had to stop and think for a while. It was a bit of a whirlwind of a read.

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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.


Source: Review Copy | Blog Tour

5 Words: Friendship, family, vampires, horror, isolation.

This book is bloody and intense. It's scary and chilling and one hell of a ride to read. Especially if it's snowing.

Charlie is the main character and a pretty complex character - but we also see a few other perspectives. As I mentioned in my Book Beginnings, I could relate to Tara quite a lot. She is definitely, absolutely a brat and a bitch, but I get it.

I loved the setting, it was already remote at the start but as events - and the storm - build it just increases, the atmosphere feeling heavier and heavier. The writing is rich with description that really bring the story to life, and I loved the contrasts of blood and snow. They were shocking to read at times.

And the ending? The ending of Whiteout by Gabrial Dylan was fantastic, and I loved how everything didn't quite wrap up as I expected.

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8 comments:

  1. I got this to, surprisingly. I had no idea what it was about but now I seen your review Cora, I have to admit that I am intrigued!

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  2. I have to say that horror is very definitely NOT my genre, I can't even watch films so a book is a no-no because of my imagination, haha. But it's great that you enjoyed it so much and I always love a book that doesn't end as you expect it to, that's the mark of a great plot! x

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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  3. Isn't it the best when nothing you expect happens and the story takes an unexpected yet super nice turn? I don't often read horror stories but why not after all!

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  4. Oooh I absolutely love a horror book, and this sounds right up my alley! I love that you couldn't predict the ending, that's always such a huge bonus in my eyes. I'm going to have to pick this up - but maybe I won't take it on my next winter adventure haha!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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  5. Wait. There's vampires?! Don't judge a book on its cover, they say, but I did and thought this is going to be a thriller. Sounds way more appealing to me personally now!

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

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  6. Trapped on a remote mountain in a blizzard sounds like a great setting for a horror story. I'm really intrigued what happens now after reading your description. I always love a story that doesn't end how we expect it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Cora, great review! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  7. Awesome review! Will check this out! ��

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  8. Colour me intrigued. Horror is usually not my genre but this sounds quite cool. Especially that the ending seems to be different and unpredictable?
    And I loved so much at 'she is a brat and a bitch. But I get it' .. this is a feeling I have sometimes to with certain characters and I love it!
    (Also, Vampires??)

    https://paperteaandbookflowers.wordpress.com

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