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For one group of teens, a cruel, twisted fall changed everything. Relationships. Trust. Destiny. Now, living with the harsh consequences of their choices, is there hope to mend what fall has left broken?Find out as the story continues....

Title : The Dead of Winter
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ISBN : 9780986383625
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Number of Pages : 321 Pages
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The Dead of Winter Reviews

  • Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
    2019-02-23 10:59

    5 Cranky Stars!MUST READ WHEN FALL BREAKS (Book one) FIRST...For one group of teens, a cruel, twisted fall changed everything.Relationships. Trust. Destiny.Now, living with the harsh consequences of their choices, is there hope to mend what fall has left broken?Find out as the story continues.Jenna Peyton Caden Brody Mason Kaitlyn Pistol AveryQuote:~ Like a snowflake on the wind, fate has a way of picking you up and setting you down right where you belong. Though you may not know where you’re headed, sometimes it’s best to enjoy the ride. Trusting that you are part of a larger plan. ~Julie Solano and Tracey Justice are simply the best co-authors that I've ever read. Their combined talent is unmatched to the point that you can't tell that this series is written by two instead of one. Absolutely flawless in detail and storyline, you will not be disappointed. In book one we meet a great group of teens who I fell in love with immediately. The characters and situations are real and relatable and the transition to book two is flawless.When Fall Breaks you and leaves you stranded and bleeding in the dead of winter what do you do? For these teens tragedy strikes fast and hard with no remorse. This series deals with very real and terrifying subjects like death, stalking, assault and heartache. I was stuck on the edge of my seat biting my nails while reading this. I just couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this series and these authors to all my book friends. If you're looking for your next great read than look no further and one-click this series today.

  • Janet
    2019-02-19 17:45

    A cruel, twisted fall changed everything for a group of teens in When Fall Breaks and we were left with a major cliffhanger. It is very strongly recommended you read book one before picking up this story as it picks up right back on that cliff.This group of teens are now having to live with the harsh consequences of their choices. Relationships are tested. trust may be lost and what will become of their destiny? Will the dead of winter bring them hope of mending what fall broke?The story continues and this is one difficult review to write that will contain no spoilers. I can tell you that once again this writing duo of authors are very in sync with each other that you do not realize two different people are writing this book. The characters are very real and you can connect with them. If you are looking for a book that takes you into the world of make believe, look elsewhere. You will not find that here. This is an emotional book that has its ups and downs along with the twists and turns. Watch out for those curves as they can be very dangerous and remind you that life isn’t easy. You are pulled in right from the start and will not want to put the book down until you reach the end, which doesn’t leave you hanging on a cliff like book one but knowing there is much more to come. So we are left waiting for book three to learn more of what will be their destiny. I look forward to reading more from these authors and what they have planned for this group of teens.

  • Rosie Snowdon
    2019-03-03 13:58

    Outstanding book!!!I thought book 1 was good but authors Julie Solano and Tracy Justice have taken their writing style to a new level in this book and it is nothing short of exceptional. The descriptions of every location are so clearly written that I can envisage them in my mind. The intensity at the start was needed to get us all from that cliff edge we were hanging on. I had tears because of Peyton's suffering. I am hoping we see her find herself again. Jenna, we all need a friend like her, someone who can ease the most tense situations with humour and compassion. I love her. When she dressed as a nurse and threw those girls into the hospital fountain I was laughing. She is a wonderful character. Avery or Tangles - I love this nickname, and her connection to the storyline was a total surprise to me. I had guessed she had some connection but I wasn't sure what. I could go on but it will spoil your enjoyment. But believe me when I say, this book is brilliant, it kept my attention throughout and the suspense is still on going, although I have some guesses. You haven't left us hanging quite so dramatically this time so thanks for that. Please take time to be proud of this book. I award this exceptional book 5 stars!! 

  • Tracey Quintin
    2019-03-18 17:57

    EYE OPENING RIVETING EMOTIONALLY CHARGED MUST READI've got to say I so love these authors! They know how to knock it out of the ballpark with their writing! I HIGHLY recommend you read Book 1, When Fall Breaks, BEFORE reading this story so you can truly "feel" every single moment of this story. I don't give away spoilers in my reviews so this will be SUPER hard because this story is FULL of so many things I want to mention! Thus, I'm leaving out anything pertaining to these characters I love. I couldn't wait to read this story after I fell in complete love with When Fall Breaks and the authors writing style. I read this story from 3 perspectives which is a first for me! I read it as if I were the characters in the story, I read it as a parent thinking of my own children and I read it as a reader, all 3 as the events of the storyline unfolded. When I finished reading that's when I fully realized I was reading this way, that's how much I was COMPLETELY absorbed into this story! This story captivated me from page 1 all the way to the end. I had so many emotions going through my mind while reading, so many thoughts in my mind of what I THOUGHT was going to happen. The authors got me EVERY SINGLE TIME. Whatever I was thinking didn't happen and they completely surprised me every step of the way! Such an emotional roller coaster ride and SO worth all the tummy flips! I was SO on edge NEEDING to know what would happen next. These characters and events were so real to me, I could picture everything. Perfect blend of details and dialog.This story deals with PTSD a very real serious mental health disorder that many dismiss or overlook in treating. The manner in which these authors tackle it is outstanding. I will write this from the story because this means something so important to me:"WORTH FIGHTING FOR...She was my last hope. My reason to move forward. I miss laughing. I miss feeling good. When was the last time I was happy? It feels like forever. "Gaaaaaaa...that grabs my heart and squeezes tight! There are many more I've highlighted on my Kindle throughout the story.A SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOP THAT THIS STORY IS A GRIPPING PAGE TURNER AND SO REALISTIC! AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ FOR ALL AGES. (I can't write a review that does this story justice!)Superb job by the authors on this brilliant read. I look forward to reading anything they ever write! They always delve into real life issues and illnesses in a manner making it possible for all to understand. Thank you for bringing attention in this story to PTSD.

  • Karen- My Own Bookshelves
    2019-02-22 15:49

    So you love fiction? You are a big fan of Young Adult? Need intrigue - that need to turn the page to find out what's going to happen next because you think you've figured it out? This book is more than a young adult/coming of age story. It's lessons learned by life experiences, and how we deal with them emotionally to be able to move forward.This is Kaitlyn, Caden, Jenna and Brody's story as it continued from "When Fall Breaks". Although authors Julie Solano & Tracy Justice have crafted an excellent prologue through Kaitlyn's continued POV to introduce the storyline and characters, you'll do yourself an injustice if don't read book 1 first. It makes getting off the cliff so much better. Like my review of book 1, I would find it unfair to rehash the story that is told from Caden's POV here. So, just take my word for it -pick up the book and take the journey for yourself. "I don't know if he's going to make it through this, but if he does and she doesn't, he'll never be the same." Physically, emotionally, temporarily or permanently - crisis changes you. This group of teens are dealing with very real issues. Authors Solano & Justice handle the topics fairly and with care. Besides the impacts of the accident, as the reader you get the ups and downs that go with being a teenage boy. So many of the readers of YA are young women. We forget that boys have their own insecurities and worries of growing up and being normal. I was given an ARC for honest review. And like book 1, I can honestly tell you, continue this adventure no matter what type of fiction you prefer.

  • Darlene Avery
    2019-03-06 14:45

    The Dead Of Winter by Julie Solano & Tracy Justice The Dead Of Winter, which focuses on a group of close knit teenagers, picks up where When Fall Breaks ended; and has one of the most gripping epilogues you will ever read.Kaitlyn, Brody, Caden, Jenna, Mason, Peyton, and Marissa are all fighting to survive one of the worst scenarios ever in the dead of winter. Julie Solano & Tracy Justice left their readers hanging on the edge of a cliff at the end of the first book, and had us all biting our nails to see what was going to happen next. They didn't let us down with the second book in the Seasons of Jefferson series. I was completely captivated from the very beginning and so wrapped up in this storyline and characters, that I found myself fighting sleep so I could read just a little bit more.The Dead Of Winter is told from Caden's POV, and sheds even more perspective on all the events that these young adults are facing. From the fear of being stalked, the consequences of underage drinking, and the reality of PTSD. Solano & Justice do an excellent job of relating these issues into a storyline that will capture a wide audience. This book is definitely one that will appeal to not only young adults, but all age groups. I love love loved the way this story captured my imagination and had me guessing how the plot was going to unfold. "I never thought I'd love the dead of winter, until this girl brought me back to life, right in the middle of it."5 Chilling, Exhilarating , Must read stars !!!

  • Kelly
    2019-03-19 11:45

    Quote:~ Like a snowflake on the wind, fate has a way of picking you up and setting you down right where you belong. Though you may not know where you’re headed, sometimes it’s best to enjoy the ride. Trusting that you are part of a larger plan. ~MUST READ WHEN FALL BREAKS (Book one) FIRST...Julie Solano and Tracey Justice are simply the best co-authors that I've ever read. Their combined talent is unmatched to the point that you can't tell that this series is written by two instead of one. Absolutely flawless in detail and storyline, you will not be disappointed. In book one we meet a great group of teens who I fell in love with immediately. The characters and situations are real and relatable and the transition to book two is flawless.When Fall Breaks you and leaves you stranded and bleeding in the dead of winter what do you do? For these teens tragedy strikes fast and hard with no remorse. This series deals with very real and terrifying subjects like death, stalking, assult and heartache. I was stuck on the edge of my seat biting my nails while reading this. I just couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this series and these authors to all my book friends. If you're looking for your next great read than look no further and one-click this series today.

  • For the Love of Books
    2019-03-20 12:03

    I thought book 1 was good but authors Julie Solano and Tracy Justice have taken their writing style to a new level in this book and it is nothing short of exceptional. The descriptions of every location are so clearly written that I can envisage them in my mind. The intensity at the start was needed to get us all from that cliff edge we were hanging on. I had tears because of Peyton's suffering. I am hoping we see her find herself again. Jenna, we all need a friend like her, someone who can ease the most tense situations with humour and compassion. I love her. When she dressed as a nurse and threw those girls into the hospital fountain I was laughing. She is a wonderful character. Avery or Tangles - I love this nickname, and her connection to the storyline was a total surprise to me. I had guessed she had some connection but I wasn't sure what. I could go on but it will spoil your enjoyment. But believe me when I say, this book is brilliant, it kept my attention throughout and the suspense is still on going, although I have some guesses. You haven't left us hanging quite so dramatically this time so thanks for that. Please take time to be proud of this book. I award this exceptional book 5 stars!!

  • Jennifer Zamora
    2019-03-05 12:52

    4.5I really enjoyed this book. Although there is a prologue, I have to say I am a little envious of those that have read book one. I assume it is written as well as this one, and the prologue doesnt do it justice. That being said, thanks to the prologue and the way this one is written I did not feel lost. I was able to follow this wonderful story AND its characters through till the end. I am definitely now a fan of Julie and Traceys.This book is about a group of friends, although the POV is of that from a boy. So much happens to these young people. And yet they as they struggle they pull you in.

  • Alison Bailey
    2019-03-03 13:59

    I feel like I have to write this review in two parts. Part one as a reader and part two as an author. Reader: One of the things I like most about this series is that the core characters are a group of great young people with great values. Sure they make mistakes like all of us do, but at their center they are fantastic role models for the age group The Jefferson Series is meant for. The Dead of Winter is a continuation of the story started in When Fall Breaks, only this time we see things through Kaitlyn's twin brother, Caden's eyes. I really enjoyed his perspective on the events going on in his life. It was endearing to see how much he cared for Peyton even when things weren't going well. How deeply he felt responsibility for her, his sister, and his friends. I won't say much in terms of the story because I hate spoilers. I will say this, Julie and Tracy surprised me more than once with how the story unfolded. Author: This part might be boring for most readers, so forgive me. The biggest aspect of Julie and Tracy's writing that I admire its their attention to detail in describing the atmosphere of the scene. I must admit, while dialogue comes easy to me, I struggle when writing my own book with the descriptive parts. Another strong aspect of their writing is they are able to manage multi-character scenes very well. I'm not talking about three or four characters in a scene. I'm talking six and up. That's hard. Even though I enjoyed the first book, I could see improvement in the author's writing style. The pace and continuity flowed more easily in book two. I also love and admire that these ladies are writing with a purpose. Both books in the series deal with serious subjects that young people go through on a daily basis. Julie and Tracy not only try to help their readers through their stories, but also include valuable information at the end of each book. I highly recommend this book, this series for YA readers of all ages.

  • Tracy Justice
    2019-02-20 14:41

    This book was written with young readers in mind, even though all ages can enjoy the country romance theme. Get ready for some twists and turns. We will show our readers the dangers of keeping secrets from family and friends. As we started writing When Fall Breaks, we decided each book would have a message to our readers. The first book dealt with underage drinking, substance abuse, and the struggles women face while dealing with domestic violence. Many readers have contacted us and shared their painful stories. We've been relieved to learn many people have reached out to professionals after reading When Fall Breaks. For that alone, we are thankful. The Dead of Winter focuses on an issue that is very serious and often ignored. It's called Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Many people believe PTSD is only experienced by war veterans. However, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that's triggered by terrifying events. The teen characters in our story lived through horrible events and did not receive the help needed in the beginning. Please do not make the same mistake. If you believe you are experiencing PTSD, reach out to a professional. You are not alone.

  • Eli
    2019-03-13 17:43

    Oh, Julie Solano and Tracy Justice, the two of you! If you have read When Fall Breaks, you understand this statement. If you haven't read it, please do before reading The Dead of Winter. The two authors did it again. Another great book to this series. I was instantly drawn in from page one.....of course the last page of When Fall Breaks left me biting my fingernails. It did not matter. I was right back with the crew. Kaitlyn, Brody, Jenna, Mason, Peyton and Caden. This really is Caden's story. His story shows us how deeply real life can cut you. How hard it is to pull yourself up from the aftermath of a traumatic event. Mental pain is just as real as physical pain. Sometimes people can seem ok when they truly are torturing themselves inside. Others can't face the reality and have to separate themselves. All of this heartache and pain defines Caden's story. We see his friends and family struggle with helping him. His strain to accept his issues and help coping. "I’m telling them, with as much fervor as I have in me, that I am done with this. They’d better knock it off, or I’m going to lose it in a big way."Read Caden's story. You will not regret it as you find out how he handles his trauma. How the group dynamic of friends stay supportive but change too. Thank you, Julie Solano and Tracy Justice. You made me love another one. I can't wait for book three. I received an ARC for an honest review.

  • Julie Solano
    2019-03-05 11:00

    The Dead of Winter is the second book in the Seasons of Jefferson series, and hopefully brings somewhat of a resolution to the major cliffhanger we left the readers with in When Fall Breaks. Many questions will be answered, but this book is sure to leave you guessing until the very end. Unlike, When Fall Breaks, book two carries a more serious tone. We work hard to keep our books fast paced and interesting for reluctant readers, so there are many unexpected twists and turns, as well as light humor and young adult romance. Though our books are infused with light-hearted moments, our intention is to bring awareness to serious issues in a way that is understandable and relatable to teenagers. This book continues to shed light on the aftermath of domestic violence in teen relationships, the effects of alcohol, and post traumatic stress disorder as it can relate to teens. We hope you enjoy book two in our four part series.

  • Maria Angie Mendoza
    2019-03-02 14:44

    Dead of Winter picks up right at the cliffhanger of When Falls Break, so the reader is strongly encouraged to read book 1. And let me tell you, you will not be disappointed!This was a tough review to write, because this is a truly unique story of a group of teens coming of age dealing with some tough, taboo issues following a near fatal accident. Recovery has them examining their relationships with each other. This is a highly intense and emotional story that begs the question things are not always what they seem.I recommend this powerful book to any young adult looking for a twisted story about friendship and young love gone wrong.

  • Renee Kennedy
    2019-03-19 15:47

    I am blown away by the talent of these two ladies. They had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Everybody needs a friend like Jenna, who's will to brave cold water to kick some butt for you! I had many different emotions in this book. I recommend this book for all ages.

  • dreamerinexile
    2019-03-03 14:52

    HONESTLY THEY DO IT AGAIN.Review to come soon.

  • Lustful Literature
    2019-03-12 13:36

    **DEBBIE'S REVIEW**This is the second book in this series and I could not wait to dig in because that first one ended in a HUGE CLIFFHANGER!!!This book picked up where the first one left off and right away I was at the edge of my see waiting for all the questions to be answered. I loved the plot twists that the authors threw at me. I few of them I thought were well thought out and really made sense and kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next.“I know about my gun and the bullet casings. I know Pistol is missing, and I know we’re all in danger.”“The face that used to bring me peace has been replaced by the haunting reality of one bad decision. My reckless driving didn’t just ruin my girl; it destroyed all of my friends. I can’t believe that a tiny twist of fate could tear apart everything we had.”The book flowed really well and I loved that you got to be inside Caden’s head and you were able to experience first hand what he went through after the tragic accident. The story felt realistic and the book was written so well I had no problem connecting with all the characters. Loved the chemistry between Caden and Avery otherwise known as….Tangles. Her character was probably my favorite in this book. She said what was on her mind and didn’t take crap from anyone. I loved her spunk.The book is fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending has me sitting here waiting for the next book to be released because I need to what is going to happen next.

  • Christina Rhoads
    2019-02-21 11:53

    The ending of When Fall Breaks left me broken and full of questions, suffering a massive book hangover. When I was finally able to get my hands on The Dead of Winter my heart soared knowing I would get some resolution, and I gobbled this book right up. I've struggled with how to write this review without giving away spoilers and realize it's impossible. I've decided instead of giving spoilers I will say that it was wonderful to catch up with the Jefferson HS kids/young adults. We learn just how much the car wreck affected everyone, from the angst and anxiety, to the heartbreak and healing. No one was spared, from Kaitlyn and Brody, Caden, Payton and Jenna. Julie and Tracy have blown me out of the water with yet another wonderful book. They write so seamlessly together that without knowing you think it's just one author sharing their immense talent. I'm so excited to see what comes next from these two beautiful ladies!!!

  • Amazeballs Book Addicts
    2019-03-04 11:43

    The Dead of Winter is book two in the Seasons of Jefferson. It can not be read as a standalone, you must read When Fall Breaks first. The Dead of Winter picks up where When Fall Breaks left off. After the huge cliffhanger at the end of When Fall Breaks, I couldn't wait to read this one. The story continues with Kaitlyn, Brody, Jenna, Mason, Peyton and Caden. We find out where everyone stands after the crazy thing that happened at the end of When Fall Breaks. Everyone is affected differently. My heart was definitely breaking for some of the characters. This crew has a lot to deal with and way more than any teenager should have too. The writing is amazing and I was never bored when reading it. There's another cliffhanger (but not as huge as the lat one) and I can't wait for book three.A copy was received for a review.

  • Dani
    2019-02-25 10:57

    **Update Feb 26, 2018**Did a re-read again with a buddy and I still enjoyed the story. Am looking forward to new release from these authors.Emotionally charged 5 *I strongly recommend reading book one-When Fall Breaks- because The Dead of Winter drops you from the cliffhanger of book 1 that you've been suspended on. The authors weave a story so well of the consequences of underage drinking and the reality of PTSD and move the characters forward into new chances and finding strength to carry on. I love the characters and the emotions evoked while the group transitions through life after a shattering experience.The Dead of Winter kept me in suspense and leaves the reader hanging AGAIN! The cliff is there but it is not near as gut- wrenching as When Fall Breaks, I can't wait to read more and look forward to the ride! I am not usually a YA genre reader, but so glad I've read them. This series is for everyone, the issues these young adults face are non-discriminatory.

  • Dale Wallis
    2019-02-23 13:57

    Oops they did it again!Another cliff hanger, but not as harsh! These two authors are amazing! I couldn't wait to see what happened next, but I also knew that it meant the book was going to end sooner. I am now experiencing a book hangover! I can't wait to see what happens in book three. As for The Dead of Winter I was on edge the whole time to see what the group was going to experience next. This book was mysterious, a love story and funny at times. It brought back all the emotions that high school teenagers experience plus more!

  • Candy at Prisoners of Print
    2019-03-21 13:04

    Oh. My. Goodness! I don’t know how much my heart can handle from these two fabulous authors! Julie Solano and Tracy Justice have yet again delivered a poignantly beautiful tale that left my heart racing, my blood pumping, and my love of the young adult genre renewed. Dead of Winter is the second book in the Seasons of Jefferson series and because of some serious possible spoilers, I’ll keep my review short and sweet.“Maybe you should see him so you know what he’s been through. It might help you recover if you hear his side of the story.”As soon as I put down the first book, I literally had to jump into this one. I was compelled to know what happened to these beloved characters that I so deeply fell for in When Fall Breaks. I was excited to see more growth and entirely new dimensions to the people that I had previously come to know. While I could predict what was going on in one aspect, there were plenty of other surprises that kept me guessing. The journey is one that I had to take and I felt like I battled uphill right alongside this crew. They’re coming back from an unforgettable, scarring scenario and it felt like the authors really took those emotions into consideration. Each battle wound felt painstakingly authentic, which left me feeling even closer to these characters than before.“No words are spoken. No gestures are shared. Though we ride together, we are alone in our thoughts.”What hits me the hardest about these authors’ writing is how they choose to tackle real-life issues in their storylines. The drama that they fill their pages with aren’t just the “he said, she said”, typical angst that I come across as a reader. They use issues that plague far too high a percentage of our society and use that to drive the novel forward. Furthermore, they show that it’s not a particular age group that goes through these problems. So many times, I think society sees troubles that teenagers go through as wavering and inconsequential. However, Solano and Justice shine a light on how inaccurate this can be. In Dead of Winter, the particular problem these kids are facing is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I know that I, for one, didn’t imagine teens going through something like that, but this novel certainly opened my eyes, and I hope to see it do the same for others as well.“Well, if anything, it’s clear I’m not alone in battling inner demons tonight. If I can’t beat mine, maybe I can help her beat hers.”I know my review is incredibly vague, but I couldn’t take the chance of spoiling anything for other readers. Be prepared to go through all the stages of grief, and some of them maybe even more than once. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to message the authors to see whose book is coming next because your heart is just going to want more. I’m aching to get my hands on book three already because no matter how many times my heart gets put through the wringer or my stomach swarms with those butterflies of anxiety, Solano and Justice deliver stories that are worth every single flutter!

  • Steph's Rom Book Talk
    2019-03-15 09:45

    This book picks up after the MAJOR cliffhanger of When Fall Breaks. In this book we see through the eyes of Caden, Kaitlyn's twin brother. How things are affecting him after the traumatic events of the Fall. This book deals with PTSD and provides a well thought out look at a mental health issues that needs to be discussed openly and honestly. Another bit of a cliffhanger but nothing like the first book even if it leaves you wanting to know more. I can hope that there will be another book, maybe from Jenna's POV???Met these authors at Southern Belle Book Blog and CM Foss present: Sign ‘N Sip Author Event in Huntly, VA April 23, 2016 #SignNSipThis specific series video review: https://youtu.be/agDY-Pgn604 For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel: Stephanie Uncensoredhttps://www.youtube.com/c/stephanieun...

  • Kristy
    2019-03-21 17:44

    The tale continues...With twists and turns, new relationships, broken hearts, mystery, and love this book continues the tale of a group of kids who have been traumatized by a horrific event. As the pieces of truth come to light you discover that people are not always who you really think they are.

  • Alyson Santos
    2019-02-25 16:43

    All I can say is that I I’m glad I found The Seasons of Jefferson Series after the first two books were released. I had the relief of picking up The Dead of Winter right after ending on an “OMG” from When Fall Breaks. I was not disappointed. The depth of watching Caden come to terms with his loss and pain had me turning pages as fast as I could devour them. I loved his growth, and felt like an invested aunt proud to watch him develop into a young man of courage and strength. Well done, Tracy Justice and Julie Solano. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!

  • Theresa Alberts
    2019-03-06 11:57

    The Dead of Winter by Julie Solano & Tracy Justice is the second book in the Jefferson Series and picks up right where the first book, When Fall Breaks leaves off....THANK GOD!!! The cliffhanger that these two authors left the reader with at the end of book one had me on pins and needles needing to know what happened next for this group of friends. This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I highly recommend the series to everyone.After a tragedy like none that they could ever imagine, this close knit group of friends struggles in the beginning of this book to find their footing. Kaitlyn fears being out of her house knowing that her ex-boyfriend Pistol, the root of all of their turmoil, is still at large. Brody refuses to leave her side knowing that he needs to protect her this time at all costs, both for him, for Kaitlyn and her brother who is his best friend Caden. Caden is having the roughest time out of all of them, with the injuries he sustained in the crash, and not knowing what happened to his girlfriend Peyton since no one will tell him what is going on. And Jenna becomes the rock and sometimes voice of reason throughout all of this, although the reader gets several hints that she is hiding the biggest secret of them all.While this group of friends slowly begins to move on the closer that it gets to Christmas, the more the reader begins to smile hoping that they will overcome everything that has happened and begin to move on and find happiness despite it all. But does moving on come with a price? And can these friends pay that price without it eating away at their conscience? You will have to read to find out and let me tell you with all of the twist and turns this story takes, you will be glued to your reader wanting to know what happens next! I can't wait to see what Julie and Tracy have planned next for these characters!

  • Jordan
    2019-03-19 11:39

    2.5/5 StarsDead of Winter reads like 2 different books. One, about the events that happened in book 1, When Fall Breaks, and another about Caden and a newfound love interest. The cohesion is loose and haphazard, it's like pieces were thrown together and the original plotline got lost in the secondary romance. The entire read is spent wondering about the horrible disaster the book begins with and whether or not the perp is alive and you have to wade through so much random romance that you lose faith that you'll ever get answers.Kaitlyn is dealing with her trauma of abuse, stalking, etc., from book 1 but we barely see any of that. What we do get is Caden's PTSD. The brief moments of terror and paranoia to get behind the wheel after the crash are spot on. The anxiety, fear, and constant second-guessing truly show how PTSD can affect you down to the smallest, seemingly inconsequential everyday choices. It sneaks in and consumes, a plague that you can't escape from. Read the rest at: https://youngadultbookmadness.wordpre...

  • MegL
    2019-03-19 12:02

    Well...I didn't see that coming. I thought I knew what was going to happen, that this book was going to get wrapped up in a pretty bow at the end but no. That didn't happen at all. Instead, we're left with a cliffy that had me thinking "Did that really just happen? Seriously?" The Dead of Winter starts where we left off in When Fall Breaks except it is written in Cadon's POV. The hunt for Pistol continues as the gang tries to cope with "the accident." As with book one, The Dead of Winter was very well written and it's easy to connect with the characters and what they are going through. I like that it brought attention to PTSD and so many other hardships in life that people go through every day. The pace was a bit slow for me but overall, it's a really good read. I look forward to reading book 3.

  • Cassie
    2019-03-12 10:48

    Huh. Go figure. They have continued to mess with my heart again! ;) Full review to come early this week!