Books for Snowy Days

Whether you are in the ski lodge taking a break from the slopes or cozy at home with some hot chocolate, we’ve got you covered with these snowy-day books.

wintersmithWintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to winter — she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance, into the oldest story ever, and draws the attention of the Wintersmith himself.

As Tiffany-shaped snowflakes hammer down on the land, can Tiffany deal with the consequences of her actions?

 

 

afterthesnowAfter the Snow by S.D. Crockett

Fifteen-year-old Willo was 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 all.

Along the way, he finds Mary, a starving refugee from the city, whose father is lost. The smart thing would be to leave her alone, but Willo 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 Willo manages to keep Mary safe, what about his family?

 

loveontheliftsLove on the Lifts by Jill Santopolo

What better way to spend your vacation than on the slopes? In this unique romance, the reader is in the driver’s seat — creating the path through the narrative and ending with one of 11 different guys. By making selections at the end of each chapter, the reader decides who will be her perfect match. Finding your dream guy couldn’t be easier, and it all takes place against the snowy backdrop of a romantic ski resort. Not looking for love? There are other options, like hanging with your sister, making new friends, or spending some time alone. Any way you slice it, every reader finds love on the lifts!

 

 

trappedTrapped by Michael Northrop

The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week, and that for those in its path it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive.

Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn’t seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. Then the power goes out, and then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision.

 

blackdiamondBlack Diamond by Ali Dean

When Roxie Slade snaps into a pair of skis, there’s no one on Sugarville Mountain in Vermont who can keep up with her. Not even the boys. Still, Roxie is shocked when she receives a scholarship to Stark Springs Academy, a boarding school that churns out Olympians in each graduating class. Entering as a high school junior, Roxie can’t wait to learn from renowned coaches and train with the fastest ski racers from all over the globe. But upon arrival, Roxie discovers that Stark Springs lives under its own set of rules, and it appears one boy plays dictator.

 

 

 

deadofwinterThe Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley

Michael Vyner recalls a terrible story, one that happened to him. One that would be unbelievable if it weren’t true! Michael’s parents are dead and he imagines that he will stay with the kindly lawyer, executor of his parents’ will … until he is invited to spend Christmas with his guardian in a large and desolate country house. His arrival on the first night suggests something is not quite right when he sees a woman in the frozen mists, standing alone in the marshes. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself as he is kept from his guardian and finds himself spending the Christmas holiday wandering the silent corridors of the house. However, lonely doesn’t mean alone, as Michael soon realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive. This is a nail-biting story of hauntings and terror by a master of the genre.

 

 

perfectblindsideThe Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl

He’s an egotistical snowboarder with a silver medal. She’s a judgmental honors student with a flair for photography.

Slashed tires. False accusations. A coded message. When all they can see is each other’s flaws, how can Jake and Sophie work together to figure out what’s really happening at the abandoned silver mine? Follow Sophie and Jake into secret tunnels as they unravel the mystery and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be.

 

 

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