Escape in the Winter


Worth reading 😎

An exciting and different take on the dystopian genre where your health is used against you and there's nowhere to hide.

Escape in the Winter tells the story of a future where your health is used against you and there’s nowhere to hide. If your medical condition is deemed too expensive or a burden on society you are refused medical care and are considered for liquidation. This book showed advances in medical technology and how a microchip can tell the government all they need to know about your health. 

I thought this was a really unique premise for a dystopian novel. I think it’s hard with this genre to come up with original ideas that haven’t been done before. This book achieved that’s whilst also keeping the aspects of dystopian fiction I love. 

I loved Jax and Lia’s relationship. They had to fight so hard to stay together and even put themselves in terrible danger if ever they were caught. The dedication Jax had to save others, instead of just focusing on getting himself out was inspiring. 

One problem I had was sometimes the writing was clunky. I found myself having to force myself through some of the prose. It wasn’t bad writing - however, I would have liked to have seen more about what was happening rather than been told. Saying that the story was exciting and I couldn’t wait to know what happened next. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dystopian fiction and wants to read a new and different take on the genre. I would definitely not be opposed to reading more of this authors work.  

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About the author

Dr. Linda Girgis MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in private practice in South River, New Jersey. She is a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well as a faculty member of CME courses at Harvard Medical School. She is Editor-in-Chief at Physician’s Weekly. view profile

Published on January 19, 2019

80000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Dystopian

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