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Ice Diaries [Kindle Edition]

Lexi Revellian
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Book Description

It's 2018 and Tori's managing. Okay, so London is under twenty metres of snow, almost everybody has died in a pandemic or been airlifted south, and the only animals around are rats. Plus her boyfriend never returned from going to find his parents a year ago when the snow began - but she's doing fine. Really.

She lives in an apartment that's luxurious, if short on amenities, in a block which used to be home to rich City bankers. A handful of fellow survivors are her friends, and together they forage for food and firewood, have parties once a month and even run a book club. The problem is they have no long-term future; eventually provisions will run out. Tori needs to find transport to make the two-thousand-mile journey south to a warm climate and start again.

One day she comes across an exhausted and wounded stranger face-down in the snow, and saves his life. Morgan is a cage fighter from a tougher, meaner world where it's a mistake to trust people. He's on the run from the leader of the gang he used to work with. He's disturbingly hot. And he has a snowmobile.

A full length post-apocalyptic romantic thriller by the author of REMIX, REPLICA and WOLF BY THE EARS.


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"The author creates realistic and varied characters that blend convincingly into this post-apocalyptic world, showcasing both Tori and Morgan's emotional growth as the story progresses. Engaging and solidly written."  - Publishers Weekly

From the Author

Long ago in 1981, Fred Hoyle wrote a book called "Ice - How the next ice age will come - and how we can prevent it". I remember the cover of a colour supplement featuring the book; the Houses of Parliament half buried in snow, and a solitary figure skiing across the white wasteland.

This image stayed with me until I wrote Ice Diaries, about a London in the near future buried beneath twenty metres of snow, and a young woman, Tori, who lives there. This is her story.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3549 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Hoxton Press (November 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A4ZRIRO
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's been snowing quite a lot lately ... February 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I came across this book from the Indie Book Bargains site and I'm really glad I did. I like anything post-apocalyptic and this just fit the bill. It was a clear read and easily engaging and the characters were really interesting.

The story revolves around two catastrophic events, a pandemic and London is under several meters of snow. We join a small group of people who live and scavenge what is left of London and life continues in their little community as best it can, until a strange appears in the snow.

I really liked the two main characters, they were very human and contemporary, I felt that they were people I might know. I liked that there was a mix of personalities and that they weren't that different to what people are like now. The familiar landmarks were fun and the tension in the story was gripping.

Sequel please, I hope there's more to come!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have found my favorite author February 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read Remix and Replica (Replica is my favorite) and this is another story that I "borrowed" but will puchase to round off my collection. The story as others have written is in the future and concerns the global warming effect that we are presently witnessing. The characters are well rounded, and Ms Revellian does a wonderful job with their personalities; that with so much happening with them, you don't become lost of who who's. I too hope there is a sequel for this book, and I'll be looking forward to reading it. Kisses
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining page turner November 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
[Purchased from Amazon.co.uk]

I've enjoyed the author's previous books `Remix' and `Replica', so this was a must for me. It's a bit different, being post-apocalyptic with a twist of romance, and the basic premise is a bit of a stretch: after an epidemic wipes out most of the earth's population, a sudden climate switch leaves the whole UK buried under metres of snow. The main character, Tori, has been left behind by the evacuation process and is trying to survive, along with a strange collection of others who missed the last helicopter out. There seemed to be a surprising number of couples who survived the epidemic, and everyone manages to get around rather well on all that freshly fallen snow, but never mind.

I love the idea of survival by committee (with fully minuted meetings, naturally), and scavenging by Argos catalogue, and the very British approach to keeping up one's spirits in adversity - let's start a book club, and have a monthly ceilidh. The author's great strength is always her characters, and the motley collection of survivors is very believable. Even the walk-on parts, like Sam and Charlie, were well-sketched with just a few light touches, and everyone knows a Nina (I certainly do), running everything in her own insistent way and brooking no argument. And Tori feels like someone you could bump into in any pub in Britain. This early scene-setting draws rather a charming picture of the post-apocalypse world (in London, anyway).

But then Morgan arrives, and shortly afterwards his former pal Mike and his gang, and things take a turn for the more sinister.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snowball earth and the kindness of strangers December 26, 2012
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A plague kills off most of the population and the survivors are faced with abnormal climate change. The UK is inexplicably covered with meters of snow with no end in sight. The main character is Tori, a nice attractive 20 something with a kind heart. Groups of survivors band together, living in highrises above the snowline. The abnormal weather is never really explained but it doesn't detract from the story.

The characters are still very civilized, society has changed but there is no real anarchy, rioting, or pillaging. For me that's a problem. I expect that society would break down quickly under these circumstances. If you look past that, the book is very enjoyable. It seemed to me that a character like Mike would have been killed early on in a real world, so I would have made him more powerful.
I would recommend this book as worthwhile and thought provoking without a lot of violence. I prefer the complete breakdown of civilizaton, with lots of violence in an end of the world novel, but this was good anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Author Worth Reading December 5, 2012
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I first discovered this author in the Lending Library and have since bought all her books. I love her writing style, it is refreshing and enjoyable. Ice Diaries is a survival story packed with suspense which takes place in the future when hi-rise buildings are mostly submerged under snow. Lexi sprinkles the pages with intriguing characters which kept me up late reading. It is the kind of book that when you finally put it down to go to sleep, you continue to think about it wondering what will happen next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I happened across this one while looking for new adult titles that weren’t contemporary romances. This one is post polar apocalypse & viral outbreak set in London. In a good twist, the book really sold me on that and the survival of the small band we really get to know through Tori, our narrator. I liked her & loved that she was intelligent & capable. The romance with Morgan didn’t captivate me but I think it was because he never seemed that finely drawn a character to me. He was there for the inevitable love interest so I could only be so invested. Also, my tepid like lost a few points when the story took to making Tori’s ex a fairly unlikable. It felt like an attempt to make the case for Tori hooking up with Morgan all the more. I liked Tori for the most part & her relationships with everyone else became as important to me because of the way she related everything. Greg was my favorite. How can you not love anyone who so loves Dr Who that in the post-apocalypse names their pet rat Rosie. I smile just recalling it.

I loved the descriptions of the city & the snow. The technical realities of daily life were well thought out and very compelling as were the plans to leave & head south. It was evident that the author took care with that. That same care was also on display throughout in Tori relating the group’s get togethers & asides she would mention. By the book’s end, I was willing to deal with the tepid romance just to find out what happens next & if the group make it south. I’m invested in that & if a sequel is written, I’d want to read it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars intriguing plot based loosely on post climate change
Excellent book with great characters. Thought-provoking plot and plenty of action. I would love to read a sequel to see how the characters fare.
Published 3 months ago by PJ1
2.0 out of 5 stars post-apocalypse
Started out well, however, the more I read, it seemed the story wasn't going anywhere. A lot of repeating of mundane activities: gathering firewood, collecting supplies, visiting... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rita Book
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Lexi
Another great book by Lexi Revellian. I'm a picky reader and like many books, but I have loved all of hers. Each unique and well written. Looking forward to her next book!
Published 6 months ago by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice take on the genre
Really enjoyed this book. It was well written and there were quite a number of characters who well well-developed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Urbananchorite
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Lexi!
I really enjoy Lexi Revellian's books! They have great insight into the average woman and how she would respond to unusual circumstances. Read more
Published 8 months ago by C.Johnson-Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my rare 5 stars
Really liked this. Very good world building and suspense. Liked the romance as well---very realistic. Wouldn't't mind a sequel, but this was a good one.
Published 9 months ago by Conjunxpigra
4.0 out of 5 stars Really liked this book
I just finished this last night and I enjoyed it immensely. I liked the character of Morgan very much - he would be the type of person most likely to survive this kind of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Pafos2109
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
This book held my interest from the beginning. I have since read several other books by this author. I think a sequel is in order for Ice Diaries, and maybe there is. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
This book has everything you would want in a novel. There is excellent character development and a good plot and good writing. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Josil
4.0 out of 5 stars A realistic heroine
I've just finished reading this book for the second time and from me that is a recommendation in itself. Read more
Published 12 months ago by CoralWild
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More About the Author

For years, I resisted writing because I knew I'd never be as good as Jane Austen. Finally I realized no one is as good as Jane Austen - I started writing and couldn't stop. I've sold over 69,000 ebooks.

My first two novels are fantasy. The third, REMIX, is contemporary fiction with elements of crime, investigation and romance, and tells what happens when Caz Tallis finds a strange man asleep on her roof terrace. He turns out to be - no, I'm not telling you, you'll have to read it to find out... My fourth, REPLICA, is a thriller. Beth Chandler is unknowingly replicated in a flawed experiment, and falls for the man who is hunting her double. ICE DIARIES is a post-apocalyptic story with romance and humour. My latest is WOLF BY THE EARS, a thriller set in London.

My day job is designing and making jewellery and silver under my real name, Lexi Dick. I've made pieces for Margaret Thatcher, 10 Downing Street and Her Majesty the Queen.

WEBSITE: www.lexirevellian.com. Here you can read extracts, entire short stories and sign up to be notified when I release a new book.

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