Ski Weekend: A Novel

Ski Weekend: A Novel

by Rektok Ross
Ski Weekend: A Novel

Ski Weekend: A Novel

by Rektok Ross


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*Named a Best Book of the Year by Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo!Life, ParadeBrit + Co., Book Riot, and more!

*Optioned for a major motion picture!

The Breakfast Club meets Lord of the Flies in this gripping tale of survival, impossible choices, and the harrowing balance between life and death that #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Kate praises as “a paced thriller with moments of great tenderness—and spine chilling horror.”

Six teens, one dog, a ski trip gone wrong . . .

Sam is dreading senior ski weekend and having to watch after her brother and his best friend, Gavin, to make sure they don’t do anything stupid. Again. Gavin may be gorgeous, but he and Sam have never gotten along. Now they’re crammed into an SUV with three other classmates and Gavin’s dog, heading on a road trip that can’t go by fast enough.

Then their SUV crashes into a snowbank, and Sam and her friends find themselves stranded in the mountains with cell phone coverage long gone and temperatures dropping. When the group gets sick of waiting for rescue, they venture outside to find help—only to have a wilderness accident leave Sam’s brother with a smashed leg and, soon, a raging fever. While the hours turn to days, Sam’s brother gets sicker and sicker, and their food and supplies dwindle until there isn’t enough for everyone. As the winter elements begin to claim members of the group one by one, Sam vows to keep her brother alive.

No matter what.

Filled with twists, secrets, and life-changing moments, Ski Weekend is a snow-packed survival thriller featuring a diverse cast of teens that will appeal to fans of One of Us is Lying and I Am Still Alive. Brace for impact, “. . . this YA thriller holds little back.” (Kirkus Reviews)

*Winner of the CIBA Dante Rossetti Book Awards, the National Indie Excellence Awards, the Readers' Favorite Book Awards, the Reader Views Literary Awards, IAN Book of the Year Awards Finalist, American Fiction Awards Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist, WILLA Literary Awards Finalist, and an Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684631100
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 417,022
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Rektok Ross is the pen name of Liani Kotcher, a trial attorney turned award-winning young adult author and book blogger. An avid reader since childhood, Liani writes exactly the kind of books she loves to escape into herself: exciting thrillers with strong female leads, swoon-worthy love interests, and life-changing moments. She graduated from the University of Florida School of Journalism and obtained her juris doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law. Originally from South Florida, she currently splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles with her husband, stepkids, and her dogs. You can find her online just about anywhere at @RektokRoss, as well as on her website,, where she blogs about books and writing.
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