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Review: Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long

I have always been fascinated with sled dogs. Would I love to be pulled by one and also be terrified? Yes. So when I saw Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves I knew I had to read it. And what a phenomenal action packed book it is! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


After angering a local gangster, seventeen-year-old Sena Korhosen must flee with her prize fighting wolf, Iska, in tow. A team of scientists offer to pay her way off her frozen planet on one condition: she gets them to the finish line of the planet’s infamous sled race. Though Sena always swore she’d never race after it claimed both her mothers’ lives, it’s now her only option.

But the tundra is a treacherous place, and as the race unfolds and their lives are threatened at every turn, Sena starts to question her own abilities. She must discover whether she’s strong enough to survive the wild – whether she and Iska together are strong enough to get them all out alive.


Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves is perfect for fans of survival stories and sled dog racing. If you love stories with animal companions and found family – then this is for you! Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves is thrilling. Seeing Sena’s character unfold as she begins to care about this random dog wolf she’s stuck with and a new group of racers, was my favorite part of the book. Sena’s steadfastly decided that isolation and loneliness is her lot in life until she can get off the planet. But Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves challenges her.

Because the wilderness doesn’t let anyone survive unscathed or alone. Action packed, Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves is a book about survival. These choices and impossible situations we are put in to make it out alive. When we are forced to confront the elements, who can we trust? Sena’s life is one of danger and her home is in peril due to environmental damage and corporate exploitation. I loved how immersive and terrifying this snowy landscape felt!

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Overall, Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves will sweep you away with the adventure. Full of danger and betrayal, Sena’s story is also about belonging and family. Of finding a place and people – our own pack. Find Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


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