Ski Weekend


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$16.95  $15.76
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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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.


2022 WILLA Literary Awards Finalist in Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction
2022 San Francisco Book Festival Runner-up in Young Adult
2022 16th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards Winner in Teen Fiction
2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Young New Adult (Fiction, 17 Years and Up)
2022 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite in Young Adult Fiction
2022 Reader Views Literary Awards Bronze Award in Young Adult
2021 CIBA Dante Rossetti Book Awards First Place Winner
2021 Firebird Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction
2021 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Bronze Medal in Young Adult - Thriller
2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist in Young Adult
2021 IAN Book of the Year Awards Finalist in Fiction: Young Adult/Teen/New Adult
Featured in Cosmopolitan's "15 Compelling Fall 2021 Books to Add to Your Reading List"
Featured in Entertainment Weekly's "9 Authors Pick Their Must-Read Fall Thrillers"
Featured in Yahoo!Life's "You'll Want to Cozy Up With All These New Books This Fall"
Featured in The Hollywood Reporter's "Hot New Books With Hollywood Appeal"
Featured in Brit + Co's "22 Must-Read Books To Cozy Up With This Fall"
Featured in J-14's "The Best Young Adult Thriller Novels to Read During the 2021 Spooky Season"
Featured in "Most Anticipated YA Books of Fall 2021"
Featured in "16 Books Coming Out This Fall We Can't Wait to Read"
Featured in BookTrib's "13 Must-Reads to Keep You Cozy This Fall"
Featured in "The Most Anticipated YA Books of Fall"
Featured in What You Should Read Podcast as the "Best Horror of 2021"
Featured in Ms. Careeer Girl's "Year End Thrillers Perfect for Halloween"
Featured in The Strand's "Top Mysteries of 2021"
Featured in Parade's "Best Young Adult Thrillers of 2021"
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"Ross offers YA readers genuinely diverse characters, each of whom continues to grow throughout the narrative. . . . Brace for impact readers, this YA thriller holds little back."
--Kirkus Reviews

"This is a suspenseful book that had me thoroughly hooked from page one . . . The emotional journey of Ski Weekend is relentless . . . "
--Readers' Favorite, five-star review

"A nail-biter with some surprising moments. Recommended for high school and YA collections."
--School Library Journal

"Hand this to students who like thrillers and books about survival!"
--Youth Services Book Review

"Full of twists and thrills, Ski Weekend will hook you from the very start and keep your heart pounding long after you finish. Rektok Ross's latest book is an exciting addition to the YA scene."
--Evelyn Skye, New York Times best-selling author of The Crown's Game

"A pacey thriller with moments of great tenderness--and spine chilling horror."
--Lauren Kate, New York Times best-selling author of Fallen

"Constantly twisting and emotionally relentless, Ski Weekend is a story of survival, friendship, and family. You won't forget this cast of characters any time soon. Alternately heartbreaking and hopeful--a chilling, thrilling read."
--Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, best-