Snow and Caramel Book by Jay Kerk
Snow and Caramel Book

Title: Snow and Caramel

Author: Jay Kerk

# of pages: 75

Genre: Dystopian 

Published on: 30th June 

Published by: Self Published

Snow and Caramel are brother and sister duo. In the dystopian future, they have lost their parents, their tribe and village. Set in 2235, the radiation has given birth to humanoids or small humans.

Snow is 16 years old and Caramel is a few years younger to him. And with no relatives left, he is concerned and protective of Caramel.

Jay Kerk’s novella is a tale of perseverance, patience and fight for survival in face of extreme difficulties. The book, even though is set in dystopian world, draws parallels to our society and our current social issues.

Kerk has a distinctive style of writing and brings out real issues with no efforts. The characters are genuine and relatable. Throughout the chapters, you feel pain for the duo. 

All the actions and incidences from the start lead towards the ending. Like his previous book psychopath and a predator, this story is powerful and thought-provoking.

Some lines in the book will make you ponder on the cruelty and inhumanity sometimes we humans create around us.

“Why did some humans act inhumanely? Many answers came to my mind….. However, it occurred to me that the question was wrong?….. ask instead- what makes us human? ….. it was the understanding which led to compassion that made us human.”

– quote from the book

“Father used to say regrets define the man, and the decisions define the regrets….. Crying made me shameful not regretful; the whole incident was not a choice

-quote from the book

Snow and Caramel is a heart-wrenching tale of two siblings and gives us a perspective on our social issues.

My rating for the book is 4 stars. 

Review for Jay Kerk’s first book: A Predator and a Psychopath: ARC review

About the Author:

Jay Kerk

Jay Kerk uses his medical background and clinical experience as a physician to research and create disturbing psychological thrillers. His main driver is his fascination with the human mind and its vast capabilities, and he loves complex situations that test and challenge reality.