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Revenge and the Wild (vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: Michelle Modesto (Tekijä)

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Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Revenge and the Wild
Kirjailijat:Michelle Modesto (Tekijä)
Info:Balzer Bray (2016), 384 pages
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 7) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Not quite what I was expecting but still enjoyable.
Being part western, part fantasy/steampunk at times the story seemed a bit..jumbled. It felt like it was all over the place and I certainly would have preferred less romance. On the plus side, cannibals. A creepy family of cannibals who provide Revenge and the Wild with just the right amount of gory entertainment.
That plot twist at the end was something I did not see coming so kudos for that! ( )
  maebri | Mar 10, 2020 |
This was a relatively fun read and I commend the author for creating an incredibly unique and creative setting. It's the Wild West and it definitely, undoubtedly takes place on Earth, but with magic and fantasy creatures, with steampunk. It's such a cool clash of genre and different conventions that I was pretty impressed. I just wish it was clearer when this took place - is it an alternate history? It's messy, but it's a cool kind of messy.

The plot was surprisingly gritty, with cannibals and the author doesn't spare details on some of the gore. Westie kind of annoyed me at times - she made so many bad choices throughout the novel, but I appreciate that she's not a typical main character and she really goes with the entire mood of the novel - a recovering alcoholic, tough-as-nails and hell-bent on revenge.

I wasn't too keen on Modesto's writing style, but the pacing was pretty good and all in all it was a fun read. ( )
  jwmchen | Nov 4, 2017 |
This review first appeared on A Weebish Book Blog

REVENGE AND THE WILD by Michelle Modesto is a book I have put off reading since 2015. I knew I had made a grievous mistake in waiting so long the minute I started reading. I began the first few pages to get a feel for the novel and the next thing I know it’s three hours later and time for dinner. REVENGE AND THE WILD is the most exciting, original, and surprising novel I’ve read in eons.

Westie is tragically orphaned when her entire family is brutally butchered by a vicious family of cannibals. She is adopted by Nigel Butler, a famous inventor, and has called Rogue City home for the last nine years. When investors arrive to purchase an invention from Nigel, Westie is unpleasantly surprised to discover they look suspiciously like the cannibals that slaughtered her family.

Calling this book “unique” is an understatement. It features pretty much every paranormal/mythological creature known to man, steampunk mixed with magic, and the dangers of the Wild West. The only way I can think to describe it is the Wild, Wild West meets Soulless and the Brother’s Grimm. Even putting it in a specific genre is difficult. There’s a little bit of everything in REVENGE AND THE WILD and I’m both awed and mystified that Modesto was able to pull it off so perfectly. She must be as magical as her writing!

The novel also features a diverse cast of unforgettable characters. Westie, our brave, wild, and tortured heroine is flawed, impulsive, and seeking justice for her murdered family. She also shows remarkable character growth throughout her journey.

Alistair, Nigel’s assistant and Westie childhood friend, is a scarred loner who prefers to sticks to the shadows. He’s also very protective of our tortured heroine. His past is just as gruesome as Westie’s and he’s determined to keep Westie alive on her risky journey even if it means going on the dangerous voyage alongside her.

Our secondary characters were just as memorable; the vampire anti-hero Costin, the mysterious aristocrat James, and Bena, Westie’s loyal companion and member of the magic Wintu tribe. I eagerly lapped up every detail about them and couldn’t wait to discover the roles they played in the story.

Michelle Modesto created a masterpiece with REVENGE AND THE WILD. The characters’ emotions were my own as I laughed, cried, and felt heartbreak the likes of which I’ve never experienced. Modesto’s writing is just as unforgettable as the story and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us (but dammit, why is this not a series?!).

REVENGE AND THE WILD is a wild adventure perfect for readers who are new to steampunk or veteran readers of the genre. It also would appeal to paranormal and fantasy fans like myself. This was only the second steampunk book I’ve ever read, and I can confidently promise it won’t be the last. ( )
  aweebishbookblog | Jul 22, 2017 |
"Nigel used to tell her poisons were like women, placed in beautiful packages but deadly within. Westie had rolled her eyes when he told her women also preferred poisons when dealing in death. Less messy. He knew nothing about women."

This book is a smorgasbord of damaged characters and Grade-A nasty, man eating (literally) villains. Westie is delightfully obscene and gritty with a penchant for pummeling people with her mechanical arm and probably one of my all-time favorite heroines. A steampunk western with deranged cannibals, elves and werewolves, magic-influencing Native Americans, vampire-run brothels, and all other creatures of lore one could dream up.

"She was a wild thing. Wild things didn't fear other predators."

Revenge and the Wild is not a pretty story. Truthfully, it's pretty fucked up. We follow Westie on her quest for vengeance against the people that ate her family and took her arm. She lives kneedeep in creatures in the rather lawless town of Rogue City with her adoptive father, a respected inventor, and her childhood best friend and fellow cannibal victim Alistair. Struggling with alcoholism and her blinding need for redemption, Westie's life takes a dramatic turn when the family she suspects of cannibalizing her own show up to invest in Nigel's latest invention. While the premise is dark and not without its fair share of gore, at its heart this story is a love letter to diversity and the natural world. Revenge and the Wild was shocking in the best way and my only regret is that it's not longer. ( )
  GennaC | May 9, 2017 |
Sometimes when I see a cover, I feel an instant connection and get that need read feeling. This one gave me all those feels. I came across the cover and preordered it immediately. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I never would've guessed that I'd love it as much as I did. This is hands down the best book I've read in 2016 so far... A unique debut with a magical/steampunk feel. There were cannibals, creatures, and characters with machine body parts. I mean how crazy cool is that?

Westie is the main character and though she is frustrating at times, you can't help but love her. She's like a hard candy... tough exterior, soft inside. Her family was killed by cannibals and she has lived a Hunter life seeking revenge. She never expects the killers to come forth on their own and start to run a ruckus in her town, but they do and it takes all she has not to kill them on the spot. She knows she needs to gather evidence and more information before taking action and so with the help of many characters she digs for answers and finally deals revenge.

This story was a wild adventure packed with suspense, romance, and mystery. There were many twists and turns that I never expected and the romance was quite overwhelming. There were so many potential suitors, but only one was true love.

The overall theme of the story was eery with beautiful aspects. I fell hard for the characters and became entangled in the plot. It was definitely a read that pulled me away from reality and put me in that happy reading world where everything was magical and new. The writing was top of the line and the story had everything I look for in a book. I seriously have grabby hands for more from this Author... Can't wait to see what's next. ( )
  ReadersCandyb | Oct 7, 2016 |
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Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.

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