Review: Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen
4.5 Stars , Reviews / October 22, 2015

Wake of Vultures is a western fantasy doused with folklore, and complete with vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters. Just don’t go into this expecting the sparkling variety of vampires or the happy, hunky type of werewolves. This is a darker book that left me mesmerized by the world and characters. And did I mention, it also features one of my favorite tropes, as Nettie, our female protagonist has taken to living as a man while pursuing a new life for her self. Nettie has an incredibly hard life. She is the only non-white person around (she is what they referred to as “half breed” or “mixed breed”, showing signs of Native American and black descent), and was raised by a couple who told her that when no one else would have her, they showed her mercy by taking her in as a baby. But they show her no love, give her no support, and they certainly never took any steps to try and educate her. She may call them Pap and Mam as if they were her parents, but they treat her as a servant, but without the pay. It really is a loveless and thankless life she has been living. But, she has found a passion, a…

Stacking the Shelves – August 22, 2015
Stacking the Shelves / August 22, 2015

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review                 Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier – Based on all the rave reviews of Dreamer’s Pool, I had to read it for myself, and loved it. I am so looking forward to this book and was quite excited to see it show up. Once again, Ace Roc is spoiling its Ace Roc Star team!  So many thanks for this book!!                   Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen – This was one that caught my attention early this year. Quite excited its getting close enough I now have a copy I can read! I mean, it has the girl dressed as a boy trope that I love, then she suddenly acquires a new type of sight, I really, really am looking forward to this. Many thanks to Orbit! Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie – If you read either my review for Ancillary Justice or Ancillary Sword, you…