Revenge and the Wild [Review]

Posted January 10, 2016 by Maria in Review / 0 Comments

Revenge and the Wild [Review]Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Published by Balzer + Bray on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Steampunk, Western, Romance
Pages: 384
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The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.
Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.
But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.
This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.

Title: Revenge and the Wild
Author: Michelle Modesto
Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Western
Pages: 384
Published By: Balzer + Bray on February 2, 2016

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The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.

Damn, this book is perfect. I swallowed it in a few hours.

What we have in this book? Perfect not-Mary-Sue heroine with mechanic hand (I’m true Fullmetal Alchemist fan, can’t help but love it) and alcoholism (I liked the seriousness of the author to this, as I myself can not tolerate alcohol and feel like dependent on him a serious problem ), her mute, wounded and very cute Love Interest, called Alistair, who was once a friend years before kept to himself and stopped to chat with her. And several other amazing characters like the guardian of the heroine and weird vampire.

+ Various creatures: vampires, werewolves, elves, dwarves and even the chupacabra, and the magical dome that protects the city.
And yes, there is also little family of cannibals that, in general, quite scary, but not less interesting.
In short, in this book you will find everything you want, if you are a connoisseur of YA fantasy.

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