Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Revenge and the Wild

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the ladies at Breaking The Spine. In it, book bloggers talk about the upcoming books they're most excited about.

Finding a book isn't a problem for me. Choosing one is. There are always far too many upcoming books I'm just dying to read.

Today's pick is Michelle Modesto's REVENGE AND THE WILD, which is scheduled for release on February 2, 2016.


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 investor 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.
(Summary from Goodreads.)
I cut my teeth on Westerns, and their current resurgence warms the cockles of my heart. Plus: magic? Monsters? Mechanical arms? A beautiful cover? All adds up to a book I very much want to read. Please don't let me down, Revenge and the Wild.

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