Wake of Vultures (2020)

Wake of Vultures A rich dark fantasy of destiny death and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand She s a half breed who dres
  • Title: Wake of Vultures
  • Author: Lila Bowen
  • ISBN: 9780316264310
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand She s a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don t call her a slave but use her like one She knows of nothing else That is, until the day a stranger attacks her When nothing, not eA rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand She s a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don t call her a slave but use her like one She knows of nothing else That is, until the day a stranger attacks her When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood and he turns to black sand.And just like that, Nettie can see.But her newfound sight is a blessing and a curse Even if she doesn t understand what s under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding at least physically The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead her to find her true kin if the monsters along the way don t kill her first.
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    1. This is a tricky book for me to give this a star rating to Don t get me wrong, I liked it I liked it a whole lot I read the whole thing in two sittings But that s not the end all be all when it comes to rating a book Or at least it isn t for me When I rate a book publicly, one of the things I take into consideration is how much you would enjoy the book And by you I mean the average person who reads my reviews Here are the things that complicate rating this book for me First and foremost, I don t [...]

    2. Sometimes, it s all in the spin If you has said to me, here, read this YA book with trigger scenes, set in the Old Timey West with phrases like, Poor critter was parched and gaunt as a crow s skeleton, I would have insincerely said, sure, and immediately made plans to deep six it down the nearest prairie well But had you said, here, I have this great book about a brown, mixed race, Native gender bender girl who learns to see monsters after she kills one and is given a ghost quest to take down th [...]

    3. I stinkin loved this book Clearly, as I gave it five stars, so that s obvious And normally my reviews don t get all analytical or deep, but because this book tackles so much and does it really, really well, I feel like it deserves some praise and a little bit deeper of a review.This book is set in the past the late 1800s Southwest, to be exact but its message includes some highly relevant subjects Sure it s a fantasy take on the famous western Cowboy and Indian tales and games we used to play as [...]

    4. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2015 12 24 bWake of Vultures has all the qualities of a great book First, it features a standout protagonist, an undaunted misfit heroine who against all odds rises to meet the biggest challenge of her life Second, we have an action filled plot full of wildly imaginative ideas and exciting new twists in other words, a genuinely entertaining story Third, I enjoyed its poignant messages of self discovery and independence, of seizing control of one s [...]

    5. WELCOME TO THE WILD WEST Get ready for a tale about the pull of destiny and the search of one s identity, carrying a distinctly feminist undertone not that guys won t love it too it s a western, duh Nettie Lonesome had two things in the world that were worth a sweet goddamn her old boots and her one eyed mule, Blue Neither item actually belonged to her But then again, nothing did d just like that, after the first two lines, I knew I would love it.Set in an alternate version of 1800s Texas , Wake [...]

    6. DNF at 55%I don t DNF often and it isn t that this is a bad book It isn t at all I m just really struggling to stay interested in it Lila hasn t been really likable for me so far and I m not sure if it is just that this has a setting like a Western or that there was a lot of stuff with Horses that disinterested me I did like it when the shapeshifting Coyote showed up though I ve tried to get back to it a few times and I m just really interested in a lot of other books right now and this being Y [...]

    7. Lately I have found myself being drawn to YA Westerns and when I saw this book, I was intrigued Western adventure, Native American Black protagonist and magic, magic, magic Dream come true I had a lot of fun reading this, even though there is some darkness woven throughout the story This is one of those books where the journey is the story than the destination As such at times the long road to the monster felt a tad tedious, and the ending was abrupt in comparison However I did enjoy this book [...]

    8. This is the most fun I have had with a book in awhile I didn t really know much about this one going in There is a bit of everything There s a girl who wants to be a boy and isn t sure if she likes boys or girls There are wranglers and vampires and coyotes who are really people and there is one mean ass owl See fun The audio narration is also excellent.

    9. This is an entertaining fantasy Western that takes a diverse set of myths and spins them together Anchored by a hero learning her own worth, this is a really interesting story.

    10. Pen name of Delilah S Dawson, Wake of Vultures sets up to be a book tailor made for the likes of me Diverse cast, Old West vibe, and a quick pace are all present And for the most part it was a hit for me I flew through it, the protagonists place in the story and the overall vibe A nice big disclaimer warns the reader that this is based on a U.S Old West that never was a very smart move to keep us history majors from trying to dissect the exact time frame.The story starts with Nettie, a girl of m [...]

    11. Wake of Vultures is Fantasy meets the Wild West, which is just as adventurous and exciting as it sounds It s also a tale with a moral story Struggle and strength often go hand and hand, and that s readily apparent in the form of Nettie Lonesome Not only is she in a battle for survival, but she s also in a battle to understand who she is, what she is, and how to embrace her true identity Nettie s struggles often deal with both sexual and gender identity As a girl masquerading as a boy, she knows [...]

    12. I think this book probably had two strikes against it me wise going in I m not a big fan of westerns and I m not a big fan of YA That s not to say that I can t enjoy both of those types of books, but if I do the book s got to wow me in some way That didn t happen here.Nettie Lonesome is a slave on a broken down farm in the middle of dusty nowhere After being accosted by a stranger than strange stranger in the barn, she discovers that through killing him she s tapped into the ability to see the s [...]

    13. Full review at The Speculative Herald speculativeherald 20154.5 5 starsWake 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.Nettie has an incredibly hard life She is the only non white person around and was raised by a couple who told her that when no on [...]

    14. This story started off really promising with the introduction of the heroine Sixteen year old Nettie Lonesome She was a biracial girl living on a ranch with a couple she called Pap and Mam According to Pap and Mam, no one including her biological family wanted this half black, half native American girl, so they took her in and tolerated her One day, a visiting man attacked Nettie at the ranch and when Nettie stabbed him, the man turned into ash This opened her eyes to a whole other world of lurk [...]

    15. A half breed black Indian girl comes of age in a fantasy version of the old west, complete with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, chupacabras and all sorts of other monsters.Nettie Lonesome is the adopted child of a terrible couple who treat her poorly, but she s hard working and talented with horses, so she has a promising future given that she can pass as a boy in most places Unfortunately an accidental encounter with the supernatural leaves her able to see monsters, and monsters are attracted to [...]

    16. DNF 22%I could not get into this Westerns aren t my thing Since this is also fantasy I was hoping the western stuff wouldn t be so prevalent, but it was Training horses and ranching is boring to read about A few vampires have been in the story so far but not enough to keep my interest Everything about this bored the hell out of me Finally the book was getting to the point where a plot was beginning to take shape, but I just don t care any.

    17. DNF 15%It could be a great book, but it s not for me I can t do Westerns, nor can I do cis girls who just Hate Being Girls.

    18. 4.0 StarsThis western fantasy novel felt incredibly fresh for the genre The inclusion of Native American folklore and myths created a fascinating and unique story This novel included some excellent elements of the diversity, with a biracial main character grappling with her gender identity Not the typical kick butt female character, Nettie was instead quite timid and even submissive, which made her very sympathetic and relatable.As the story progressed, she developed as a character, gaining con [...]

    19. This is quite clever A Western setting with white folk, injuns , horses and monsters The language is fascinating, it took me back to movies from my childhood, watching from the floor and rooting for the good guys whilst wanting to be a Comanche plaits and all In fact, that s probably where my love of plaits started Nettie has a dire existence that picks up into a humdinger as she embraces the wider, scarier world She lives through some mighty dangerous times but hellfire, she pulls through Godda [...]

    20. Full disclosure, Ms Dawson AKA Lila Bowen and I are internet acquaintances, that is to say, she seems like a very nice person for whom I would one day like to stand to a beer, but who, alas, I have never actually met Damn you, vagaries of space and time On to the review.Being, as you are, dear reader, a person of keen wisdom and deep insight you have no doubt already read Wake of Vultures, and are, I can only assume, right now curled up with a copy of the sequel, released last week, Conspiracy o [...]

    21. Despite my love of history, westerns aren t really my cup of tea Every now and then I ll watch a film or read a book with a western setting that I enjoy but I tend to avoid them I thought the premise of Wake of Vultures sounded interesting enough to give it a try but it just didn t work for me I liked it at first but then as chapter after chapter went by nothing much happened and the language got a little too clich for me I eventually just gave up If you want something similar I d recommend Pret [...]

    22. I enjoyed this book but it never quite made it to my love it category Nettie was a great main character, and I certainly enjoyed her journey throughout the story I definitely enjoyed the fact that she was different than most MC s and struggled with lots of issues of identity and sexuality Was fun to read about The story itself felt like it was kind of all over the place at times Like it wasn t quite sure what it wanted to be I have some hopes that the second will be better.

    23. This might be the best heroine I ve read in recent memory, if not ever I could have wished for to the plot than a basic quest.

    24. A fantasy western that explores gender fluidity, sexuality, and race I didn t know this was the book I needed until I read it Also, that ending I need the next book ASAP.

    25. This was a quick and easy read I was missing depth, though But i still wouldn t call it a bad book Ok is the right rating here for me.

    26. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Rangers, all manner of supernatural and one half breed girl who is going to kill the boogie man.Opening Sentence Nettie Lonesome had two things in the world that were worth a sweet goddamn her old boots and her one eyed mule, Blue The Review Nettie Lonesome is a girl that has been pretending to be a boy for a long time until one day at the place she was raised, a man attempts to harm her and then she can see what it s really like to be a part of th [...]

    27. 3.5 StarsNettie Lonesome was discovered as a baby and brought up to believe that no one wanted her because of the color of her skin All she wants to do is break horses and work on a ranch After a man who isn t human corners her and she is forced to kill him, the ranch next door takes her in They take her in because of her skill with horses It isn t long until a dying woman curses Nettie This sets Nettie on a quest to kill a monster that has been plaguing the wild west for some time, stealing bab [...]

    28. So I was at the book store a couple weeks ago and saw this book I turned it over and one reviewer quote said something like regardless of whatever other book you find today, buy this book So, naturally, I screamed DON T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE in my head, damn it, in my head and bought this book.Then yesterday saw me at about 75% done and it was 9pm I knew I d need the next book but what if I bought the kindle book and my device died while I was reading this What would happen to this WORLD S [...]

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