REVIEW: REVENGE AND THE WILD by Michelle Modesto ~ Tales of the Ravenous Reader

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by Michelle Modesto
Release Date: February 2nd 2016 
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: Publisher
Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

My Thoughts: 

Holy Canoli! This book! What can I say about REVENGE AND THE WILD by Michelle Modesto except that it is AMAZING and unlike anything I have read before it. This epic tale of girl trying to find her parents murderers is wholly different and disturbingly fascinating. 

As I began to dive into REVENGE AND THE WILD I did not know what to expect. It all seemed like a gun-slinging revenge western that quickly morphed into the best genre mash-up ever. We are introduced to elements of steampunk and magic while visiting a mind bending list of paranormal characters as Westie tries to find the cannibals, yes you read it correctly, cannibals that claims ate her parents and nearly killed her. When she returns from another failed mission she returns to a her hometown and realizes that the magic protecting her town is fading and there is nothing that can be done to stop it except the invention of her adopted father. 

Westie. Oh, dear Westie. She is beautiful, crass, and completely hell bent on seeking revenge and causing havoc to anyone that stands in her way. The only two people she respects are her adoptive father Nigel and Alistair, the boy she cannot stop thinking about. But her world is set on its axis when she believes that her father’s saviors are the very same ones that ate her family and nearly killed her many years ago.

Michelle Modesto has penned a novel that is truly unique and engagingly brilliant while showcasing one of the most unforgettable heroines you will ever meet. I don’t think I have laughed this much while being equally terrified as I plowed on through this read. It’s lines like this that kept me belly aching with laughter.

“Do you see any other dumb shits around here with a death wish?”

This novel is perfect for fans of every paranormal creature and genre imaginable and then some. Believe me, you will be pleasantly surprised by how everything fits together so well and you will cry for more when you are finished.

Bon appetit!!

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