Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

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Title: Revenge and the Wild
Author: Michelle Modesto
Published: February 2, 2016 by Balthazar + Bray (HarperCollins)

Synopsis: 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

Why I'm Waiting 

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Did you read that synopsis? No seriously, did you? I mean I don't think that you could write a more perfect synopsis for me. Not only is this book another YA Western, which I have been loving lately, but it also has dark magic and it is set in a steampunk world. I have heart eyes just thinking about all of that. Plus can we talk about the fact that the main character is a kickass female out for revenge from the cannibals who ate her family. Cannibals!

Not only does this sound like it is going to have such a fascinating and unique world but it sounds like it is going to be pretty dark. It is without a doubt one of my most anticipated debuts because let's be honest, it's a total me book. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Have you read A Darker Shade of Magic? Are you waiting on Revenge and the Wild along with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I love your enthusiasm for this book. It's not my kind of story, but I'm happy it sounds so perfect for you. Enjoy it when it finally comes out. I look forward to your review. Maybe I'll be persuaded. :)

  2. Haha, that GIF was amazing! I hope this book does not disappoint.

  3. The cannibals totally sold me! THIS SOUNDS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!! I haven't read any YA Western yet but this intrigued me so much, you have no idea - well, actually I think you do, haha. :D Amazing pick!

    Here's my WoW! :)
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  4. Nice! Saw this earlier today and already was intrigued by the cover alone! LOL! Hope you love it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Girlfriend you know I'm all over this one right there with ya!! Ehhhhhhh!! Dark magic and steampunk and Wild West oh my! Also CANNOT wait for AGOS!! I am craving all types of darkness right now, like in the middle of Seige and Storm and then will finish my Six Of Crows! Great pick!

  6. Yup, this one is another of those debuts that I'm quite impatiently waiting for! 2016 is gonna be yet another awesome year of books!!

  7. This sounds so good and that cover is GORGEOUS!

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  8. RIIIIGHT? This sounds SO good! I cannot wait to read it!!