(Lila Bowen = Delilah S. Dawson, for the record)This is another book that I just had to give a 100/5 Stars score. It is SO GOOD. Every word, every move, and each piece of the story is so captivating and absolutely magical.
Wake of Vultures is set in 1860’s Texas and follows Nettie Lonesome, a young woman who is as alone in the world as her name suggests. She was orphaned as an infant and adopted/enslaved by two pretty terrible people who overworked her. Nettie’s world changes after she kills a supernatural creature, but the interesting thing is she didn’t even know that they existed at all before this encounter. Once someone kills a supe, essentially the spell is broken and they are able to see them all under their human illusions.
Nettie find the courage to leave the only “home” she has ever known in search for a better life. In her search, she finds herself on a quest that, unbeknownst to her, has been waiting for her her whole life.
After reading this, I want to travel back to Texas in 1860 and become a Ranger. Kinda. Okay, just kidding, because I really want to stay here with my indoor plumbing, kindle, and contact lenses, but Bowen made being a Ranger seem very exciting! This was a story that was definitely swimming around in my head for several days after I read it, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.
100/5 Stars 🙂