“True Grit meets The Road . . . . ”
For maybe the first time in the history of ever the powers that be got it right!
The usual suspects get the
It’s been like 36 hours since I have either been told how stupid I am or personally confirmed said stupidity, so let me take a second to remind all of you. Between the title and the cover and the amount of time it took me to actually read The Wolf Road my pitiful little brain had decided it was going to be a story kinda like this one . . . .
I’m telling you. So dumb.
The Wolf Road is a real mind bender. Although you are told that the story takes place after “The Damn Stupid and the Second Conflict,” the world building consisting of the main character’s parents dumping her as a baby with her grandmother in order to participate in the gold rush and people living basically in wood shacks, with no electricity and hunting/foraging for food has your brain thinking of something like this . . . .
But after you get the description of man who “adopts” (for lack of a better term) Elka after her gran passes . . . .
It finally sinks in that this is a whole new Wild Wild West . . . .
You know, but not shitty like that one.
And thennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn when Elka finds out the truth about ol’ Trapper . . . .
“I suppose it ain’t what’s different now that’s more fearful,” I said, “it’s what stayed the same.”
I don’t even know what to say about this one. I can tell you it’s different from anything you’ve read and the only reason it’s getting 4.5 Stars instead of 5 is because I didn’t read it during the winter so I couldn’t quite get as cold and miserable as I should have.
ARC provided by Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review.