Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday Memes: The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn

Happy Friday everybody!
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Most regions Enid visited, she could find something to love about them, some enticing and beautiful detail about the landscape, the people, the mood of the place. A reason folks would want to stay and scrape out a living in less-than-ideal situations when a dozen other settlements had more resources and less disease, and would gladly welcome extra hands.
Friday 56:
"You've got time, I imagine," Enid said. "But you might want to get any salvage out of there before the next storm."

"Right," Erik murmured. Enid hoped her smile was comforting, but it felt grim.

There was always another storm, and there never seemed to be enough time between them.
This week I am spotlighting The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn. This is the sequel to Bannerless and is a futuristic, dystopian mystery. Here is the description from Amazon:
A century after environmental and economic collapse, the people of the Coast Road have rebuilt their own sort of civilization, striving not to make the mistakes their ancestors did. They strictly ration and manage resources, including the ability to have children. Enid of Haven is an investigator, who with her new partner, Teeg, is called on to mediate a dispute over an old building in a far-flung settlement at the edge of Coast Road territory. The investigators’ decision seems straightforward — and then the body of a young woman turns up in the nearby marshland. Almost more shocking than that, she’s not from the Coast Road, but from one of the outsider camps belonging to the nomads and wild folk who live outside the Coast Road communities. Now one of them is dead, and Enid wants to find out who killed her, even as Teeg argues that the murder isn’t their problem. In a dystopian future of isolated communities, can our moral sense survive the worst hard times?


  1. I like how idyllic the beginning sounds! A great way to build up tension to what you know must be coming.

  2. I've heard so much about this author. This sounds so good.

  3. I am intrigued...even though dystopian novels usually worry me. But they can also be inspirational. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. I loved Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series and have been wanting to try this new series from her. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year! :)

  5. I'm intrigued for more! I like what Carrie Vaughn books I have read thus far.... Wishing you the best for 2019!

  6. I enjoy this mix of genres and now I've found a new series to try. Strong writing too!

    My Friday 56 from That Which Grows Wild

  7. Wow, I'm impressed that you read 355 books this year.

    I'm not sure about your newest novel. There are things that catch my attention, but other things that turn me away. I'll look for the review.

  8. I like the sound of this one. Hope you're enjoying it.

  9. I love the look of that cover. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  10. I feel like I need to read more dystopians. Happy New Year!


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