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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book Review- REVENGE AND THE WILD by Michelle Modesto

Author: Michelle Modesto
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads
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. 

Wow this book was really good! I'm going to forever call Revenge And The Wild "the kitchen sink book" because Michelle took everything she could think of including the kitchen sink and put it into this novel! This book was a historical, western, fantasy, with steampunk, magic, and paranormal elements. And you would think that having all of that it wouldn't work but, in this case it really did! 

Also let me talk about the MC Westie for a bit. She was totally crass and I loved her. She cursed like a sailor and could drink most men under the table! Also I loved the love story it had the perfect slow burn.

There also is a vampire in this that won my heart! Costin could bite me anytime lol 

Overall this book rocked and I'm kinda sad it was a standalone. I'd love to spend more time in this world and I can't wait to see what Michelle comes up with next! 


  1. I'm SO excited for this one! Westie sounds so B.A! Slow burn romance-yes please! Revenge and the Wild seems to be a completely new take on the vampire genera, so can't wait to check it out! Interesting it's only a standalone though! Awesome review Jaime!

  2. Omg! My thoughts exactly! I loved how she was able to pull this off. A mixture of everything, and yet she never took away from the Western feel either.

    And Costin.... OMG! Wait till you read my review hahahah


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