My husband picked this book out for me, and I’m really glad that he did. I originally reviewed it here.
Maggie Hoskie is a monsterslayer, living in what’s left of the United States after the big floods have wiped out most of the country. This is the first entry in The Sixth World series, and it’s a dystopian storyline focusing on Indigenous people after near-global destruction.
The world-building is exceptional. The author doesn’t gloss everything over and pretend that elimination of the financial centers on the East Coast and the U.S. government is going to produce a Utopia overnight. There are complications in this new world; police are corrupt, everyone is concerned about their end and fear and superstition can be as important as currency. Maggie is something of an outcast; one of the things she needs to work through is accepting herself. The author weaves Indigenous beliefs (about the coyote, for example) into the story but modernizes the beliefs to blend in with her futuristic dystopian tale, and it works so well. Highly entertaining, with a kick-ass female protagonist who handles herself.
Still got Christmas shopping to do? Get out there and add this to your stocking stuffers. Teens and adults alike will appreciate the edge-of-your-seat intensity of this action-packed novel.
Advent Days 10, 9 & 8: Horror (It Comes at Night, Heredity, It & bonus, Castle Rock)
Advent Day 11: Barry
Advent Day 12: Salt
Advent Day 13: Blackkklansman
Advent Day 14: Dark
Advent Day 15: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Advent Day 16: Terror is our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horror
Advent Day 17: Freeze-Frame Revolution
Advent Day 18: Haunting of Hill House
Advent Day 19: Wind River
Advent Day 20: Letterkenny
Advent Day 21: Black Mirror
Advent Day 22: The Oddling Prince
Advent Day 23: The Americans
Advent Day 24: Fight Fascism
Advent Day 25: Bodyguard
Advent Day 26: Baskets
Advent Day 27: Literature