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On Beauty dSelf the kind that gets closer n blood He was what I chose and I chose wrong An extraordinary novelark and funny and full of wild energy First novel of this author Beth Lewis and well worth reading It is an apocalyptic story although it BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) does not feel that way and it is hardly noticeable it is not the main part of the story It is a novel about a girl in the wilderness escaping and then hunting Trapper the man who saved her in the wilderness and took her in the man who killed women and children Only comment I have is that I feel the book could have been edited to a bit compact writingBut other than that a very entertaining great story Unusual out of the boxI think this author has up her sleeve looking forward to that Underneath all that grime she said smearing a spot airt on my cheek with her finger you re a Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary diamond Elka clear and tough and priceless But youon t know I said in no n a whisper I know enough she said fulfilling my 2019 goal to read at least one book each month that i bought in hardcover and put off reading long enough that it is now in paperbackin the books i Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) didn t read in a timely manner olympics this one is in the running for most shameful karenfail medal because i had this as an ARC and it sounded so great i meant to read it immediately but never got around to it and then when the hardcover came out i loved the cover so much i had to buy it even though i still hadn t read the ARC reasoning well maybe there were errors in the ARC and now i will read it as the author intended but i STILLidn t get to it and then when the paperback came out i loved that cover so much i was tempted to buy ANOTHER copy but i restrained myself because growth and now thanks to setting myself very specific 2019 reading goals i have finally read it and yeah it was as good as i Das Schwert der Totengöttin d hopedit s a western themed novel set in the now even wildernessy wilderness of post Event canada where our young narrator elkaiscovers that the gruff man she only knows as trapper the father figure who has been raising her for the past ten years is than just a facially tattooed woodsy loner he s a straight up monster a wanted man named kreagar she s been his ward and prot g since she was seven when a storm and storms are serious in post Event canada flung her or less on his The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals doorstep separating her from her grandmother with whom she been living since her parents left her to make their fortunes in the gold prospecting game leaving her with only vague memories and a letterwhen elka inadvertently learns the truth about her surrogate father from a formidable lady magistrate with a particular revenge bone to pick with him she Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) decides to set out and find these long lost parents a journey througharkness and Manipulation and Dark Psychology danger where she will learn the truth about the world beyond trapper s woods and wait for it AND ALSO ABOUT HERSELFif anyone needs taglines for lifetime original movies i will be in my trailer it s all the things i like wilderness survival vengeance epic journeys across uncompromising landscapes girls with potty mouths who areeadly with a knife because say what you will about trapper he may have raised her rough but he raised her to survive in a world that barely managed to survive itself but it s also about nicer softer things coming of age and coming back to society and human kindness and trust when elka Meets Penelope Theirs Is A penelope theirs is a born of literal life saving exchanges but they also have very complementary skill sets elka has all manner of survival skills and animal instincts but she s never had to learn social skills while penelope can read and navigate the civilized world and she knows how to manipulate which is a wholly human trait elka s only just learning about it s a win win book one part cat and mouse manhunt with blood and brutality one part finding a place in the world that Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 doesn t reuire uite so much blood and brutality plus wolves and backwoods philosophy Ion t much like roads Roads is some other man s path that people follow no uestion All my life I lived by rules of the forest and rules of myself One a them rules is The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction don t go trusting another man s path No matter if that s a real one trodden intoirt or all them twists and turns his life has takenit s a gritty and funny and strong ebut and i would really like to read her second book Bitter Sun although it looks like it hasn t been published in the US yet so i guess i can put it off for now AND THIS IS HOW "THE SLIPPERY SLOPES HAPPENcome To My Blog All I Know " SLIPPERY SLOPES HAPPENcome to my blog All I know that one ay all the maps became useless and we had to make our own The old uns called the The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse day the Fall or the Reformation Nana said someown in the far south called it the Rapture Nana was a babe when it happene SOME SPOILERS I sat high oak branch Tween My Knees And my knees and the tattooed man stride about in the snow Pictures all over his face no skin left no just ink and blood Looking for me he was Always looking for me He left red Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature drops in the white fallen from his fish knife Not fish blood though Man blood Boy blood Lad from Tucket lost his scalp to that knife Scrap of ha. Thing but her knife and her wiles sheecides to escape his clutches and sets out on a long journey to the frozen north in the hope of finding her long lost parents But as the trail of blood and bodies grows in her path Elka realizes that addy won't be letting his little girl go without a fight If she's going to survive she'll have to turn and confront not just him but the truth about what he's turned her int. ,

The Wolf RoadElka grew up in a world where nuclear bombs fell from the sky and poisoned the earth and the weather can turn eadly in a heartbeat In this apocalyptic landscape she found a home in the wilderness with a man she called Trapper and he was like a father to her Turns out there was a Agricultural Engineering dark side to the person who fed and sheltered Elka Now Elka has to find her real parents who went north years before And she has to hurry because if Trapper finds her first something terrible will happen Trapper was my family even though Iidn t know a sure thing about him but I figured uick i Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse didn t know much bout my parents and they was kin Trapper was the kind a family you choose for yourself the kind that gets closer n blood pg 21The title of the book speaks to Elka sisdain for taking the regular road through the wilderness in her world that s where the predators find you It s also a metaphor for living the life you want to live not the one that others expect for you I How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture don t much like roads Roads is some other man s path that people follow no uestion All my life I lived by rules of the forest and rules of myself One a them rules ison t go trusting another man s path pg 85Elka instead forges her own road through the trees and as she goes chooses a new family including a beautiful young woman with a background as mysterious as Elka s own and a lone wolf who appears one An Alien Heat day out of the blue But sheoesn t trust her own choices because she made such a terrible one by relying on the monster she called Trapper He bolted up stood tall and kinglike towering above me Felt like I The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society d lost a piece of me in that moment like that wolf had stolen something and I had to stick with him always to make sure I get it back pg 73Written in first person narrative style The Wolf Road is a Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance dystopian coming of age story with some elements of horror and mystery I found the opening to be a bit slow but was swept up in the plot as the story progressed and Elka remembered certainetails she had forgotten from her uniue childhoodRecommended for readers who like the thrills and chills of Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings dystopian worlds Copy furnished by Net Galley in exchange for a reviewElkaoesn t much like people She Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) don t trust em Raised in the woods by a man name a Trapper all she knows is the wild Her basic credo is one of commonecency leave the forest as you found it Backward and illiterate Elka is going to need to employ the use of every survival skill she knows when her world comes crashing own Spare and gritty this one With the world chock full of assholes I ve made a New Year s resolution to strive to play to my kinder gentler nature One in which I m less apt to point fingers whenever my friends lead me astray Less likely to sling mud or poke fun "or call names Less inclined to suggest that everything s ridiculous " call names Less inclined to suggest that everything s ridiculous new version of self where I can somehow resist the urge to belittle the trolls who posit opinions as facts Naw who am I kidding Where s the fun in that The Wolf Road is a post apocalyptic story set in the near future However after the events of the Damn Stupid that future appears like our recent past before the advent of electricity The story follows Elka a young girl passed off to her nana when her parents ecided to head north in search of gold For the next seven years Elka and her nana eke out a meager existence in a rustic cabin in the Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature deep woods until a massive thunderhead blows through oneay and levels their home Her nana was out for a walk at the time and nana was out for a walk at the time and she fails to return Elka seeks help She knows the town is south and south is College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting down so she walksown every hill she finds until she s horribly lost Eventually making her way Integrating Cleveland Baseball downriver to another cabin where she meets Trapper a man who ll become something like a father to herAll of Trapper s attempts to trackown her nana prove unsuccessful so he agrees to let her stay with him He ll teach her all the ways of the woods if she ll help out around the cabin and try to pull her own weight For the next ten years or so things go swimmingly until Elka travels to town one The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol day and learns aisturbing secret about the man she thought she knew A secret powerful enough to leave her reeling And with the law asking uestions she can t rightly answer she reckons it s time to pack up and head north in search of her real family But the lawman s uestions won t be put off so easily and they re not the only ones hot on her trail So as you can probably guess from my introduction this was another book that most of my friends loved but of course I had a few issues with it The main one being that the ending was given away in the first chapter If you re ballsy enough to telegraph things to that extent you better blow me away with all the other elements of your story You better Grassroots Leviathan dazzle me with your wordsmithing amaze me with your characterevelopment fool me with a Twisty Narrative And Hidden narrative and hidden rock my world with an earth shattering climax and a tear jerking resolution Ah maybe I was asking too much Then again this novel was marketed as True Grit meets The Road I also wasn t a fan of the na. True Grit meets The Road in this postapocalyptic psychological thriller narrated by a young girl who has just learned that her adopted father may be a serial killer and that she may be his next victimIn the remote wilds of a ravaged land Elka has been raised by a man who isn't her father Since finding her wandering in the woods when she was seven he has taught her how to hunt shoot set snares and start fires ev. Rrative style a first person account from Elka s point of view As an uneducated na ve and extremely isolated young forest girl she tells her tale in a backwoods slang which eventually began to grate on my nerves Granted my tolerance for slang seems to coincide with my overall enjoyment of the story I ve read many stories where it never bothered me at all but here and in The Knife of Never Letting Go and parts of The Invisible Man that style annoyed me to no endLastly I want to briefly touch on character motivation Sorry but I just couldn t buy into Trapper s reasoning for hunting Elka or several of his actions Voices and Veils during the chase Not to mention with the law in hot pursuit it would seem wise for Trapper to be hightailing it in the oppositeirection This happened on page two so it s not much of a spoiler Elka you know I Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises don t mean you no harm His voice turned friendly I never hurt my Elka He wandered around like a blind man trudging through the snow steam lifting off his body Always hot after a killing He was lean carved out of wood some say and but for the tattoos had a face you 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School d take home to your mother He leaned up against a cottonwood tree panting to keep the cold out getting sick of hide and seek Could a killed you a hundred times girlie he said slow Could a taken my pig sticker and cut you neck to navel while you slept Could a peeled your skin off easy as boiled trout I remembered all those years calling him Daddy and felt sickBottom line The story started with a bang then wound back the clock and spent the remainder of its time working its way back to the beginning Knowing the outcomeetracted from the enjoyment of the chase and by the time the nasty revelations begin to flood in it was too little too late to salvage things for me Find all of my reviews at True Grit meets The Road For maybe the first time in the history of ever the powers that be got it rightThe usual suspects get the credit blame for me reading this one It Love in Bloom doesn t take much than that 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 hadecided it was going to be a story kinda like this one I m telling you So umb 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 umping 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 huntingforaging for food has your brain thinking of something like this But after you get the The Alcohol Bible 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 oneAnd thennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn when Elka finds out the truth about ol Trapper I suppose it ain t what sifferent now that s fearful I said it s what stayed the same I Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 don t even know what to say about this one I can tell you it sifferent from anything you ve read and the only reason it s getting 45 stars instead of 5 is because i idn instead of 5 is because I idn read it BWWM during the winter so I couldn t uite get as cold and miserable as I should have ARC provided by Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review Novel is pert near perfect One slight complaint I got is that some parts is a mite hard to read Made my head spun theyone Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League did Cruise willin and the creekon t rise I might give er another read one ay See what alls I might of misunderstood cuz it s writ all broke like Writing that first paragraph hurt my heart and soul I cannot fathom writing s writ all broke like Writing that first paragraph hurt my heart and soul I cannot fathom writing entire novel like Beth Lewis wrote The Wolf Road I once wrote a cannot fathom writing entire novel like Beth Lewis wrote The Wolf Road I once wrote a called Smitten in this style and to this ay I want to go back and rewrite it In both my story and Lewis s novel the first person hick speak is warranted but Tom Cruise wept it s hard to read at times I honestly would ve given this five stars if I hadn t needed to reread entire paragraphs to figure out what the silly fuck Elka was saying Halfway th I found The Wolf Road to have a compelling and easy to read style The protagonist is one of the strongest females that I ve read and I found how she survived several early traumas to be mostly believable If you are looking for strong female characters and a variety of them you will enjoy this book This was a book that was hard to put BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) down even if it strained my willful suspension ofisbelief in several important places Grounding a story in reality is very important to me even when it s a fantasy or a futuristic tale A bit of that grounding and this would have been a five star read for me I know a lot of readers will be able to coast past the things that bothered me For a fast and adventurous read with unus Trapper was my family even though I idn t know a sure thing about him Trapper was the kind a family you choose for your. Erything she needs to survive All she knows of the world outside is gleaned from whispers of a cataclysmic event that turned the clock back on civilization by a hundred and fifty years and reduced governments and technology to shambles leaving men at the mercy of the elements and each other Everything changes when Elka learns that the man she has been calling father is harboring a terrible secret Armed with no. .

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