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5 stars for Ash Like Vengeance (The Revere Trilogy #2) by J.L. Delavega #weirdwestern #fantasy #bookreview #booksworthreading

Title: Ash Like Vengeance (The Revere Trilogy #2)

Author: J.L. Delavega

Genre: Fantasy / Weird Western


Book Blurb:


The history books telling the story of a fell-fated expedition to the West Rim won’t remember the name of the Stranger, a woman who loved her family and worshiped her freedom. But the rest of the Rim will.


Adelaide stalks the men responsible for her capture in the mining settlement where she was born. The longer she stays, the stronger her shadow, the Stranger, becomes and the bloodier the legend she will leave behind.


Tesla has found sanctuary with old friends, but not peace. Progress waits for no woman to load her gun. Using the journals written by the woman who unleashed the pestilence years ago, she and Adelaide’s sisters attempt what the original chemist failed to create.


To get Adelaide back, a dangerous alliance must be made and a train heist pulled on the most difficult mark they’ve ever targeted.


It’s time for the men who once bought protection and smuggled goods to remember why the name Revere was the last on so many dying lips, and the rails are not safe not matter what the Green Contract Company tells you.


So let it be dark. Let it be bloody. Let us pray.


For red is the color of revenge.


My Review:


The follow-up to a brilliant first book of the series, this doesn't disappoint. Here, the author delves deeply into the inner workings of the characters. The actions are there but it is the thoughts that drive them that carry the meaning.


The rich detail done in intricate fashion makes this a book you can sink your teeth into. There are times when you feel you are trying to survive on the rim yourself.


Ash is still my fave character. She is both the person you wouldn't want to meet in an alley but at the same time, you would want to be on your side in that same alley.  Her acts of justice are wonderfully done and made me cheer aloud.


A book that just keeps the reader eager for the continuation of this tale. The third book can't get into my hands fast enough. Fans of the first book will love this book. Fans of strong female leads will simply love this book. An excellent part two and I can't wait for part three.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


J.L. Delavega is the dark fantasy author of SMOKE AND OTHER STORMS and ASH LIKE VENGEANCE.


Her bones belong to the desert and mountains, but her soul belongs to cats. When not writing she makes other stuff and believes Victorian era fashion should absolutely make a comeback, as long as sweatpants still exist. She loves the smell of hot pines and vowel sounds, which are the most interesting part of language.


Her work has been recognized for its brave feminist stance and was a finalist for the CIBA OZMA (2022).


She could say she makes all her own clothes but that would be a lie.


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Reviewed by: Mr. N


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