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Allen in with a mysterious cult led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust The Goodacres are convinced that Kai’s a true believer but Maggie suspects there’s to Kai’s new faith than meets the eye She vows to track down the White Locust then rescue Kai and make things right between themHer search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outsid Roanhorse doesn t fail to entertain again This Urban Fantasy has uickly become one of my go to sources for popcorn fiction It has everything I really love A much uniue setting than I usually get reminding me of all my old stomping grounds where I used to grow up Well before the coastlines altered and the earthuakes took down the cities and the plagues wiped out everyone else anyway This is exciting entertaining full of gods of native persuasion and some really funky cool happenings What could I want in a popcorn fiction Come on Coyote let s throw a wrench at something

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It’s been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa and Maggie Hoskie Diné monster hunter is trying to make the best of things Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways she’s lost her only friend Kai Arviso and she’s somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan powerThen the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie’s door with the news that Kai and the youngest Goodacre Caleb have f Read for the 2019 WBTM Diversity Reading Challenge a book written by an indigenousNative American authorI m going to steal a line commonly used by professional book critics from prestigious magazines all over the world here THIS BOOK IS SO BADASSBeside being gloriously badass Storm of Locusts also does what so many second installments in a series can t uite manage to do be a better book than it s predecessor And I m not saying it only because I had the distinct if only slightly self centered impression that Roanhorse reached over and rummaged into my soul to find that my inmost desire was to read a story about a motley female crew riding guns ablazing through a dangerous apocalyptic wasteland there s also a moody cat riding shotgun in a sidecar and I totally feel like I haven t had enough of those in my life up until now following a thin lead about kidnapped comrades and an even thinner hope for redemption and a life affirming purpose and decided to make it come true It s also that the tropey PNR plotline that gave me such a headeache in the previous book is pushed into the background and when it comes back into play it does so in a much organic way so that it doesn t feel as foreign to the rest of the narrative as it did to me at least in Trail of Lightning it s clear where Roanhorse means to take Maggie now and why Kai s contribution to her journey does indeed matter There s also a distinctive lack of Evil Mustache Twirling Baddies here in fact Storm of Locusts resident villain is the only type of Bad Guy that ever truly works for me the one whose gripes with the world aren t easily dismissable even when the chosen methods to deal with them areLike it did in the previous installment Roanhorse s writing works in perfect synergy with Maggie s no nonsense attitude and the first person present tense narrative enanches the fast paced rhythm of the story Unlike what happened in Trail of Lightning though Roanhorse feels now very much in control of the plot when the characters meander and stray from the path their little misadventures always add something to the general storyline and to our knowledge of the Sixth World and the characters themselvesThe one thing that still didn t uite work for me is Maggie s depiction as a solid bitch socially awkward direct to the point of rudeness clumsy with other people s feelings as much as with her own abrupt and introverted as she is I still don t buy into her bitchiness Besides terrible as her reputation is it doesn t prevent random folks from walking up to her to detail in extremely patronizing ways how she should live her life what her mistakes have been and generally give her negative feedbacks What good is it to be a famed bitch if it doesn t keep annoying people at bay Even the bad guys stop whatever evil deeds they re up to for the sake of giving Maggie life lessons I m really not a fan of the trope of piling guilt on the MC for dramatic purpose and this narrative device felt overused here plus all of these characters moral standing is extremely shaky to say the least you laugh in glee while dropping grenades on partygoers you hunt down people to sell them as slaves and very unwilling organ donors you don t go around pointing fingers yes It just isn t smartA few final words of advice to my fellow Goodreaders this series is by no means YA and whatever crossover appeal Trail of Lighting had it s definitively gone from Storm of Locusts unless you re worried about sex than violence in which case be Maggie s guest Also while I can totally see UF readers enjoying this series I am and I do The Sixth World isn t exactly UF either for the simple reason that there isn t much urban left in Roanhorse s version of the apocalypse Finally for those degenerates readers that feel like jumping into a series starting from its second entry don t Roanhorse doesn t waste time recapping events from the previous book or repeating essential informations about the Sixth World and her magical take on Din tah so do your homework and start from the beginning of Maggie s story it s hugely bingeable anywaySo huh when is book 3 due Well Look at that cover about the book hereI mean Maggie Rissa unknown chick sporting a Cindarella dress rifle combo and I m all ready for Rebecca Roanhorse to make me eat my words about female characterization in Trail of Lightning

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E With the aid of a motley collection of allies Maggie must battle body harvesters newborn casino gods and ultimately the White Locust himself But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected and Kai might not need rescuing after all When the full scope of the White Locust’s plans are revealed Maggie’s burgeoning trust in her friends and herself will be pushed to the breaking point and not everyone will survive DamnRebecca Roanhorse does not pull any punches From the very first page I was hooked again and her story keeps its relentless pace until the very end while still spending enough time with the characters for them to develop and for the scenes to hit the emotional notes they are supposed to hit This was uite simply incredible Now I know I am far from an impartial judge given that the first book in the series reignited my love for Urban Fantasy but believe me when I tell you that this second book was even better than the first and seriously impressivePicking back up a few weeks after the events of the first book this book delivers on all the promise Roanhorse s world showed I adore the matter of factness of a world not based on the usual fantasy fair but thoroughly different Roanhorse trusts her non Native readers to figure out stuff on their own in a way that I found refreshing and I am sure for Native readers this book delivers on a whole different level The worldbuilding is as intricate and immersive as before and this time around I thought the characters were eually interesting I loved the addition of Ben who brings out a side of Maggie we hadn t seen before in a way that made her well rounded while not changing anything about what we knew of her something that I find particularly intriguing in books I loved the way in which Rissa and Maggie dealt with their complicated relationship and I loved the themes of found family obviously Kai is not my favourite but even he got some really brilliant scenesI thought that Roanhorse impressively plays with themes of agency and destiny in a way that makes me very excited to see where this story goes next I am a big fan of stories that ruminate on the role of human action in worlds dominated by gods and Roanhorse gives the reader just enough of a glimpse of what is yet to come that I am beyond thrilled by the direction she chose to take her storyI always find reviews of five star books difficult without falling back onto superlatives but I really loved this in a way I haven t loved very many books this year If you like fantasy at all I urge you to check out this seriesYou can find this review and other thoughts on books on my blog


10 thoughts on “Storm of Locusts

  1. says:

    Fast moving moving from a straight forward confrontation to a search and rescue There are a lot of similarities with the Kate Daniels series a heroine with a predilection for violence over other kinds of problem solving a young woman with a

  2. says:

    Read for the 2019 WBTM Diversity Reading Challenge a book written by an indigenousNative American authorI'm going to steal a line commonly used by professional book critics from prestigious magazines all over the world he

  3. says:

    Not uite as good as the first book but still a uick read The usual urban fantasy trigger warnings of threat of rape torture and violence This

  4. says:

    45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ’ve been running around for the whole of last year telling anyone who would l

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  6. says:

    Roanhorse doesn't fail to entertain again This Urban Fantasy has uickly become one of my go to sources for popcorn fiction It has everything I really love A much uniue setting than I usually get reminding me of all my old stomping grounds where I used to grow up Well before the coastlines altered and the earthuakes took down the cities and the plagues wiped out everyone else anyway This is exciting entertaining full of gods of native persua

  7. says:

    Why did I read Trail of Lightning as soon as it came out and not wait for the seuel WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELFA Because it was so flipping good

  8. says:

    DamnRebecca Roanhorse does not pull any punches From the very first page I was hooked again and her story keeps its relentless pace until the very end while still spending enough time with the characters for them to devel

  9. says:

    “I’m just a five fingered girl and I need other people”Maggie has come a long way since the beginning of ‘A trail of lighteni

  10. says:

    Second instalment in this Native American inspired post apocalyptic fantasy series I didn't find this own uite as effective as the first in part because the first was really driven by a lot of chewy interpersonal relationsh

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