Friday, 18 April 2014

The Wild Ways - Tanya Huff

Alysha Gale's cousin Charlotte is a Wild Power, who allies herself with a family of Selkies in a fight against offshore oil drilling. The oil company has hired another of the Gale family's Wild Powers, the fearsome Auntie Catherine, to steal the Selkies' sealskins. To defeat her, Charlotte will have to learn what born to be Wild really means in the Gale family...

My thoughts:
Anyone who have read book 1 know that the Gale's are a bit strange, and for you who haven't, well then you are in for a surprise and I will not say more.

Book 1 was about Allie and now it's her cousin Charlie's turn. Charlie is a wild power and has not really found herself (in the magical meaning). So she becomes involved with helping some selkies, and no she does not go there on her own free will. A meddling aunt is behind it. Charlie was fun, full of live, loving her music and family.

The plot about helping the selkies, Charlie finding herself and also a bit about Charlie's new relative Jack, who also has to find himself as he is a Gale now.

But, the book had some issues, well one issue. It felt jumpy, like she at times went from thought to another thought as she was writing. I can't remember if book 1 was like that too. But it did not feel like I ever got used to it.

Conclusion:
An urban fantasy that feels very different from the run of the mill UF books out there.

Cover
eh

Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 17th 2014 by Titan Books (first published November 1st 2011)
Gale Women #2 Enchantment Emporium #2
Urban fantasy
For review


39 comments:

  1. I don't like it when a book jumps around too much. Reading your review has made me kinda curious about Gales though...

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    1. The Gales are SO weird...SO weird

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  2. Too bad about the flow of the book and the jumping around, but otherwise this sounds like an interesting read!

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  3. If done right...jumping around isn't bad...but its a hard writing technique to do. Honestly....I feel it only works really well in TV shows or movies.

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    1. That's true, it does work better in movies, here we just miss things

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  4. I really want try the urban fantasy genre. I just haven't had time.

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  5. Oh my god, selkies!!! I don't know, that alone might be enough to make me check this out. Don't see books that often about them. Though someone else recently recommended me The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney with water creatures and selkies that I definitely want to check out too.

    ~Mogsy

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    1. Lol, I see that you like selkies ;) But yes selkies are cool. I have to google that book right now

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  6. I don't like when books jump so much you don't even know where you are. I think I'll skip this one.

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    1. It was more like I know where I am I just feel lost in time

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  7. Yeah the cover is definitely a miss. I have yet to read a good selkie book.

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  8. I like that cover! But it tells you nothing about the book. Great review!

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    1. It's very ...something. But maybe that's a selkie we see

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  9. Ooo the jumpy thing gets to me. That's too bad.

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  10. It feels different probably because Tanya Huff was one of the pioneers in urban fantasy, like Charles de Lint and Emma Bull and... :)

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    1. True, thenew ones are pretty much cut from the same mold

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  11. It's good that it's different from most, but I don't think I'm quite sold on this series. :(

    Have a lovely weekend Linda!

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  12. I'm curious as to where you're finding these books! You always feature unique stuff here :)

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  13. it's been a while since I read a book by her, sooooo long, but it's always so interesting to see we can find some new kind of UF around here. It iintrigues me.

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  14. Hmmm Doesn't even really sound like UF but I haven't read much about selkies. Sounds interesting though.

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    1. It was not like..UF more like...something else

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  15. I've read a few other Huff books, and I'm curious about this series too . . . I like weird ;)

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  16. Hmm, despite the jumpy plot this does sound interesting. I am curious about the magic and selkies

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    1. It was still cool even with the jumpy thing

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  17. Her books can be hit or miss with me.

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  18. Have you read the Vicky Nelson series? I read up until book 3 and although I fell in love with the inspired TV show, the books are different but quite lovable :)

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    1. Nope, I have soon read everything else but not that series...strange

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  19. I'm glad to hear this stands out from other UF series. I'll have to check it out!

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