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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

BeastsLong time, no post!

After many, many, many technical difficulties, I am back up and running for the time being. I got so frustrated with my hosting and domain issues that I actually created another site (just a regular wordpress.com site), but I couldn’t access the back up of my current site and I didn’t want to start over from scratch. Decisions, decisions.

Regardless of my website woes, I do have a book recommendation for you.

Although I hesitate to use the word quirky, the story of Weylyn Grey is just that. Filled with quirk, charm, and a healthy dose of magical realism, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance* is a perfectly strange, heartwarming debut novel by Ruth Emmie Lang. Orphaned, raised by wolves, and possessing the unusual habit of influencing the weather – when he least expects it – Weylyn is not your average man. The novel is told through the eyes of those that meet him, whether they love him or think he’s odd. The novel is a warm, weird story that simply made me happy, and I’ll be recommending it to those need of something just a little different.

(If you can resist “raised by wolves” in the description of a novel, you’re a stronger than I’ll ever be.)

*With thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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  • http://NovelVisits.com Susie | Novel Visits

    I’m sorry you’ve had such woes with your blog. I hate all the technical stuff! “Raised by wolves” is a little off-putting, but still your review has me very curious about Beasts and my December reading list is very light, so I maybe I’ll need to check it out.

  • http://www.fortheloveofwords.net/ Bonnie

    Good to see you back! Blog issues are truly the worst. This sure does sound quirky but I don’t have enough magical realism novels on my TBR so this one is still making the cut. :)

  • http://www.marelden.com mariahelena

    Sorry wordpress is causing you so many problems.

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