This book was just as much fun as the prequel, and I was glad to see ST learn an important lesson along the way.
After three tries, I finally finished this. It was probably not a necessary sequel, but worth a borrow.
Frantically reading the ebook of this because it was due back very soon. I got to an extremely exciting part and then… Libby automatically returned the book right out from under me ☹️ Now I get to wait another six weeks to finish the book 😅
@TheAromaofBooks this was on my bingo card for this month, so I‘m crossing it off 🤣
🎶Welcome to the jungle!🎶
1. Butterflies! Or octopuses (octopi? octopodes?).
2. The sound of a cat purring can cause human brains to release endorphins.
3. It may take me a bit to get to this one, as I‘ve discovered I‘m not really in a place to read pandemic stories yet. 💙
#SundayFunday Have a great day, and don‘t forget to tag me! 🐙
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Hollow Kingdom. So I was really worried this one would let me down because second books are rarely as good.😒 But this must just be my jam🎶, because I loved this one too.😃😁 I went in not knowing much about the plot. And other than reading the first book, I would recommend others doing so too. It was such a nice surprise. I really hope she makes this a trilogy at least. I want more!!🐾
Thank you to @DarkMina 🖤
🎃 I'm in the middle of 3 books, the tagged book, Hood Feminism and listening to My Heart is a Chainsaw
🎃 Giving out candy and reading 📚
🎃 Today...Chocolate. Somedays you need to find that one small joy and today it's Chocolate.
Our favorite foul mouthed crow is back! Shit Turd bemoans the hardships of raising the last Mo-Fo (human) on earth.
I agree with other reviews I‘ve read. This isn‘t quite as fresh and funny as Hollow Kingdom. But it was still an amusing read. I was happy to hear another chapter from Ghengis the cat‘s point of view.
I hope you‘re having a great Birthday @TheAromaofBooks even though you have to work. I‘ve spent some time physically reading Ace of Spades today, and while driving and working I was listening to Feral Creatures.
Sending Birthday Hugs!
Foul (fowl?) mouthed crow Shit Turd is back with another adventure, navigating through the world of grotesque human hybrids and trying to keep those he loves safe. I loved the writing and the characters but didn‘t like this plot as much as the first book, though I warmed to it as I read.
I just loved Hollow Kingdom, so I‘m really excited to be getting into this one. And what an auspicious beginning—a crowlogue! I love it. 😂 I was also glad that the crowlogue did a quick summation/reminder of events in book 1 so I can get right back into the story.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “All this shit happened, more or less.” - ST, our fearless crowtagonist. ⬆️ Absolutely loved the nod to my favorite first line (Slaughterhouse-Five). Anyway, quite possibly the most unique narrator to ever exist is back in a post-apocalyptic crusade to save the last mofo. Super creative with many legit laugh-out-loud moments and memorable creatures. Brilliant audio production!
A worthy follow up to Hollow Kingdom. Clever, hysterically funny, and bursting with Buxton's gorgeous and amusing descriptions about animals and the natural world. ST, the irrepressible talking crow from novel one, catches us up after the almost complete destruction of the human race. He has become (along with some owls and an eagle) the main protector of the last human on earth. Robert Petkoff does the audiobook narration and it is MAGNIFICENT.
My problem with sequels, especially when the first book is a near perfect literary adventure, is that my expectations can be too high - I want to relive the experience of the first book, & that's often not possible. But this book? Hit. The. Mark. It made me laugh, it made me cry, & while not quite as good as the first, it was close. Trilogy please
Full review: https://thiswritersays.com/2021/09/08/book-review-feral-creatures-by-kira-jane-b...
I was so looking forward to this one and I‘m not loving it ☹️ still some funny moments but not quite as good as the original and a little Lovecraftian.
(Can I give it more than 5 stars?) The humor that Kira introduced in Hollow Kingdom & developed further in Feral Creatures, is so strangely specific in such a satisfying way. Also, an extremely important detail in the book is that the animals all stay true to their nature. Hollow Kingdom & Feral Creatures are two of the only books that toy with my heart like a bird with a french fry, yet I keep coming back for more. Certainly an all-time favorite!