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Detroit Lakes Public Library Y BLA (Text) 33500013746441 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library Y BLA (Text) 33500013746458 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250787132
  • ISBN: 1250787130
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2023.

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Summary, etc.:
Kidnapped at six and sent to work at the Exotic Lands Touring Company as a Wildblood tour guide, eighteen-year-old Victoria takes on a dangerous expedition through the monster-filled Jamaican jungle to secure a better future and find where she truly belongs.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18. Wednesday Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 February #1
    Victoria is a Wildblood, as are all the "Rare Beauties" employed by the Exotic Lands Touring Company. Her blood science—her magic—allows her to change blood into weapons, a skill that comes in handy as she leads tours into the Jamaican jungle. That jungle, which Victoria loves, is full of ghosts, demons, and an assortment of creatures that can kill a man with barely a look. Now 18, Victoria is due for a promotion and raise, but her violent boss only agrees to give it to her if she helps his protégé, Dean, with a massive tour to the most dangerous part of the jungle: the Gilded Orchard, where beasts are drawn to gold. The tour is made up of gold-mining tourists who are completely unprepared for the danger, including client Laertes Thorn, for whom Victoria falls almost instantly. Deliberately paced and built with setting-specific terms and legends, this is a lush fantasy for fans of The Gilded Ones (2021) or Children of Blood and Bone (2018). Grades 9-12. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LAUREN BLACKWOOD is a Jamaican American living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she's a musician and a tiramisu connoisseur. She's the New York Times Bestselling author of Within These Wicked Walls and Wildblood.

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Ability > Juvenile fiction.
Jungles > Juvenile fiction.
Tour guides (Persons) > Juvenile fiction.
Monsters > Juvenile fiction.
Jamaica > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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