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Rattlesnake Wind

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Desiree Sarpe's family--now without their domineering patriarch--is busy creating a new life on Wyoming's plains. To Dez, magic hides in the grass, and especially in the wind--and she is about to find out that magic is real, bloody, and on the hunt for the perfect victims. ...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Fireside
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Judith Pratt
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Painful, scary, wonderful writing

The magic sneaks up on you in between the poverty, love, and abuse. Old tales come alive and almost save you.
Sara Johnson
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing

One of my favorite things about this author is that she doesn't recycle her heroines. Whether a stand alone novel or a series, each lead character is unique from Dante Valentine to Kismet. Some I love, some frustrate me, some do both. This particular book was not what I expected. It felt a bit like reading some of Stephen King's work, like Needful Things or IT. But also uniquely NOT Stephen King. Honestly I love Lilith's Saintcrow's work because she tells a very good story REALLY well & I'm
Michelle Manus
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rattlesnake Wind is one of those perfect hidden gems, the precise book I was longing for and didn't know it until I picked it up. Steeped in magic and folklore, but with the heart of youth - and all its twin contradictions of innocence and experience, of having power and yet feeling powerless to fix anything - at its core, the cadence of the prose and imagery in the novel are both beautiful and haunting. I loved every page. ...more
Denise Fisher
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You have to read this. So many twists and turns. Could not stop reading for anything.

The newest book by this author and you simply must read her other books. My favorite fiction book of all is her Working For The Devil. That is the first book she wrote that I read. I will never forget it. This book is unforgettable. I really liked the main character. Be brave and read this book!
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! How to describe this book? It’s part young adult fantasy, part re-telling of very old fairy tales and part mystery thriller. Ms. Saintcrow weaves a tale that can have you laugh out loud and then clutching your throat with suspense. Then you can’t help mourning with and for her characters. I’ve had this on TBR pile for almost a year and now I wish I had read it sooner. Just so I can recommend it to everyone I know.
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I liked that most of the magic in this was partly left to the imagination. Things are sort of told from the side instead of straight on. It really ups the creepy side because you are left to wonder about motives and are there good intensions or not. There is a lot of emotion packed into this story. It's on the darker side but really well done. ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
Where to start, hrmm.
Beautiful imagery painted with care throughout a story filled with that tender-shake-apart-piercing-note fear and pain that comes from a life surrounded by abuse in various forms. I had to read this one in fits and starts. When a story is emotionally tense I have to take breaks in order to not sink into a familiar place. Wonderfully told.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intense, sometimes frightening about a young girl developing hidden talent and her sometimes horrifying mentor. It is a combination of horrible witchiness! Worth the read! Saintcrow seems to always deliver...
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A weird and sad and powerful story of abuse, survival and Baba Yaga. It’s cathartic in the most wrenching way.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Want to read a dark, painful fairytale. Well gird your loins and read.
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Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as a child, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She and her library co-habitate in Vancouver, Washington.

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