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Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors by Mark Newgarden
Karen’s Goodreads rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck
Karen’s Goodreads rating: 3 of 5 stars
Debut fiction. An interesting glimpse into life in the far north during the mid 18th Century. A mix of murder mystery, shamanism, survival, and the strength of women make this a compelling read. I always find it interesting that when an author focuses on simple survival from the elements that it is difficult to tell exactly when a story is taking place. It is only when the author turns the tale to the priest who lives in the small settlement that aspects of history and place creep in.
These three series mix supernatural elements with more realistic scenarios and emotions that older tweens and teens can relate to.