Title: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
Author: Ruth Emmie Lang
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: November 7th 2017
Source: ARC (Netgalley)
Magical realism that I actually enjoyed?
Though this gem of a book does feature far more of the 'magic' than the 'realism', so that's probably why it was a winner for me!
During this tale we follow the life of Weylyn Grey through the memories and stories of the people that knew him.Weylyn isn't like other people.
He has lived with wolves, can stop storms, owns a horned pig, collects light in jars, and is under the impression that his very presence puts the people he loves in danger.
We get to visit dense woodland, travel through thick snow, and enter a house covered in spiders webs.
This book is such a magical, fantastical, touching story.
I really connected to every character we met along the way and was facinated with the life of Weylyn.
I couldn''t wait to turn the page and find out what was going to happen next!
I really enjoyed the way the story was told - from the POV of different characters and their views of the things that happened around Weylyn.It was lovely to see how Weylyn had touched peoples lives and how they each coped with having to change their views about reality and how the world worked.
We also get to see how Weylyn himself deals with being different, his struggle with the fact that he possibly puts the people he loves in danger, and how he ultimately copes with that fact.
I loved his character so much and just wanted to give him a big hug!
It was magical, funny, touching, and at times quite sad.
It was perfect.