Wonderblood

Wonderblood Review

It's 500 years in the future, and a mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off most of the U.S. population. Those remaining turn to magic and sacrifice to cleanse the Earth.

Wonderblood is Julia Whicker's fascinating literary debut, set in a barren United States, an apocalyptic wasteland where warring factions compete for control of the land in strange and dangerous carnivals. A mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off millions. Those who remain worship the ruins of NASA's space shuttles, and Cape Canaveral is their Mecca. Medicine and science have been rejected in favor of magic, prophecy, and blood sacrifice.

When traveling marauders led by the bloodthirsty Mr. Capulatio invade her camp, a young girl named Aurora is taken captive as his bride and forced to join his band on their journey to Cape Canaveral. As war nears, she must decide if she is willing to become her captor's queen. But then other queens emerge, some grotesque and others aggrieved, and not all are pleased with the girl's ascent. Politics and survival are at the centre of this ravishing novel.

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  • Carrie

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian fantasy read set in the distant future where a disease has wiped out most of the population. Those left on Earth fight to survive as they await the return o...

  • Sh3lly ? tired of damaged heroines ?

    This was a cool, quirky, post-apocalyptic story that will have triggers for some, but was entertaining and fulfilled my weird quota nicely.I loved how the religion was based off the shuttles and their...

  • Fabian

    The entire novel is like a dystopian panorama--literally like a painting that encompasses bloodlines and locations, all within a sturdy frame. The colors of blood, moonlight, books, candles... It's li...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/05/...It pains me greatly to admit I couldn’t get into Wonderblood, the latest entry into the flourishing genre of literary dystop...

  • Brooke ? brooklynnnnereads

    This was one weird and unusual read that I didn't see coming. Prior to reading, I thought this book may have been one part dystopian and one part space odyssey. Man, was I wrong on that account. First...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    While the setting and dystopian features of Wonderblood may not sound different from the average dystopian book; it is certainly in the literary realm of Station Eleven and Cloud Atlas. The story take...

  • katwiththehat

    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[ child rape (off-page but referred to repeatedly) and molestation by a sibling (hide spoiler)]Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for allowing me to ...

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews

    If there has ever been a story that has left me grappling with feelings of love and revulsion, it is Wonderblood. When I first read this synopsis, I was intrigued and revolted. Dystopian society where...

  • Lisa Cleveland

    What a huge heaping pile of horse shit I had to crawl through, just to reach the end of this dreadful story. First off heads. Head's everywhere! Axed off. Cut off. Sawed off. Staked. Bagged. Hanging f...

  • imyril

    DNF. Beautifully written but not rewarding. I’m struggling with the violence and the lack of empathy for any of the characters. I may try again when I’m less exhausted but I just don’t have it i...