My schedule has been crazy lately with the new book finally coming out (and learning all the marketing that goes along with it) and my busy convention season starting up, but despite that I was able to squeeze in a new book to read! I’m really glad that I did, and wanted to feature it today.
Wildflowers, the debut novel by Victoria Yost is a fiction novel in which an epidemic decimates the human population. I don’t normally read a lot of stories that take place in our world, and I think that’s partially why the story seemed very real to me. It’s something that in reality isn’t far fetched. What would you do if a disease ravaged the population, causing society around you to crumble? Wildflowers puts you in the shoes of a young woman named Mona Lancaster, who is forced to answer this question as her life is turned upside down.
I won’t get into the story too much for fear of possible spoilers, but I will say that Yost does a great job painting a sometimes very harsh picture of this not so hard to believe scenario, with vivid descriptions of the sights and smells of this new kind of world. It’s not all gloom and doom, however. In fact, despite the sometimes dark subject matter, Wildflowers has a warmth that shines through. Mona is a very likable main character, and I found myself attached to and concerned about not only her, but the cast of characters around her, too.
There are some tense and exciting moments over the journey, and even some romance. And if you’re not big into romance (like myself) you can rest assured that those moments are well done and aren’t overly mushy. 😉
In conclusion, I found Wildflowers to be a great story that I’d definitely recommend, and I’m looking forward to Victoria’s next story!
You can find Wildflowers HERE.
Come out and see me tomorrow at Hayfield Comic Con in Alexandria, VA! I’ll have copies of both books there, as well as free buttons and bookmarks. This con will be a little different for me because I’ll have a whole spot devoted solely to Feralia books! Stop by and grab a copy, and take a look at some art for the books by Julia Lichty and maps by James Dufendach!
Hope to see you there!
Sorry I’m late on this, but I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who stopped by to see us at both Eastern Shore Fan Con and Awesome Con this year! I hope those who picked up a copy of Feralia Revised Edition enjoy reading it! Also, thanks to everyone who came back to get a copy of Feralia: Requiem of Mist as well! I hope you guys enjoy continuing the adventure! I look forward to seeing you all at another show again soon!
This past weekend I attended my 15th! Tekko in Pittsburgh, PA. It was a wonderful time as always. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to pick up or talk about Feralia Revised Edition and Feralia: Requiem of Mist! I hope you new readers will enjoy, and I hope you guys who were finally able to pick up book 2 will enjoy continuing the adventure!
Tekko is always special because it was the first con our company Alicia’s Anime did back in 2005. Plus it’s always nice to visit the area I grew up in!
Thanks so much again!
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Our paperback copies of Feralia: Requiem of Mist have arrived and are now available signed on Alicia’s Anime. We’ll also have them at the many conventions we attend!
Thanks and have a great weekend!
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I’m excited to be heading back to Middletown, Delaware this weekend for Galactic Con! This will be an extra special con because it’ll be the first one where I’m able to bring paperback copies of Feralia: Requiem of Mist! (At the Alicia’s Anime booth.) If you’re anywhere near Delaware, come check it out – it’s always a really nice show!
This past weekend I had another wonderful time at one of my favorite cons, Zenkaikon. I’ve been lucky enough to have been there every year and watch it grow into the awesome community that it is. Thanks so much to the attendees and staff, and also to our helpers and everyone who stopped by to see us at Alicia’s Anime! Thank you to everyone who picked up a copy of my book and/or stopped by to ask about the second one!
If you’re anywhere near Lancaster, Pennsylvania and haven’t attended Zenkaikon, I highly recommend doing so! It’ll be returning to the Lancaster County Convention Center next year from March 20th – March 22, 2020!