Wonderblood

Wonderblood

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 dange It's 500 years in the future, and a mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off most of the U.S. populatio...

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Title:Wonderblood
Author:Julia Whicker
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1250066069
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Wonderblood Reviews

  • Fabian
    Mar 30, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

  • Janice
    Oct 25, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

    I hate to give up on this, I was drawn to this cover, with the young woman in profile, some missing hair--But I have not been able to get into this story. So I am shelving it for now, maybe I will come back to it someday. ...

  • Erin Kelly
    Jul 11, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

  • Lyssa
    Nov 24, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

    I hate to give up on this, I was drawn to this cover, with the young woman in profile, some missing hair--But I have not been able to get into this story. So I am shelving it for now, maybe I will come back to it someday. ...

    I won this ARC of "Wonderblood" by Julia Whicker in a GOODREADS giveaway. It was disturbing, even for a dystopic. This is definitely one I will be haunted to reread again later and to see how it effects me. I guess (sometimes) this is why I read this genre. My thanks to St. Martin's Pr...

    Oh, tears of boredom. I could not like this book. ...

    This book masses together a long list of tropes from a variety of science fiction and fantasy classics, but the one I was most reminded of was A Canticle for Leibowitz. As in that novel, humanity has descended into barbarism after a cataclysmic event that is no longer fully understood...

    4.5 stars Full review: https://chellywrites.blogspot.com/201... ...

    Won a copy from GR Giveaway. Gave it three (four?) chapters, but just have no interest in the main character. Too much time is spent away from her and on other characters that feel like they're not necessary to the story. While a certain amount of bleakness is expected for dystopian st...

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Jun 12, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

  • Chelly
    Oct 06, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

    I hate to give up on this, I was drawn to this cover, with the young woman in profile, some missing hair--But I have not been able to get into this story. So I am shelving it for now, maybe I will come back to it someday. ...

    I won this ARC of "Wonderblood" by Julia Whicker in a GOODREADS giveaway. It was disturbing, even for a dystopic. This is definitely one I will be haunted to reread again later and to see how it effects me. I guess (sometimes) this is why I read this genre. My thanks to St. Martin's Pr...

    Oh, tears of boredom. I could not like this book. ...

    This book masses together a long list of tropes from a variety of science fiction and fantasy classics, but the one I was most reminded of was A Canticle for Leibowitz. As in that novel, humanity has descended into barbarism after a cataclysmic event that is no longer fully understood...

    4.5 stars Full review: https://chellywrites.blogspot.com/201... ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 01, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

  • Cheri
    Sep 23, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

    I hate to give up on this, I was drawn to this cover, with the young woman in profile, some missing hair--But I have not been able to get into this story. So I am shelving it for now, maybe I will come back to it someday. ...

    I won this ARC of "Wonderblood" by Julia Whicker in a GOODREADS giveaway. It was disturbing, even for a dystopic. This is definitely one I will be haunted to reread again later and to see how it effects me. I guess (sometimes) this is why I read this genre. My thanks to St. Martin's Pr...

    Oh, tears of boredom. I could not like this book. ...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    May 08, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

  • Katy
    Dec 07, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

  • Marne Wilson
    Oct 13, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

    I hate to give up on this, I was drawn to this cover, with the young woman in profile, some missing hair--But I have not been able to get into this story. So I am shelving it for now, maybe I will come back to it someday. ...

    I won this ARC of "Wonderblood" by Julia Whicker in a GOODREADS giveaway. It was disturbing, even for a dystopic. This is definitely one I will be haunted to reread again later and to see how it effects me. I guess (sometimes) this is why I read this genre. My thanks to St. Martin's Pr...

    Oh, tears of boredom. I could not like this book. ...

    This book masses together a long list of tropes from a variety of science fiction and fantasy classics, but the one I was most reminded of was A Canticle for Leibowitz. As in that novel, humanity has descended into barbarism after a cataclysmic event that is no longer fully understood...

  • Rachel Stansel
    Nov 09, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

  • Lori Tiron-Pandit
    Apr 09, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

  • Brooke
    Apr 24, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

  • d
    Apr 06, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

  • Chris Eells
    Jan 20, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

  • Anna
    Oct 27, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

  • Lisa Cleveland
    Feb 21, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

  • Carrie
    Apr 01, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

  • Tena
    Oct 29, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

    I hate to give up on this, I was drawn to this cover, with the young woman in profile, some missing hair--But I have not been able to get into this story. So I am shelving it for now, maybe I will come back to it someday. ...

    I won this ARC of "Wonderblood" by Julia Whicker in a GOODREADS giveaway. It was disturbing, even for a dystopic. This is definitely one I will be haunted to reread again later and to see how it effects me. I guess (sometimes) this is why I read this genre. My thanks to St. Martin's Pr...

  • Arys
    Apr 04, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Oct 18, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    May 05, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

  • Donna Hines
    Aug 14, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

    I received Wonderblood in return for an honest review. Wonderblood took quite a while before I felt comfortable with it. The characters and settings seemed to be loosely described and I often mistook one character for another. The setting is a post-plague America, but, outside of ge...

    I am a fan of dystopian novels, and this one looked intriguing. But I just couldn't do it. Mostly, it lacks any real character building. leaving me in this bleak world where I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The world is bleak. The human race is decimated by mad cow,...

    Wonderblood by Julia Whicker is a dystopian YA novel that blends a somewhat surreal storytelling aspect with a twisted, post apocalyptic world. The strange and magic are venerated and space shuttles and astronauts of old tales are revered. Aurora (so named later by Mr. Capulatio) was d...

    I thought Wonderblood was a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. The fact that faith, how it shapes people and how we find ourselves in need to reinterpret it to keep believing, is central to this story makes it a big winner in my heart. "He was afraid of his destiny, ch...

    "Magic, like nostalgia, was like a lie; empty and full all at once." Dystopians unite as this one will have you wondering why this disease is wiping out the population while awaiting space shuttles to come down and save us all. Victims are massacred in horrendous fashion with decapit...

  • megs_bookrack
    Nov 06, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

    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 from walls, tents, around waists. Ugh. I am completely skeeved out by beheadings. Still...

    Wonderblood takes place 500 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic landscape ravaged by a disease called ?Bent Head? and filled with carnivals, space shuttles, bloodletting, magic and more. It was very different from what I normally read, and while I enjoyed it, there was also ...

    Unfortunately this wasn?t great. The worldbuilding was full of holes and never full fleshed out, and the flat characters never developed. For a ?plot? dystopian novel, everything lacked a sense of urgency. The prose was nice though, but I wish this novel had less exposition and m...

    I finished Wonderblood late last night and needed to sleep on it before I could formulate my thoughts into a coherent review. Firstly, this is a debut novel for Julia Whicker and although this book did not blow me away, I would certainly be interested in other books (unrelated to this ...

  • imyril
    Mar 25, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

  • Conor
    Aug 09, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

    Wonderblood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It is sort of like Blood Meridian, The Road, and Candide had a baby with a tarot deck? It is unflinching and epic like Blood Meridian but without Cormac McCarthy's pretentiousness; it's bleak like The Road but lacking ...

    Oh man, this was like going on a first date and ALMOST feeling a spark but not quite, haha. From the blurb, I was all in. Dystopian society? Check. Carnivals? Check. Rival queens? Oh yes please. However, sadly, the execution fell flat. The idea and the strong writing is there, but I...

    This seemed to be cropping up often among friends' to-reads, and I think I'd seen it in the window of the Prestigious Brooklyn Bookstore near my home, so I was curious. And when I found out it was a dystopian novel, my excitement swelled a few sizes. I felt very lucky that the library ...

  • Stacey
    Apr 19, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

    I couldn?t stop reading this book. I devoured it in two sittings. The writing was fantastic, the story was bizarre and inventive, and the characters were rich and three-dimensional. ...

    I reeeally liked Tygo (John too, of course - and Juniper) and would like there to be a sequel. Somethings I would have changed about the story, like Aurora's age, but overall it was a unique, dystopian novel. I did win this novel as a giveaway and would like to thank the author, Ju...

  • Crazy4Books
    Feb 15, 2018

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...

    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 dystopian fiction. Debut author Julia Whicker writes beautifully, with her haunting?an...

    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, before I get into my thoughts I have to say that although I'm giving it a 3 star...

    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 takes place in the continental USA when a disease has ravished the country and not only ...

    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 said society is in complete disarray, barren wastelands ? well hello Mad Max style ...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Set 500 years in the future, 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 debu...

    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 in me for the time being. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchan...

    Got this book in the mail unsolicited. The carnaval part intrigues me but the ratings dont seem very promising. I won the book Tess of the Road (Yess dragons) in a Goodreads giveaway but got this instead. I hope I still get it. ...

  • Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl)
    Oct 11, 2017

    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 like a Spanish paining wherein everyone is mid-grimace (Velasquez?), everyone has person...

    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 of the space shuttles at Cape Canaveral that will signal the cleansing of the planet. ...

    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 return. Cape Canaveral was the great kingdom with the heirs to the throne descend...