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Title: What We Devour
Author: Linsey Miller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: LGBTQ+ | Sci Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date: July 6th 2021
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You don’t owe her because she is your mother.Lore
Family isn’t infallible…
What We Devour Synopsis
Lorena Adler has a secret—she holds the power of the banished gods, the Noble and the Vile, inside her. She has spent her entire life hiding from the world and her past. She’s content to spend her days as an undertaker in a small town, marry her best friend, Julian, and live an unfulfilling life so long as no one uncovers her true nature.
But when the notoriously bloodthirsty and equally Vile crown prince comes to arrest Julian’s father, he immediately recognizes Lorena for what she is. So she makes a deal—a fair trial for her betrothed’s father in exchange for her service to the crown.
The prince is desperate for her help. He’s spent years trying to repair the weakening Door that holds back the Vile…and he’s losing the battle. As Lorena learns more about the Door and the horrifying price it takes to keep it closed, she’ll have to embrace both parts of herself to survive.
What We Devour Review
What We Devour is a standalone fantasy novel by Linsey Miller, that is full of life lessons about diversity, society and what we can do to and for each other. WWD is a dark novel that full of hope and love. But not the love and romance what you expect.
Lorena, or Lore, as you friends call her, has spent her life being small and hiding in the shadows. In this world, you are mortal, vilewrought or noblewrought. Only one known person has both Vile and Noble, The Queen. Lore has been harboring a secret, a secret from her family, friends and village. When the Heir comes with a warrant for her fiance’s father, her only family left. She reveals her secret and has to make a contract with him. But contracts in this world are more than legal, especially with The Heir….
This book was truly a good read. There is excellent representation and tension between characters. Linsey does an amazing job creating characters that are both fundamentally flawed and at the same time so much themselves. This book also teaches lessons about the cost of capitalism, the cost of following family blindly and how being different can both be a blessing and a curse. THe most important lesson that I have taken away from this book is the cost of giving everything you have, blood and heart and putting everyone else above yourself.
This book is so empowering. I wish there was more coming from this world. I will definitely be adding LInsey to my list of authors that i follow for new work. This book would be a great read for those who love dark stories like All the Murmuring Bones and for those who are looking for a empowering tale of overcoming obstacles and embracing who you are….
A special thank you goes out to SourceBooks Fire, & NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book for review!
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About Linsey Miller
Originally from Arkansas, Linsey has previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She now holds an MFA in fiction and is the author of the Mask of Shadows duology, Belle Révolte, The Game, What We Devour, and the upcoming Disney Princes YA books for Eric and Phillip. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.
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