All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
What I drank prior: So for those of you new here… I am Latina, Argentine specifically. Tonight, they had their game that basically determined whether we made it to the World Cup. If we didn’t win we wouldn’t make it for the first time since 1970… we won… but I’m drunk because of it.
Spoiler-free Overview: Dystopian meets magical realism with a Latin flare. Our MC Sarah and her partner James are migrating workers in southwest US. Everything is dried up and the only thing that grows is some plant that can make Tequila. We start with Sarah accidentally killing her foreman and they have to run off into the night to escape punishment. New ranch with scary things happening and potential risks to their perfect ending.
I flew though this book in less than a day… two sittingts. A story that engaged me so much it was the only thing I wanted to read… I was disappointed in the ending but that is one negative amongst the plethora of positives.
Characters: I read this so fast that I didn’t really get a chance to bond with any of the characters except for our MC. I was so in her head that I felt what she felt. Love, friendship, fear, betrayal, and much more. James is kind of the worst but fine lol
Plot: Super super engaging as I said before. I felt like the end wa a little rushed but still engaging.
Writing Style: Just… stunning. That’s the only words o can think to describe it.
World Building: this was kinda lacking… I wish I’d had 20 more pages to understand why the World was what it was but it wasn’t essential to the plot so it wasn’t there. Eh. I guess that’s fine.
What to pair it with: Trquila obvi
Rating: 3.5/5 Shots
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: I am ready for something down this alley, any recommendations?
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,