Author: Josie Jaffrey
Published by: Silver Sun Books
Publication date: 08/10/20
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Josie Jaffrey’s The Wolf and the Water. I wanted to have read and written my review by now, anxiety got the better of me this week and I didn’t get much reading done. My review will follow next week instead! So, I decided to write a short post of my thoughts so far. Don’t worry, I will keep it spoiler free.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Some secrets are worth killing for
The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.
Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.
Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.
With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.
If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.
It was a bit of a slow start for me, that’s not necessarily a bad thing though and it definitely picks up quickly. I find the concept intriguing, there’s so many thoughts and questions flowing though my head right now. Kala, the protagonist is a fascinating character, I love them and I can’t wait to see where the story takes them.
I’m desperate to find out what this secret is, what’s on the other side of the wall, the suspense! it’s taking all my willpower not to hide myself away in my room right now and devour the rest of it.
Overall, I’m loving The Wolf and the Water so far. If you fancy picking up a copy you can buy from Amazon.