Wild Country

496p. (The World of the Others: Bk. 2). Berkley/Ace. Mar. 2019. Tr $27. ISBN 9780399587276.
Excited to start her first job in law enforcement, Deputy Jana Paniccia first meets Sheriff Wolfgard as he sniffs her when she steps off the train. She answered the call for humans to help settle the frontier town of Bennett and must now learn to live with the terra indigene like Wolfgard who are in charge of the town. It's trickier than one might think—the war that decimated the human population of Thaisia may have ended, but humans are still meat to the shape-shifters of the terra indigene. Nothing forces cooperation like a common enemy, and when the evil Blackstone Clan targets Bennett, the townsfolk and terra indigene unite to save their town. Bishop's world-building is tight. Teens who aren't familiar with Lake Silence will easily understand this sequel, but it will leave them wanting to read the earlier book, as well as the other titles in the companion series, "The Others." Paranormal devotees will love the vampires, werewolves, blood prophets, shape-shifters, elementals, and mind readers, and lovers of Westerns won't be disappointed, either. Bishop focuses on the struggle between good and evil but also injects humor and explores social justice issues and consent.
VERDICT A solid purchase for transitioning paranormal readers, even those who aren't Western fans, into a new realm.

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