Creatures of Want and Ruin

Creatures of Want and Ruin Review

Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. It's dangerous work under Prohibition--independent operators like her are despised by federal agents and mobsters alike--but Ellie's brother was accepted to college and Ellie's desperate to see him go. So desperate that when wealthy strangers ask her to procure libations for an extravagant party, Ellie sells them everything she has, including some booze she acquired under unusual circumstances.

What Ellie doesn't know is that this booze is special. Distilled from foul mushrooms by a cult of diabolists, those who drink it see terrible things--like the destruction of Long Island in fire and flood. The cult is masquerading as a church promising salvation through temperance and a return to "the good old days," so it's hard for Ellie to take a stand against them, especially when her father joins - but Ellie loves Long Island, and she loves her family, and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure neither is torn apart.

Title:Creatures of Want and Ruin

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  • Sh3lly

    RELEASE DAY!Review also found at:https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2018/11/1...Creatures of Will and Temper: ★★★★★Follow me at Twitter.RELEASE DAY: Tuesday, November 13, 2018. I really liked Creat...

  • Emma

    An unusual fantasy- paranormal book and original. The tone was creepy. There were demons and mad preachers and a secret cabal and a plan to rule the world, or at least Long Island. Mwahaha! Will a gro...

  • Kimberly

    CREATURES OF WANT AND RUIN is the first novel I have read by Molly Tanzer. This title felt like it would fit comfortably into several sub-genres; namely fantasy, historical fiction, occult, and even r...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    3.5 stars rounded up for GoodreadsThis is my very first reading experience with Molly Tanzer. Ashley and I picked this book out as a read along for our curated horror book club, Night Worms. It came h...

  • Acqua

    This wasn't perfect, but queer fiction about fighting bigots is the best kind of fiction.Creatures of Want and Ruin follows Ellie, a moonshine smuggler in prohibition-era Long Island. She is a polyamo...

  • Mindi

    I'm bumping this one up to 5 stars because I'm still thinking about it. If a book sticks with you days after you finish reading it, then it's safe to say you found it amazing.I honestly wasn't sure wh...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.My first introduction to Molly Tanzer was with last year's Creatures of Will and Temper and I was really impressed by her Dorian Gray ...

  • Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)

    This isn’t a book I would generally choose for myself to read, but that’s what is fun about subscription services like the Night Worms box. I don’t know what I’m going to get, but I know the b...

  • Jessica

    Ellie West is a moonshine bootlegger living in a small town in Long Island, known as Amityville. Here she finds herself working to assist her family and send her brother to college through any means n...

  • Lindsey

    The first time I ever laid eyes on this book my initial impression was that it looked like a creepy Alice in Wonderland. The similarity stops at the cover. Reading the book actually felt like a mix of...