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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  • Sh3llraiser (grumpybookgrrrl)

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Alan Baxter

    Brilliant fun. A wonderfully written dark weird adventure built around prohibition era moonshine running in Long Island. Recommended. ...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    I have waited for a sequel to Creatures of Will and Temper for a year now! I was very excited to be able to read it, and very thankful to both the publisher and Molly Tanzer herself who was so sweet t...

  • Deborah Ross

    My introduction to the work of Molly Tanzer was her novel, Creatures of Will and Temper, a 19th century urban fantasy revolving around The Portrait of Dorian Gray, and demonic possession. Creatures of...

  • Michelle

    I wanted to like this so much. The storyline was intriguing, the cover was fantastic...I couldn’t wait to read it. But then I started it...and it went downhill from there. It took me ages to get thr...

  • rebecca

    This may be my favorite Molly Tanzer novel. The plot is smart, the pacing is perfect, the historical setting is convincing without becoming precious, and the nods to Weird Fiction's forbearers are org...

  • Devann

    I received an ARC copy of this book from EdelweissI really enjoyed Creatures of Will and Temper from this author, but I had a bit of trouble getting into this one. This isn't a sequel really so you do...

  • Julai

    Creatures of Will and Temper had just a little less imagination, a little less adventure, a little less of that dirty creativity I look for in Molly Tanzer books. Creatures of Want and Ruin has a bit ...