Fauna By Alissa York(71)

I have been reading quite a few Canadian books but I wasn’t on the internet much for the past few weeks.  So, I have a read a LOT. And now I will be posting a few reviews…LOL.

The first book I read was this one.  I have gone on a bit of a Alissa York reading diet lately.  She writes marvellously and her stories are very engaging to say the least. This particular title I read in about 6 hours!

Here is the story line….

One day, Edal Jones, who is a federal wildlife officer is able to handle humans smuggling in rare creatures and kill most of them in the process. The next day he cannot do so. She seems restless in the early dawn and takes her bike out to ride through the empty streets of the city core, where she watches a young girl accompanied by a big black dog. She was rescuing migratory birds that have knocked themselves out of the city’s glass tower. Curious, Edal follows the girl, Lily back to an auto-wrecker’s yard in the wide ravine that bisects the city and discovers behind its chin-like fence a most unlikely sanctuary, a place where waifs and strays both human and animal find comfort and healing under the wing of the handsome young proprietor Guy Howell.

Guy has a rare talent of understanding these delicate damaged beings. But the sanctuary seems to be under attack from a different kind of lost soul: a young man cracked by a brutal backwoods upbringing who is on a mission to destroy the valley’s creatures.

Before the orphans and wounded souls can find their way home, they must learn how to defy that horrible human tendency to destroy what we don’t understand and to foster in themselves that equally mystifying human capacity to watch over the weak and the wounded, to protect and love with no thought of return.

This was a GREAT book and a must read for everyone who loves a good story with wholesome values.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth




About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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