So, Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse is a sequel which means I’m going to warn everyone right here that there might be spoilers for book 1 in the synopsis that’s included below. I haven’t read it, so I can’t speak to whether or not that’s the case but it’s a pretty fair assumption to make in my opinion. The first book in the series is called Trail of Lightning, something that does genuinely leave me wondering if the Navajo heritage of the main character played a role in the title. As for the story, it’s very apocalyptic and that alone leaves me curious.
I haven’t decided if this one is going onto my TBR just yet, since nothing really stood out immensely to me with the synopsis of the first book. I’m probably going to look to the reviews to determine if it’s worth finding a copy. Of course, if you’ve read the first one and enjoyed it or hated it, please drop a comment below and let me know!
It’s been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she’s lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she’s somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan power.
Then the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie’s door with the news that Kai and the youngest Goodacre, Caleb, have fallen in with a mysterious cult, led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust. The Goodacres are convinced that Kai’s a true believer, but Maggie suspects there’s more to Kai’s new faith than meets the eye. She vows to track down the White Locust, then rescue Kai and make things right between them.
Her search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outside. With the aid of a motley collection of allies, Maggie must battle body harvesters, newborn casino gods and, ultimately, the White Locust himself. But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected, and Kai might not need rescuing after all. When the full scope of the White Locust’s plans are revealed, Maggie’s burgeoning trust in her friends, and herself, will be pushed to the breaking point, and not everyone will survive.
So, what are your thoughts on this novel? Did you skip the synopsis in favor of reading the first novel’s? Did either book end up on your TBR or not? Why? Let me know in the comments! I hope you’ve all read a great book recently!