Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Miriam seems to be growing up. A little.
I mean, what else can a girl do but survive all these years of being able to see everyone's death in graphic detail by just her little touch? Take up jogging? Quit smoking? Stop cursing all those wonderfully imaginative curses at everyone and everything and despair at just how f***ed up her life is or how EVERYONE gets hurt when they're near her?
Ah, well, no. But baby steps. Baby steps.
She's trying. And taking to the road with her girlfriend who inexplicably wants to stay by her side and taking a wizard along with them... Or I should say, they're riding the wizard... it all becomes a fateful quest to remove the curse from her by whatever messed up means or idea that comes into her head.
Of course, everything goes horribly, horribly wrong. This isn't so much a UF as it is a hardcore trainwreck of a life slamming into other trainwrecks, fighting fate, others with abilities, and Miriam Black herself.
The writing is key. And Wendig shows us all about the seediest underbellies.
Very good book. Maybe not as hard-hitting as the previous, but that's what she gets when she discovers she has friends. It's not a bad trade.
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