A review by tysbooks
A History of Wild Places, by Shea Ernshaw

dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This book was a vibe!! We follow Travis who is looking for Maggie St James who is a popular children's author that has been missing for 5 years when he is lead to a secluded town called Pastoral. We then follow members from that town and learn they are not allowed to cross the borders because if they do then they will become infected with the sickness called the pox. We begin to slowly learn more about this town and the true nature of the disappearance of Maggie. 

This was hard for me to get into in the beginning, but when I did get into the story and started learning about Pastoral I was hooked. This is very slow burn, not much is happening, but it literally left me wanting more. I liked how everything came together at the end with the twist because I did not put that together myself. This is my second book from this author and I can definitely see myself picking up more of their work.