⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 ~ happy release day! stunningly addictive, this nonfiction account of wolves, yellowstone and humanity reads like a fictional account of dueling mob families in a turf war. a must-read for nature lovers and hunters alike.
thanks to @crownpublishing for providing me with a free advance copy of this book for review purposes. •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•
nate blakeslee has done what very few writers can. he has taken a group of wild animals and created an epic drama surrounding their lives ~ a drama that reads entirely like fiction or the best type of biography. i honestly didn't think it was possible for an almost-300-page tome about wolves to be a page turner, but it truly, truly is. blakeslee includes just the right balance between the people and politics surrounding the wolves with the actions of the actual wolves to ensure that readers understand just how perilous this animal's survival chances are. and really, the survival chances of any wild animals in the united states. the stories in this book about yellowstone and the federal and state agencies regulating the park and wildlife honestly make me despair about the way our nation is run on an entirely new level. bureaucracy trumps nature at every single turn, but the hearts of those dedicated to protecting wolves give me hope. •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•
required reading for nature lovers, hunters, and anyone who loves quality nonfiction. this is one of the best out there. one of my favorite reads of 2017. 🐺
Day 17 ~ graceful 🕊
there are random smudges on the bottom right, ops 😅