Book Review: Hontas by V.M. Sawh

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 1/2 out of 5 stars 

Having already read another novella from this author, Cinders, I was familiar with his concept of twisting a fairy tale into a new and darker retelling. What I wasn’t prepared for was the idea of Pocahontas getting such a treatment; regardless, I loved it. 

The wild, young American West was a wonderful setting for the story and Hontas (as Pocahontas is know in this tale) as a bounty hunter was a great twist. I genuinely loved the story, the narrative was rich and the dialogue true to life. I enjoyed the struggle Hontas faced trying to reconcile her life as a Red Indian with the life she lived riding with her white partner, John.

Unfortunately, there were some editing blips (missing or extra words) peppered throughout. If those were rectified, this would be a solid 5 star read, for sure! But even with said editing snafus I can only deduct a half star, I was able to remain in the moment and in the world with Hontas throughout. 

A truly engaging read. Pick up your copy HERE and prepare for a great ride. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: