Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

BeastsLong time, no post!

After many, many, many technical difficulties, I am back up and running for the time being. I got so frustrated with my hosting and domain issues that I actually created another site (just a regular site), but I couldn’t access the back up of my current site and I didn’t want to start over from scratch. Decisions, decisions.

Regardless of my website woes, I do have a book recommendation for you.

Although I hesitate to use the word quirky, the story of Weylyn Grey is just that. Filled with quirk, charm, and a healthy dose of magical realism, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance* is a perfectly strange, heartwarming debut novel by Ruth Emmie Lang. Orphaned, raised by wolves, and possessing the unusual habit of influencing the weather – when he least expects it – Weylyn is not your average man. The novel is told through the eyes of those that meet him, whether they love him or think he’s odd. The novel is a warm, weird story that simply made me happy, and I’ll be recommending it to those need of something just a little different.

(If you can resist “raised by wolves” in the description of a novel, you’re a stronger than I’ll ever be.)

*With thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

6 thoughts on “Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

  1. I’m sorry you’ve had such woes with your blog. I hate all the technical stuff! “Raised by wolves” is a little off-putting, but still your review has me very curious about Beasts and my December reading list is very light, so I maybe I’ll need to check it out.


  2. Good to see you back! Blog issues are truly the worst. This sure does sound quirky but I don’t have enough magical realism novels on my TBR so this one is still making the cut. 🙂


    1. Yeah, I’m heading back to, no more self-hosting for me! I’m to inconsistent and not willing to shell out the money for a blog very few are reading (but thank you for being one!).


      1. I’ve also considered that but I think I’ll keep self-hosting for a little bit. I didn’t blog a lot this year either but I’m finally getting back to into it. I’m glad you aren’t quitting entirely.. I do love your posts, even the inconsistent ones. 🙂


    1. I’m actually going to migrate back to, less money and worry and I don’t have to worry about someone pointing the server at the wrong domain (which is apparently the issue they just couldn’t figure out how to fix).


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