(*This is a photo from goodreads.com)
Author: Kimberli A. Bindschatel
Release: July. 22nd 2015
Genre: Adventure, Conservation
**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review**
Wow. That’s the first word that automatically comes to mind after finishing this whirlwind adventure of a book. This sequel to the first book in the Poppy McVie series takes readers on a journey of both dazzling beauty, thanks to the ingenious writing of Ms. Bindschatel, and startling realizations.
The writing doesn’t shy away from using dialogue that a young 20-year old woman would use. Yes, Poppy swears, even dropping the occasional f-bomb. Finally a book that doesn’t cover up the idea that frustration leads way to swearing, especially with such a passionate protagonist.
This book tackles the matter of whale poaching, particularly in the beautiful fjords of Norway, for commercial gain. Without giving away any spoilers (you’ll just have to buy the book!), I will say that Operation Orca Rescue outlines the horrors of poaching these majestic creatures without being gratuitously violent.
On a lighter note, the writing in this book blew me away so much that I often found myself taking screenshots of various quotes. Below is one of the stunning works of writing I’m talking about:
“Is this what was meant by transcendence? To be held aloft by an invisible force of nature like some great hand, lifted from below? What is the wind but an illusion, made manifest by the collision of hot and cold air?”
If that doesn’t move you on a deep level, I don’t know what will. This book moved me so much that I will continue to post content relevant to the topic of whale poaching and the writing in this book throughout this upcoming week to pay homage to Operation Orca Rescue’s release.
To learn more about this conservation wonder that is Ms. Bindschatel, visit her at: http://www.kimberlibindschatel.com
To learn more about the plight of our whale friends in Norway visit: http://us.whales.org/issues/whaling-in-norway
Rating: 5/5 Norwegian fjords