Review: Dust City

Posted October 16, 2014 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

Where did I get it?

I found it in the discount section at Chapter. Yay cheap books!


When your dad is the wolf who killed Little Red Riding Hood, life is no fairy tale.

Henry Whelp is a Big Bad Wolf. Or will be, someday. His dad is doing time for the double murder of Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother so everyone assumes crime is in Henry’s blood. For years, he’s kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves on the outskirts of Dust City–a gritty metropolis known for its black market, mind-altering dust. And the entire population of foxes, ravens, and hominids are hooked. But it’s not just any dust the creatures of this grim underground are slinging and sniffing. It’s fairydust.

When a murder at the Home forces Henry to escape, he begins to suspect his dad may have been framed. With a daring she wolf named Fiona by his side, Henry travels into the dark alleyways and cavernous tunnels of Dust City. There, he’ll come face to snout with legendary mobster Skinner and his Water Nixie henchmen to discover what really happened to his father in the woods that infamous night…and the shocking truth about fairydust.


This cover is a little creepy. It goes well with the story though. I like it!

Initial Thoughts

I had no idea what this book was about going into it. It made everything a little bit of a surprise.

My New BFF

I ended up liking Henry. He was an interesting character. There weren’t really any other super important characters to get attached too except maybe his love interest. I thought the romance was boring and too quick though so I’m not counting her. Honestly, I didn’t care for her at all.

My Crush

No crush in this one! Not really that kind of story.

Writing Style

I really enjoyed the similarity between this world and ours. There’s a huge drug reference without mentioning drugs at all. I also really liked how the fairy tale references were really small. That made it fun to see them. There weren’t really any characters to be developed though. There was only one main character and a few other recurring ones. The plot was my favourite part though!

Closing Thoughts

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. I was pleasantly surprised! The story was really different from anything I’ve read before. I loved how the ending wasn’t completely happy. You think everything’s going to turn out perfect and it doesn’t It was realistic in that way. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes a quick and easy read.


“It appeared painful to regrow a set of hands, but I can hardly blame her for dabbling in street magic. Anyone can see she’s addicted to being whole.”

4 out of 5 stars


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