A review by bayleaff
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley


I received a digital ARC from Netgalley and I am excited to report that Angeline Boulley has written another stunner. This book has it all--mystery, adventure, heartbreak, and so much information about Indigenous life, customs, and struggles. There was a ton of background info about how the legal system continues to fail to support Indigenous communities, and about the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People movement, but it managed to avoid feeling too expository or preachy. It was extremely eye-opening (and heartbreaking) in this regard. It gets pretty dark, but the characters keep their heads up through even the most harrowing challenges. Romance was present but it was not a super time-consuming theme. It was fun to see characters from "Firekeeper's Daughter," but while it wasn't a direct sequel, I did find myself wishing that I had read it more recently so the characters were fresher in my mind. Finally, I think this will be great on audio--that is how I read Boulley's first book, and it was a great way to absorb the language.