Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist

Devils Unto Dust

Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When Willie’s good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, she finds herself on ...

Details Devils Unto Dust

TitleDevils Unto Dust
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Horror, Westerns

Reviews Devils Unto Dust

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    It isn't often that you get a mesh of genres that blend together so seamlessly and yet, Dust Until Devils did it and did it well. A mix of western, dystopian, and a bit of this and that, and this novel truly stands out and shines.It was fun, adventurous, enthralling, and unbelievably hard to put down. With a rough and tough no nonsense heroine that you can't help but instantly like in a setting that is every bit as rustic as it is horrifying, thi...
  • Emma Berquist
    I mean, I like it
  • Chelsea
    Mini Review: 3 1/2 stars for me personally (in a bit of a slump and having trouble getting into any books), but a four overall. The writing quality is fantastic for a debut. Rich character dynamics, and this is waaaay more interesting than most journey books. This is what Walk on Earth A Stranger should have been. Action packed from start to finish, this novel is plenty entertaining from the first page. Recommended if a YA western sounds interest...
  • Mic
    WELL, get ready for an adventure and hold onto your feels--woops too late Emma already shot them. -Willie is 10000% everything -Bearded Ben is like *effortless swoon*-adorable little twins -ALL THE SIBLING LOVE -Curtis is such a sweetie-ADVENTURE -Sam, Sam the little doctor nerd. -Sassysass-yaaaaaassssssssssorry is this a helpful review? i am The Worst.
  • Alexandra
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*Even if this book releases on 2018 I could keep it down. The Wild West meets zombies in this engaging trip from one city to another and a girl's attempt to save her family.Willie, her brother Micah and her twins brother and sister live in poverty in the small town of Glory. It's the 19th century and Northern America has literally abando...
  • Lorraine Davino-berquist
    Once you have read the first paragraph you will be unable to stop turning the pages! It has everything I love in a book. A spunky and determined heroine on a quest to protect her family. You feel the desert and the dangers that lie ahead as the novel unfolds. I could not put the book down BUT at the same time I did not want the book to end. Bravo, to my daughter, on her first novel!
  • Amelinda Bérubé
    Absolutely gripping and deliciously, vividly creepy, with a sense of time and place you can practically taste and writing that gallops - I read it in one sitting and wanted to cheer. Knocks it right out of the park. Give me the movie (AND SEQUELS) now please!!
  • Brenda McGahagin
    Our family loved this book; read it aloud on a road trip through west Texas. The story is riveting,having engaging plot twists, beautiful description and characters that squeeze your heart. Be prepared for horror, humor, heartbreak and hope.
  • Sabrina
    Devils Unto Dust is tense and engaging and is something akin to a zombie western. I enjoyed every page of this dangerous journey through a desert filled with the dead and can't wait to read more from debut author, Emma Berquist!
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. By the end of this trip I'll be more dust than girl. The desert claims everything, in the end.Summary: This was such a lovely surprise? I don't know what I was expecting but this was so much better. Fantastic characters, tense storytelling, A+ sibling dynamics, and I just really loved Willie and I'm just so hung up on this book that the rating might change. Zombies in the wild ...
  • Carina Olsen
    This was a book that I had to read when I saw that gorgeous cover and read the very exciting summary. And I am pleased to say that this book was pretty great. I didn't fully love it, but it was exciting and I enjoyed it a whole bunch. I am giving it three stars, though, because I know it's also a book that I am going to forget.Which was a bit depressing. But it was still an exciting read, and I did enjoy it from start to finish. There was not any...
  • Teresa
    ****4.5 Stars****This book was fan-freaking-tastic!!!! I started it one evening and ended up staying up til 2:30am just to finish it!Think True Grit meets the Walking Dead...wonderful, strong characters, gripping story line and just enough romance to make me a swoon a little bit. I hope (fingers crossed Emma Berquist hears my pleas to the universe) that there is a follow up just because I want to learn more about Willie, but in all honesty I coul...
  • Michelle
    I plan to rate this book but I'm not sure if it's a 4 or a 5 I need to think on it bit. This book was amazing!
  • BookLoversLife
    Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, is just trying to keep her brothers and sister safe from the "shakes". They live on the outskirts of Glory and that's the way she likes it. Since her mother was infected with the incurable disease and turned into a shake, her father has done nothing for them, only drink and gamble. But things are about to change for Willie when her father steals money from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, and he tell...
  • Kristen
    Thinking 4.5! This books was SO intense and addicting! I loved it. Will there be another? I hope so.
  • Erika
    This was a great book! I loved the unique setting - how many books out there have a western and zombie theme?!?!The story follows Willie after she has to go chasing down her drunken father who stole money. Along the way she faces zombies (called shakes) and other hazards of the desert, and learns a lot about family and herself. The characters are great, very well written. I do wish there had been more on Ben and his relationship with Willie. The ...
  • 1970-01-01
    Couldn’t put it down
  • Jessica McFaddin
    I am sad to finish this book. I loved the desert & fever dream scenes, as well as being on the road with Willie. She leaves Glory to search for her father in order to rescue herself and protect her siblings. Ms. Berquist is especially good at characterizing the closeness of siblings & travelers; she conveys their longings and anguish with restraint. I was surprised many times! Can hardly wait for the sequel!!
  • Genna
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review."What if it isn't the fever that sends them lunging at the healthy, teeth snapping and fingers tearing? Maybe we have it wrong. Maybe this is what humans are truly like, when you take away reason and control and hope. Maybe the shakes aren't sick; maybe they're just honest."The sickness has been running rampant across West Texas for a century, wiping out small dusty towns with ...
  • Erin Arkin
    Review to come.
  • Merrill Wyatt
    I've been meaning to create a GoodReads account for forever now, but this was the book that finally prompted me to stop procrastinating and just do it. I started the ARC with a bit of trepidation because both westerns and zombie novels tend to be something I either love or hate, so I was worried this might fall into the later. To my huge relief, I LOVED this so much I never wanted it to end! I wanted to crawl right into this world and walk with W...
  • Adrian Singh
    I don't say this often, but I couldn't put this book down. It's not only fast-paced, and suspenseful but it's BEAUTIFULLY written. Berquist doesn't sacrifice entertainment for style. There are remarkably poetic, and poignant passages about despair, failure and hope (some of which remind me of Atwood's descriptions). The characters are multi-dimensional, nuanced, complicated and broken. I especially appreciate Berquist's development of Willie. She...
  • Laura Kincaid
    Such a great book - I really enjoyed reading it, it was gripping and incredibly well written! Devils Unto Dust struck the perfect balance of YA and Western for me, and absolutely captured that good gritty feeling that I want when reading about West Texas.
  • Jennybeast
    Western themed, somewhat historical, with zombie-like creatures. I think the world is solid, and the adventure, while harsh, is well told. For some reason, it just didn't knock my socks off, but I certainly would recommend it without hesitation. Advanced reader's copy provided by Edelweiss.
  • Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
    Full review closer to pub date, but I just really wasn't a huge fan of this one. I wanted more zombie action not just a walk through the desert. It was kind of like a western with a few zombies.
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    That was fabulous! Really addictive.Review to come.