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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coyote meets several people during the book though these don’t seem to last the presentation of this book is dull and sad the way the characters are portrayed and how most people are just playing the part on a chess board. This dystopian story carries many different tales. I really enjoyed this fantasy book.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Maryn Belling

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Maryn Belling

Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber is both enthralling and thoughtful. In her clever blend of several types of lore in a relatable main character, the author invites readers to explore beyond the surface. Especially well-done are the descriptions of landscapes and environments. It became easy to “see” the world as Coyote does. Looking forward to reading more by Laura Koerber.

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Coyote’s Road Trip By Laura Koerber- Review By – Stephanie Driskill

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coyote leaving his home of the desert that he has known his entire lifetimes, ends up picking up a couple of hitchhikers that were once his neighbors. They decide to head to the Pacific Northwest and along way discover that life and death is not what it appears to be. Upon arriving at his destination, coyote finds that it is not everything he had hoped it would be but makes he best of his new life meeting some quirky and misunderstood characters to become a part of their community. He also meets another soul like his named Raven and begins to understand in an odd way what community is and his role he plays in one.
This book was such a great read. A real story that is thought-provoking and unashamed to tell it like life truly is. I truly enjoyed the fantasy and ancestral side of the book. It serves as a good reminder that all is not what it seems to appear and to just follow our instincts to see where they lead. I appreciate the Native American ideas and spirit throughout the book and truly enjoyed the quick and interesting read that it was. Looking forward to learning more about Raven!

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber-Review by Amanda Kimble

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Coyote’s Road Trip is a fantastic read. It’s entertaining and we get to see a coyote shapeshifter.

Jim is our coyote shifter in the story. His neighbors commit suicide and he does a goodbye for them. Now he’s stuck with two ghosts and traveling. He doesn’t know exactly where he’s going, but it’s got to be better than where he’s coming from. The quote I chose for Jim is: “Not around here.” I tried another sip and made another face. “Look, people believe all kinds of crap. I just know that most of its BS. Nature spirits are real. There used to be water spirits around before so many of the marshes dried up. Stars are just stars but there’s something holy about them too. Bones. Mountains. I don’t understand all this religious stuff either. How do you expect me to have all the answers? You’re ghosts. That hasn’t given you any great insights, has it?”

Highly recommended for Dystopian lovers.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Cynthia Tuck

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From beginning to end this story is beautiful. Although this is a story about Coyote, the shape shifter spirit…. this story is so human. The story takes place in a dystopian world affected by climate change and follows Coyote as he leaves everything behind to take a soul searching journey, or a walkabout as I like to call it. Along his journey we meet different characters and hear their stories, and although they don’t stick around for long they leave a lasting impression.
The author has managed to tell a riveting story that makes magic feel like it’s real and made Coyote feel so relatable. He is funny and complex and unpredictable. I truly enjoyed Coyote. Like I really want to gush about him because of how well written his character was. This is a rare talent in authors and I really fell in love with him. Did I say this story was beautiful? This was a quick read, and it pulls you in from the start to finish. This is a 5 star book for me.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Cindy Rushin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novel was enjoyable. It was fun taking the journey with Coyote Jim as he traveled across the country trying to reconnect with himself and with humanity it. The author built a very interesting world and I found myself wanting more. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Ashley Hasting

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coyote Jim is indeed an interesting character. I’m not sure if I’ve read a book like this before, so it took me a moment to get in the groove of reading it. His journey is in the title. He leaves his home to go on a road trip to see where to go and belong in the world. He starts out with familiar spirits that tag along with him and meets others on the way. For a spirit person, I give him credit for what he’s experienced and how he lives in the modern world. If you like Dystopian spirit books, give this one a go.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Jamie Truex

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very good shorter paranormal story. I normally enjoy paranormal and dystopian books but I was skeptical about this one. The idea seemed odd. But I was pleasantly surprised. I really took a liking to Coyote Jim from the beginning. He’s trying to find his purpose in life and we get to go along on his journey while things aren’t great in the world. We meet some interesting characters along the way as well. Overall I think this is a really good book.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Rayne East

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Intriguing adventure
Unique story with shapeshifters, drama and mystery based in a dystopian world. Coyote’s Road Trip is the prequel to Raven Woman’s Tavern, and takes the reader on a journey told by Coyote. The author has done a fantastic job of bringing the reader into Coyote’s mind and interweaving the world as interpreted by him. There are a lot of layers to the story that will appeal to many readers from climate change to grief and finding happiness in the smallest of things.

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Coyote’s Road Trip by Laura Koerber – Review by Lauren Cox

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Quick read, but not short on entertainment, humor, grief or captivating characters.
This book touches on climate change, the changes in the world that is causing droughts and deaths. It also reminds me a lot of native American coyotes stories and spirits I have heard before even though this author clearly states in the beginning of the book that this is not based of off any indigenous groups. Maybe this is just where the author pulled her inspiration from when writing this book.

This paranormal character coyotes ventures out of a sad, dry, empty desert valley of Nevada. As Coyote searches for a new home, he finds new friends and beauty in the most unlikely places throughout his journey. Beauty is defined in the book as more of necessities like water, shelter and food. This book is and can be very dark, moody and sad but the author does a great job of balancing it out with lightness and humor.

Coyote has a lot of depth to his character, Laura did such an amazing job writing, storytelling and growing this character throughout the book. Not only does the story go together seamlessly, she also does a phenomenal job describing the landscape, places and feelings of Coyote and the world that he lives in as he makes his travels across the Pacific Northwest to find his new home. Laura completely engulfed me in this story and had me finishing this book in one sitting.

This is not normally a genre of books I would read, but I am so glad I ventured out and read this story. I highly recommend and will definitely be reading more from this author.

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