Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle Review

In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the “haunting, twisting thrill ride” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the Bolivian jungle, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life.

Lily Bushwold thought she’d found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it.

When the gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia, she finds bonding with other broke, rudderless girls at the local hostel isn’t the life she wants either. Tired of hustling and already world-weary, crazy love finds her in the form she least expected: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man who’d abandoned his life as a hunter in Ayachero—a remote jungle village—to try his hand at city life.

When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Thirty-foot anaconda? Puppy-sized spiders? Vengeful shamans with unspeakable powers? Love-struck Lily is oblivious. She follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle--its wonders as well as its terrors—using only her wits and resilience.

Primal, gripping, and terrifying, Into the Jungle features Erica Ferencik’s signature “visceral, white-knuckle” (Entertainment Weekly) prose that will sink its fangs into you and not let go.

Title:Into the Jungle
Edition Language:English

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    Into the Jungle Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    3.5 stars rounded to 4"Hold on to your little flame of self, because the world wants to blow it out, my beloved son."This is one of those books that feels difficult to review, because it's heavy on pl...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***Well I am happy to report that this is one book that really delivered! It’s not a thriller in the sense of a psychopath on the loose but I certainly found it thrilling and exciti...

  • Tammy

    Verdant, vibrant, pulsing with life and an infinite number of ways to die; this is the Amazon jungle. Merely brushing against a plant may kill you so one must always be hyper-vigilant when within the ...

  • Carrie

    Ah the things you learn from reading… with Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik I learned that a trip into the Bolivian jungle will never be put on my bucket list. I’m not one that has a fear of snak...

  • Holly  B

    Decided to DNF at 38% .....I just can't get into these characters at all. I thought the setting would be interesting, but it isn't. Really enjoyed this authors novel, The River at Night.I just can't ...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    A unique tale where the chills are provided by the dangerous South American rainforest, the jungle where lives can easily be lost to nature.Growing up in South America, we would often spend holidays o...

  • Carol

    Jaguars! Snakes! Tarantulas! INTO THE JUNGLE follows a resilient 19 year old Lily Bushwold from foster home to job opportunity in Cochabamba, Bolivia. There she meets up with a kind, gentle man who tu...

  • Sherri Thacker

    Into the Jungle was such a fascinating book! Who knew so many things went on in the Bolivian Amazon jungle???? This is a true story of someone who actually lived in the jungle and encountered all thes...

  • Carolyn

    The author, Erica Ferencik, writes vivid, vibrant descriptions about nature, both in the Maine forests (first book) and now in the Amazon jungle setting. I loved her first book, The River at Night, wh...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    So, this is not the typical thriller you're used to where there's a killer on the rampage, or a person missing, etc. This one is the journey of Lily... who has no family and is just traveling along, d...