In 2127, a young farmhand who calls herself Janice runs away from her corporate contract, her home, and everything in her past. Ahead of her is the Colorado desert, baking in a hundred and ten degrees of summer heat. But it’s better than what’s behind her. ~ Back Cover Blurb for Draw Out
Fans of the “Aces High, Jokers Wild” series have asked to hear Janice’s story many times. In this novella, her early life is finally revealed.
This is my 7th review of books in this cyberpunk dystopian hopepunk (yes I said hopepunk) series by O.E. Tearmann – and if you’ve read my other reviews, you won’t be surprised that Draw Out will receive high praise from me.
This time around we learn Janice’s backstory, which she grudgingly tells to her Wildcards family. They’ve been eager to learn more about her life before she joined the Wildcards, and so was I! I can certainly see why she needed to be bribed with a few strong drinks to be able to spill the sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes triumphant details that are the story of her younger self’s life.
If you are new to the Wildcards, set this book aside and grab a copy of The Hands We’re Given, the first book in the series. Janice’s story is important, but much more meaningful if you’ve come up through the storyline and are better acquainted with present-day Janice and her chosen family.