Friday, July 15, 2011

Wildefire Review

By Karsten Knight

Every flame begins with a spark.

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She's struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve's violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California's redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn't go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school - being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger - Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood.and she's one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she's got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time. And when warm and cold fronts collide, there's guaranteed to be a storm.

What I Liked
The introduction starts off with a fist fight, teeth are flying and blood is flowing. The book continues with event after event, never slowing down till the final period and there is nothing else left on the page. The last paragraph leaves you reeling and demanding more! What did I do the moment I finished the book? I hopped on the computer and searched for more information. I also messaged Karsten to ask some questions.
Ashlin Wilde aka Ash: I like how human Ash remains throughout the book, she maybe this all powerful goddess but she is consistently thinking about the well being of her family, friends and wanting her sister to be what they use to be, friends. I also love her short fuse of a temper, her back talking attitude and her quick wit. It is very easy to sympathize and relate with Eve and understanding that she just wants to fit it and move on from her mistakes.
Evelyn Wilde aka Eve: The very bad, not a role model older sister. Boy am I glad I don't have a sister like her. Eve does make for a great antagonist character for the story, you come to fear, hate and pity her. Families are suppose to stick together through thick and thin and do what is best for the family, but Eve has completely lost sight of this and twisted right and wrong.
I love mythology and I especially love books containing mythology. All different gods and goddesses from different cultures are brought into this book forming a new and creative way to use the deities. Mortally immortal deities, so awesome!

What I Didn't Like
Another dang cliffhanger ended. Why oh why must you taunt me again!

Fantastic new debut author to keep your eye on. If you love mythology and feisty lead female character this is just the book for you. 
Wildefire gets released to the wild July 26th, 2011 pre-order your copy today

Wildefire Trilogy is a new trilogy (yay for trilogies)


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