Wildefire by Karsten Knight (Wildefire #1)

Author: Karsten Knight
Published July 26th 2011 by Simon and Schuster
400 pages
Review Copy from Simon and Schuster Galley Grab
Series: Wildefire
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

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.

I decided to read this because of the cover. Looks really intriguing right? Just like the title, it's pretty much a "wilde" read.

The book is about sisters Ashline and Evelyn Wilde. Both have some violent streaks that they sometimes couldn't control and worse they are born with it. Eve is the runaway sister and won't leave town until Ash goes with her. Ashline, after transferring to Blackwood Academy, discovers her true identity and finally gets explanation of what she and her sister had become. Ash will try to protect people she cares about and prevent people from dying due to Eve's inescapable rage.

I did enjoy reading this. I think it's because it has a unique concept of the usual gods and goddesses in young adult books. It's take in mythology is interesting that would keep you reading til the end. Not to mention the action-packed scenes that may show extreme violence. The characters are likable and have their own identity that won't keep you confused. There's mystery in the story which I really like and that I had lots of questions about. I thought this isn't a series until I saw on Goodreads that there would be a sequel. That's good because the ending is very intriguing and I'd love to read the next books.

Wildefire is an engaging read. The author managed to get me hooked on the story because of the clear narration and witty lines.

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥


France said...

The writing is amazingly well-written. Karsten is an amazing storyteller that knows how to keep you fully emerged in a novel from the beginning to the very bitter end.

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