Monday, June 11, 2012

Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade

Title: Wilde's Fire
Author: Krystal Wade
Release Date: May 13th, 2012
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pages: 324
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: ARC; Netgalley
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her.

Kate’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made.

Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?

I was excited to read this book and really happy that I got the chance to get it early, but as I started to read I realized how heavily disappointed I really was.

The main character was very...bland, is the way I can say it. She didn't express much emotion. I was a little irritated at her because all she did was say, "This happened and I said this and this happened" and I am just thinking, how much more robotic can she possibly sound!

I was really annoyed with her sister as well. Brit was the exact opposite of Kate, but she needed a filter. This girl said the wrong things and behaved rudely and was ten years ahead of her time. Way ahead of her time. I just wanted Kate to tell her sister to be quiet because I can't stand her!

I didn't like where the author first threw us. There was an event that happened beforehand and it seemed that people were referring to it but I never got the full picture too well. And not to mention there wasn't much time to actually know the three characters very well. There wasn't a very well established back story and I was just confused.

Though, I do have to give Wilde some credit. She did add, very well too, the air of mystery. From the start reader's get the impression that there was something about Kate that wasn't exactly normal. And I liked how she dragged that out a little, but not too much.

So, the book did have it's good points, but it gets two stars because the bad does outweigh the good. I probably won't waste my time reading the second book.

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