Monday, June 18, 2012

Review: Wilde's Fire

Wilde's Fire
By: Krystal Wade
Release Date: May 13, 2012
Series: Darkness Falls

Description:
“There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”—Katriona Wilde.
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?

Review:

I was immediately hooked on this book.  Could not keep myself from reading it.  From the strength and love of the heroine to the painfully obsessiveness of her best friend, the story intrigued me.  I haven't read any books previously about elves or should I say specifically about elves but I will say that I will look for more, especially the next book in this series.

We meet the main character, Kate, as she is going on camping trip with her best friend Brad and her younger sister.  This is where she sees a yellow light and decides to follow it into a secret underwater cave, only to be portalled in to a different world.  One where Kate feels a strong attachment and sense of belongingness.  After stepping through they are immediately met by demons who are ready to attack.  Kate pushes her sister back through the portal, while her best friend Brad gets attacked and injured by the demon.  This is where the adventure begins.

Kate meets Arland the guy who is literally from her dreams. Their connection is immediate.  They begin training for the war that has been prophesied to be won by Kate leading the army, she is the key, she is light and Arland is the Keeper of the Light.  Of course she doesn't believe in any of this at first, how can she if she's just had a normal lifestyle and her mother never bothered to introduce her to her original world and secrets.  She doubts herself greatly but with Arland's ever growing love, she begins to feel more confident and gain more courage than she could have thought she ever would have had.  There's still guilt there over her best friend Brad, he loved her too much, but she doesn't feel the same.  This will come back to her in the end.
From some unknown place, a tiny bit of courage makes its way into my soul.  I stand, ready to take this on.
The cover of this book was beautiful because she really does come ablaze with blue light as if she was on fire.  It was the perfect picture to depict the story as she is running through a strange world lighting the way as she goes through. 

The story was magical  and beautiful all at once.  The worlds created by Krystal Wade sound amazingly  beautiful at least before darkness got a hold of it, but goodness and light will prevail, they just have to.  The bath alone sounds like an enchanting place full of nature and ambiance.  I can't wait to see what happens in the next book and to see what new evil creatures the author will create.  Very much recommended.

Disclaimer:

I received this book from NetGalley and Curiosity Quills Press, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!
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