Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review of Wildefire

I won this ARC of Wildefire by Karsten Knight from Rachel at Fiktshun
 under the premise that I would read it and write an honest review. So, presenting my review of Wildefire by Karsten Knight.

Goodreads Summary: "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 LOVED Ash and not just because we share a name. Well, a nickname as our actual names are not identical. Anyway. THIS CHICK IS AWESOME. She's a total badass and I love that about her. And I don't use the term badass lightly.

I've read a lot of reviews about this book that said they didn't like Eve, Ash's sister, which puts me in the minority I guess. I'm not saying I loved the girl but I was just as torn as Ash herself as to how I should feel about her. I really wanted to like her but Eve was seriously troubled. And maybe just a little evil.

And the other characters? Great cast. I wish the people I had gone to school with had been more like these guys. Maybe I need to be a goddess. And go to a boarding school. And move to Northern California. Not necessarily in that order.

I LOVED the fact that various mythologies were present instead of just the Greek gods/goddess' that we are all probably used to. I also appreciated the fact that though the romance was steamy it wasn't always front and center in the storyline. Ash had other things going on in her life like discovering that she's a goddess, clashing with her sister and those took priority.

And the ending? Easily the best cliff-hanger that I have read in a long time. I literally felt as if I had just stepped off the edge of a cliff when I read the last page of Wildefire, the ground just suddenly went out from underneath me and it was over. I cannot wait to read the sequel to this book.

The best review that I can give you guys about Wildefire is that it was a one-seater. By this I do not mean that the book did not provide sufficient seats for a couple, though it did in fact not, what I mean is that I curled up in the corner of my comfy couch to read a chapter or two and ended up devouring the entire novel. In a single sitting.

I'm giving Wildefire by Karsten Knight a five out of five stars review. Yes, it was that good. And if you don't grab a copy of this book the second that it comes out I will smite you. Yes, smite you. Even though I'm not a goddess...nor do I know any gods or goddess'. Just don't test me for I will find a way to smite someone with or without these godly powers.

And if you haven't checked out Karsten Knight's vlogs yet you also deserve to be smited for they are hilarious.


  1. Great review, really enthusiastic! I had a lot of issues with this book but I'm glad you enjoyed it =]

    The Cait Files

  2. Thank you! It means a lot to hear that because I really struggled writing this review. :]