Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wildefire by Karsten Knight Review

"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."

Wildefire is a fascinating spark for the beginning of, what looks to be, a great series. Wildefire is a book of a war between gods and goddess, and the "Cloak" and the gods. 

Wildefire's plot goes up and down, exciting yet also amazing. I was so into this book, because of the synopsis and the kicking-the-cheater's-butt beginning. (Yeah, Ashline's boyfriend cheated on her with another girl. Ashline and her sister beat them up pretty well.) Knight's writing is addicting yet also serious and crazy. The entire book scream "Warning! Warning! Warning! There's a lunatic in this book so watch out! People are out of their minds!" and etcetera, etecera, etecera. 

The ending is so "...and then the plot thickens." My eyes just went wide; my mind blank. I was so surprise by the shocking twist. That is the epic twist of the entire book. It makes me realize that this book, this series is just warming up for the battle. 

Told from Ashline's POV, Wildefire is guarantee to burn some of our characters. It doesn't mean Ashline will be doing the burning, though. 


Ashline is a fairly normal girl, if you don't include the part that she is a volcano goddess. Ashline is unpredictable and a little stormy. 

Colt, Colt, Colt, Colt is the star of the story. It's mainly because he's the big twist at the end which makes him the big guy/big character in the book. Every person who died, every person who lost someone in Wildefire can thank Colt for doing that. Is it crazy to be cheering for him despite what he's done?

Rating: Four out of Five

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