When: July 26th, 2011
Where: Simon and Shuster
Why: Cover Love
How: For Review
Every flame begins with a spark.To quote my mini goodreads review: Absolutely brillant. Spunky heroine, amazing mythology, sexy love interest, and kickass concept.
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 the story of Ash finding out exactly what the hell is going on with not only her life, but her sister Eve as well. The relationship between the two of them was intense and possibly my favorite part about the entire thing! They had a crazy tension and build up of anger between them because of everything that had happened over the years and I loved how resiliant Ash was to forgive her for everything she had done. I don't know if I would've been able too either!
Add a boarding school full of gods who are equal parts awesome and powerful, and you won't be able to put it down. I also loved how not all the gods were Roman or Greek (some variety in life, please!) but came from all parts and mythologies of the world! I loved finding out about scandinavian, polynesian, and egyptian gods throughout the entire thing. Also, the action was crazy and the writing was brash, real, and the characters well-rounded and totally kickass.
Ashline was just seriously funny and smart and knew what she wanted (and sometimes didn't know what she wanted, which is awesome.) She was a real teenager who snuck out of her school and went to party and had a fun time with her life! And in the end, she was
real despite all the craziness going on around her!
In the end, LOVED this book and i'm dying for a sequel (by the way, satisfying ending)