Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade
Publisher: Curiousity Quills Press
Available in ebook and paperback.
Kate, her sister, and her best friend Brad camp in the woods for the first time without parents. We find out that Kate is plagued by dreams and visions of a lover named Arland. When she enters the portal hidden in the woods, she discovers that this dream man is real.
My love for Wilde’s Fire increased as the book progressed. I went from desperately wanted to kill this obnoxiously happy and oblivious trio of character wandering through the woods in the first chapter to eagerly awaiting the sequel by the final chapter. The book set up a little cliche and the characters seemed too fake, but then Kate ends up transporting through a portal and that fakeness we found out was actually FAKE, so all is forgiven for that bad start. Hell, yeah…on to this cool new realm. The cast of characters inside the portal world are colorful, despite the lack of sunlight and well-rounded for side characters. Flanna is Arland’s sister and takes care of the housekeeping, cooking, and everything non-fighting related for the residents. Considering that there are about twenty people and her only help is from some of the children, Flanna eagerly takes advantage of Kate’s offers to help with everything. Flanna is bubbly and nosy. She’s not above spying on her brother or Kate to find out gossip. She’s by far my favorite character in the book.
When Kate and her love interest Arland decide to travel back to the world we know, I was like….no, please. That world is boring and the people remind me of those in Beverly Hills, California – one dimensional. Kate’s sister and mother weren’t nearly as developed as the rest of the cast. Her mother especially felt like a “role” in the story rather than a real person with feelings and history.
I did like the creatures and the world created in Wilde’s Fire. Even Brad, who I hated initially, I grew to love as I learned more about his past and personality. I’m reluctant to say more because of spoilers. If you can survive the first couple of boring chapters in the real world, its definitely worth checking out.
“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?
This book will appeal to YA and Fantasy fans.
If you’re interested in purchasing this book, you can buy it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. More reviews are available at Goodreads. Book two in the series released July 4, 2012. Expect a review of Wilde’s Army soon.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.