Saturday, June 18, 2011


Title: Wildefire
Author: Karsten Knight
Rating: 3.5/5
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.
My Thoughts: Intense is the first word that springs to mind when thinking about this book. From start to finish, Wildfire is one intense emotion after another. I loved the concept of gods reincarnated and particularly liked that they extended beyond traditional western Greek, Roman and Norse lore. There is no lack of action in the book. What I’m not sure the plot resolves is the purpose and intent of The Cloak. Are they good? Are they bad? Do we trust them because of the scrolls? The book left off on a cliffhanger, and I will definitely be checking back in for the 2nd book!

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