Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
I enjoyed this book, for me there were a few times that it felt long winded, but by the end of the book, I felt that Knight would not have been able to tell his story with out every word he used. I first about this book on my travels through the blogasphere and when I received a copy I was very excited.
I loved the fact that this was a book dealing with gods and goddesses, however, it's not about the Greek gods. I do love a good re-telling of Greek myths, but there are other cultures who's myths are almost as good or just as good.
Wildefire is the story about a Polynesian goddess, a Polynesian volcano goddess. Awesome right? It was! I loved how Ash always had a snarky remark but it never felt rude. Her sister kinda bugged me at times but I am still glad her character was there. I felt that the flow of the book was good and the voice was strong.
Ash's interactions with all the others felt real and never forced. The dialog was strong and I simply loved this book. Knight is an author to watch.
Overall rating ***** 5 out of 5 stars
Cover art Love it!
Obtained: Sent by the publisher for review.
**This book is on sale July 26 2011**