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Review: Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wildefire by Karsten Knight
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Series: Wildefire #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 401
Source: Simon & Schuster - Galley Grab

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.

I've read about Roman and Greek myths and gods, but I've never read anything about Polynesian myths so that idea itself already got my attention. Gods and goddesses reincarnated and living their lives in a high school boarding school is quite a story. Wildefire was intense and hilarious with Karsten's writing.

The most fun I had was reading about all these different gods and goddesses that are associated with Ashline. I think that everyone who have read Wildefire would agree that Ashline is a total badass heroine. She's fierce! Not only is she fierce in battles but also on the tennis court. I wish I could play tennis like Ashline.

For those who are wondering, there's also a guy named Colt that's a park ranger who's kind of charming. Karsten gives us just a bit to get to know Colt but it wasn't enough for me to have an opinion yet.

WARNING! There is a HUGE cliffhanger.

After I got over the cliffhanger to get up, I noticed that I was slightly burnt from reading out in the sun. Karsten thought it was fitting that I got burnt while reading Wildefire. Not cool.

Although I enjoyed the book it took a bit too long for me to get into it. I was tempted to drop the book altogether because it took over 300 pages. But I'm glad that I finished Wildefire.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5


  1. I'm reading Wildefire now....I know what you mean. I am enjoying it, Colt pops in everynow and then, but cliffhanger you say!!!..well I had better braise myself, I have 100 ereader pages left to go....I'm still working my head around Cloaks????

    Michelle A

  2. I've only heard good things about this. I need to get my hands on it! Great review :D

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  3. I am glad that you continued! The last bit of the book is what made it for me, also. I know that you were so close to giving it up, so I'm glad that it was worth finishing!

  4. I'm not sure what I expected from Wildefire...I saw the rave reviews, but I still wasn't completely convinced. The premise sounded a little been there, done that to me. Wow, was I wrong. I discovered from page 1 that this book was something different. Wildefire is something awesome.


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