Saturday, 25 August 2012

Review: Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade

Original Title: Wilde's Fire
Series: Darkness Falls #1
Author: Krystal Wade
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release Date: May 13, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

“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? 


*** Thanks to Curiosity Quills Press for the review copy. *** 

Kate Wilde was thrown into a world, she was dreaming about for about 7 years.  In those dreams, she is in love with a guy, who always ends up dying.  When Kate, her sister and her best friend (Brad) goes to camping, Kate finds herself drawn to another world through a portal.  When all of them gets through that portal, what they see there is horror.  Somehow, Kate pushes her sister back to 'our' world, but locks herself and Brad in that other world.  In that deadly situation, Brad confesses that he is in love with Kate for a very long time.  But, Kate already is in love with her dream boyfriend.  So, what would you do, if that dream boyfriend comes to rescue you in that other world and he claims to be your protector?

Kate's life changes after her dream boyfriend - Arland, comes into her life.  Brad was wounded and in the world where they are, there are no enough medical facilities.  Will she lose Brad in these no-light-only-dark world.  Will she lose her own life and Arland's too, due to some unnecessary rival between the Gods?

The lead male characters are Brad and Arland, and they are both great characters in their own and completely opposite way.  I liked almost all the characters of the novel, except KATE (see reason below).  The author made me curious with the blurb and the introduction.  And did you see the cover?  Looks interesting, right?  It made me want to read this book in the first place.  These are the pros of this novel.

Although I was curious as to how the plot moves, the writing doesn't create a bonding between me and the novel.  This obviously became the major flaw of this novel. 

I love my fictional female lead characters to be strong.  But, the heroine in "Wilde's Fire" is not strong, she is made to look strong by the author.  And that is the second thing, that I hated.  Kate's courage felt fake.  Yep, there are some more flaws in the novel, that will make the readers get annoyed.  But, I think I will judge this author after reading her next book in the series.

Will read the next novel, but just to finish the started story and to give the author, a second chance.

Rating: 2 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being on the tour but you need to add the tour button to this post please thanks


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