Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wildefire Review

400 pages

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.

Review:
In the beginning of this novel you jump right in to Ashline's story. At first it seems as though she's a violent character but as the story goes on you understand more of what is going on with her. Her sister Eve, on the other hand is completely different. Violence seems to be second nature to her even though its hard to understand the reasoning behind it. I enjoyed all the new people Ashline met when she transferred to Blackwood Academy especially when their powers were discovered. I especially enjoyed the diversity of the gods and goddeses and the fact that they consist of different ethnic groups and cultures. The action definitely picks up later in the book and there are some unexpected and sad moments. The ending threw me for a loop to say the least and left me anticipating reading the next novel in the series. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of mythology and enjoys a heroine who doesn't mind kicking some butt.