Book Review: Wilde's Fire (Darkness Falls #1) by Krystal Wade

“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. She'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 she discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?

Wilde's Fire is the thrilling first instalment of debut author Krystal Wade's urban fantasy Darkness Falls trilogy, already exciting critics with its intensity and immersive, unique world and concept.

Release Date: May 12,2012
Age Group: YA, I think… (I say this because Google did not confirm it…and that makes me skeptical)
Source: Kelli
Reviewed by: Madi B

I was excited to read this mainly because of the cover. I know, I know, don’t judge a book by its cover. But it felt like velvet!!!! How can you not be excited?

The book opens up to Katriona waking up from a sleepover (if that’s what you call it) with her best friend…who’s a dude!!! I was like wait what??? Then I re-read it and guess who was right…THIS GIRL!!! I guess I don’t completely understand because I don’t have guy friends that I’m THAT close with. I just kind of shrugged it off and moved on. Then BOOM her-best-friend-who-is-a-guy-whose-name-is-also-Brad turns out to be a total crazy psychopath!

And then we meet Galen, (Am I the only one who finds his name ridiculous? And I apologize if I offended any Galen’s. I don’t hate you, just your name.) who is perfect. Tan, tall, completely gorgeous, single, and has NOT ONE FLAW! NOT A ONE!  Come one authors! I thought we got over that one once the last Twilight movie came out! Then I forced myself to keep calm and carry on. Then her and Galen started flirting and such (didn’t see that one coming) then she was all “Come sleep with me” and he was all “Ok” and I was all “Are they serious? GET SOME MORALS WHY DON’T-CHA!” (Not like “sleeping together” sleeping together, but sleeping-in-the-same-bed sleeping together.) Where are her parents? Oh yeah just over there in the corner ENCOURAGING IT! She said “I’ll give y’all some space” like WHAT? (excuse my teenager but the “like” was necessary) Then they were taking baths together. (Oh don’t worry they had clothes on, but not very much at that!) Excuse me while I go gag. Is this behavior normal? If it is, I’m sure glad I’m not!

But the book was not completely composed of bad parts. The characters Flanna and Kate’s sister were awesome and funny. Frankly I wanted the book to be from their perspective, not Kate’s. But I wished we saw more of the cool fictional world the author created and less of Kate, Galen, and Brad’s love triangle. Overall, I thought the book was okay.

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