Review: Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Wildefire (Wildefire #1)
Release Date: July 26 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA/Fiction/Supernatural
Source: Bought
Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

My Thoughts:
 I absolutely loved Wildefire. Ash was an amazing heroine. She is a firecracker with such fury and an edginess to her that made reading Wildefire enjoyable

I loved the plot of Wildefire. A breathtaking change from most of the novels that are being published. The Gods and Goddess aspect was refreshing. I loved the relationship that Ash had with Eve. The dynamic of their violent relationship definitely made this an enticing read.

I thought all the sub character's were great. I actually found myself crying through some parts. Ash's love interest Colt is definitely a sexy character. A rough and smoldering park ranger. He awakens something in Ash that she didn't think she would experience again.

The cliffhanger at the end of Wildefire had me in shock. Most endings are somewhat predictable but I honestly did not see this one coming. Karsten did an amazing job of deterring your attention elsewhere, while he snuck up one of the best cliffhanger's I have read in a long time. 

I loved loved Wildefire. Definitely an amazing YA read that will leave you craving for more. 

I Give This 5/5 Hearts!

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  1. I struggled with this one a lot. I felt that Karsten wrote the book with some plot elements missing. That being said I did like the originality of the story and that their powers came from lesser known areas. I was attached in some weird way by the end of the story and I really want to know more about the park ranger all of a sudden having something to do with Ash's world.