Wildefire by Karsten Knight


            Wildefire (Wildefire #1)

                                                  by Karsten Knight 

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.

Hardcover, 393 pages
Expected publication: July 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 

Wildefire is an amazing and fantastically hot book . . . and I'm not just talking "hot" because it has a beautiful volcano goddess. Wildefire took me on the most emotional and exciting thrill ride and the ending just sent me over the top. Karsten Knight, how could you do that to all of us girls? Oh, don't take that the wrong way, the ending was amazing! I just hope you hurry and write the second book because where you left it, I totally held my breath saying "NO, NO,NO! Don't do this to me!” Okay, now that I got that out of my system, let me get to the characters. Ashline Wilde is one tough, kick-butt, in-your-face Polynesian girl. Ash is the queen of sarcasm and wit. She had me laughing so hard I was crying, and Colt Halliday is the drop-dead gorgeous park ranger that matches her snark. Their relationship is so sexy, steamy and hilarious at times. I was begging Ash to take it easy on Colt, but as I was pleading mercy for him, I was laughing hysterically. Colt was a glutton for punishment—he kept coming back for more of Ash’s smart tongue, but he took Ash's sarcastic lashes as if it were a lover's sweet nothings. I definitely was in swoon heaven with the romance between these two. The rest of Ash's friends—Rolfe, Raja, Ade, and Jackie—have strong and well develop personalities. I fell in love with Rolfe. He's one of those fun guy friends who always put a smile on your face. (I want a Rolfe lol) I also got my heart ripped out over him. :( The story plot was awesome, unique, and amazing. I hope Knight takes mercy on me so I don't have to wait so long on the second book. Wildefire is definitely a must read!!! I really loved this book !!! And the cover is beautiful, too!

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  1. What is up with all these awesome new books? This is the second awesome review I've read for WILDEFIRE and I'm ashamed to say I didn't even know it existed.... but no worries, I am SOLD! Will defintely be adding this one to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing :)

    Diana @ The Lovely Getaway

  2. Hi Diana, Yes, Wildefire is AWESOME! lol I'm sure you will enjoy it.:) that other review wouldn't be YA Bound would it? lol!!