Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wildalone Book Review

I have a really good YA Fantasy/Thriller for you that I know you are going to love! It's so twisted yet so compelling, I really don't know which category to put it in. There is a supernatural feel to it that I know a lot of you will appreciate. The book is Wildalone written by Krassi Zourkova.
In this darkly imaginative debut novel full of myth, magic, romance, and mystery, a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers, and discovers terrifying secrets about her family and herself—a bewitching blend of Twilight, The Secret History, Jane Eyre, and A Discovery of Witches.

Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land. Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life—including an enigmatic young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her. Drawn to the elusive Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, she ventures into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous.

In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the samodivi or “wildalones”—forest witches who beguile and entrap men—Thea will discover a family secret bound to transform her forever . . . if she can accept that dead doesn't always mean gone, and love doesn't always distinguish between the two.
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My Thoughts:
Wow, I was literally blown away by this book! It has everything you could ask for in a supernatural/spooky kind of book and it's perfect for the Halloween season! You could actually put this genre in several different types of books depending on how you view those selections.
This is a dark story about a girl who desperately wants to fit in and she finds her match in a set of brothers that are as secretive and dark as they come. And the really bad part is that they both want Thea, who doesn't understand what she is or what they are. Which is why she ultimately gets dragged into a love triangle with the two of them.
I must warn you that this book can be disturbing in some of it's portrayal of Thea and Rhys, but it didn't really bother me other than I wish Thea had stood up for herself a little more aggressively. Otherwise, it's a fantasy type book and you have to read it and judge it as such. I don't want my fantasy books to be seeped into reality because I have enough reality in my life. I want something so bizarre that when I read it, I know that no way can this happen in real life.
If you like your Fantasy/Supernatural books the same way, then you will enjoy reading this book. If you like more reality, then maybe not. The way it ended I am betting there will be a sequel!
Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product.  All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.