Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology

Description (taken from Karsten Knight's website):
Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as:

• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust
• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions

Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened. As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3:

• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

Another breath of mythology...  I enjoyed the setting and learning about the various abilities these teenage Gods had.  But the story was too rough, and it didn't sit well with me.  Maybe it's because I can't relate to having a sister who also happens to be my mortal enemy.  Or it could be that this book was written by a guy, and I've been reading from too many female authors that I've created a disconnect.

All I can say is meh, read it if you enjoy mythology and/or fantasy.  You might have a different opinion.


  1. I barely set up a user account with goodreads. So yes, eventually I will get the hang of it (maybe)...


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