Just my rambling, plus whatever book I've recently read!
There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.
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. Kate'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 Kate 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 first book in the Darkness Falls series, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself into this epic fantasy.
With hints, dreams, and premonitions of what might be come, this story will keep you engrossed from start to finish as you stay with Katriona as she lands in another world, and has to learn to make her own way there. With new friends to help her, she finds she fits in just fine, but still worries about her ill best friend, and the family left behind. With danger coming at them from all sides, Katriona has to learn just who she can rely on.
This was a great story, exceedingly well written, that drew me in. I did find it a bit difficult to connect with Katriona at times, as she seemed so incredibly blinkered where her best friend was concerned. And now I'm being completely picky, but she seemed to fit into the new world, just a tad too easily! But like I said, that is me being picky. It did make a nice change to read about a main female who had no doubts about where she belonged though.
Ending on one heckuva cliffhanger, I enjoyed every word, every piece of action. I will be following this series, for sure! Definitely recommended by me.
I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.
The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).
I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.