August 9, 2012

Darkness Falls Tour: Review














Wilde's Fire (Darkness Falls Book #1)
Author: Krystal Wade
Genre: YA Fantasy 

"There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most." - Katriona Wilde. 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 Army (Darkness Falls Book #2)
Author: Krystal Wade

“Hello, Katriona.”
Those two words spark fear in Katriona Wilde and give way to an unlikely partnership with Perth, the man she’s been traded to marry for a favor. Saving her true love and protector Arland, her family, and their soldiers keeps her motivated, but the at-odds duo soon realizes trust is something that comes and goes with each breath of Encardia’s rotting, stagnant air. The moment when concern for her missing sister spirals out of control, all thoughts of trust are pushed aside and she finds herself trapped by the daemon tricks Perth warned her of.

However, rescuing those she loves is only half the problem.

Kate still must get to Willow Falls, unite her clashing people, and form an army prepared to fight in order to defeat Darkness. When so many she’s grown fond of die along the journey, her ability to play by the gods’ rules is tested.

How will she make allies when the world appears stacked against her? And will she still be Katriona Wilde, the girl with fire?


Wilde's Fire is a young adult fantasy that follows the main character, Kate, out of her reality and into a world that is relying on her to save it. I thought that the idea of the novel was unique and interesting. However, I found the writing style to be a little bit lacking and it actually made what I thought would be a refreshing concept turn into a relatively dry and predictable story. I think what I disliked about the writing was the lack of character and story building as well as not enough energy and description for my tastes.

As I mentioned, the concept of this book is wonderful and has so much potential. The characters, setting, background - everything that is needed for a great novel is all there. Something about the writing didn't fit well with me, but that's completely my opinion and I'm sure others will love it. Since the concept of the series sounds great to me, I will read the second book in the series, Wilde's Army, to see if it can grab my interest and hopefully draw me back into the series.

About the Author:
Krystal Wade can be found in the sluglines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday. With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers--who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas--sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read. How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?

Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to. They keep her sane.

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