Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade

Wilde's Army
Author:Krystal Wade
Release Date: July 4, 2012
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Darkness Falls Book #2
ISBN13:  9781620070659
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: netgalley

“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 ended on a huge cliffhanger and WILDE'S ARMY starts up with no time having passed. Immediately she runs into Perth, the man no body likes and the one she is expected to marry. They have to work together to free the others and get them to safety so that Kate can form her army.

WILDE'S ARMY pretty much blows every prediction or feelings you had about the series as a whole out of the water. Enemies are actually allies and some allies are actually enemies. Expectations are shoved aside and deeply ingrained ways of living are challenged. The pace is nice, the action was non stop and the character growth was great. I loved following the group around Encardia and watching the loyalty that Katriona earned. Kate and Arlands relationship had fantastic growth and by the end you will be swooning watching them together. Kate is falling into her prophesied role well and I love watching her grow with her family and friends by her side. 

The ending builds up book 3 nicely without the huge cliffhanger that was the ending of book 1 and I cant wait to see how Kate's dreams coincide with the battles that are to come. 

I gave it 3.5/5 stars