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Afterglow (Wildefire #3)

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In this conclusion to the Wildefire trilogy, teen volcano goddess Ashline Wilde learns her former love, Colt Halliday, has an evil plan to kill the Cloak, benevolent beings who oversee the gods. Also, he wants to merge Ash and her two sisters back into a single, too-powerful goddess, Pele. Ash must stop her trickster-god ex-boyfriend once and for all, by feeding a few flam ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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G-anne
Jan 11, 2013 G-anne marked it as to-read
oh god! just finished reading the second book and i'm so sooo excited for this. CAN'T WAIT!! PLSSS JUST SET THE EFFING DATE!!


*You rock Ash and I hope you burn Colt to ashes.
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
4 1/2 stars.

Afterglow is the final book in the Wildefire trilogy about teenage reincarnated Polynesian volcano goddesses Ashline Wilde. In this last installment, Ash is hunting down Colt, her ex-boyfriend as he jumps from state-to-state looking for objects that will help him kill the all-knowing cloak race and to bring the pieces of Pele’s soul back together. With the help of new and old gods, Ashline sets out to make sure Colt doesn’t accomplish his goal, because Pele is one of the most unpredi
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Jane
Die colt burn to ashes and have your skin layered onto the volcano
P๏€cɨℓią* ~SLiTsRead
My favorite series of the year.

Like the second book, this did not disappoint. It’s worth rereading book one and two just for this (pardon my poor memory). The plot, the twists, the action, there were never a dull moment and everything had its own purpose. There were several good surprises, and the ending was just superb. You really couldn’t ask for a better one.

Though Colt was the ever coniving manipulative trickster, you had to give him credits for the length that he went into resurrecting his
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Rachel
This series was so amazing, it depresses me to take it off my To Read list.
This book was so good there isn't much I can say besides whoa.
The rest of this review will be racked with spoilers (view spoiler)
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Thubza
Oct 26, 2012 Thubza marked it as to-read
OH MY GOODNESS THAT COVER.I`M DYING FOR THIS BOOK, I LOVED Wildfire and Embers and Echoes. And I have no doubt that I will love this book as well!!!!!!

I`M SO EXCITED. CAN`T WAIT
Lexie
OH MY SHINY STARS. Look I've made no secret that Knight's books are my loves of literary life. I have my ups and downs with Ash's sister Eve and omg I hate both hate and love Colt so much (this book gave a better impression of why in his twisted brain everything he was doing was justified), but I have nothing but love.

Okay but I can't really delve into this too deeply since its not being published until November, and the gods help S&S and Knight if the ending is altered. So I'll leave you wi
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Peachypeach14
I have to say this. THIS WAS AN AWESOME READ. TOTALLY AWESOME.

I loooooove the ending. And here I was thinking. oh freaking no it's happening again and this time Pele's gonna merge again. And then, on a surprising twist...

Another twist i liked was when Modo (the poor guy) was shacked up with the total bitch Aphrodite (who was so er- i don't know the word but I was wrinkling my nose when she was with the shape-changer).

The sweetest scene in this book is when Ashline and Wes reunited again. I mean
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Sarah
The cover. Looks. AWESOME.

Come on, Ash, be the violent angsty heroine we've come to love and BE AWESOME LIKE ALWAYS.

So rooting for her in this.
Oriana Hinojosa
I read this book for pleasure and couldn't be any happier with how good the book turned out to be. This is the last book in the Wildefire Trilogy. This book is about a reincarnation of a Polynesian goddess, Ashline Wilde. This book is mysterious, action-filled and intriguing.The characters were well developed and unique. This wasn't a book where I got the urge to skip head because i got bored. Ash has to protect the world from her ex-boyfriend Colt Halliday. Since I didn't read the other two boo ...more
Blythe
Oct 11, 2012 Blythe marked it as to-read
Haven't read the first two yet but OH MY GOODNESS THAT COVER.
Angela Hanson
t's no lie that I've loved this entire series the whole way through.
The different cultures with the different types of mythology, the twists and turns, the heated pasts that boil over into reincarnation. It's all fabulous.
This ending was something truly amazing. It almost wasn't an ending, but a temporary chance at a hugely craved vengeance. In short, the ending surprised me in a very, very good way.
If you love mythology, battle, destiny, family and love......well start this series and enjoy the
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Lilth Burns
Personally I liked Wildfire and Embers and Ashes more. I was hoping for closure in Afterglow ~ the eternal kind. Spoiler: I feel like while the ending clip with Johanna/Ash is satisfying to a certain degree, it didn't really solve anything permanently. Colt will eventually and undeniably get out and when he does he now knows how Ash transferred her knowledge to her younger self and can likely figure out a way to stop it (destroy all evidence that the book ever existed). Secondly, I was secretly ...more
Jenelle
Karsten Knight just officially made my list of favorite authors of all time. I mean, I thought Wildefire was good, Embers and Echoes was better, but Afterglow totally blew my mind away.

The plot was just so fast paced! "Kill the Trickster"- that was basically the story arc of Afterglow, but it was brilliantly plotted. From the past to the future, from New York to California... It was one hell of a ride. And prepare yourself mentally for the onslaught of deaths. Karsten Knight does not hold back
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Sophia C
My feelings….oh. This book was amazing. I love Karsten Knight to pieces, and the conclusion to the series was epic. I love the characters and I even like Colt…as a “villain”, that is. The ending was perfect and I felt the end was satisfying, as well. The last sentence drew the series together. I was such a fangirl over this book, and I hope you guys enjoy it, too.

Let’s talk about Colt first. Oh, Colt. I loved him so much throughout the series, because he wasn’t a vanilla antagonist. Yes, not vil
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Alice Of Wonderland
I thought I wouldn't finish this trilogy, but I had a lot of time to kill at the library. I picked up this book in the new book section and read the entire book, cover to cover. This time I do not regret it, because the trilogy did improve.

I no longer like Colt Halliday. He's an idiot along with a bunch of other nicknames. Scumbag. Loser. Selfish dunce. Cheater. There's plenty more. Just simply mentally add in names after cheater. Colt Halliday is going down (in my mind) ever since the first cha
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Jessi Larie


I had some trouble connecting to this one. I still really enjoyed it, but for the most part I didn’t love it like I did the first two books. I didn’t feel much throughout the novel except a bit of shock…until the end came. I saw the sacrifice coming, but it still affected me. I was surprised by the sadness I felt!

Ash was still the same fierce, fiesty MC that I loved from the previous two books. She stayed strong no matter what and kept her head held high. I loved the flashbacks and Pele’s stor
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Page (One Book At A Time)
One thing I remember specifically thinking the first book in the series was lacking was information. You know the back story. I understood that Ashline couldn't remember her previous lives, so in all honesty is made sense that we don't get the story. It just bugged me a little. In this book we get it all. And I loved every minute of it.

Ashline seems to get all her memories back in this book. We finally get to see when she first meets Colt and what caused the the whole disruption. I was curious a
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Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 11/22/13: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2013/...

Ash's story is finally coming to a close and it certainly goes out with a bang. Afterglow channels all the things I loved about the first novel while upping the stakes. Ash is still on Colt's trail, but now he has has Eve and Rose under his spell. Can Ash liberate her sisters, complete the task given to her by The Cloak, and find a way to a lead a normal life?

I have loved Ash since the first moment I met her. It's im
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Daisy
***WARNING: SPOILERS POSSIBLE FOR FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES***

Guys, I was really excited to read Afterglow, and while I may not have liked it as much as I did Embers and Echoes, it was a satisfying conclusion to the series!

We meet Ash again, trying to track down her sisters and Colt, whose crazy ass is trying to put Ash, Eve and Rose back together into one volatile goddess. Yeah. That didn't sound like such a great idea to me either. But Colt has his heart set on it and Ash is trying to stop
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Title: Afterglow
Author: Karsten Knight
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: Nov 12, 2013
Rating: 3/5

Cover Impressions: I did a little searching and found out that Laurent Linn is the cover artist for all three books. Man, does he ever do good work. All three of these covers are stunning and, as I said before, I loved that extra step of making the covers velvety soft. They make me want to cuddle them.

Review:
Afterglow is an enjoy
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Constanza Aballay
This is the first time I get Book Hangover... and this was worse, because Afterglow was the end of Wildefire trilogy.

I don't how to say the lots of things that are boiling right now in my head and heart, there's one that I can say for sure: THIS TRILOGY HAS BECOME MY FAVORITE. So this isn't a review, just my personal opinion.

The first time I came across Wildefire was because of my nagging obsession with mythlogy, and when I realized it was about a Polynesian (yep, I've fantasied about having Pol
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as of 10-28-12

I know I haven't even read the 2nd book yet but I just can't wait to see how this whole series comes to an end... wonder what will happen??

as of 1-12-14

I just recieved this book in the mail, im disappointed by how small it is. Oh well, i hope it meets my expectations

As of January 19th 2014..

This book, although sadenly small, was quite a beautiful ending to a volcanic filled series.

I was scared and nervous to read this book, first due to the reason that
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Annette
4stars
3rd person POV
FINAL BOOK IN THE WILDFIRE SERIES!

Ok this was a really great book on its own.. But kind of a slow paced and not as action packed with twist and turns and OMG moments as I think a series finally book should have. These books have been great!! Love the supernatural powers the different gods and goddesses from all types of mythology. Kept me on my toes trying to remember some of the gods and what powers they had etc. but I guess I had imagined what would happen at the end and si
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Natasha
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Melissa
I have been dying for this book, I was a little disappointed. I don't know I feel like it didn't have it. I don't know how to explain I liked it, but it felt forced just something to fill a book.

Everything is coming to a head, Ash was going to do whatever it takes to end Colt, and putting the three pieces back together. As Ash goes on the hunt for what he wants, she will get it first. There is some surprises in this book, and I couldn't believe it. Colt is as evil and manipulative as ever, but
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Jillian
I found this the weakest of the three. So much running around, so many characters introduced for 8 pages before they run away or get killed off or otherwise disappear. Even the climax - let's end the whole thing by almost-accident.
It wrapped up the loose ends neatly, but it felt like it was forced and like it was a cop-out at the same time.
Kate
Very cool ending to a fabulously written trilogy! Definitely one of my favorite book series of all time! I do feel there could have been a few more chapters or details mentioned to conclude some important events that happened in the story and also for the reader to have had one last look at certain characters instead of only focusing on Ashline. Even though the book was told from her point of view it would have been nice to know if some characters survived or had plans for the future instead of ...more
Emi Lingsan
I loved the ending... It was gratifying and it closed everything for me. There is no cliff hangers and you felt that after everything you've read... That's it. It gives you the feeling of closure and contentment.
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Karsten Knight has been writing since the age of six, when he completed his first masterpiece: a picture book series about an adventurous worm. In the two decades that have followed, Karsten worked as a proofreader, a bookseller, and a college admissions counselor before finally deciding that his true calling was as a volcano godd
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