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"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 s...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published May 13th 2012 by Curiosity Quills Press (first published March 2012)
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Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
What? No, no, no, no, no, that's not the end! It's doesn't end there! *Shakes eReader furiously* Ah man! That sucks!

Well, aside from the book ending VERY abruptly, and without any warning. (Usually you can tell you are being prepared for the end, even for a cliffhanger ending. This one kind of just stops. And I REALLY didn't want it to because I was enjoying it tremendously). So aside from THAT, I loved it!

I always know when my interest has been peaked by a book a bit more than usual because all...more
Dawna Raver
I love this book. Newbie author, Krystal Wade has a winner here! This solid 4 star story has everything: magic, romance, intrigue -- oh, and did I mention sword fights? Written in present tense, first person, Wade's style is a welcome change from many of the books out there. Ms. Wade has envisioned a world full of darkness where the only light comes from the hope of the characters and the growing romance between Kate and Arland. The storyline is well thought out and by the end of the story, you'...more
Susie
A fun book from new author, Krystal Wade. 3 friends from Virginia go camping and end up seeing a mysterious light that leads them to a portal that takes them another world. This other world is cast in darkness, and evil creatures attack them as soon as they enter. They are rescued by people who live there, those that remain anyway, and are brought to their underground lair. There the main character, Katriona, learns of her destiny, her true love and what unrequited love will do to people.

Such a...more
Pam Steinke
GoodReads Synopsis: “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 for...more
Katy
Mar 04, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of fantasy, strong heroines
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Please note: I read and reviewed this book in November 2012; just adding a copy since it's free on Amazon and the copy I had was an eARC from NetGalley. Minor changes may be made if I find any errors in my original review.

Book Info: Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: Older Young Adult (18+)
Recommended for: People who enjoy fantasy, strong heroines, good world-building

Disclosure: I received an e-book ARC/e-galley from Curiosity Quills via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my...more
Zuleeza
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

This e-ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and Curiosity Quills Press.

I don’t mind lesser known books, I never mind lesser known books. In fact, by going hipster I discovered Soul Seeker and The Curse Girl :3 So, when this title was up on NetGalley, I was like

Nice cover, interesting blurb. I mean, we’re talking about portal here, [image error]
Bring it on!

Sadly, my patience grew paper thin and eventually it vanished.


Usually when I did not finish a b...more
Sarah Ballance
When everything you've known is ripped away, it is then the fight for survival really begins. Krystal Wade's world of war, prophecy, and darkness takes readers on a twisting journey where the fate of a people is at stake and, through courage and faith, love and peace are the ultimate reward.

Kate, her sister Brit, and their long-time friend Brad are camping in the VA mountains when a mysterious light leads Kate to a destiny she never dreamed existed ... and right into the arms of mysterious warri...more
Martha D
Title: Wilde’s Fire
Author: Krystal Wade
Rating: 5/5

I would like to thank Curiosity Quills press for allowing me a copy of this book to review for free via netgalley.com. It has been a pleasure.


Book Blurb: 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 mo...more
Court
“The world appears so much smaller when the stars don’t shine.”

Wilde’s fire is a unique story with a one-of-a-kind premise. We follow Katriona (Kate) Wilde in her journey to another world that is coated with good versus evil or in Krystal Wades world, light versus darkness. Wilde’s Fire is written in first person present tense so the reader really feels like he or she is in the story. If you are unsure what that means… let me say this: the writing style is not any different from how the Hunger G...more
Eve Langell
So the cover to the right is so pretty and vibrant it makes you wonder what’s going on and hello blue flames seem so cool (plus I might add blue is my favorite color). The title, the blue light, the wooded path, and a girl in a white dress running, yep all stimulating. Then the description of magic and other worlds, yes I was hooked in and had to read.

Some interesting things about this book are that while it’s YA the main character is 20 and in college. With most YA I’ve read being of younger...more
Samina ~ Escapism~
My ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Katriona “Kate’ Wilde has had dreams about a man since she was 14. She dreams every night about this man whom she is in love with and in each dream he meets a horrible death while protecting her. They are in a different world which is infested by creatures evil and brutal, one cannot imagine. Every time her lover dies, she is overcome with intense longing and pain for her loss. Now twenty years old, she goes on a camping trip into the wilderness with her best-friend...more
Julie(Reading By The Beach)
As seen on -> http://readingbythebeach.blogspot.com...

This is a book where I don't want to give a single detail away because even an iota of extra information will ruin the process of discovery. This book is beyond stellar. The world that Krystal Wade introduces us to in Wilde's Fire will lead you on an adventure of fantasy and romance with evil forces coming out to play.

Each character is strong, important, and well placed. They each have a part to play, never falling into the background or...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

Recently I decided to read those books that I've got from NetGalley. Yes I'm one of those who request books and then leave it there for a while. This one I requested really long time ago and now I've finally read it. I actually have no idea what to say about the book so if review sucks blame me.

Wilde's Fire seems really interesting when you read the blurb. For me it was something new and I was looking forward to it. All in all this book was really something...more
Cathy
Review can be found at Addicted to Books ...

I was immediately hooked on this book. Could not keep myself from reading it. From the strength and love of the heroine to the painfully obsessiveness of her best friend, the story intrigued me. I haven't read any books previously about elves or should I say specifically about elves but I will say that I will look for more, especially the next book in this series.

We meet the main character, Kate, as she is going on camping trip with her best friend Br...more
Farrah
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

Excellent, unique, and truly spectacular! Wilde's Fire starts off with a bang and doesn't slow down. Everything about this book was amazing.

The story starts off quickly. Kate, her sister, and her best friend (Brad) are camping. They find a cave, not realizing it's a portal to another world, and fall into the world of Encardia. There she meets the man of her dreams (literally) and finds out that she is the subject of a...more
BookHookup
It’s been a while since I’ve read a book written in the first person present tense and I have to say it was a bit of an adjustment. But once I got over that (and it didn’t take long), this book captured me. Choosing to write her book in this way means that the author put me right in the thick of things…experiencing the action in real time. Katriona (Kate) Wilde has been having recurring dreams for 6 years about a specific place and a specific man. These dreams are filled with love but also all m...more
Andrea Heltsley
This book was awesome. I was skeptical as I started it. I mean, a boy sleeping in your room with your parents down the hall isn't realistic. Once the book got rolling though, I became more enchanted with it.

The dreams she had of Arland felt so real yet, impossible. Then there was Brad, just waiting to swoop in at any point throughout their journey through the woods. I almost wanted to stamp idiot across Kate's face for not figuring his feelings for her out at this point in their relationship.

The...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
WOW! My reading list recently has comprised of paranormal (romance or otherwise) and contemporary romance, so I decided to go back to my first love and read a fantasy book that had been on my t-b-r list for nearly a year. WHY did I wait so long to read this? This is fantasy as it's best. I was hooked in from the start and am now desperate to read the next two in this trilogy. How would you react if you meet the man you've been dreaming of for the past 6 years? Throw on top of that that you're in...more
Nikki
Feb 01, 2014 Nikki rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers who enjoy magic, themes with various realms, urban fantasy, and themes of romance.
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I have to admit, starting with the Song of the Lioness series (Tamora Pierce) in the 3rd grade, I've always a sucker for a girl with magical fiery powers who can take care of herself, and I always will be. Add to that life-dependent prophecies, a sexy beau, and mythological Gods, and I'm a pretty happy reader. Wilde's Fire does not disappoint. Main female characters are sometimes iffy for me when the author either makes them annoyingly weak (ahem, Twilight) or too powerful, to the point where yo...more
Jasmine
It has been a while since I have read a book told from the first person but in reading Wilde's Fire I remember why I used to love reading books like this when I was younger. You definitely feel the characters and can relate to emotions easier. I have never been a Science Fiction reader but I took a chance and well I must say I was not dis-satisfied. Wilde's Fire is a great starter to Science Fiction World and I can't wait to read Book Two!!!
Nikoleta
May 06, 2012 Nikoleta marked it as to-read
I just got it from NETGALLERY!!!
I m so happy!!!
Marielle
I was a little nervous starting Wilde’s Fire because it is not the usual kind of book I read. I’m glad that I decided to take the plunge.

When Kate, her sister, Brit, and her best friend, Brad, go on their annual camping trip, they expect a relaxing hike, some swimming, and big bugs (at the worst). They never thought that they would end up in another world, surrounded by demons, but they do. They land in Encardia, another world, and the world that Kate was born in. For years, she had dreams that...more
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
The review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

I was somewhat disappointed by this novel. In the beginning, I was bored by the story line. I was irritated by the fact that I am reading yet another paranormal novel where the main chick has a gorgeous male friend who is head over heels for her and she is too dense to see it or acknowledge it. The further I got, the more irritated I became. I kept thinking, “great, here is another novel where the main chick has be ‘chosen’ to sa...more
Mrs. Kenyon
Kate has a best friend that she trusts completely. Even though he is male, her family trusts them enough to sleep together in the same room and even go on a camping trip with just themselves and Kate’s sister. During the camping trip Kate begins seeing a yellow light and has waking visions. She doesn’t think anything about these actions because for the past six years she has had dreams/nightmares about a boy named Arland. After following the yellow light to the nearby swimming hole and deciding...more
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Katriona Wilde, Kate, has been having dreams since she was fourteen. Only her sister, Brit, and her best friend, Brad seem understanding about them. She often dreams of a guy named, Arland. She loves him completely, but sometimes he dies in the dreams.

Brad is spending the night because he is going with Kate and Brit to one of their favorite places at Skyline Drive. Usually, Brit and Kate go with their mom and stepdad, Gary, but there mom is sick...more
Tyler-rose (The Reading Pile)
Oiginally posted on: www.the-reading-pile.blogspot.com

I have really loved following Kate on her adventure, my boyfriend probably has a good gist of what is going on in Wilde's Fire, purely from my out loud comments that I thought I was saying in my head... oh well. Kate and her sister, along with her 'best friend' find a cave at the bottom of a lake/river, loads of water... so they swim to it only to find a portal, not a cave. Kate's life is changed forever here.

I thought Kate was a character w...more
Mrsinserra
This is definitely a fantasy novel. The summary of the book explains quite well what the main idea of the story was. I greatly enjoyed this book; it had magic, monsters, a bad guy or bad guys, a prince (sort of), fairy type beings that are good, and a strong female lead.

Wilde’s Fire is a fast paced, action packed novel. I was sucked in and didn’t want to put it down. There is the perfect amount of romance and fighting battles in this book to make me very happy. Though the romance happens much to...more
Ana
It’s been a while since I’ve read a book written in the first person present tense and I have to say it was a bit of an adjustment. But once I got over that (and it didn’t take long), this book captured me. Choosing to write her book in this way means that the author put me right in the thick of things…experiencing the action in real time. Katriona (Kate) Wilde has been having recurring dreams for 6 years about a specific place and a specific man. These dreams are filled with love but also all m...more
Lucie Fuentes
Strange ... but in the right way!

The reader follows Kate's adventures and inevitably it is expected that the dreams crash into reality as it is announced on the cover. Nevertheless I was surprised. The author led me into the transition between the two worlds in a realistic, plausible and surprisingly violent way.

I enjoyed the dark world, full of apocalyptic monsters and battles yet where hope still shows up regulary. In this walking nightmare, without light, the adaptability and resources deploy...more
Haley
First of all, thanks to Netgalley and Publishers for allowing me the chance to read and review this book!

Wilde’s Fire was one intense, spectacular, mind numbing ride. And honestly, I do feel quite “numbed.”

This book was a one sitting read which isn’t to unusual for me, but this book was unusual in general. It starts off easy with three friends venturing into the wilderness for a camping trip. While on the trip, the MC Kate sees this yellow light after everyone is asleep. So, naturally, she fol...more
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