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(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, 326 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jan 11, 2013 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.
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Die colt burn to ashes and have your skin layered onto the volcano
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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
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)
Thuwaybah Moses
Oct 26, 2012 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!!!!!!

Olivia Hennis
Jumping in less than a day after the end of the second installment, Ashline Wilde is a strong, courageous narrator, relating in first person her tale as she navigates the treacherous waters her life has become. With her ex-boyfriend Colt chasing her so he can force her and her sisters to become one person—the goddess Pele—all Ashline really wants is to find someone who can help. But she doesn’t realize: all the help she needs is already there.

Beyond fiery and feisty Ashline, the second
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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ALL THE FEELS.  No wait I'm way cooler then that.  Afterglow, the final book in the wild ride of Ashline Wilde's (see what I did there?) life hits you like a 3 ton slab of rock (that's way more clever sounding when you read the book).  A lot happens in this book--reunions, betrayals, death, life, love, obsession, sacrifice, traveling, BBQ'ing, but at its core the book is about love.  Sentimental as that sounds, its about love in all its facets.

Ashline realizes something during the final face off
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ending to the series!!! For once, an epilogue that actually made me love the book more. Full review to come.
Oct 11, 2012 marked it as to-read
Haven't read the first two yet but OH MY GOODNESS THAT COVER.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god oh my god I loved this last book to the series. Definitely a must read
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Rating: 3 stars - This was an okay read for me - not as thrilling as it could have been, but still decent.

This series is about a teenage volcano goddess who basically struggles with the problem of stalkers throughout the entire series. It doesn't help that her stalkers are reincarnated gods as well, so they get into a lot of trouble with the misguided intentions of her stalkers. She also falls in love with like, every other handsome teen god she meets, so there really isn't a lack of romantic s
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
I don't really know how I feel about that ending.
I liked the story over all but that ending was.... Okay? Maybe? I guess?
As for the characters... Eh. I probably liked Pele's baby the best 😂
Oh, no. Wait. I actually really liked Modo. I mean it might have been because he was a Greek god and I reeeeeally love Greek gods but I think I also liked his personality even though he got duped by Aphrodite... I really hope he doesn't go back to her... 😱
I also kind of liked Jack but he wasn't spared was he?
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had a very difficult time trying to review the first two books because I didn't feel like I could accurately judge the story until it was complete. I'm glad that I waited, Afterglow finished off of the Wildefire series beautifully. I really was on the edge of my seat through most of the books though there were a few dry points that made the story drag a bit. I enjoyed the flashback chapters but it did get slightly tough to keep track of past and present with the chapters alternating so frequen ...more
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an excellent conclusion to the trilogy. I was as satisfied as a cat who caught the mouse. Oh goodness the satisfaction. The story and characters' actions sometimes feel a bit shallow, but I was already addicted to the story so it was easy to keep going.

I lived for Ash's sass and practicality. She was not fake the whole time. She acted how a normal person would act (relatively normal). I definitely recommend finishing the series. 10 out of 10, would do again.
Tory Deluhery
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own
It says a lot that I didn’t realize I skipped reading Embers & Echoes & had read it out of order until the last few pages of the book... I will not be going back to book 2 it obviously wasn’t that important & these books just weren’t for me. ...more
Bruce Corrie
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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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.

Afterglow is an enjoyable
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 11/22/13:

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
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Constanza Aballay
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Total number of pages: 1177

Number of times read (including the time before this review): 2

Rating (out of five stars): 4

There are two portions of history that I find especially fascinating: Tudor era England and mythology of any kind (although I have mostly researched Egyptian and Greek mythology). The Wildefire Trilogy focuses on mythology (because let’s be honest, the combination of Tudor era England and Mythology would most likely be
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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3rd person POV

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
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
There was a lot in this book that was really good, as well as some things that were just not for me. For example, I liked the end, a lot. It was really well-done and unique, and I loved that Ashline was ultimately able to "out-trick the trickster," not not in the typical way. It took her years and years of planning ahead, and it was through the power of words, something I truly believe in. Also, I felt like her relationship with Eve resolved really well. Eve herself felt more believable and well ...more
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it

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
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Karsten Knight is the author of the historical mystery NIGHTINGALE, SING, the time-traveling thriller PATCHWORK, and the Polynesian volcano goddess trilogy WILDEFIRE (Simon & Schuster)--though some say his writing career peaked at the age of six, when he completed a picture book series about an adventurous worm. He is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross and earned an MFA in writing for chil ...more

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