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The Wilds

(Reign and Ruin #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Coming home to New York in summer holidays is nothing short of torturous. Maggie's mother is officially the worst widow ever and her wayward uncle can't see past the heroin or the twisted pictures he paints. Lonely is normal and normal is becoming unbearable.

Plagued by nightmares and left behind to pick up the pieces of a fallen king, an opportunity of escape leads Cirrus
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published October 8th 2014 by Smashwords
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Allura  Teacups&Bookends Blog
*I received and eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoy a good fantasy book. I love being swept away into new, strange worlds, so I was excited to start The Wilds. This book is reminiscent of Alice Adventures in Wonderland. There are not a lot of plot similarities but both worlds are complex and imaginative.

The story begins with the reader meeting Maggie, a 20 something year old returning home from college. After being forced to spend a night at her drug-addicted uncle’s house
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on my blog, Darkest Sins.

Jules Hedger has such a great imagination that beta reading for her is not just a pure pleasure, but an adventure I claim and wait for with big anticipation. The world she has created, Palet, is incredibly fascinating and so unique that how can I not possibly want to go there every chance I get?

The first time I read "The Wilds", I thought it had a sort of The Princess Bride/Stardust vibe and not because of the romance, but the adventure,

Actual rating: 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.

This review, and others can be found on my blog - Journey Through Fiction

The Wilds begins with our narrator, Maggie, returning home from college to visit her mother in New York for the summer holidays. Right away we see that their relationship has never been the strongest, as her mother much prefers to live her own life without her daughters interference. I loved Maggie’s attitude right at the beginning. She has a fun and witty vibe to her character and
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was… weird. I really don’t know how I should rate this book. I mean, it wasn’t bad, but somehow I feel I didn’t quite get it.

We are meeting Maggie, a twenty-something girl, kind of rebellious, whose entire world collapses in the middle of a night, while sleeping at her uncle’s, an alcoholic junkie. She wakes up to find him dead, and then her uncle’s friend announces her that he was the Painter, creator of a world called Palet, and as his niece, she is needed in this world. Against her will,
Caro [The Book Rogue]
A very weird book, at least at first. It wasn't easy to get accostumed to this, because dreams are strange things, and just like protagonist Maggie, I was a little overwhelmed in the beginning. However, once you manage to wrap your head around all the crazy workings, the world of Palet becomes actually pretty awesome.

Just like it took a while to get into the story, it also took a while to get used to Maggie. The up and down of her emotions as she was on the run was a bit of strain, because at fi
Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
One of my favorite things about starting a new series is getting to know the world the author created. And I love it even more when said world is unique and fascinating and overly colorful. I bet you can imagine my thrill when I found out that the world in The Wilds, named Palet, met these criteria perfectly. I was drawn into its beauty and complexity, and I just wish I could jump inside the pages and explore every inch of this ever-growing world made out of dreams, of endless possibilities.

Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantasy world, a place where dreams are real but nothing is what it seems, this is The Wilds. Hedger has managed to create a magical world full of mysterious things and surprises, making the whole story very exciting to read.
Palet is the creation of one mind, and not always it was easy to understand, but that was the beauty of it. Trying the hardest to make the best out of it made it even more enticing, and Palet is nothing but fascinating. It was not always unicorns and rainbows, though, some
Arnoldo A Martinez III
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A little....confusing

First off I give it a 4.5. I would give it a 5 but the beginning was rushed and so confusing I had to read it twice. Pay close attention!
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Originally from California, Jules Hedger now lives on a houseboat in London with one husband and one cat. She's been a carny, a macaroni and cheese waitress and currently works in genre fiction publishing. The Reign and Ruin series is her debut.

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Reign and Ruin (2 books)
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