by Day Shepard, March 19, 2021
Before I get into my review of this book, you’re probably wondering, “what is this book even about?” Especially after so long of me hyping it up on my Instagram. I think it’s only fair that I finally share a snippet of what it’s about. (I’ll my best not to overshare.)
Wild Spirit: The Curse of Win Adler is about a young teenage girl, Win Adler, who moves to her family’s hometown because her life is turned upside down by a sudden illness. In this hometown comes with family secrets, strange new abilities within Win, and of course…danger!
I bought this book because I wanted to support an author that I randomly found on Instagram. The reason why I chose to do this was from a sudden thought of imagination where I was in her shoes trying to promote my book and hoping others would read it after all the hard work that was put into it.
I was only three chapters into the book when I realized how hooked I was to it. And as I continued to read, I just couldn’t put it down. I kid you not! I was at the edge of my seat, hands gripping the book as I squealed like a fangirl trying to focus so that I can read what was going to happen next; and there were surprises around every corner!
The characters in the book were well written enough for me to identify them on their personalities and what drove their motivations. The only thing that bothered me in this area was not knowing the other characters ethnicity. There were descriptions of their appearances but I am a curious person and knowing the characters ethnicity is very important to me. So throughout the book I kind of had to improvise the characters (aside from the Adler/Hickory family) ethnicity to my liking. Also, there were small mentions of indigenous people in the book, well I’m assuming they were since it mentioned “tribes.” But I thought that was interesting, however, I really hope the author touches more on that side of the story. (That’s just my personal preference since I am Alaskan indigenous and genuinely curious.)
I loved the descriptions and how well-detailed the story plots were. It was easy to visually grasps at what was happening, from the town’s main attraction restaurant, Hardy’s, to the infamous, haunting Hickory House. It honestly felt like I was right there with the characters, idly standing by while watching the intense scenes play out before me.
I think what drew me to love the book so much was the 3rd person perspective, all the magical abilities in the book, the strong female lead character and, of course, the mysterious man. Oh! And let’s not forget the epic epilogue that left me wanting for more!
So overall, the storyline, great! The characters, well-rounded! The suspense, definitely there! It’s simply an underrated book right now. Well deserved of so more attention! Bravo Victoria Wren on writing such an excellent young adult fiction! I’ll be waiting for book two!
Would I Recommend it?
Absolutely! To anyone who enjoys young adult fiction, magic, strong female characters, and indie authors, then this book is right for you!
Also, have you seen the cover art on the book? Gorgeous!
(Click the photo below if you’re thinking of getting a copy of Wild Spirit! Remember! There’s no harm in checking it out or reading the free sample!)
by Victoria Wren
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Win Adler is sixteen and has been struck down with a mystery illness, shattering the life she knew in Boston. When doctors can’t find a cure, her father’s last hope of recovery is to take her home to Hickory House, her mother’s ancestral home in the woods in the old colonial town of Cedar Wood. Living with her Grandpa and older sister in a quaint town should be ideal, but Win soon discovers she lives at the heart of an old town ghost story, a tale of witchcraft and tragedy. Read more…
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