Why am I not suprised...I mean I honestly have fallen in love with everything Donna Augustine has written and this is no exception. The Wilds holds a special place in my heart and when I saw that this was based in the same world I bought it instantly because when I see her name on a book I have to own it. As expected it was fantastic
I love her heroines, they are impulsive and silly at times. They are raw, gritty and jaded yet nieve but they endear me for those reasons if that makes sense. Beautifully haunted if one could be described as that... Yes I can see how some may get annoyed but I love to look at what they came from and try to see from their point of view and it's then that I see them in a new light. The H are strong and mysterious, the perfect draw! Maybe predictable as The strongest and scariest but The perfect half to The darkness filling out heroines.
The author is a master of her craft, weaving dystopian worlds, drawing readers in and trickling info as needed to satiate. Her books always draw me in and I stay up later than I should because I cannot put them down.
We are introduced to Teddy ( or resident haunted heroine) as she fights to survive and fight back against a world determined to break her. I love tuesday much like I loved bookie, they are the glue that stabilizes our heroines as they learn their strengths. Teddy is stalked across the wilds by an unknown monster ( that's has risen in NEWCOs wake) that wishes to use her unique abilities, forcing her to do that which she hates in desperation to survive.
Yes there is predictable parts in this book and things were revealed sooner than in her previous series but I felt that it was needed to further the story. We get to see some crossover to the wilds, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more. AHHHHH I I cannot wait to see where she will take this series....So many possibilities.
I want to say so much more about this book but I will resist because spoilers are just rude!
I don't think that you need to read the Wilds before starting this series but I advise it just so that when you run across certain things you can enjoy the reference more.