The Wilds

The Wilds, #1

I was caught up by the story's ability to unfold in such a way that what you thought might happen didn't always happen the way you envisioned. The story's premise is unique and offered a well-constructed world in which the characters could shine.

Dahlia is a strong character. She has a strength of will that has no quit, and it serves her well. She has a special gift/curse, depending on the circumstances, and she does not allow it to be used on a whim, even when it could be beneficial to her. There is an inner peace, almost, to this young woman.

Dax is her mirror. In him, she does not see the reactions so typical in others when confronted with her true nature. He provides a solid foil to Dahlia and a supporting presence throughout the story.

I greatly enjoyed what I read and look forward to buying the book and re-reading it!

Book Blurb for The Wilds

My name is Dahlia but I’m called a Plaguer, a person who survived the Bloody Death. When the virus first hit the world, it ravaged the human race. I thought I was lucky to survive it but survival comes at a cost. Ever since the sickness, I see things and I’m hunted for these visions.

Some seek me out because they want to keep their secrets safe. They don’t want the world to know the truth of what they are. Others, like Dax, want my knowledge. Dax has secrets of his own but as long as he helps me evade the Dark Walkers, he can keep them.

This book is for all the Plaguers, the truth sayers branded and marked as liars, often hunted and sometimes forgotten. This book is for the girl who was right.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2016 4.00