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First review of the year! I thought I'd start with an awesome book.
The first thing I thought when I finished this book is "By the gods, she's done it again." (I adopt the way they speak in the book for a while after I finish reading it.) I am a huge Kristen Ashley fan. She writes the best stories containing the best strong (yet sweet) alpha men with the best plots and twists. I've read a lot of her books (which are a lot; you can find a list here). However, because the list is extensive, I try to read them slowly to savor each and every one of her books.
Seoafin "Finnie" Wilde was taught by her parents that life was meant
to be lived, every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she
could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in
a plane crash when she's fifteen. But she never forgets and when she
discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin,
she finds a witch who can send her there so she can see her parents
again and have the adventure of a lifetime.
But nearly upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she
realizes she's been played by her twin of the alternate universe and
shortly finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.
Instantly thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of
practice (she did, of course, survive that elephant stampede, if she
could do that, she can do anything), Finnie bests the challenges and
digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is
his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes (intensely) but
instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like
him (not to mention she is his destiny), without her knowledge he orders
his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.
Review: 5 stars
We have Finnie, a bright, adventurous woman with no thought to her safety (seriously, some of the things she does border on reckless). But because of this, her attitude towards life is that it should be lived fully—and makes her so much fun to read about.
Frey is, like all of KA's men are, an alpha man. Add onto that the huge responsibilities and power he has and he's amazing. I fell in love with him quickly.
Wildest Dreams has danger, however. Finnie, or rather Sjofn, has enemies because she is a princess. Add onto that the enemies of Frey, and, well, that's a lot of enemies. All of these enemies want to kill Frey and Finnie, so there's a lot of high-paced action here.
But this story is a love story. As Frey and Finnie fall in love, my heart just melted. I sighed, I cried, and I laughed throughout this whole book.
Add onto that magic, dragons, and elves and you've got a freaking amazing tale. I've always enjoyed KA's books but I loved this one because of the fantasy factor. I am a huge fantasy fan so to have elves, dragons, and magic in this book plus the love and adventure meant that I was riveted from start to finish.
At the end of this book, there is a sneak peak at what will happen in the next book, but this book can be read as a stand-alone seeing as these two specific lovers' love story is over. But, as for me, you'll catch me reading the next book. And the next.
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