By: Krystal Wade
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
GoodReads Summary: “There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.” – Katriona Wilde. Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her. Kate’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made. Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?
So glad I borrowed this with Amazon Kindle.
This isn’t the softest book I’ve read with so little grit it’s like wet plastic. But it’s right up there.
The idea of the story is very interesting. It’s something like Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, a comic that I read when I was very little. I love the idea of the MC being from another world and finding the way home after years of living in “ours.” In fact, I tried to write a short story with the same idea a while back. Even my story, for which I had such high hopes, fell flat and is rotting somewhere in a journal, unfinished and truly unmourned.
Krystal Wade, I think, did a pretty good job of presenting the precepts of a girl being the savior of another world. However, the world itself loses focus about halfway through and we’re subject to the inner workings of a teenager fluctuating between feeling sorry for herself and desiring the literal man of her dreams.
If you like romance to the exception of all else but a basic storyline, this is the book for you. It really just isn’t my cup of tea.
Everything is subjective, nothing more so than art. So there will be plenty of people who looooove this story. Unfortunately, I’m just not one of them, not matter how much I wish to be.
This is the first time I’ve listened to narrator, Eileen Stevens, while I’m not blown away by her talents, she is a splendid match to the softness of Wilde’s Fire. Her voice is smooth and sweet, just like the conflicted Katriona Wilde.