REVIEW: Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

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“Under the sun of Mykonos, with the sand of Kalafatis Beach under us, I gave in to the adventure of my life. What a way to fall.”

Back of the book blurb:


He’s Paxton Wilder.
Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.
Five time X Games medalist.
The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.
He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.
But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.
Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.


A message in a bottle:


Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781682812686

My rating:



            I was hesitant to start this new series by an incredible author because I fell in love so hard with her other books, that I was afraid I wouldn’t like these ones and be hella sad about it. My hesitation was unjustified, though, because holy shit. Rebecca Yarros writes from the heart and you can absolutely see that in every single word that spills across the page into your own heart. Every single time.

“I knew he was a shooting star—too hot, too intense, too reckless for me.”

            We all know I love the stories that involve the heroine hating the hero at first. It’s just so fun and entertaining to watch the guy’s ego get knocked down a few notches. And that’s exactly what happens in Wilder. I love the fine line between hate and love. Both include so much passion, so it’s easy to cross that line.

“’Words give you power over me,’ I admitted. I tried to roll my hips again, but he held me pinned, immobile. ‘You’re already the one in control.’”

            Again, the emotional angst is what gets me. It’s the girls who don’t think they’re strong enough, pretty enough, exciting enough, or just enough in general. Rebecca Yarros is the queen of emotional angst. Her characters always have so much depth and they’re so well-rounded and they will truly feel like your best friends by the end of her novels. So be prepared for a very emotional ride.

“I was alone then, and I’m alone now.”

            I loved the plot of Wilder. There’s the classic romance, of course, but then there’s an added thriller twist that tugs on your heartstrings and it’s truly remarkable. Rebecca Yarros will put you through so much—she’ll build you up just to break you down again. And it’s the sweetest kind of torture.

            Wilder is an incredible novel and I’m so excited for the next book in the series!

Happy Reading!
Love,
The Wandereader


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