Wilders by Cass Kim
Published: May 10, 2019 by Amazon
Source: Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Summary: (from Goodreads)
The forest behind Renna’s home is dark and dense. It hold more secrets than she knows. Having grown up in the half-pocalypse, a world balancing against the tide of a blood-borne virus, Renna knows the rules by heart:
1) Stay inside between dusk and dawn.
2) Close and lock the copper and silver screens.
3) Report anyone suspected of infection immediately.
Now, at seventeen, Renna must survive against the rules.
-An unprecedented attack.
– A strange boy with copper eyes.
Can Renna survive the darkness to save those she loves?
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
**I received a digital copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**
There will be no spoilers!
This book was really interesting! It was fast-paced and kept me entertained. I really liked the “half-pocalypse” view where there was a virus that came in and made The Change happen, but also the world continued to function, just only during the day.
Renna was a really good main character. She was more than the typical teenager that just wants to party and have a good time. She wanted to do that, sure, but she also knew she had to be a little more grown to help out when her mom was working. She had tough decisions to make for a seventeen year old girl.
The other characters were also great. I loved Alyssa, Renna’s spunky best friend. Emerson was a great character, along with Syd, his best friend. We didn’t really get to see too much of Renna’s mom, but they had a pretty awesome pet cat named Tim Tam! I wish we would have seen a bit more of Benjamin’s story, Renna’s brother.
I really liked the writing style. It kept you drawn in needing to know what happened next. I got through this very quickly. It was a really short read. I do wish it had been a bit longer, but only because I enjoyed the storyline, so I would have liked to have seen more of the story a bit more in depth. Emerson and his family brought an interesting concept to the story that I really enjoyed. It was definitely a twist on this genre. The ending was satisfying, but also sort of a cliffhanger, so I’m not sure if there will be a sequel, but I really hope so! I did see where there is a prequel coming out in a few days, so I’m interested to see if there will also be a sequel at all!
Overall, really enjoyed this one. Highly recommend! Thanks again to the author for allowing me to read and review your book!
Thanks for reading! (: