Saturday, July 28, 2012

Buccaneer Blogfest - A Review of Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade

I'm a day late, but I am proud to post my review of Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade. It might be fair to mention that Krystal is a friend of mine, but it's okay to review your friends. :) It's a great way to show your support.

If you liked Wilde's Fire, you are likely to enjoy Wilde's Army even more. Some criticized Wilde's Fire for pacing problems and simply not enough action. Wilde's Army doesn't have this problem. We start off with Kate learning that her true love Arland and her mother and sister have been kidnapped by the demons. 

Kate's heroic goal is clear from page one. It's up to her to save, well, pretty much everybody. On top of that, it will be up to her to lead an army. She is no damsel in distress or just a romantic interest for the real hero. She is the hero, plain and simple. 

Some feel that the romance in the Darkness Falls series is overdone, but I disagree. I enjoyed the sexual tension and the fiery, but also healthy and (reasonably) realistic relationship between Kate and Arland. Their relationship moves quickly, but it feels reasonable due to the dangerous nature of their environment. If you don't know how long you're going to live, naturally you might not drag your feet when you meet "the one." They treat each other with love and respect without wasting our time with childish games. If you truly love someone, there is no uncertainty. Kate and Arland's unwavering commitment makes it feel like the real thing despite the whirlwind romance.

Kate demonstrates how a woman can be deeply in love with her partner, without it being her defining characteristic. Wilde's Army is an enjoyable mix of passionate romance, beautiful supernatural elements, and a strong heroine.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your honest review:-) I actually liked Wilde's Fire better for all its criticisms. I love an epic love story and Wilde's Army had too much fighting for my taste, but the title could've clued me in, lol. Still enjoyed both reads though~cheers