Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review: Wildalone (Wildalone Sagas #1) by Krassi Zourkova

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In this darkly imaginative debut novel full of myth, magic, romance, and mystery, a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers, and discovers terrifying secrets about her family and herself—a bewitching blend of Twilight, The Secret History, Jane Eyre, and A Discovery of Witches.

Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land. Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life—including an enigmatic young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her. Drawn to the elusive Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, she ventures into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous.

In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the samodivi or “wildalones”—forest witches who beguile and entrap men—Thea will discover a family secret bound to transform her forever . . . if she can accept that dead doesn't always meangone, and love doesn't always distinguish between the two.
 

Biography

Krassi ZourkovaKrassi Zourkova grew up in Bulgaria and came to the United States to study art history at Princeton. After college, she graduated from Harvard Law School, and she has practiced finance law in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, where she currently lives. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals. Wildalone is her first novel.






OK. this book is both mystical and original, compelling and entertaining...a perfect blend of so many things which makes it unlike any other I have read in a long time.  I have to say that this was one of those books that you just get drawn into it.  There is something for everyone and the book is just done right.  There is a balance between all the elements that keep you turning pages.  I really enjoyed this book and think the story will get better and better as the series continues.  4 stars


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