Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review - Afterglow (Wildefire #3) by Karsten Knight

Afterglow (Wildefire, #3)Title: Afterflow
Author: Karsten Knight
Series: 3rd (Wildefire, Embers & Echoes)
Pages: 336
Published: November 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 
ISBN:  9781442450370
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Description: In this conclusion to the Wildefire trilogy, teen volcano goddess Ashline Wilde learns her former love, Colt Halliday, has an evil plan to kill the Cloak, benevolent beings who oversee the gods. Also, he wants to merge Ash and her two sisters back into a single, too-powerful goddess, Pele. Ash must stop her trickster-god ex-boyfriend once and for all, by feeding a few flames.

I Give This ...


One thing I remember specifically thinking the first book in the series was lacking was information.  You know the back story.  I understood that Ashline couldn't remember her previous lives, so in all honesty is made sense that we don't get the story.  It just bugged me a little.  In this book we get it all.  And I loved every minute of it.

Ashline seems to get all her memories back in this book.  We finally get to see when she first meets Colt and what caused the the whole disruption.  I was curious as to what could have occurred that would lead to the idea that the best possible course of action was to rip Pele into three separate identities.   I almost would have liked to read the other God's side of the story because Pele was definitely interesting.    

Through all this information, I was surprised that I could dislike Colt even more.  He's a special kind of delusional, never once taking into consideration that Pele did not want to put back together.  He's playing everyone though and something's got to give.  

For a good portion of this book, I was afraid that Colt might actually be able to put Pele back together.  I didn't want that to happen because I kind of like them separate.  He's able to accomplish way to many of his tasks with ease.  In the end, I wasn't sure that anybody could stop him.  His abilities stack the odds against those who wish to defy his wishes.  

The story really pushes the limits on good vs evil.  But I loved the ending! 

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