The Wilds by Jules Hedger

Posted October 9, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 16 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Author for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

The Wilds by Jules HedgerThe Wilds by Jules Hedger
Series: Reign and Ruin #1
Published by Self-published on October 9, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy
Source: Author
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Coming home to New York in summer holidays is nothing short of torturous. Maggie's mother is officially the worst widow ever and her wayward uncle can't see past the heroin or the twisted pictures he paints. Lonely is normal and normal is becoming unbearable.
Plagued by nightmares and left behind to pick up the pieces of a fallen king, an opportunity of escape leads Cirrus to take a dangerous gamble; a gamble that snatches Maggie out of her uncle’s apartment and into a dangerous world of shifting sand and treacherous beauty.
Now Maggie must fight for a nation she never knew existed. But who can she trust when everything around her is melting like paint? Even more, the man she's fighting against is at once the captor and her savior, the villain and her friend. They could be each other's salvation or destruction, the choice is up to them . . .

Jules Hedger has such a great imagination that beta reading for her is not just a pure pleasure, but an adventure I claim and wait for with big anticipation. The world she has created, Palet, is incredibly fascinating and so unique that how can I not possibly want to go there every chance I get?

The first time I read The Wilds, I thought it had a sort of The Princess Bride/Stardust vibe and not because of the romance, but the adventure, the challenges and a few ‘peculiar’ characters we encounter during the read. They’re all very entertaining, some fun, some creepy and others cryptic, and everyone just piques your curiosity and makes your mind wonder. The villain then—is he really?—is terribly charming . . . He’s most certainly my personal favourite and, call me crazy, I can see his point and feel his pain. But he, and so Palet, needs to be understood a bit at a time, so put yourself in Maggie’s shoes, start the Walk ride and find out how twists and turns at every corner make this story a winning one.

The Wilds is adventurous, exciting, captivating and also fun. A fantastic debut novel from an author with a wild imagination that just begs to be discovered. Grab your own copy now not just because it’s FREE, but because you’ll live an adventure like no other and end up wanting this book on your physical shelf as well!


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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

16 responses to “The Wilds by Jules Hedger

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    The world building and the character sound fascinating, Silvia. Thanks for sharing a new book. 🙂

  2. The Wilds sounds awesome, Silvia! You know I love books where the world-building makes me feel as if I live in a completely different universe, and peculiar characters are always intriguing.
    Adding to my TBR 🙂 Great review!

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