Gr 9 Up-When Ashline Wilde, 16, reincarnation of the volcano goddess Pele, learns that her younger sister has been abducted by a dangerous Miami-based cult, she heads to Florida to rescue her. Ash discovers that the Four Seasons are power-hungry deities, and that the group's leader hopes to use the child's powers to open a portal into the netherworld where their older sister is trapped. To complicate matters, Aztec god Wes and former flame, the trickster Colt, are vying for Ash's affection. Each one has his own agenda. When buried memories from her past incarnations resurface, Ash learns of her volatile history with both boys-and with her sisters. She must reconcile her past if she's to have a future. This thrilling follow-up to Wildefire (S & S, 2011) reads like the script for an action movie. Despite the mythological angle, however, the haphazard mishmash of deities makes the story feel more X-Men than Clash of the Titans. Violence; underage drinking; and steamy sexual innuendo between characters make this title better suited to older teens. Exciting plot twists, interesting characters, and snappy dialogue will keep them hooked, and a cliff-hanger ending will leave them burning for the final installment.-Alissa J. Bach, Oxford Public Library, MIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Karsten Knight has been writing since the age of six, when he completed his first masterpiece: a picture book series about an adventurous worm. In the two decades that have followed, Karsten has worked as a proofreader, a bookseller, and a college admissions counselor before he finally decided that his true calling was to be a volcano goddess biographer. He currently lives in Boston. For more information, please visit karstenknightbooks.comSee all Editorial Reviews
Loved it!! Once i read through the first chapter i was hooked and read the rest of the book in thenext 2 days. I just started the 3rd book and im so excitedPublished 11 months ago by Toire Steward
if you haven't read this book shame on you!!! I swear it's the best book ever part one was good this was good now I'm about to read part threePublished 12 months ago by Leah Brown
Peleponesian volcano goddess meets Aztec wind god - sparks fly?
Ashline dumped the trickster god, but he doesn't want to stay dumped. Read more
HOLY CRAP, this is GOOD! Sometimes I worry that the author can't pull off in book 2 what they did in book 1, but Knight definitely pulls it off. Read morePublished 23 months ago by L-Cov
The Good: While there are definitely some growing pains in this second installment of the Wildefire series, it ends powerfully - giving readers a strong and definite need to read... Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by Jennifer Sicurella
The snark master returns in a fantastic and action packed sequel. Ashline Wilde, the Polynesian volcano goddess, is back and better than ever in this second installment of the... Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Courtney Ann
I love this book! its a great 2nd book to Wildefire. I can't wait until the 3rd book comes outPublished on February 24, 2013 by Awesomeness27
This is going to be a very brief review because 1) I don't want to spoil the book and 2) There is way too much to put in the... Read more
I enjoyed this book just as much, if not more than the first! I loved seeing Ash able to fight her own battles and see how much her powers grew. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by natgirl9