Wildflower (The Wildflower Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The book starts off waaaaay back in the day, I'm not talking 1990 I'm talkin' 1700's! WILDFLOWER is the daughter of a powerful Shaman who falls in love with Joshua Bangs (I'd Bang him alright lol) an Englishman's son who comes to trade with the Indians. When their souls connect it causes problems for her tribe and his... um... clan? Group? something! Anyway then the book shoots us into present day 2011 where young Laney Stillwater is crushing mad serious on Jordan Stone! This kid is sketchy at best, I mean one minute he's into her then the next he treats her like sh**! Serious WTF moment for me! I was like "This b!tch lost his mind!" A disastrous date causes Laney to write Jordan off for not sticking up for her! (Guys you gotta stick up for your girl PERIOID!) Laney starts to dream of a mystery boy named Joshua and when she gets to school the next day this kat just strolls in like BAM! I'm Here b!tches! They both realize they dream about each other and Laney discovers that when she draws shit on a notepad the image comes to life and ends up tattooed on her skin! I loved this about the story, Laney ends up with wicked tattoos by just drawing! Hello! I wish I could draw and have this happen, it would save me a s*!t ton of cash on paying a tat artist! When Jordan starts believing the stupid rumors about Laney being a witch due to her tribal beliefs it breaks her heart and he ends up turning to the b**ch click in school. They all start to realize through their dreams of past lives that they have a tragic history that could possibly be doomed to be repeated!
I wasn't too sure where this book was going but I found myself hooked into the story from the first chapter. I have always loved the history of the Indians and WILDFLOWER satisfied my curiosity. Laney was a cool character I thought. The girl could draw and it come to life literally and ended up somewhere on her skin!!! The relationship between Laney and Joshua was so beautiful and sweet! I was really rooting for these two but then the author throws in a dang surprise twist ending that left me completely salivating for what happens next dang it! Jordan pissed me off a time or two but his part in the story was crucial and I loved how he was included into everything! involving Laney and Joshua! UGH! Amazing read! You have to check this book out!!!
(Review by Hootie of Globug and Hootie Need a Book)
Laney, however, is unsure of what kind of relationship she has with Jordan. He is like a light bulb turning on and off with how he might feel for her. Until, one day, Joshua, walks in: the new boy at school. She is astounded that he is the same boy in her dreams.
Wildflower is a unique story about Indian culture and heritage, and how soul mates can never be torn apart. The story travels back and forth between current Massachusetts and the land as it was when first settled by the English. Laney learns through her dreams the intense bond that she holds with her soul mate. Each dream brings you closer to the conclusion of Wildflower and Joshua and their destiny.
The reincarnation twist goes even farther than Laney and Joshua. Laney soon discovers her shaman gifts and taps into them.
I absolutely loved this story. Being American Indian descent myself, I felt drawn to this story in an emotional way. The plot is packed with mystery, friendship, loyalty...very difficult to put down. Laney's high school experiences were right on, with what happens today in the real world. The thought of a love bond surviving through the centuries of time is mesmerizing. It's an incredible read and will keep you on pins and needles to find out what happens next!
In the present, Laney is a bit unsure of Jordan's (a popular, good looking student) intentions. She immediately begins to question why he would ask her out and wonders if people were taking bets and if money was exchanged for his cooperation. I too wondered with Laney because I got a shady feeling from him and it's not until Jones explains his role in Laney's life do I fully come to understand Jordan. Of course since Laney is an outcast, once it is known that she believes in reincarnation (an episode involving her having to explain to her friends how she knows the new guy, Joshua, without ever having met him before) all hell breaks loose. The popular girl, Gracie, starts to make Laney's life harder than it should be. At one point Gracie goes as far to say that Laney worships Satan. Jones does an excellent job portraying the prejudices teenagers can have regarding things they have no idea about. Your heart breaks for Laney and you're glad she has a true friend, Carly, on her side. When Jones finally introduces us to Joshua Bangs, she does it in a way where she shows us there are no awkwardness between Laney and him. Gradually she feeds us information regarding what Joshua knows and believes. The fact he accepted it as truth and when he realizes they share a bond, it is a beautifully written moment.
Jones does a good job with the historical research. During the flashbacks to 17th century Plymouth you feel as you are part of it. One of my favorite flashback scenes is Wildflower hiding so she too can learn the English language because she wants to be able to communicate with Joshua. Of course in any love triangle there will be a losing party. In this case one can't help but feel sorry for Jordan (Paco) knowing that history is working against him. You secretly cheer him on, but at the same time your heart breaks at the possibility of Joshua and Laney (or in their past: Joshua and Wildflower) not being together. Jones slowly feeds us information regarding the history of all three and their ties to 17th century Plymouth. While reading I kept wondering if this, present day, was their only reincarnated life or if there were others. If there were others, what were they and how did they story end? Alas we didn't have to wait long since Jones gives us one additional life, the 20th century during World War II. All three must work together to stop history from repeating itself, primarily how the love triangle ended, and she ends book one with an intriguing cliffhanger.
I gave it a 4 due to the change in tenses in a few places. Nothing major, but a bit noticeable. Also the changes from past to present (mostly later in the book) tended to be a bit distracting especially towards the end where she fully explains Wildflower, Joshua, and Paco's story. By no means does it affect reading, but if you're the type to be heavily drawn into a book this might distract you a bit. The language during the flashback scenes is a bit too modern, but I let it go because at one point Laney and Joshua are talking about memories and how those memories belong to the previous lives. Everything Laney, Joshua, and Paco saw were seen through modern eyes. Other than that the book is pretty much solid. I really can't wait to see how this ends.
**This review appeared on my blog & the author provided me a copy to review**
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