Sunday, April 22, 2012
Book Review: Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1) by Kristen Ashley
Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1)
By Kristen Ashley
Release Date: August 16th, 2011
Number of Pages: Unknown
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2
Blurbs from Goodreads:
Seoafin "Finnie" Wilde was taught by her parents that life was meant to be lived, every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash when she's fifteen. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can see her parents again and have the adventure of a lifetime.
But nearly upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she's been played by her twin of the alternate universe and shortly finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.
Instantly thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice (she did, of course, survive that elephant stampede, if she could do that, she can do anything), Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes (intensely) but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him (not to mention she is his destiny), without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.
It wasn't as good as The Golden Dynasty but nevertheless, it was still enjoyable to a certain extent.
The heroine in this one didn't leave a deep impression on me as she had a penchant for crying whenever she got emotional. This, I didn't adore. I really wished she had more kickassness in her. She was missing the fieriness and spirit that I loved reading about in Circe.
The hero was "actively working on siring an heir". Frey is an alright hero but he definitely loses to Lahn. So, yeahhhhhh.......
Overall, it didn't really excite me like I hope it would but it was still a good read.