Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
He’s Paxton Wilder.

Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.
Five time X Games medalist.
The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.
He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.
But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.

Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.

Natasha's Experience:

 I am wild for WILDER. I am jumping out of airplanes* because my adoration for this book is just making me feel crazy in love. (* metaphorical airplanes because while I enjoy flying recreationally, jumping out of those things terrifies me)

"Are you ready for an adventure?"

That's exactly what this story is—an adventure. Imagine being able to set sail on a cruise ship with some of the most exciting people ever and travel to the coolest, most exotic places. That's what this book gives you. Bonus: you get to stay in your pajamas and experience all of this, first class.

"Do you ever stop to think that you're moving too fast to savor anything around you before it's gone?"

Paxton Wilder is the kind of person who fears nothing – he’s a real-life daredevil. Leah Baxter is the girl who plays it safe because she’s seen what living life on the edge can do to you. She is absolutely not looking for trouble, yet now she’s living on a cruise ship with him.

"I gave in to the adventure of my life. What a way to fall."

This isn’t just a story about a girl who learned to face her fears and a boy who figured out that the craziest thing he could do was fall in love – this story is a thrilling ride with twists and turns (twists that absolutely caught me by surprise!) that will beg you to cancel all your plans (and possibly take a sick day at work). Rebecca Yarros writes from the heart and it shows – her words are addictive, her characters are anything but fictional and her stories will resonate with you.

"The hardest battles -- the most meaningful ones -- they're fought against ourselves. Against our own fears, our own weaknesses, our own shattered expectations of what we thought this life would be."


About the Author

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they're currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

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