Thursday, 10 July 2014

Wild by Alex Mallory

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In this action-packed and timely "Tarzan for the digital age," Cade, a teen raised in the wilderness, is brought into modern civilization.

The forest is full of secrets, and no one understands that better than Cade. Foraging, hunting, surviving-that's all he knows. Alone for years, Cade believes he's the sole survivor. At least, until he catches a glimpse of a beautiful stranger...

Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy-he's stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion.

Thrust into society, Cade struggles with the realization that the life he knew was a lie. But he's not the only one. Trying to explain life in a normal town leaves Dara questioning it.

As the media swarm and the police close in, Dara and Cade risk everything to get closer. But will the truth about Cade's past tear them apart?

Wild by Alex Mallory

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wild(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
16-year-old Cade lives in the forest; his parents are dead, and he believes that there are very few surviving humans on the planet due to the virus that caused his mother to hide them in the woods.
When a girl and boy (Dara and Josh) come camping in the forest, Cade is intrigued by the fact that they don’t seem to be sick.
Is it true that there are few surviving humans left? And will Cade always live in the forest?

This was an okay story, but I felt that it was quite slow, and not a lot happened.

Dara was an okay character, but she did seem to like sticking her nose in where it wasn’t wanted! It was admirable how she tried to help Cade, but I didn’t really see how they could ever really be together if Cade didn’t want to leave the forest.

The storyline was okay, but considering how long this book was, not a lot happened! The story was pretty slow, and it seemed to go on, and on, with very little actually happening in terms of plot development.
There was some romance, but it was pretty thin on the ground really. A couple of times a friend calls Cade Dara’s ‘boyfriend’, but nothing ever happens between the pair.
The ending was okay, but again, not a lot happened before we got there, and the ending was fairly tame. We didn’t get a solid happily-ever-after, and it’s left to the readers imagination to consider what might happen between the pair (if anything) in the future.
Overall; quite a slow story, and not very much happened,
6.5 out of 10.

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