Waiting on Wednesday (17) — Wildefire by Karsten Knight

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)
Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as:

• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust
• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions

Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened. As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3:

• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

I just had to keep the cover image full size, its soooo gorgeous! And the premise of the story is totally unique, plus Wildefire is a debut novel!!
Wildefire will be released on July 26th, 2011 from Simon & Shuster.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

December 12, 2010



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    December 15, 2010

    ive seen this one around the WoWs alot. it sounds really neat. good pick.

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    Becca C.

    December 15, 2010

    I'm so excited for this!! Karsten's youtube videos are hilarious, and I'm sure he's a great writer. I agree, this cover is beautiful!

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    Dazzling Mage

    December 15, 2010

    Love the description, and I can't wait to see how good it is!

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    December 15, 2010

    Ooh the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Sounds pretty interesting too! I always loved mythology, especially Greek.

    Here's my WoW

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    December 15, 2010

    I am so looking forward to reading this book. I also chose this on as well. Great pick!

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    Gina @ My Precious

    December 15, 2010

    What a unique and creative premise for a book.

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    Sally Sapphire

    December 15, 2010

    Okay, this one sounds really interesting . . . and it is a lovely cover.

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    Small Review

    December 15, 2010

    I'm looking forward to this one too. I liked the unique premise. I wonder if this will usher in a bunch of goddess books.

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    December 15, 2010

    Such a unique story! I can't wait to read this either! Thanks for following I shall follow you back I love your picks! :D

    – Naj of Unputdownable Books

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    December 15, 2010

    Sounds interesting! I love the cover dont you?

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    December 15, 2010

    I hadn't seen this book before but it sounds REALLY good. Can't wait to read it either :) You can find my WOW here

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    December 16, 2010

    I love the cover on this one! Drop by and see my list!

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    December 22, 2010

    Wow! I absolutely agree, the cover is fantastic. And it does sound totally awesome. I need to add this one to my wishlist. Fabulous pick, Hafsah! =]