Book Review: Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1)

Celebrating the end of one round of exams, here’s a review for this amazing book I read last week. Or was it this week? (You lose track of time when exams are on)…

Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1)

Kristen Ashley

Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that 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. 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 have the adventure of a lifetime.

But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.

Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, 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 but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.

But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.

See, at first, I was in this phase where I only wanted to read vampire romances. Yes, you read it right- ME, reading vampire romances. I know. Impossible things have happened.

So I somehow came across this book, and then I realized it has no vampire, so I was like, “Meh, lets skip it.” Then, a few days later, I ran out vampire books and then I was like SINCE this IS a Kristen Ashley, why not give it a try.

And Ho Boy (book reference, btw), I’m so glad I did. 🙂

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CAUTION: Read only if you are a true romantic at heart.

Frey. What do I say about him. Okay, he’s a jerk. Toootal jerk. He’s bossy. Alpha male *shrugs* But when he looks into Finnie’s eyes and says “My wee Finnie”, how can you NOT say “Awwwww…”??

And Finnie..Okay, she’s kind of irritating and wayyy stubborn, but she’s also a typical Kristen Ashley heroine, you can’t help but find them adorable.

If you ask me the truth, maybe the story isn’t perfectly written, it has flaws, its too (and I mean TOO) dreamy and unrealistic. But reviews and opinions are really personal stuff, I can’t tell you whether you’ll like it, but I can say that I loved it. The girl-gets-married-to-angry-young-man-and-the-they-fall-in-love formula always works for me.

Here’s hoping that you’ll be swept by its enchantment too. ^_^

*sigh*

Love,

Sripurna.

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Exploring My Bookshelves #1

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

Okay, I have VERY little books in my real bookshelf, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of taking part in something soooo cool. My virtual shelf on the other hand is so huge that it won’t fit here!!! (Well, Goodreads is the only place you’ll actually find it).. So, here’s all I have with me at this moment:

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😦 I feel really sad about not having real, hold-in-your-hand, proper books… But there’s always my Goodreads shelf.. 🙂

Okay, this week its the series I own the most.. That is pretty obvious- I have around (actually, more than) 12 Agatha Christies. There was a time when I was obsessed with these murder stories. And let’s admit it- the books are not too expensive. C’mon, who doesn’t love that cute little Belgian detective with moustache and lots of grey cells??  In my ebook shelf, on the other hand, I have the entire Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley..

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Never tried out a meme before, so I’m not sure if I’m doing it right. Also, I’m quite late- Addlepates and Book Nerds did this back in late February!! 😛

Anyways, let me know what you think! 😀

XO

Sripurna.