At first I didn’t know if I would like the writing style. Each chapter went back and forth between the past and the present. However, I think that helped the readers get lost in the story, always guessing and wondering what was going on. It really made “The Wilds” feel real and distressing. It also showed the growth Lena went through as you saw her before and then after. The thing I liked best about Lena, is that even though her life was turned upside down, she stayed true to herself.
I think what kept pulling me back to it, was that Stephenie Meyer strongly endorsed it and put it on one of her “Must Read” lists. I’m not saying I’m a Stephenie Meyer nut … I’m just thinking that an author who has been so successful tuning into the masses, might know what she is talking about. So, against my better judgment, I decided to give it a try. Wrong decision.
I’m a romance nut. I love the sweet stories of love and adventure, but it’s so hard to find this genre of book not filled with inappropriate garbage. Rachel Higginson does an amazing job creating a storyline where your heart tugs for the relationships penned, as well as, keeping some decorum in the descriptions.