BOOK TOUR (REVIEW): THE WILL AND THE WILDS by Charlie N. Holmberg

Print Length: 265 pages
Publisher: 47North (January 21, 2020)
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

Praise for THE WILL AND THE WILDS

“…An immersive, dangerous fantasy world. Holmberg draws readers in with a fast-moving plot, rich details, and a surprisingly sweet human-monster romance. This is a lovely, memorable fairy tale.” —Publishers Weekly

“Holmberg ably builds her latest fantasy world, and her brisk narrative and the romance at its heart will please fans of her previous magical tales.” —Booklist

A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.

Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.

Maekallus’s help isn’t free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna’s kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It’s a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.

Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, but her small sacrifice won’t last long. If she and Maekallus can’t break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.

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MY REVIEW
I received a copy from the publisher via JeanBookNerd for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone.
Sometimes you just need a book that you can sit and read in a single day. Preferably by a good author. It’s a good thing The Will and the Wilds checkmarks both of those requirements!
To be honest, I requested this book the moment I saw the author was Charlie N. Holmberg. How could I not? Her Paper Magician series is well written. I love the way she weaves a magical world, makes her studious characters stronger as the story progresses, and let’s not forget romance.
The Will and the Wilds has a similar set-up. However, I would say this is a slow burn and not as much action as Paper Magician. This does not make the book bad. Oh no. Holmberg is great at pulling a smile on my face and has gotten me interested in the Mysting lore and world. I personally cannot wait for the second book.
And also, can I just say that Maekellus is now on the list of book boyfriends? Seriously, even with his interesting animal-like qualities, I am growing to like him. There’s a mystery with him that we are only seeing the tip of in this book.
Final Rating: 3/5
Photo Content from Charlie N. Holmberg

Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog. Her fantasy Paper Magician series, which includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney for Speculative Fiction. She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine and lives with her family in Utah.

 
       
WEEK ONE
JANUARY 20th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
JANUARY 21st TUESDAY A Court of Coffee and Books REVIEW
JANUARY 22nd WEDNESDAY Random Bookish Banter REVIEW
JANUARY 23rd THURSDAY BookHounds REVIEW
JANUARY 23rd THURSDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
JANUARY 24th FRIDAY J.R.’s Book Reviews REVIEW
 
WEEK TWO
JANUARY 27th MONDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
JANUARY 28th TUESDAY Wishful Endings REVIEW 
JANUARY 29th WEDNESDAY Casia’s Corner REVIEW
JANUARY 30th THURSDAY A Bookish Dream REVIEW
JANUARY 30th THURSDAY Book Briefs REVIEW
JANUARY 31st FRIDAY Life Within The Pages REVIEW
 
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