Author: Karsten Knight
Publishing Date: June 26, 2011 by Simon & Schuster
Limited eBook: 401 pg
Overall: 10/10 perfect book.
Every flame begins with a spark.
Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.
DRAWING INSPIRE BY THE BOOK:
Ashline Wilde, so far has been one of the most difficult characters I've drawn. I had to look for Polynesian girl pictures, and real pictures of the Volcano Goddess, and stuff like that to get the image right. Plus, adding that spunk of attitude that Ashline Wilde has into the picture, is not that easy. Also, I added some tattoo related to the culture of the book.
The fire however, that took me a lot to figure out. I drawn before fire, but not in a person. So I'm not to sure I did it right, but I hope you guys get the idea.
First of all, I want to thank Simon & Schuster for letting me grab this limited eBook copy on their Gallery Grab, which lets you read electronic galleys before their release day, then it poofs away. So that's an amazing thing for blogger to look forward into.
Now, I have no words to explain how amazing this book is. I don't even believe amazing lives up to it's name. Every chapter was breath taking, and I couldn't put my computer down. Karsten's mind is out of this world, and I was amazed by how powerful and intriguing the characters were, and I do mean that. There were a lot of cultures mixed together, and that's something you don't see more often in books. Also, I learn a lot about Polynesian Goddesses and Gods, and to honestly tell you. I didn't know they were such deities around. I mean I know about Greeks, Egypt, Mayan and all that but not Polynesians, so that was a new fresh intake on things.
Also, the ending was epic. I mean I usually figure characters out, and I know what is going to happen at the end most of the time. But that ending, OMGAGA, I wasn't expecting it.
Anyhow, go pick up this book as soonest you see it in stores, you won't regret it. Trust me... but only with books though... not with your life. That I can't guarantee... :)
Before I go, this book reminded me why I'm so lucky for being an only child. Read it to find out why?
There not an official trailer for this book, and I don't know if it there will be. But here's The amazing Karsten Knight on 'Why you shouldn't divorce a Polynesian Volcano Goddess."