Wilde Child by Jenn Stark

Take a Wilde ride with a Wilde woman in her Wilde world.  Sara Wilde, more than what anyone anticipated.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

TitleWilde Child
AuthorJenn Stark
SeriesImmortal Vegas #7
Publish Date:  May 17, 2017
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: From the Author

Publisher’s Description:

Come away, O human child…

No matter the job, no matter the client, Tarot-reading magical artifacts hunter Sara Wilde has only one hard-and-fast rule: protect the children. But the newest strain of technoceutical drugs–specifically designed to alter psychic children’s DNA–has thrown the arcane black market into a frenzy. As mistress of the House of Swords, Sara pits the power of her worldwide criminal syndicate against insidious enemies and even more treacherous allies to combat the threat, but it’s not enough. To destroy these drugs at their source, she must break her cardinal vow and put a child at risk.

Guided by a boy altered by technoceuticals, Sara races to derail the modernization of an ancient ritual devoted to a malevolent god. Except the children aren’t her only responsibility any longer. The Magician of the Arcana Council and her own House demand her focus as the war on magic erupts violently in several hot spots around the globe. Sara’s pretty sure things can’t get more complicated, until she discovers who is leading one of the other four fabled mortal Houses of Magic…a discovery that brings her face-to-face with the mother she’s never known.

Family skeletons just won’t stop dancing when you’re a Wilde Child.

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers.  *BEWARE*


Nervous Nellie says…

This is an urban fantasy about a woman who is trying to protect the gifted magic children of the world from organ traffickers.  They can make drugs out of their heart that will alter regular joe people to the magically enhanced.  There is some violence; guns, swords, magic and the heroine gets hurt a LOT.  But don’t let that put a damper on the story because she can heal at an accelerated rate.  That’s not all!  She’s in love with the Magician of the Arcane Council but won’t acknowledge it out loud.  She’s also an artifact thief.  She steals the artifacts before the bad people get them to create more mayhem.  Can it get any better?

I love this series.  Absolutely LOVE it.  Author Stark makes this world come alive and I feel like I’m one of Sara’s trusted few that are sitting right next to her and trying my best to protect her and help her save the Connected children of the world.  Don’t worry if you don’t like romance as the main story line because the story of Sara/Magician is not a huge focus.  It’s more of a “Oh, by the way…”.  Like I said, Sara is dedicated to trying to eradicate the black market for children.  I could go into all sorts of detail, but it’d be better to read the story.

I would suggest that the series be read in order.  It builds the world and the circumstances around how Sara gets to where she is in her life.  IMO, that’s very important part of the series.  She is on a journey that is simply not as easy as saving children – not that it easy by any means.  A LOT of characters are recurring so that makes the ride more fun because I got to watch them evolve right along with Sara.  Once a person is encompassed in Sara’s world, they’d better hold on for a Wilde ride.

The story is a ride that only Sara Wilde can ride.  No one else can do what she does and that’s because of who she is.  I especially like Sara because she’s not Superman.  She doesn’t have all of her power figured out and she doesn’t know what will happen next.  Everything is totally off script for her and her friends.  She takes risks, she pays for them dearly, but the risks are worth it to her.

 

Our reviews in this series…

Other recommendations…

…you might try  The Adventures of Owl series by Kristi Charish, Prof Croft series by Brad Magnarella, Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price, Jane Yellowrock and Nell Ingram series a/k/a Soulwood series by Faith Hunter, Eric Carter series by Stephen Blackmoore – you get the idea.  I could go on for days because this is my FAVORITE genre.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

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