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Her loss couldn't have come at a worse time. A storm is brewing, one that could devour the entire world. Feeling more left out than ever, she's no longer a part of the fight to save her family. Syd refuses to accept she will never ...
Her loss couldn't have come at a worse time. A storm is brewing, one that could devour the entire world. Feeling more left out than ever, she's no longer a part of the fight to save her family. Syd refuses to accept she will never be a witch again, doing everything she can to track down the Chosen of the Light and rescue her demon. If only the ordinary life she's been building didn't interfere.
Time is running out. The Wild Hunt is coming and nothing can stop it.
Posted October 13, 2013
This series keeps getting better and better, and that’s hard to say for any series really. Ms. Larsen’s imagination has no boundaries and the trials and tribulations she puts her characters through are heart wrenching and soul shaking. This installment is no exception.
Syd continues her stumbling awkwardness through life as witch, even though now she’s been left powerless since losing her demon in the last book. I felt so bad for her since she’s gotten what she wanted initially (to be normal), but at the wrong time and under the worst circumstances. Especially now that the Fey are waking up and The Wild Hunt is coming for Syd’s mother Miriam for her ‘stolen’ fey powers. The descriptions of the Wild Hunt were frightening and it had me worrying all about her family, heck the whole city and world for crying out loud, for when they do wake up and bring their wrath upon the earth. Yeah, that bad.
The suspense in this one was harrowing. The stakes become so much higher as Syd is pushed from the coven for a variety of reasons and she tries to make the best of what is going on. Quaid has shunned her and even Brad, who seems to have only liked her for the way her magic made him side feel better, but now even he seems disinterested in her. It’s all one fine mess and it had me worrying not only for Syd, but her entire family. Hey, she does tend to save the day for her coven most days, but what will they do without her? And no one seems to want to help the girl out! I’m just relieved that Syd is as determined as ever to find her demon and restore her magic in any way possible. Even if it means facing an old enemy who tried to kill her once. One that holds the key to her magic and could very well destroy her.
Did I say this series is addictive? One of the worst addictions possible forms when you start reading this series. Thank goodness there are twenty books in this amazing series because I would seriously start withdrawing from tagging along with Syd and her awesomesauce life if I ran out of books to read with her in them. It’s just that epically amazing and you’ll be reading until the last page clicks on through. It’s definitely one of the best series I’ve ever read.
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Posted March 22, 2012
Bittersweet, that's what The Wild was. I zoomed right through the four books in this series that have been published. When I began this one, I was excited to continue into the story but also sad because book five is not out for me to read yet :( I am really in love with this series and will be chomping at the bit to get my hands on book five!
The Wild picks up right from where Demon Child ended. Syd is still minus her demon, and it seems that everyone hates her or is mad at her now. Way for everyone to be supportive, while they still have their magic in tact, right? Even the coven is giving her the cold shoulder and she has been banned from attending the meetings. Not only is Syd feeling abandoned, but her now-mortal father and her mother are so wrapped up in coven business, what with The Wild riders coming to destroy earth as they know it and rebuild. Now that Syd has the freedom she always longed for, something doesn't feel right. There is still some sort of magic lurking inside of her, the same magic that was causing Syd and her demon to never mesh in the first place. Now it is a race against time, with Quaid and Sunny by her side, to track down The Chosen of the Light and reclaim what rightfully belongs to her, not to mention save the world!
There wasn't as much action in The Wild ¿as in the previous books but I still enjoyed every single word of it. I had an idea on where Syd's "other" magic came from but wasn't 100% sure until Patti chose to revealed it. As with each book prior, I still wanted to slap Celeste silly. That woman! Patti Larsen has a way of writing that will easily make her one of your favorite authors. The Hayle Coven novels are fast paced and full of suspense that are enjoyable for all ages of readers, from teens to adults. Grab your copy of Family Magic (book one) and you will be surprised how fast you devour each book in this series! Now, if only I culd get my hands on book five *tapping my nails in "patience"*
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Posted September 7, 2014
Posted March 27, 2014
Loved this series! I just have to wonder why it's been two years since the last book and still no book 5. What's up with that?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 26, 2014
Posted July 21, 2012
They say, be careful what you wish for, and in “The Wild” Sydlynn Hayle finds out exactly what that means. She had always wanted a normal life just like any other teenager. Now she has that; her demon taken from her and her magical power somehow bound. When Brad Peters - who had been attracted to her because of her magic and his own latent magic - dumps her, and Quaid Moromond seems to be ignoring her, she starts regretting her wish for normality. Add to this the frustration of not having her demon and her magic when the coven is in dire need of her help, and we have a very frustrated and sorry-for-herself young girl. The dreams that she and her friend Pain have, add an unexpected twist to an already exciting and suspenseful story.
As is usually the case with Patti Larsen's books, I simply could not put the book down. Apart from continuous action and nonstop suspense which kept me riveted, the author has a tremendously comfortable and easy-to-read way of telling the story. I particularly loved the quirky and often hilarious dialogue. Talk about hilarious, Syd's thoughts and inner dialogue had me howling with laughter. Even while thinking serious thoughts, Syd still has a funny way of expressing things to herself.
Except for normal developmental changes, the author kept all her characters' personalities consistent throughout the series so far. This helps the reader to love, understand and sympathize with all the characters - even the not so nice ones. She brilliantly integrates Syd's normal life of school, friends and boyfriends into her paranormal dealings with the coven, thus making the story so much more believable.
I would advise readers to get the first three books in the Hayle Coven Series before reading “The Wild”. A huge cheer for Patti Larsen for another beautifully told story and a well deserved five stars. (Ellen Fritz)
Posted July 26, 2014
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Posted May 4, 2014
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