Wilder (Chosen Ones Series #5)

Wilder (Chosen Ones Series #5)

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by Christina Dodd
     
 

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Only beloved storyteller Christina Dodd could deliver such explosive paranormal excitement with Aleksandr Wilder’s story of finding redemption…and love…
As a young man, Aleksandr Wilder abandoned his duty—and for that lapse, he has been tortured, tormented … and transformed.  Now he prowls the tunnels beneath the city, fighting

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Only beloved storyteller Christina Dodd could deliver such explosive paranormal excitement with Aleksandr Wilder’s story of finding redemption…and love…
As a young man, Aleksandr Wilder abandoned his duty—and for that lapse, he has been tortured, tormented … and transformed.  Now he prowls the tunnels beneath the city, fighting on the frontline against the forces of hell, never daring to dream that he can live as a man again.   

After seven years fighting the world's ultimate evil, Chosen One Charisma Fangorn has become a tough, strong warrior without illusions or joy...even her gift of hearing the earthsong has faded.  Deaf to her own instincts, she never suspects that a monster lurks in the dark underneath the streets.

When Aleksandr finds Charisma under attack, he rescues and cares for her, and hope stirs once more in his heart…and in the world. But in the secret recesses of his soul, he knows the truth. A woman so exceptional could never love a beast…could she?

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Library Journal
Three years ago, Chosen One Aleksandr Wilder disappeared without a trace. Now, betrayed, horribly changed, and left without memory, he has become the Guardian, roaming the demon-infested tunnels below New York City and protecting the vulnerable. Charisma Fangorn, a rare Chosen One who can hear the earth song, is fighting the demons as well, but when she is attacked and almost fatally bitten, Guardian comes to her rescue. The fate of the world hangs in the balance, as the Chosen Ones race against time—and Osgood and the Others—to keep Satan from winning in this thrilling conclusion to an enthralling paranormal series. VERDICT A tormented hero finds hope, healing, and redemption in the arms of the woman who sees him for who he really is in an action-packed story that is a creative, insightful spin on Beauty and the Beast. Dodd (Betrayal) lives in Washington.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101583791
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Chosen Ones , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
89,746
File size:
557 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Washington with her husband and two dogs.

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Wilder: The Chosen Ones 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 42 reviews.
simple344 More than 1 year ago
There are only few books with a great storyline. This was one of them. A great summer read.
MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
In the dedication, Christina Dodd thanks her daughters for making her watch Beauty and the Beast in it's many forms, and Wilder is definitely a Beauty and the Beast book. Aleksandr Wilder, part of the Wilder family from Dodd's Darkness Chosen series, has suffered extreme torture at the hands of the others is locked in a beast form and no longer remembers who he is or that he is one of the Chosen. When he saves Charisma from a demon attack, it puts them on the path of helping Aleksandr remember who he really is and true love that will ultimately lead the Chosen to defeat the ultimate evil. I've been anxiously awaiting this book to learn how the series was going to end. I have to admit I had a few issues with it. First, the book is titled Wilder, so I expected it to be more from Aleksandr's point of view instead of Charisma's. Second, there wasn't much from the other members of the Chosen. There were a few scenes with them and everyone is present in the final battle, but otherwise, not much from them. Last, the final battle was rather disappointing. Charisma and Aleksandr are confronting the Devil, I expected a confrontation that was more dramatic. The story is well written and engaging. So I do recommend it and if you've already read the rest in the series then it's a must read.
Lori_Zalewski More than 1 year ago
**Review as posted at Lusty Penguin Reviews** Wilder, the last installment of Christina Dodd's Chosen Ones series, was definitely worth the wait. Dodd is a magnificent and brilliant storyteller, and the paranormal world she has created in this series is as unique as her characters are. In her years with the Chosen Ones, heroine Charisma Fangorn has become a strong and brave leader. Along with all of Charisma's strengths, Dodd creates believable vulnerabilities that make Charisma an endearing character. On the other hand, Aleksandr Wilder, a brilliant computer expert, abandons his duty to the Chosen Ones, is betrayed by someone he trusts, and is tortured and physically transformed into a beast. Believing he will never be forgiven or find love, Aleksandr fights evil where it lives, under the city. Dodd masterfully creates two characters who believe they are unlovable, which couldn't be further from the truth. Aleksandr's dry wit coupled with Charisma's propensity to speak her mind sparks the chemistry between these two characters, making them the perfect match. Their chemistry jumps off the page with intimate, steamy, and sensually meaningful scenes. In addition to the ideal balance of romance and action, all of our favorite secondary characters from previous novels and Aleksandr's family from the Darkness Chosen series are flawlessly integrated into the page-turning final battle of the series. All in all, Wilder is a dramatic and action-filled conclusion to a stunning and enjoyable series. If you are a lover of paranormal romance and you haven't read a Christina Dodd novel--do! I think it goes without saying that a series should be read in order, so start at the beginning, and you won't be disappointed.
Ang519 More than 1 year ago
Great read! The series have all been my favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and how it tied back to some favroite characters in past books. Must Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MS. DODD CONTINUES TO MANAGE A GRIPPING TENSION AND HEART WARMING QUICK AND WITTY DIALOUGE AND INTERWEAVING PAST CHARACTERS SO WE DONT FORGET PREVIOUS STORYLINES AND ADVENTURES. DEFINITELY READ THIS ONE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read . You have to read the hole series on the choisen one.
DMarie1971 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the book. Christina did a great job of finishing off this series. I also liked that she connected it to one of her other series.
LauraT83634 More than 1 year ago
Wild for Wilder!!!! Every seven years a group of “Chosen” are selected and these seven are to battle the evil that is attacking the world. The “Chosen” must work together if they are to succeed in defeating this evil. Unfortunately time is running out! Aleksandr is a troubled guy. He was instrumental in helping save his family and now is struggling to do his part as a “Chosen” to save the world. So he runs from his fate. But as we all know – no one can run forever! When Aleksandr finds Charisma being attacked – he can no longer run from fate or from himself! He must face his fears or lose his soul! I fell in love with the Aleksandr and the Wilder family when reading Christina Dodd’s “Darkness Chosen” Series. So I have been waiting patiently – well maybe not patiently – for Aleksandr’s story (lol). In “Wilder” you get to revisit old favorites. You get a glimpse into how the rest of his family was getting by. I loved it! “Wilder” was totally worth the wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here's the description from the back of the book: WILDER: the Chosen Ones Only beloved romantic storyteller Christina Dodd could bring you the explosive paranormal excitement of the Chosen Ones combined with Aleksandr Wilder's story of redemption…and love… As a young man, Aleksandr Wilder abandoned his duty, and for that lapse, he was tortured, tormented…and transformed. Now he prowls the tunnels beneath the city, a warrior against the forces of hell. After seven years battling the ultimate evil, Chosen One Charisma Fangorn is a tough fighter without illusions or joy...even her gift of hearing the earthsong has faded. Deaf to her own instincts, she never suspects a monster lurks in the dark. When Aleksandr finds Charisma under attack, he rescues and cares for her, and hope stirs in his heart. But in the secret recesses of his soul, he knows the truth. So exceptional a woman could never love a beast…could she? The story you’ve been waiting for: WILDER: the Chosen Ones
mat15 More than 1 year ago
This book is not out yet. I have read all of Christina's paranormal books. They are all excellent and I have her to thank for introducing me to paranormal romance novels. I have also read all of her other books and can say that she is one of my favorite authors. I would recommend any of her books as top of the line entertainment. I hope that she continues to write more paranormal romance series in the future.
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