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Posted April 18, 2013
I thought this book rocked!! The story line was original and lush with imagery. The juxtaposition of past and present was intense
and mind bending. Loved the flashbacks and the forbidden love aspect and Native American folklore. It's not your wolves and vampires plot line that every one seems
to be doing. Can't wait for the next book.
Posted March 9, 2013
I didn't like this book....and I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. I know there are 3 reviews saying how awesome this book is, but I just didn't see it. My advice to anyone who is considering buying this book to go to Barnes & Nobel and read it for free for a hour on your nook, and if you still want it go ahead and buy it, and if not you just saved some money.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 20, 2013
Wildflower by Amy Jones is a book with an intriguing premise that delivers. Laney Stillwater has a deep connection with her Native American background. She has been having dreams in which she sees herself as Wildflower, an American Indian living in the seventeenth century, who is love with a white man; Joshua Bangs. Lo and behold, Laney is shocked when a new boy comes to her school, who looks...and has the same name as the boy from her dreams. Joshua and Laney start off slow, due to Laney's current infatuation with a boy named Jordan, but as Laney continues to have the dreams of Wildflower and the Joshua of old...she and Joshua are drawn together. I loved the historical flashbacks, and I found myself saying throughout the book, "Wildflower...now that's an awesome name for a girl." The author did an amazing job of weaving together the events from the past and merging them with the present, and I kept rooting for Laney and Joshua to figure out how the two of them were connected. There was a lot of Native American history and folklore scattered throughout, which I absolutely loved, and the flashbacks were written in a way that was so visually appealing that I could see everything happening. This is another book that I can't wait to read the sequel for!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 27, 2012
I am so in love with this series!
First off I have to say that Wildflower is a book that takes you by storm. It starts out in the 17th Century and then jumps to the present day. Amy Jones has done a great job with her descriptions of Plymouth, Mass and the Wampanoag tribe. The story starts out with Wildflower who is a shamans daughter and part of the tribe. She meets Joshua who is an English boy and falls in love with him. The only thing problem is is her father has promised her to a warrior of the tribe. As Wildflower and Joshua get closer she realizes her fathers intentions and decides to use her drawings to bind her and Joshua together in order to stay together. Wildflower draws a series of birds and when she is finished the drawing appears on her and Joshua. Joshua knows he will have to fight to keep her but will that be enough?
Jump to present day Laney Smith keeps dreaming about a boy she does not know but what she does know is that she loves him and needs to find him. That is when she meets the popular Jordan Stone. As they unravel the past and realize they have been reincarnated they must figure out how to stay together despite the return of Paco who is the warrior that wants her for himself. What is Laney and Jordan to do? Will their love end up like all the other times or will they finally be able to be together? What will Paco do when he realizes who Laney is and what she means to him?
This is such a great story with historical accuracy that it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. I can't wait for book two I need it like ASAP! I need to see what happens between these three. Will life repeat itself or will Wildflower be able to find her love and keep him!
Posted November 14, 2012
I've never been a fan of History or Social Studies. If all of my history books had been written by this author I'm sure it would have been my favorite subject This story felt a lot like Pocahontas to me, but better. And one of the coolest things about this book is that the author included lyrics to songs before some of the chapters that seem to be inspired by the story. It's a great way to share the play list for the book.
This story is about a Native American girl named Wildflower and her forbidden love for an Englishman named Joshua Bangs in the 17th century. Wildflower is the daughter of her tribes Shaman and she has been promised to one of the tribes Warriors. But the story is also about those same souls in the current day. We get to experience the feelings of the characters from both time periods as their love story is relived again and again. Who will she choose in her current life and who will she choose in the future. Will she choose forbidden love or will the warrior that loves her win the battle over her heart. I have to say I couldn't guess where this story was going go. I loved both lead guys. The story also includes a dream world where the characters can meet in secret. I've always been fascinated with tattoos and the mystical nature of the lead characters tattoos was perfect. It was a great read. I definitely look forward to the next book in the series.