Wandering Wild

Wandering Wild

by Jessica Taylor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510704008
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Jessica Taylor adores sleepy Southern settings, unrequited love, and characters who sneak out late at night. After graduating from law school, she realized she'd rather write her own stories than read dusty law books. She lives in Roseville, California with a sweet-yet-spoiled dog and several teetering towers of books.

Visit her online at www.jessicataylorwrites.com or follow her on Twitter @JessicaTaylorYA.

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Wandering Wild 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TippyJoe More than 1 year ago
"Wandering Wild" is the best book I've read in years! The themes of "making your own destiny" and "girl seeking autonomy" will resonate with adults and teens alike. I laughed, I cried, and I rooted for Tal until I turned the last page. The world was so immersive, I hated to see the book end. I immediately searched for more books by Jessica Taylor and was happy to find she has another book being published by Penguin next year. It's called "A Map for Lost Girls." What an incredible title! If it's half as compelling as "Wandering Wild," I'll be buying a copy for everyone I know.
Ilovethewrittenword More than 1 year ago
Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor is a beautiful debut. Gorgeous writing that I couldn't put down and an exciting story about Tal and her life as a Wanderer. It's full of cons, surprises, heart break, young love, family and discovering who you are. This book gave me all the feels and lingered long after I read the last page. I can't wait to dive into it again.
JWinter916 More than 1 year ago
One of those books that will make you think as much as it makes you feel. The writing is beautiful, the characters dynamic, the surprises surprising. Taylor's voice is unique and compelling and will take you on a journey you won't soon forget!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jessica Taylor's debut is so shockingly beautiful with characters that you'll be thinking of long after you finish the last page. Tal has worked her way into my heart and remains even as I move forward reading other novels. A truly superb beginning, I cannot wait to see what Taylor brings us in the future!
MrsClift More than 1 year ago
I loved every moment of this book, especially the sibling dynamic between Tal and her brother. Wandering Wild for the win!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely incredible! I didn't want it to end!
JK1515 More than 1 year ago
I loved Tal, Wen, and Spencer! What a great group of complex characters! Spencer was a great love interest. Swoon worthy for sure! He believed in Tal even though he had every right to distrust her. Tal was a fantastic heroine. She battled real emotions and moral dilemmas. Wen, another awesome character. The whole bookstore situation was cute. Paranormal or not, I never could tell. The conclusion of the book was satisfying and I am looking forward to reading more by this author. Five glittery stars!
LittleMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
Okay, let me give you the low down on this one. It's about this girl ... who happens to be a gypsy ... I'm sorry ... wanderer ... (WHICH IS A DAMN GYPSY) ... who is a con-artist and claims to be a compass (she tells her band of merry gypsies wanderers where to go) but she knows she isn't a compass but thinks that she might be the compass that everyone thinks she is when she thinks she might not be but probably is (confusing, huh) ... who follows her non-compass gut to some weird podunk town where the people hate gypsies wanderers but falls for Spencer Sway (she sways his way and/or sways on her previous conviction of being a wanderer ... see what Jessica Taylor did there?). Yeah. So ... I don't know how to say this ... but I don't get it. I don't understand why this story needed to be told, I don't understand what it was trying to convey, I don't understand the motivation behind the characters or the author. I just don't get it. I mean, I UNDERSTAND it, it's not written in Swahili but it was just a non-story for me. Why oh, why?!? I read the blurb for this damn thing and I was intrigued. Intrigued! But after the first couple of chapters, I was just bogged down with boring-ness and the long-winded paragraphs. Geez. Reading a book should NEVER be a chore. I should never feel like I am trudging through quicksand trying to save myself. Wandering Wild swaps back and forth between what's going on now and what has happened in the past and these transitions were anything but smooth. I often found myself wondering if I was in present day or in the middle of a flashback. Now, I'm not an author and I don't know how in the hell to pull off flashbacks but this was not the way. At. All. It felt unnatural and it stilted the entire flow of the story. The flashbacks provided interesting information, the content was never an issue ... it was the presentation, I guess. To be honest, this read more like it was about a cult rather than a very large group of gypsy wanderers. It was weird and unnecessarily violent, I think. I don't know, I just didn't get it, I guess. I'll be honest, the reason it got two stars instead of one was because I actually fought the battle of boring and pushed through to the end. It needs to be said that this book has received super high ratings. Honestly, I don't know if these other people had a different version of the book or what, because surely we aren't reading the same thing. Anyway, I am definitely in the minority with my views and I could very well be wrong and this is going to be a best seller. It's just not one for me.