The Wild by K. Webster
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Gripping…disturbing…TOTAL MIND F*UCK
I’ll admit, upon hearing the hype I HAD to read this book. Being an avid K. Webster/Elizabeth Gray fan, I knew the writing would be compelling and suck you in from the very beginning, and boy did it ever.
Yes, it was dark. Yes, it made me feel like I needed to take a shower BUT it captivated me through its entirety. I loved the fact that she is not afraid to cross over boundaries that force the reader to feel. It IS full of triggers but she CLEARLY warns the reader in the beginning. It’s not for everyone. Would I recommend it? Hell yeah. I would tell them it is a dark erotic romantic horror. LOL now that’s a mouth full.
My only negative was, I wish she would have fleshed out the characters more and cut some of the sex scenes. I commend K for taking on such a controversial topic and look forward to reading her future work.
Favorite Scene: The RV accident
I vow to talk to her and love her even during the darkest of times. Although, I’m not really sure how life can get any darker than this.”
“Out here in the wilderness, my mind is slipping. I’m not millionaire Reed Jamison, global real estate mogul. I’m not husband and father.
I’m just a man.
Brutal and savage.
“The mind is no longer needed. A useless organ. It’s the heart that grows wild. It forges the way. It makes decisions that defy reason and instead break rules that don’t exist out here.
The heart becomes a hungry, selfish beast.
It devours the mind and feeds the desires.
My heart is free.
No longer caged by the world but released by love.”
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Wild pushed boundaries and although the story has created a bit of a stir amongst the book world, I feel as though it was branded the scarlet letter way too soon. We as readers may disagree with a topic but we also are ones who will be the first to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, so before you take the word of someone who hasn’t read the book and declare it “unfit” take a good look at the books you have on your bookshelf or in your tablet. How many have crossed the line? Stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, bestiality aka shifter books, mental and physical abuse, rape.
K Webster is not only a fantastic writer but she has the ability to make you FEEL and behind the words placed on paper she carefully constructs a beautiful story. Not of romance, but of life. Not of rainbows and fantasy, but of life as fucked up as it possibly can be. Wild left me feeling all kinds of fucked up as well as scattered, lost, betrayed and hopeful…..but that is the art of a brilliant writer. She takes one out of the cookie cutter-recycled-tweaked story we find ourselves always reading and into a world that pushes one’s mind.
Those of you who are familiar with her writing will know that she pushes the boundaries in almost all her stories and let me tell you this, once I’ve finished reading her book and allowed my mind to get off the wild ride….I sat back and gave her props.
She isn’t afraid to GO THERE. She isn’t afraid of pushing the boundaries. She writes because she loves it. She writes because her soul demands her to. She’s fearless and let me tell you what. I respect the shit out of this woman. Taboo or not. She writes stories that makes you FEEL, like deep in your gut – tempts your soul type of emotion.
With that being said, I would recommend Wild to those who aren’t afraid to read dark stories that push limits. I do agree with Harlow in that I would have liked more background of who the characters were before the move to Alaska and less sexual content. I did find it a bit odd that Devon; who was perceived to be sheltered and a virgin had moments where she spoke as if she was a very sexually experienced woman.
The heart becomes a hungry, selfish beast. It devours the mind and feeds the desires. My heart is free. No longer caged by the world but released by love.”