Book Title: Wildcat
Book Author: J.P. Harker
Page Count: 552
Publishing Date: September 4th, 2016
Date Read: November 26th, 2017
Synopsis: Rhianwyn of the Caderyn is conflicted about giving up a warrior’s life to become a wife and mother, but her love for her new husband is enough to at least make her consider it. However, with the conquering Gaians moving ever closer to her homeland a peaceful life may no longer be an option, for Rhia or for any of her people. With rival tribes, old suitors, and the dangerous General Lepidus to contend with, Rhia soon finds her new family in unprecedented danger, and her choices now must be about more than just herself…
Wildcat is powerful, dangerous, and intriguing! This one is full of action, mayhem, and betrayal! For fans of The Mists of Avalon and Game of Thrones, this one is sure to take you on a wild ride full of twists and turns!
The first thing I noticed about this book was the kick ass cover! That cover conveyed so much to me, and the story beneath did not disappoint! Wildcat was full of intense, gory battle scenes, passion, sadness, and surprises. There was danger and betrayal at every turn, and so many unpredictable plot twists!
The world J.P built was phenomenal. He used such descriptive imagery, that I felt like I was watching a movie. I could imagine what each place looked like, and could clearly see the battle scenes in my mind.
The plot really reminded me of The Mists of Avalon. It had the enjoyable, mystical feeling that I had when I read, and watched, The Mists of Avalon. I have never read, or watched, Game of Thrones, but from what I have heard of it, this one seemed perfect for fans of Martin’s work. I found the plot to be highly engaging, with a medium pace, and enjoyable unpredictability! It satisfied the celtic/warrior battle lover in me, while holding my interest and immersing me in to the old world.
I would have liked to see a little more character development. I loved Rhia’s character, but I felt like she was the only truly developed character. She was strong, courageous, vulnerable, and fierce. Her journey, and development, were powerful and engaging.
I did come to favor Marius a little, though. I would have liked to see him more developed, but he had a fair amount of character development. He was brave, loyal, and strong. He also had a fair amount of morals, and had a nice character transformation throughout the story.
This was not a short story by any means. With that said, I did not feel like it dragged or suffered from filler. My only real critiques were the occasional editing mistakes, and a few awkward sex scenes. Other than that, and the lack of character development, I really enjoyed this book. It was intense and intriguing! It had a bit of mystery to it, a little humor, and a lot of excitement! I am looking forward to finishing the saga!
Thank you to the author for sending me this free copy in exchange for my honest review!
Content warning for sexual content, a scene of rape, miscarriage, language, slavery, violence, and gore.
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