Book Review: Wild Child by Mike Wells

11061974Title: Wild Child (Wild Child #1)

Author:  Mike Wells

Genre: Young Adult

Publication Date (original): February 28, 1998

About the Book

(from Goodreads)

Briana Fox is the wildest girl in school. She and Kyle have been close for a long time…almost lovers. But Kyle is afraid that if he pushes her, he’ll have his heart broken and lose his best friend. When Briana challenges him to a swim across the lake, she’s injured in a horrific accident, but she discovers a mysterious substance in an underwater cave that saves her life. What seems to be a magical yet harmless “power drug” invokes superhuman abilities, and Briana soon becomes dependent on it for her very survival. When two government agents learn of the discovery, they will stop at nothing to find the source and turn Briana into a human experiment. Is Kyle willing to risk everything to protect his love?

Readers of all ages will enjoy this gripping, fast-paced story.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I have read several of Mike Wells’ books and I haven’t read one yet that I didn’t like, so, of course, I jumped at the chance to review his Wild Child series.

Wild Child grabbed my attention from the beginning and never let go. I read it in one sitting and plan on reading the next book right away.

I like Mike Wells’ writing style. It flows well and although the descriptions are vivid, they’re not too detailed. There aren’t a lot of characters in this book but I felt like I got to know Kyle, one of the two main characters, pretty well. There wasn’t much of a chance to learn anything about Brianna before she got hurt except that she likes to live life to the fullest.

I definitely recommend Wild Child. It’s pretty short but it’s good. It has drama, a touch of science fiction, and lots of suspense. 

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