Warning: The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you.
I’m having a really hard time finding words to describe this reading experience. I won’t be giving a synopsis nor will I be putting any spoilers into this review. That was the author’s request at the end of the book and I’ll honor that. However, what I will do is vaguely discuss my feelings towards this book.
The Wild by K. Webster is a dark romance novel, the darkest romance novel I’ve ever read. And I think nothing can dethrone it.
This book is fucked up. And that’s something we can all agree on. The topics which it discusses are extremely taboo and you are completely right to be uncomfortable reading it. To be honest, the author probably wrote it with that intention.
I was uncomfortable reading it, but apparently not as uncomfortable as other people, since I did finish it. I’m not easily queasy and when I become invested in a story I’ll finish it.
I’m not ashamed to say that I finished this book in one sitting and in record time. The story is unlike anything I’ve ever read and I really wanted to know how it’ll end.
I’m actually really glad to have stumbled upon this book because all the romance books I’ve been reading lately have been redundant and similar. This shocked me and kept me interested throughout it.
I’ve just noticed that there is a sequel and, to be honest, I’ll probably pick that one up as well. I know many of you will detest this book and it might even offend some of you, however, what we all must remember is that this is a piece of fiction. It isn’t meant to hurt anyone. The sole intent is to entertain and make you think. Also, I think it’s a funny discussion opener between you and your friends.
I don’t think I’ll be rating this book. I have to think about that, so if you see a rating I’ve clearly changed my mind. I’m not sure how to rate it since it is so unique and controversial.
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