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Title:  Wildefire
   Author: Karsten Knight
   Release Date: July 26th, 2011

     Every fire begins with a spark: Teen demigods incite war in this paranormal novel with a darkly humorous bent.

     Ashline and her wild-child sister, Eve, never appeared too remarkable, besides being Polynesian in a white suburban town. That is, until Eve kills a rival of Ashline’s over something completely petty. Shocked, Ashline moves across the country to a remote private school, hoping to put the terrible past behind her. But her fresh start doesn’t go as planned. After a series of dangerous and mysterious occurrences, Ashline is astonished to learn that she and four of her classmates are actually demigods who were compelled to meet at this middle-of-nowhere school.

     Now that she knows she is a volcano goddess, Ashline has to decide what to do with the knowledge—and whether to share it with Colt, the hunky park ranger she can’t stop thinking about. There are two very powerful organizations vying for control, and they have very different ideas on how the demigods should use their powers. Both groups want Ashline on their side—and they’re willing to fight for her.

My Stance:

     There was something about how the synopsis read that gave me the idea of Fallen. Ashline seems like the kind of character that would be shocked and not understand completely why she is what she is, and I hope that's the case. It would just make her character a bit more interesting and add some depth there. Anyways, these demi-gods have me interested, what types of demi-gods are there? Ashline being a Volcano goddess, what does that mean? Can she make all the volcanoes erupt at once, spew lava from her fingers; there's lot options and possibilities here.

     The prospect that there are groups that after the demi-gods and they both have differing opinions. This adds some depth to the plot and give a sense of fear, suspense, and most of all caution. What are these two groups after, by this I mean what is it that they want to do with the power?

Title: Eve
   Author: Anna Carey
   Release Date: March 27th, 2007

     The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

     Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

My Stance:

     This reminds me so much of Under the Never Sky, Eve just seems to embody Aria completely. I hope that this has some of the potential and power that Under the Never Sky had. Back to Eve, This book brings a bit of confusion to me as well, I haven't been part of a all boys school, so I don't exactly know what they would say about girls/boys, that would make someone afraid of the other. It just doesn't seem practical, but if there was something that happened to Eve that made her distrust the other, that would be make more sense.

     Anyways, Eve has this potential to be a unique and different love story about a girl who doesn't know or frankly understand boys. I am curious to see what she thinks of them, and even more if she's afraid or curious. Curiousity would be better, but I think that's already been taken by Fifty Shades of Grey and we all know how that turned out. The choice though? I believe that's a bit much, I mean if there was someone hunting me, I would want to be with the people I cared about the most and wanted to protect, so that wouldn't be much of a choice for me.
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