Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review of Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

It's an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp -- the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn't return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.

Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp's done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance -- and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her.

This debut novel is full of atmosphere, twists and turns, and a swoon-worthy romance.

Hardcover, 336 pages

Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by HarperTeen


This book was one of the most original reads so far in 2014. I was immediately sucked into Sterling's world.
The mystery and romance in the book were excellent. I loved Heath and his story. Sterling was a strong heroine that had a lot of love for her brother Phinneas. She wouldn't give up no matter how tough things got.
Then there was an epic love hate relationship between Sterling and Lenora Mae. Lenora was an intriguing character with many facets to her.
Overall, it was a great paranormal young adult book that most readers would enjoy. I highly recommend it and give this book five glittery stars for how awesome it was.


  1. The swamps in Louisiana - I'm in. The cover is creepily awesome. ^_^ Everything about this book appeals to me and it sounds like Natalie's debut is a huge success. Congratulations Natalie and thanks Andrea for introducing me to her. Happy reading!

  2. The swamps in Louisiana - I'm in. The cover is creepily awesome. I love it. Everything about this debut novel sounds fantastic to me. Congratulations Natalie. From Andrea's review, this sounds like a hug success. Thanks Andrea for introducing me to a new author.