Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Review: Wild Child by Mike Wells

From Goodreads: Briana Fox is the wildest girl in school. She and Kyle have been close for a long time...almost lovers. Kyle is afraid that if he pushes her, he'll have his heart broken and lose his best friend. When Briana discovers a mysterious "power drug" in a cave, two government agents are desperate to find the source and turn Briana into a human experiment. Will Kyle risk everything to protect his love? 

My Rating: 3 hearts  

Thoughts on the Novel: Wild Child by Mike Wells is a short – it’s only about 50 pages – but well-written and suspenseful story told from the perspective of Kyle. After a boating accident that should have somehow left his best friend Briana dead, Briana tells Kyle that she is only alive thanks to some mysterious green water that she managed to drink. Briana then takes Kyle to the cave where she found the water and Kyle takes a sample of it to give to his dad, a chemical engineer. Unfortunately, the water’s effects begin to wear off the next day and Briana and Kyle have to head back to the cave so that Briana can drink more of the water. Soon, the government finds out about their discovery, and Kyle must make a decision about what’s best for everybody involved. For such a short story, Wells does a good job showing off the personalities of both Kyle and Briana and creating a completely unpredictable – albeit abrupt – ending.   

Wild Child was published in March 2011. 

Comments About the Cover: Briana’s expression freaks me out even though it goes very well with the story. The mysterious green water is almost like a drug and makes her capable of doing strange things.  

This ebook was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. That cover is kind of scary!

    I think it is a hard job for authors to write well developed characters in short stories but it sounds like Wells did. Great review :)

  2. That cover freaks me out every time I see it!

  3. I have to say her expression on the cover freaks me out too, she looks a bit possessed:) Sounds like a good story despite it's short length!

  4. Gah! Spooky cover.

    Kind of seems like too much to fit in in only 50 pages. Make me wonder how it's possible.

  5. OMG, that cover is indeed very freaky.

  6. LOL I was sbout to say the same thing about the cover...very freeky expression on the girl's face.

  7. I don't like the cover. It's weird and creepy. But I kinda like the premise a bit. I could also use some very short reads for when I find some books difficult to finish. Thanks for the review!

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