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Review of Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

Posted on 27 December, 2016 by in Rebecca Yarros, Review / 1 comment

Review of Wilder by Rebecca YarrosWilder by Rebecca Yarros
on September 19, 2016
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He’s Paxton Wilder.

Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.

Five time X Games medalist.

The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.

He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.

But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.

Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.

I enjoyed my first Rebecca Yarros book. This book was wildly entertaining, exciting with the extreme stunts and I loved the idea of a year at Sea traveling the world while the Renegades performed their stunts.

Paxton Wilder is adventurous and cocky and in need of a tutor – Enter Eleanor (Leah) Baxter. Leah has a history of her own that prevents her from truly living and I enjoyed her interactions with Paxton – his need to get her to live her life while also trying to win her heart.

Where this book lost me a bit was that I felt it was too long and sometimes felt myself skimming because I lost interest. It took me 10 days to read this book and that is not normally how I read books. While I enjoyed watching them fall for one another, I didn’t love the constant references about sex and being so attracted to one another; I liked that Paxton was a romantic but sometimes I felt like all of this combined was a bit overdone and unrealistic.

I love different so I enjoyed this take on the college experience. I am very much looking forward to Nova and getting Landon’s story.


About Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

Rebecca is represented by Jamie Bodnar Drowley of Inklings Literary.

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