OFF THE SHELF: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

OFF THE SHELF: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

When I first saw the cover for Wildalone I said to myself, I have to read this book. A few reasons why I wanted to read Wildalone: one the book cover is very pretty and different, the premise of the story sounds quite interesting and unique and of course there are no cliffhangers!

I entered a Goodreads giveaway with the hope that I would win, well that didn’t happen but to my surprise the author contacted me and offered it as a gift. I was static and excited, and right away thank her and the moment the book arrived I set myself to put every other book I have picked to read aside.

ABOUT WILDALONE

In this darkly imaginative debut novel full of myth, magic, romance, and mystery, a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers, and discovers terrifying secrets about her family and herself—a bewitching blend of Twilight, The Secret History, Jane Eyre, and A Discovery of Witches.

Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land. Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life—including an enigmatic young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her. Drawn to the elusive Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, she ventures into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous.

In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the samodivi or “wildalones”—forest witches who beguile and entrap men—Thea will discover a family secret bound to transform her forever . . . if she can accept that dead doesn’t always mean gone, and love doesn’t always distinguish between the two.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Krassi Zourkova grew up in Bulgaria and came to the United States to study art history at Princeton. After college, she graduated from Harvard Law School, and she has practiced finance law in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, where she currently lives. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals. Wildalone is her first novel.

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