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Two mysterious, gorgeous brothers. One typical high school girl. A key that unlocks a family secret…Celeste Wilder is a few weeks away from high school graduation and heading to her dream college, NYU, when she meets the intriguing Constantin brothers. Suddenly, she discovers that everything she believed to be true was a carefully constructed lie to protect her, and her soTwo mysterious, gorgeous brothers. One typical high school girl. A key that unlocks a family secret…Celeste Wilder is a few weeks away from high school graduation and heading to her dream college, NYU, when she meets the intriguing Constantin brothers. Suddenly, she discovers that everything she believed to be true was a carefully constructed lie to protect her, and her so-called normal life becomes anything but.Roman and Nico Constantin introduce Celeste to a hidden supernatural world that she never in her wildest dreams imagined existed. As she gets sucked into the excitement and danger of their magical world filled with twisted vampires, evil sorcerers and demons, she discovers the startling truth about her own family’s legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.A must read for fans of Vampire Academy, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries!Wilder is the first book in The Guardian Series, a gripping supernatural tale for lovers of urban fantasy and paranormal romance sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat and up way past their bedtime.The next installment in this paranormal series, Wilder Destiny, is now available on Amazon! And you'll get a sneak peak at the end of this book!Also read the newly released companion novella, Finding Wilder, for a glance into the world of The Guardian Series through the eyes of the intriguing Nico Constantin....

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ISBN : 25721023
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Number of Pages : 362 Pages
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Wilder Reviews

  • Laura
    2018-11-22 05:42

    I received this book via GoodReads Giveaways.I liked the plot of this book. I wouldn't say it was startlingly original, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. It was a little like a mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Vampire Diaries (both of which I am a big fan). Celeste Wilder is called on her 18th birthday to protect the world from evil creatures. Also, she meets 2 vampire brothers who are "good", there is a love triangle for about 5 seconds, and she then she falls desperately in love with one of them. And there is some danger, an ancient enemy that they face, yada yada yada. So that was all well and good.I really felt that this book suffered from it's third person narration though. Instead of seeing this plot from inside Celeste's head and really bonding with her and feeling what she is feeling, well, instead we get a little of each characters' perspective, and not a lot of the feels. It seemed like instead of the plot being moved by Celeste's feelings, we get a lot of excessively explanatory dialogue in order to show what the characters are doing and why. I think that the third person narration created a feeling of emotional distance between character and reader that I found difficult to overcome, and ultimately made me not enjoy the book as much as I otherwise would have.

  • Samantha Britt
    2018-12-07 00:36

    Solid YA Paranormal BookWilder begins by introducing the reader to Celeste Wilder, a high school senior going through the last couple weeks of school when her world completely changes. We learn that Celeste's family is linked to the supernatural world (don't want to reveal how and spoil it), and she begins to encounter certain supernatural beings. Namely, the Constantin brothers. :)The plot in Wilder is pretty solid. It has everything young adult readers enjoy: mystery, romance, action, etc. I only wish I would've been more invested in the relationships (both friendly and romantic).I think I'm the type of reader who really enjoys build-up and creating my own additions into the relationships (this is usually done through descriptions and revealing character's thoughts). In Wilder, most of the relationships between people (feelings or thoughts) were revealed with dialogue between characters. I know some readers don't mind that style at all, but it left me wanting a little. But please don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the story. :)One last note: during the story, the point of view would sometimes change very suddenly from one paragraph to another. Not a huge deal, as I could usually figure out who's perspective I was in, but it might have been better to make the clear distinction with (***) or something like that.In short, Wilder is a unique and fun paranormal romance read. G.K. DeRosa does a great job creating the supernatural world in a believable manner. She gives Celeste an interesting history and strength which I found endearing. If young adult paranormal fiction is your thing, give this book a try!Good job, G.K.!

  • Michelle Lynn
    2018-11-26 02:41

    I'll start by saying I don't typically read vampire books. I may not have picked this up if I realized that's what it was - but I'm glad I did. I actually found myself enjoying it. Yes, there were many many similarities to certain other vampire franchises, but they still added to the story. Celeste comes from an ancient family of guardians, set to protect the human race from all forms of evil, only she doesn't know it yet. Her father, who should have been there to explain it and train her, is long dead and the only people she has to help her are two vampires - said evil she is supposed to hate - and an old friend of her fathers.Add in the complication that the vampires are ungodly hot and mysterious. No wonder she wants to break all the rules for Roman. I would too. He is the best part of the book. For me, there were some formatting issues that really got in the way. There wasn't clear separation between many of the scenes. In one paragraph, Celeste would be doing one thing, and in the next she's be somewhere else having a completely different conversation. It was confusing. That being said, the characters were still great - very well developed. I loved seeing Celeste grow as she came into her powers. I'll look forward to seeing more of her evolution in the next one.

  • Daisy Delfin
    2018-12-14 22:26

    Liked the characters. Good story

  • Michelle (Bookaholic Banter)
    2018-11-21 21:35

    Blown away! I absolutely LOVED this book! Reading paranormal/supernatural is my cup of tea! Let me just say this book did NOT disappoint AT ALL! This just might be my new favorite YA Paranormal series. So, so good! If you loved the show/book series Vampire Diaries, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, or even True Blood, I highly recommend you pick this book up. Some elements in this book even reminded me of The Mortal Instruments a bit. All I can say is I highly suggest you read this one! I don't understand why there aren't many people reading this series. It needs and deserves more attention. I flew through this book and I want to go on Amazon right now and and buy the second book and start reading it immediately. I can think of nothing better than curling up with the second book in this series and a glass of red wine. What a perfect Friday night that would be! Unfortunately for me, I have other read/review commitments to other books tonight. :-( If you are planning on reading anything this weekend and need a great escape into another world pick this book up. A great book to read after a stressful work week. Every page of this book is full of fun. The fell in love with the characters in this book. They were hard not to love. Roman just might be my next book boyfriend. I think I'm in love with him. I don't get this way about fictional characters in books. He really did it for me though. Might be my obsession with Damon from The Vampire Diaries. Romann reminded me of him. Celeste is an awesome chic who loves to read romance novels, and is a hopeless romantic. I really loved her character. Her friend Brian is the kind of guy friend every girl dreams of having. Brian made me think of and long for my guy best friend. I loved Celeste's Mother as well. She is a hard working Mother who just wants the best for her one and only daughter. These characters were extremely easy to relate to and highly memorable. I truly loved them all.The romance in this book was beautiful! It was balanced perfectly. Not over done. The dialogue wasn't overdone or drawn out. There was no need for pointless drawn out conversations between characters in this book. They spoke when they had something important to say. The writing was simple and easy to follow. I was never confused while reading this book. I always knew what was going on. The pace of the story flowed easily. It kept me turning pages. It was a constant treat. I didn't want it to end. I was so wrapped up in this story that it felt like it only took me and hour to read. The world around me just melted away. I felt like I was in the story. This series is just getting started and I already know there is going to be some great adventures to come! So many awesome paranormal characters in this book and by the end of the book we just meet a new paranormal character. This book was set up so perfectly that there are so many ways the author could go with this series. I am so excited to see where this goes. I am truly anticipating picking up the next book in this series. I am ready for more paranormal excitement! I really can't speak highly enough of this series. It was pure enjoyment from beginning to finish. * I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Farwa
    2018-11-21 02:36

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review*Well Wilder was a good read. Not too much outstanding but good. Celeste Wilder was very young when her father died In an "accident" while doing his investigation job. Her life is no more the samw with her mom working most of her time as nurse and the only good time pass for her was her best friend since childhood Brian and his family dinners where she is treated no less than a family. High school was about to end and she was all set to go to NYU like her father when thing in the small town of Oak Bluff starting changing and in her personal life. There are new hot boys,who are brothers, in town and Celeste seems to fall for one. As if loving a vampire and being saved from clutches of another before her 18th birthday wasn't enough that she now finds out that she was choosen as Guardian and that her father was one too who was killed by a vampire. She is feeling betrayed by all the lies told to her and she finds out her best friend loves her since long. What she can do now? Her new Guardian soul is bound to hate all supernatural beings including vampires, she loves Brian as a friend but is not in love with him, the boy she loves is a vampire and now an ancient wizard is behind her to get to the vampire brothers. Turning 18 is no more as exciting as before and amidst all this she has to save her family,friends and loved ones and also make a decision. Celeste character was nicely sketched. It wasn't like how I read in some stories where the girl is too much dependant on boy to save her. She wasn't kickass too but she was brave and one who can make her decisions. I really feel the situation of main four characters like what we saw in TV show named The Vampire Diaries. Anyways the story was much different and I liked it.

  • C.D. Gorri
    2018-12-02 04:30

    Wilder: The Guardian Series by G.K. De RosaI was given this book to review by the author.De Rosa's first installment in her Guardian series is an interesting take on Vampire and Vampire Hunter stories. The only reason I have not given this a higher rating was because I found the beginning to be a bit slow and really did not get into it until about half-way through the novel.That being said, the main characters are well-developed and intriguing. As this is the first book, I understand a lot of explanation had to be put into it, but I wished the pace had picked up a bit sooner. DeRosa has a unique voice and the story was very good. The characters interact at a steady pace, and overall, I found Celeste to be a believable heroine. I would recommend this to any fan of supernatural stories as it is well worth the read!Wilder starts out with two friends, Celeste and Brian, who live in the pretty average suburb of Oak Bluffs. All seems pretty normal for the almost 18 year old, until with the appearance of the mysterious and handsome brothers, Nico and Roman. Strange things begin happening to Celeste, large birds appear on her rooftop, new people show up in town, weird dreams about her deceased father, mixed feelings about the boys in her life, a prom night that doesn't go as planned, and much, much more. Celeste is destined for a dangerous and exciting future, she has only to understand and accept it.I liked Celeste and wanted to know more about her from the beginning of the novel. I believe this is a promising series and can't wait to see more from Ms. DeRosa! Her Vampires are unique and I'd love to read more about them, maybe even a spin-off featuring one or both brothers!

  • Annelise Lestrange
    2018-12-06 00:22

    Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)I received this copy from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :DThe Story(Goodreads Blurb)All that Celeste Wilder ever wanted was to find someone who would sweep her off her feet like she had seen in countless romantic movies. When she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Constantin brothers her senior year of high school, she gets much more than what she had bargained for. As they introduce her to an exciting supernatural world that she never imagined existed, she makes a startling discovery about her own family legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.The AnalysisJust remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader:)It was a true blessing that I was participating on the third volume’s book tour. If I had received only Wilder, I probably would drop the series and never think of it again, as I didn’t really hit it off with this book. I even joked with my friends that they could name a paranormal/young adult cliché and you would find it on this book. And I’m sadly right, sorry G. K.! I liked Celeste a lot as a protagonist, I think she was a very well constructed character, as were the boys Nico and Roman. I enjoyed the narrative style and the writing wasn’t so bad. BUT OH THE CLICHÉS! I rolled my eyes so many times during my reads that they were hurting on the next day. All stars were lost due this problem and only two survived

  • Paul McAvoy
    2018-11-26 05:44

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.College girl, Celeste doesn’t know it yet, but she is from a long line of guardians, defenders of the world from all things supernatural, mostly vampires. Living with her mother (her father died some years before), she lives quite an ordinary life in the small American town of Oak Bluffs hanging out with her two best friends Brian and Natalie. All of a sudden two brothers come in to her life. The Constantin’s, both broody and handsome. They are both ‘sort of’ vampires who are here to help her through her journey towards her destiny as a guardian.Vampire stories have been told often over the last few decades, including the popular Twilight trilogy, True Blood and also various TV series. For a writer, the trick is to write one that is you can call your own. Did the author do a good job of her own take on such a story? Yes, I think so. Wilder does have its flaws. There are spots of embarrassing grammar… ‘a vampire just like what Roman is.’ It is very much ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer,’ and there is the occasional typo, but if you like this sort of thing then you won’t be too disappointed.Wilder is mostly well written and has what every book needs: a reason, or reasons to make the reader want to find out what happens.

  • T.L. McDonald
    2018-12-17 02:35

    I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review.If you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer you will definitely love Wilder. Wilder is a tale of a young girl Celeste—your average American teen ready to take that next step into college life—or at least that’s what she believes herself to be, until she begins having terrifying dreams filled with monsters, visions of her late father, and two mysterious brothers (Roman and Nico Constantin) move to town. After literally running into Roman—my favorite of the Constantin brothers, though I have to admit I have a soft spot for Nico too—at the local library, Celeste is instantly drawn to him and as their connection grows she discovers who she truly is and what role she’s destined for as a whole new supernatural world reveals itself. With twist and turns, and a new take on vampires, along with likable characters you root for from the very beginning, I found myself drawn into this world so immensely, that I read the entire thing in one day. I highly recommend this book from the up and coming writer G.K. DeRosa, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • A.N.
    2018-11-20 00:23

    The best YA novel I've read in a long time... I just finished reading Wilder: The Guardian Series by G.K. DeRosa. This book reminded me a lot of the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. The story has two handsome brothers that have fates destined to intertwine with the female heroine, Celeste. As far as her writing style, G.K. DeRosa reminded me of Stephanie Meyer. The story was easy to follow, and the read was really quick. About halfway through the book, I didn’t want to put it down. I love the twist that she gave in creating the guardians, who are like a subspecies of supernaturally gifted humans. I enjoyed Celeste’s character development, and I can’t wait to see how she will handle her new role in book 2. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. This was the best YA novel I've read in a long time, loved it!

  • Beyond the Pages
    2018-12-08 21:49

    Wilder was quite the read. As a YA, I thought it was clean, suspense-filled, sweet on passion, and aces for a competent female lead. It started with just enough punch to keep me reading. Pacing was fair to good throughout. Character variation was good, also. The lead males, Roman and Nico, were oh so perfect. I loved them! Although I was left with questions, I can say that I was still pleased with the outcome. Rating: 3.5/5Recommend: YesAudience: YAChemistry/Intensity: YesConflict/Drama: YesFamily Dysfunction: YesSeries Potential: GoodA copy of this title was made available via the author by We ♥ YA Books! in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ely (Tea & Titles)
    2018-12-13 21:48

    Read this in preparation to beta the sequel. I ended up really enjoying it, and so far the sequel is even better!

  • Pat Welte
    2018-12-07 22:25

    I like this book and most of the characters, of course, those that I don't like are supposed to be unlikeable. Many secrets and twists.

  • Alisha
    2018-11-27 03:45

    This was the first book that I've read by G.K. DeRosa, and I was pleasantly surprised. It didn't have a slow start, but I wasn't sure how intrigued I would end up being, and it turned out to be a good read. It has a lot of the classics, human girl loves supernatural creature, love triangle, bad guy trying to hurt girl (and guys), but puts a nice spin on it. I liked how Celeste came into her role as a Guardian and that you get to experience the book as she discovers what that means; you weren't thrown into it where she was already the Guardian. She definitely had the strength (emotionally and mentally) and courage to handle it, and I appreciated that she didn't just have the Constantin brothers as love interests, but also as protectors and fighters alongside her. I enjoyed the Constantin brothers immensely. I felt bad for Nico as the story unfolded, for obvious reasons that I hate to list as spoilers, but he never seemed phased (if you've read, you'll know what I'm speaking towards). Nico was an awesome personality to have in this novel. His wit and humor, charm, and his general zest for life and bringing smiles to faces made me really love reading about him. I enjoyed Roman and Brian, they were just two different people (er, vampire in Roman's case) and had their own bones to pick with Celeste in their love triangle. I admired Brian for always being there for Celeste after everything happened with her dad, and the author did a nice job of writing his character from best friend to want-to-be-boyfriend and everything in between. Natalie was a fun addition, another life of the party. I would liken her to a female version of Nico, based on their good spirits and outgoing personalities. Potential there, perhaps? All of the added characters - Stellan, Fabian, the Council, etc. were described and written well for the most part. I have to admit that I was afraid something would happen to Stellan the whole time I was reading this novel (but no spoiler here on that -- I'll leave you wondering if he survives).My biggest complaint about the novel lies in the writing itself. Not specific to any particular characters, but the start of some paragraphs seemed a little choppy or written a little "plain" and broken compared to the rest of the text. Maybe it was just from switching gears or hearing several people's thoughts that made me feel that way. Some areas just didn't seem to have a natural flow about them and some abrupt changes. It might have just been the way the structure didn't feel developed and more basic in some sections. It wasn't a huge deal compared to the novel as a whole, which I enjoyed. I felt like perhaps the characters led more of a college lifestyle than a high school one -- I see that in many novels, but I can never get over the fact that they seem to have parties and beer as if they're several years older than they actually are in said novel. That doesn't count Dani Lynn's parties - she was obviously in college - but the ones at the beach and the BBQ. Perhaps I was just sheltered as a child. It's neither here nor there though, doesn't make the novel bad, just hard for me to believe. But we're talking about a novel of supernatural beings, so I guess I should shoulder any judgments on the "realistic" aspects of the scenes, right? Great novel overall!I plan to read the next in the series already, so nice job to Ms. DeRosa for reeling you in and leaving you wanting more!Romance: clean**Disclaimer: I have received this book for free from the We ♥ YA Books! group and the author in exchange for a honest review.**

  • Katie
    2018-12-04 02:25

    Not badThis book was ok, but I am not sure I will finish the series. It was an easy read, but it just didn't suck me in.

  • Lisa Eiff
    2018-12-01 01:45

    I really enjoyed reading this book. For fans of the fantasy genre, you may already be a bit familiar with the premise behind many of the characters' relationship paradigms used here, but I was glad to see the author was still able to put a new twist to the situations as the book progresses. If you are a fan of fantasy books, enjoy reading about vampires, and are curious to learn about 'the Guardians' as a new supernatural race of sorts, I'd highly recommend checking out this book.

  • Aishvarya
    2018-11-29 03:32

    I was a given a free copy of this book through the We ❤️ YA Books! group in exchange for an honest review. To start off the review, I would like to say that I rather enjoyed this book. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure if I would enjoy it a lot when I first started the book. But I was proven wrong. This story follows our protagonist named Celeste, who is a young girl dreaming of going to New York, and wanting to spend her last summer with her friends. Sounds normal enough, but it's far from it. Celeste comes from a long line of guardians but had been clueless of it until she met a certain set of brothers, the Constantin brothers. Suddenly, the world as she knew it never existed as she learns about the supernatural and her job. Celeste is a strong, brave, and likeable character who, although at times made me a little mad. I liked that she was a fighter and strong not only physically but also mentally. Her reaction to being one of the chosen was written realistically and made me like her more because neither was she immediately fine with it, or denied it over and over again like in some other books I've read. She embraced it, although a bit hesitant at first, which is understandable. I loved Nico and Roman and the way they cared for her as well as fought by her side. Brian was a jealous noob that annoyed me at times but I could understand his behaviour since he had loved her as more than a friend for years and couldn't just let go of his feelings for her so quickly. Natalie was fun and I hope to see more of her in the next book. Even though I liked this book I wasn't able to completely engross myself in it. For me there wasn't enough buildup for the characters so I wasn't able to connect with them as I would have liked to. I was also hoping for a bit more romance between Celeste and her chosen Constantin brother (I am not revealing which one it is) before they fell in love. G.K. DeRosa's writing was wonderful and her book was unique. This novel was action packed, magical, and had mystery and romance. The end was amazing and left me wanting to the read the next book almost immediately. I recommend this to anyone who loves reading paranormal books.

  • Amber-Rose
    2018-11-23 02:52

    Wilder follows Celeste, a teenage girl who lives in the pretty average suburb of Oak Bluffs. All seems normal for Celeste, being on the verge of graduating and moving on to the next chapter of her life, until the appearance of the mysterious and handsome Constantine brothers, Nico and Roman. Everything Celeste thought she knew about her life is about to be challenged when she is confronted with the truth behind her father’s death and what it means to be his daughter. With a heavy responsibility being placed upon her shoulders, Celeste is introduced into a world she never thought to exist. She is destined for a dangerous and exciting future, her biggest challenge.. to make the decision that will change her life forever, she has only to accept it.I was very intrigued with this book, once I had started it I was unable to put it down! For me, this was a great read. I enjoyed the story line very much, it wasn't your basic romance or supernatural story, it had twists and turns and a way of keeping you on your toes. I must say I loved how Celeste was not your average supernatural but a Guardian, I thought it was cool, her being destined to destroy those beings who were created for evil! And I loved Roman, I would have to say I am defiantly a team Roman girl. Although this book was not big on romance (I really liked how it was more focused on the action, twists and letting the story line play out) I did like how now and again you got an idea of what kind of romance would bloom for Celeste and Roman, which makes me say this.. Please can we see some romance in the next book?! Although I love all the action, I think those two deserve to see where their relationship is going to take them. I am defiantly looking forward to the next book in the series!

  • Tonya Coffey
    2018-11-19 01:36

    Celeste Wilder captured my heart from the first page!G.K. DeRosa writes with an overwhelming knowledge of what makes a great book come to life - emotion and the natural flowing dialogue doesn't hurt.From the first sentence, I found myself lost in the emotion. My heart ached for Celeste as she skidded through her life after her dad died.The nightmares that plagued her dreams were filled with detail, so much, I felt my heart race along with hers as she ran for her life and felt her uncertainty when she thought she was going crazy.I rooted for Brian when he revealed his feelings to Celeste. It was so sweet that they grew up together, best friends, but sad when she picked Roman the typical bad-boy. I wanted the good-guy to win once.From the beginning, I got clues into what Celeste would become, since she was having dreams about the supernatural and she dreamed of her dad, I knew it had to do with him. The whole Guardian destiny gave Celeste something to look forward to - a purpose in her life and it came at a good time for her.I was upset that her mom acted weird in the beginning but as time went on I understood why she did what she did. Even greater, Celeste got to avenge her dad's death making her feel proud of the person she had become.The story ended the way I wanted it to. There were no gut wrenching drop offs of characters or deaths. Just a happy point in Celeste's life, but it did leave me wondering what will happen in book 2. I have questions but that is a good thing. It leaves me wanting more.I would recommend Wilder to anyone twelve and up. If you like a good romance story with some sword swinging action, make this your next read.

  • Rhea Loire
    2018-12-08 02:28

    I was a given a free copy of this book through the We ❤️ YA Books! group in exchange for an honest reviewSo first I have to say that there were many things that I liked about this book. I liked that you got more than one perspective even though it jumped rather randomly and there was no warning that there was a change it was fairly easy to tell that the perspective had changed and who it changed to. Although the concept of the hunter is not new, I like the guardian aspect, I feel like this entails more than just the hunting of any evil creature and more of a sense of the evil of the creature. The characters are all different and strong in their own ways, Brian is probably my least favorite but that is just because I have a guy best friend who I was super close to and liked for a long time and when we decided not to go the romantic way neither of us had a melt down the way he did. It can be done people... The Love triangle that others have talked about never felt like a triangle to me because Celeste was never interested in Brian.Now I know there is a lot out there already when it comes to this vampire genre and I have to admit I have read and watched a lot of it, so I guess that kind of skewed my view in a few parts. I am not saying this is bad but there were just a few times that I had distinct flashbacks to other books or TV shows, and this bothered me a bit but I still really want to know where this book is leading and I have every intention of reading the series.I do recommend this book to others who like young adult vampire stories. Sometimes you just can't get enough.

  • Wendi Wilson
    2018-12-07 22:40

    I was given a free copy through the We <3 YA Books group on goodreads in exchange for an honest review.Celeste Wilder is a likable, well-rounded girl thrown into an impossible situation. She has an important responsibility thrust upon her along with the sudden knowledge of a world she always assumed was imaginary. She finds love, but it is not without its consequences. She has hard choices to make and handles everything thrown her way brilliantly.I really enjoyed this story. It encapsulated everything I love in a good book- a strong, well-written heroine, love, suspense and a great, well-developed storyline. Nico is just plain lovable and I hope he gets a good juicy storyline in future books. Roman reminded me a lot of Dimitri from the Vampire Academy books, but thankfully he isn't as obstinate! I loved the action scenes. They were fast-paced and exciting. Some of the transitions between POV were a little sudden, but I didn't have any problems keeping track of whose POV it was after the first sentence of each scene. Overall, I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to more books in the Wilder series!

  • Anne Martin
    2018-11-20 01:49

    Celeste, a rather normal high school senior in a little town has been chosen to be the new guardian. She will have to protect humanity against supernatural evil, which we don't see but that surrounds us all the time. Trying to protect her are two young vampires. Yes, young, they are hardly more than 100 years old, and that is teen age for vampires.The story is amusing, not badly told. I just have to deal with my usual sense of logic and it is very difficult to change the usual rules without leaving a couple of plot holes. The first question would be why was Celeste chosen to be the Guardian? She is not physically or mentally different from other girls her age, she sounds pretty normal. Why her? She does not seem to have a choice, she must be the new guardian -but who was the interim one after her father's death? And what if she was not able to learn?I'm slowly getting to think I have some Asperger form, but I can't help seeing the lack of continuity. It will be a nice book for teenagers, that's obvious. Many thanks to the author who sent me a mobi version when I wan the second tome on a giveaway. It makes understanding the story so much easier!

  • Margaret Chadwick
    2018-11-26 02:37

    Author: G.K. DeRosaTitle: Wilder: The Guardian SeriesGenre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Science FictionSynopsis: All that Celeste Wilder ever wanted was to find someone who would sweep her off her feet like she had seen in countless romantic movies. When she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Constantin brothers her senior year of high school, she gets much more than what she had bargained for. As they introduce her to an exciting supernatural world that she never imagined existed, she makes a startling discovery about her own family legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.Review: This is an excellent read that gripped my attention instantly and I could just not drag myself away from reading it so had it finished the day that I started it. I would read this book over and over again if I had the paperback copy of it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read young adult books. This book would also appeal to readers who enjoy fantasy, fiction and science fiction. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  • Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
    2018-11-21 23:34

    This is a Young Adult Paranormal Vampire book, with a complimentary tip of the hat to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV series, not the film as it states in the book!). Celeste has nearly finished high school, and has her life planned out. Two brothers show up in town and her life takes on a dramatic twist. The writing style is smooth, the pace is steady and the storyline builds to the satisfying conclusion. The only problem I had was that sometimes, with no warning, the perspective would change from one character to another. This could be a bit confusing until I realised who it was that was now 'speaking'. Wilder is the first book in a new series that was enjoyable as well as exciting. I look forward to reading more about Celeste, Roman, Natalie, Nico and Brian. Definitely recommended.* I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. *MerissaArchaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

  • Angeline Yapnata
    2018-11-16 02:42

    There are a lot of things that happened in this book and to me personally, it is kinda predictable.If you are looking for a romance, action pack book, give this one a try.This is a spoiler free review. We follow Celeste Wilder who does not know anything about her family legacy and got stir up in this situation and it changes how she sees the world around her. I like her writing style in this book and I hope there are more interested events in the next book. Some of the events are quite predictable and there are some original trait in my opinion because I don't really find it in other similar books. Her characters in this book is interesting. I love Roman and Nico, both of them are very protective over Celeste and the relationship in this book are okay. There are not really a connection to me personally but overall, it is a good book.*I was given a copy exchange for honest review.*

  • Chantelle-emma Harvey
    2018-11-27 03:30

    I really enjoyed this book. Having read the Novella Serching for Wilder before this gave me a good insight into Nico's frame of mind as one of the many main characters.The story flowed well and had a good pace which was easy to read and follow with very little effort. The characters were well written and the change of POV throughout allowed for the different angles and experiences during the action scenes.Personally i would have liked a little more description of the characters themselves and the locations in which they were set which would have pulled me further into the story whenever one of the evil charactes appeared.For me this pulled in some of my favourite parts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight, The Vampire Diaraies and The Originals and is a good read for fans of any or all of those shows.I look forward to reading more from G.K DeRosa in the future.

  • Danielle Fisher
    2018-11-24 00:34

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Read 2 Review. My opinions are my own and I promise I never give stars willie-vanilly.At first I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this book. I don't do love triangles, but I really like the idea of helping other authors out. So I went into it with an open mind, hoping my love triangle phobia wouldn't cloud my judgment.I'm happy to say it didn't. DeRosa's is such a good author that I was able to completely forget about my prejudice. Her characters are strong and interesting. She approaches the vampires and the supernatural with a unique, fresh perspective. Her characters don't fall into the typical cliches. The changes in point of view did disrupt the flow of reading so I wasn't able to fall as far into the plot as I usually do when I read. Recommend to lovers of YA paranormal

  • L.J. Higgins
    2018-12-06 23:29

    Wilder follows Celeste, a teenage girl on the verge of graduating and moving on to the next stage of her life, although it may not be what she had planned. Everything she thought she knew about her life is challenged when the Constantine brothers arrive in town and she is confronted with the truth behind her father’s death and what it means to be his daughter. These revelations submerge Celeste into a world she never knew existed. I really enjoyed G K DeRosa’s take on the supernatural world and how Celeste’s past and present is entwined with the world of vampires, sorcerers and guardians. This book is a great read and I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a new twist on the vampire/supernatural genre.

  • Andie
    2018-11-21 02:23

    the story was interesting which is the main reason that I gave it four stars..and the characters we're likeable. although I think the story itself was poorly written the plot was different from that of a regular teen vampire story. it is an interesting plot..however the only reason I think it was poorly written was because there we're not a lot of details throughout. it seemed very fast paced and ended suddenly without any explanations...some of the things in the story could have been detailed a little better rather then feeling it was skipping around and I felt that sometimes I would miss a chunk of the story. but overall I do recommend the story..it does get your mind whirling, which is a good thing.