Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley

Posted September 12, 2016 by Leona Woolfolk in Books / 8 Comments

Wildest Dreams by Kristen AshleyWildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley
Series: Fantasyland #1
on August 15, 2011
Pages: 563 pages
Source: Purchased
four-half-stars

Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime.

But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.

Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.

But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.

I am so in love with Wildest Dreams that it’s not even funny!

My fascination with the Fantasyland series was so bad that I intentionally skipped reading all of the reviews I came across on this series. I LOVE going into a Kristen Ashley story with virgin thoughts and expectation, and for some reason I had to discipline myself from spoiling the story of Wildest Dreams for myself because I was so amped to read this story and it’s sequels.

Anyway, let me get into this review of Wildest Dreams.

I am in love, plain and simple. From the beginning of Wildest Dreams to the very end, heck even the sneak peek into The Golden Dynasty, I was hooked. Just like with any great Kristen Ashley story that I’ve read, I couldn’t put Wildest Dreams down to save my life. I will admit that at first I wasn’t too keen on the fact that Finnie wanted to go to another dimension, whether it was parallel or not, just for another adventure as she stated. But, I’m glad that as the story progressed her true intentions to see her parents again were revealed and I was able to continue on in Wildest Dreams without any doubts.

I don’t know y’all, I’m stumped right now on being able to articulate my thoughts on Wildest Dreams. As I’m writing this review, the dominant and reoccurring thought in my head is, “It was one of the best books I’ve read this year,” and I feel that nothing else needs to be said lol.

I will say, though, that the sometimes lack of effective communication between Frey and Finnie irritated me, especially when it caused major problems within their relationship. Other than that final thought and complaint I loved their relationship from start to finish. I don’t think I’ve read a story this year that made me laugh and tear up as much as Wildest Dreams did, but I sincerely hope that The Golden Dynasty is all that Wildest Dreams was and more.

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

8 responses to “Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley

  1. I think you will really enjoy Golden Dynasty. I actually started with it and then went back and did the audios starting with this one. I’ve really been enjoying this series and hope to grab book three on audio for my next review from Audible. I need to try other series by her because so far, I’ve only read the first two books from the Fantasyland series.
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