Friday, June 3, 2011

Wild Child by Mike Wells

Wild Child by Mike Wells
Published by Mike Wells, March 10, 2011

Summary from Goodreads:

Briana Fox is the wildest girl in school. She and Kyle have been friends for a long time..., almost lovers. When Briana challenges Kyle to a swim across the lake, she's injured in a terrible accident, but also discovers a mysterious substance in an underwater cave. What seems to be a magical yet harmless "power drug" turns out to have unexpected properties. Briana soon becomes dependent on it for her very survival. When two government agents get wind of their discovery, they will stop at nothing to force Kyle and Briana to reveal its source.
Though written for teenagers, readers of all ages will enjoy this fast-paced, moving story. 

This was a very quick read, and a very fun, engaging story. Kyle is our narrator and it's quite obvious from the beginning that his feelings for Briana are not simply platonic. It's also obvious to us that he will never expose his non-platonic feelings unless he's certain Briana feels the same way. And does she? We never really know.

A day of swimming and boating goes from idyllic to horrific after Briana is involved in a terrible accident, one that should have killed her. But her discovery of a secret underwater cave relieves her of any injuries and in fact gives her almost superhuman strength. These powers come at a cost, though--the least of which is the fact that the government desperately wants to find this cave.

Mike Wells has done a great job with this novella. It's fast-paced and full of action. The ending will leave you breathless, and you might have to re-read the last page or two to made sure you actually read the ending  correctly. 

You can learn more about author Mike Wells at his website: .

eBook received from author. As always, I received no compensation for this review.

Enjoy your reading!

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