Today I bring you a review for the novel Wunderkids, Part 1 – Wildwood Academy. Thank you to The Fiction Cafe Review Group for inviting me to read and review this book.
15-year-old Nikka is invited to attend Wildwood Academy, a prestigious but secret boarding school for talented youth located deep in the Californian mountains. Once there, Nikka quickly falls in love with her bizarre classes, the jaw-dropping scenery and… two very different boys.
However, Wildwood Academy has a dark and twisted secret, one that could cost Nikka the one thing she had never imagined she could lose, the one thing that money can’t buy. It is this very thing that Wildwood Academy was created to steal. Nikka can stay and lose everything, or she can risk death and run.
Wow, wow, wow!!! What a book. I started this without any expectations and I have been blown away. I enjoyed this so much.
I couldn’t stop reading, everything about it was engaging and kept me needing to read more.
I loved the characters. Nikka is very easy to relate to and you can see why she does the things she does. Her loyalty to her friends is unwavering even in times when they don’t deserve it. Sums is such a fun character, the sort you would want to be friends with for a lifetime. Tristan is cheeky and fun with hidden depth, it’s easy to see why he has kept certain things secret then there is Izaya, the guy who we would all love to hate. Full of hidden depth and charisma he really is irresistable.
Every single one of them brings something to the book, to the overall journey. The read is thrilling and keeps you guessing and the ending….well, I need more.
I am eagerly awaiting the 2nd book in the series, I desperately want to know more now. Just when you think you have got it there is a twist and you don’t have a clue.
The writing is done so well that you find yourself immersed into the world of Wildwood and it’s students.
Jaqueline gets a massive 5 stars from me on this book. Absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for reading.
Emma-Louise Smith x