Wild Children by Richard Roberts
Release Date: December 12 2012
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: L♥VE
Bad children are punished. Be bad, a child is told, and you’ll be turned into an animal, marked with your crime.
The Wild Children are forever young, but that, too, can be a curse.
Five children each tell a different story of what they became:
One learns that wrong can be right, and her curse may be a blessing.
Another is so Wild he must learn the simplest lesson, to love someone else.
An eight year old girl must face fear and doubt as she dies of old age.
Love and strangeness hit the lives of two brothers in the form of a beautiful flaming bird.
Finally, the oldest child learns that what is right can be horribly wrong.
Together they tell a sixth story, of a Wild Girl who can’t speak for herself, and doesn’t seem Wild at all
This book is extremely hard to described. It's like a very funky version of pinocchio and I loved ever part of it. The book never examples how wild child came into existence and that was the one thing I desperately wanted to know. The characters were wonderful and I really want to know more. At first each character change I was annoyed but I grew to love that character as time went by.
My favorite was Jinx, the creature he was/is is my absolute favorite animal! And he was perfect and if such a thing were to happen to me I would want to be similar to him... well except maybe the kissing thing. ;)
I know this is a stand alone book but boy do I ever want more!
This book also took me days to read and I haven't taken days to read a book since I read the game of thrones series!