Book Review: Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley

Holy wow this was awesome! From the moment I started reading, it was like everything around me faded away and I was caught up in this new and exciting world. I loved every single thing about Wildest Dreams!

Book Review: Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley
Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1) by Kristen Ashley

Seoafin Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. She learns this lesson the hard way after they perish in a plane crash. When she discovers there’s a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can see her parents again.

And have the adventure of a lifetime.

Upon arrival in the winter wonderland of Lunwyn, Finnie realizes she’s been played and finds herself walking down the aisle to wed The Drakkar.

Instantly thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice (she did survive that elephant stampede), 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 loathes, 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…


5 out of 5 stars

Wildest Dreams was absolutely brilliant! The world, the characters, the elaborate details, every single thing about it consumed me and I could not stop reading. I loved the intensity, emotion, and passion, as well as the fun and humor mixed in. I was hooked from the very first page. This was a thrilling fantasy romance and made for a great series starter. I can’t wait to read more!

Finnie and Frey had my heart. I loved Finnie’s thirst for life and her quest for adventure and wanting to go to a parallel universe. I loved Frey’s strength and the power he holds. I adored the evolution of their relationship, from their animosity to their curiosity about one another and their undeniable attraction. I loved them coming together and learning about them and I enjoyed their sweet, playful moments. There was drama, a lot of emotion, and holy wow with the heat. It was all freaking fantastic! Frey made wrong choices along the way because their worlds are totally different but I love how accepting and open he was and how he owned up to his mistakes.

This was a full, detailed world with flushed-out characters. I loved learning about the parallel world Finnie went to, the different regions, and its inner workings. I loved all the small, more personal stories woven in with remarkable people. There's tension and drama happening between the different regions and I love how it all played out. There were just so many amazing moments throughout. I loved the development and flow. There were things that made my heart happy and had me cheering and even tearing up.

I am kicking myself for waiting so long to start this series. I was missing out! Just like Finnie, I felt like I was on an amazing adventure. This was an exciting and passionate story with intriguing characters in an intricate world that completely pulled me in. 

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Wildest Dreams completely blew me away and I am ALL about the Fantasyland series now. What's the last book that left you blown away? Let me know!