A review by nessas_lair
The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

emotional slow-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes


TW: Sexual assault, child trafficking, rape, child abuse, violence, and suicideĀ 

Thank you Simon and Schuster Canada for the ARC! I thought the concept of this book was very intriguing and I loved the discussion about the struggles women face in the world. There's lots of great quotes in this book. It's quite a slow-paced story until the last 50 pages or so where all the action happens. The face-off scene with the villain and the Wild Ones was a bit underwhelming because there was so much buildup to the moment and it ended so quickly. I also thought the characters could have been a little more fleshed-out because the girls didn't really have distinct personalities aside from Paheli and Valentina. The worldbuilding was really fascinating though, and I liked the concept of the Between. Overall, this is a very dreamlike written story with interesting themes, but I wish the characters were a bit better written.

3.5/5 Stars

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