Author: Bisi Leyton
Source: Blog TourReview Copy
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: August 15th 2012
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Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.
Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.
Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.
My Thoughts on Wisteria:
The Good: I thoroughly enjoyed a vampire and alien story. Really have read anything quite like this one. Very unique and it definitely had me reading to find out more. Enjoyed how much Bach seemed to be repulsed by humans (or Terrans as he and his people called them) and yet could not and would not stay away from Wisteria. Bach as a character (as well as Wisteria) made me giggle sometimes because he would say some hilarious things and in such a proper way that you just had to laugh. Wisteria, her fear of the biters, and still going out there to do her job of tracking them, was pretty amazing.
The Bad: There were several times where I read that a character had thrown an object and then a couple sentences later it was somehow in his/her hand again as if nothing had happened (mostly these happened toward the end). It took the whole whole book for some of the characters history to come out (i.e., Bach and Wisteria). Some things were never really explained (such as there mosarc) which made me a bit crazy because I had an idea as to what it meant but I wanted to make sure I had it right. Again, towards the end things became repetitive. For this I would recommend beta readers and re-editing to catch everything. The ending felt a bit rushed. personally did not like how it ended but I noticed there was a book two so I'm assuming that was supposed to be a cliffhanger although a bad one.
Overall: I would say give it a shot. It's a unique story that captivates.
I've Rated Wisteria: (3/5)
Author Bisi Leyton:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.