Beware The Wild

Beware The Wild

Paperback - 2016
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Southern Gothic gets a whole new twist in Beware the Wild, now in paperback. Sure to appeal to fans of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White called Beware the Wild "American myth at its very best."

The swamp in Sterling's small Louisiana town proves to have a power over its inhabitants when her brother disappears and no one but Sterling even remembers that he existed. Now Sterling, with the help of brooding loner Heath, who's had his own creepy experience with the swamp, must fight back and reclaim what--and who--the swamp has taken.

Beware the Wild is a riveting and atmospheric page-turner readers will want to devour. And don't miss Behold the Bones, a companion to Beware the Wild!

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2016
ISBN: 9780062241535
0062241532

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Sterling's brother wanders into the swamp, and the sister she never had returns. Part of a series.

Have you ever known that something wasn't right, but no one else believed you? That is what happened to Sterling. There's a swamp that everyone in town knows to avoid, but her brother walks in, and a strange girl walks out... and it seems that only Sterling knows that it's wrong. But what happene... Read More »


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blue_dog_31717
Aug 05, 2017

Absolutely loved it. A great page turner that I finished in about 2h 1/2 hours. I loved the plot, storyline and most of all, the characters and their history. However, the end felt rushed, and the beginning wasn't that good. And is there a book 2?

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Jun 04, 2016

Beware the Wild was a phenomenal book....it was interesting because even though the "twists" were ones you could see coming from a mile away, the book was still awesome. My favorite character was definitely Heath and I definitely loved Candy. I am very excited this is a series. (Cause I am hooked) I can't wait for book 2!!! (What is it with me and reading one book ofor a series and then another? I need 2 readays one series at a time! Anyway Rot and Ruin is calling...) 😄

LibraryK8 Mar 09, 2015

A beautifully atmospheric debut novel from local author Natalie Parker. Mystery and magic lovers alike will enjoy this dark and curious tale.

bandblair Jan 05, 2015

Fast exciting read. The ending was a little rushed, I felt.

JCLJoshN Dec 04, 2014

I'm a slow, fitful reader most of the time, but I raced through Beware the Wild in two days. Like the eerie swamp that lurks outside of the town of Sticks, LA, the novel sucked me in and wouldn't let me go. It's a Southern Gothic fairy tale, with the Grimm fey woods replaced by a swamp infested with something dark, rich, and strange. The story manages to be both a fast-paced car-ride and a slow, creepy stalk through weird, shadowy territory. It's a strong brew.

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Aug 05, 2017

"Where things come from Matters."

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Aug 05, 2017

"They are worried that I'm crazy. Am I?"

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Aug 05, 2017

"The most dangerous secrets are the ones we forget."

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LibraryK8 Mar 09, 2015

A regular swamp in the south can kill you in 100 different ways. Dangerous things lurk in the mud between the cypress knees and beneath the surface of the brackish water; gators, bears, stinging plants and poisonous cottonmouths. But the swamp outside Sticks, Louisiana was something else, it was much, much worse.
Sterling’s grandfather built a fence around the swamp that bordered their home to keep the swamp’s magic on one side, and Sterling and her brother Phin on the other. They too were a brother and sister looking for an escape, from an abusive father, from southern gossips and small town minds. Phin was the brave one, when he crossed the fence into the swamp, Sterling, scare to enter the swamp, waited for him to return…but he never did. Phin walked in, a girl named Lenora May climbed out, over the fence and into Sterling’s life, taking Phin’s place as her sibling.
Everyone has forgotten Phin, instead they remember the family with two daughters living on the edge of the swamp. Sterling herself even has false memories of growing up with Lenora May and has to struggle to remember Phin. She is determined to unwind the magic of the swamp and rescue Phin and send Lenora May back where she came from.

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