Friday, October 12, 2012

Wisteria : Blog Tour, Review

Title: Wisteria
Author: Bisi Leyton

Goodreads Synopsis:

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,

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The cover looks very creepy don't you think? Not in a bad way since it totally suits the book, but still very creepy. I am not sure how I thought it would be okay to read this book especially since it sounded like there would be a lot of 'flesh-eaters' in it. The idea is so revolting and scary for me actually, so I am impressed I made it through the synopsis and onto the book.

Wisteria lives in a world infested with Fleshers. They spread their disease and work on turning the human race into extinction. Wisteria hates being afraid so she decides to work as a Tracker, finding said Fleshers and exterminating them if need be, all to protect their island where they finally found a haven, a place to live in peace for the most part. Things get a bit strange when on a mission she disobeys one of the other trackers and finds herself waking up in a very strange place, with people calling her  Terran and she witnesses such odd behaviors she does not understand. Her life, as usual turns to a chase, but will she survive this time?

I have absolutely no idea why I agreed to be a part of this tour. I don't mean it to sound bad, at all actually. This book was absolutely brilliant, but also, it's not a genre I'd consider myself comfortable with. You see, I am comfortable with all sorts of monsters, dinosaurs, crocodiles, snakes, werewolves, and even vampires. What I am not the slightest bit comfortable with, are zombies. Ever since I've watched Resident Evil as a kid, I've been terrified of them, so the fact that I've made it through this entire book is a miracle in itself. That, and a testament to how great it really was.

I can honestly say this book was not what I thought it would be, it was so amazing and Bisi's writing was very entrancing. No matter how much I didn't want to read on and just stop all together, I didn't because even though there were zombies, the story was too good to be cut short. So I just kept on reading till the end. I enjoyed the characters, though I hate that there were no consequences to Hailey, Steven, Yvette and Karen. I seriously just want them to be punished severely some way, I wouldn't mind if they get bitten by a Biter  and die. Other than that, I love how Bisi supplied us with this whole new world, with The Family, and Red Phoenix, and whole vocabulary to go with such a great read! I cannot wait to read more books in this series!

Rating: 4.5/5

Author Bio:

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, and

You can email Bisi on as she would love to hear from you. You can also follow her on twitter or on Facebook or at her Blog .


  1. Thank sooo much for hosting my book on your blog.


  2. Loved your blog and I'll be reading your posts very often. Very visually attractive and posts are very well written. Following you on Twitter too, and will post a link to your blog on mine.