Reviewed by Chelsea Swiggett for TeensReadToo.com
Darby Carter is a horse girl - she's always had a fascination and love for them, even though she's never owned or ridden one. But after saving a wild filly from disaster, she adopts the horse and moves to Hawaii to live on her grandfather's ranch.
When she gets there, she's instantly in love with the pastures and horses that inhabit Io'lani Ranch. Excited for her own horse -- dubbed Hoku for the star emblazoned on her chest -- to arrive, she's surprised when the wild filly is a lot wilder than she remembered.
Darby is going to have to work hard with Hoku if she ever expects the horse to trust her. As unpredictable as the weather, Hoku is a horse to be wary of. But Darby has a strange connection to her, no matter how distant she may seem.
Horse lover or not, I think anyone can enjoy this book. The characters are so authentic and lifelike, it feels like I know them personally. I have no doubt that this will be an excellent series, and I'm dying to get my hands on the next book.
this is the first book in Mrs. farley's wild horse island series. it picks up from where the last book in the phantom stallion series ends.
Darby Carter has adopted a wild mustang from the Nevada. Her grandfather, Jonah, has invited darby and her horse to come stay with him at his ranch in Hawaii.
darby's filly, Hoku, is more wild than Darby remembered her being, and wonders if she will ever tame her. Will the filly learn to trust and acept Darby or any other human? or has her past ruined her forever?
this is number one of eleven and all are wonderful.
all horse people and legends snd lore lovers will injoy these books. there is no questionable content or bad language. the caracters are so real that when darby woud do something, sometimes I would be thinking that I would have done the same thing given the circumstances
Mrs. farley's writing makes you feel like you are with darby in the book and when you are finished you are left wanting to go to hawaii yourself,and see the wonderful sight and sounds that she vividly discribes in the books.the reader is left wanting to read the next one.
An all-around great book and I look forward to reading the rest of the other series.