Monday, 21 July 2014
Review: Fireborn by Keri Arthur
When I first saw Fireborn in the catalogue I knew I had to read it, and while I have never read anything by Keri Arthur before, I did not hesitate in diving into the pages as soon as time allowed.
From the minute I began reading it was clear the Fireborn was more than I expected. With numerous paranormal beings, new hybrid creatures, and a whole big mystery, I was guaranteed to be taken on an epic journey, one that I needed to hold on tight for.
One thing that I really like about Fireborn, is how the protagonist is a phoenix, after scouring my memory I can't think of a book I have read where a phoenix takes centre stage, and I really like how she is portrayed, but also the occasional titbits of information we are given about her to help build up a picture of who and what she is. The is no big information overload, which made it easy to take on every minute detail about her.
Fireborn has a few overlaying back stories that interlink and weave together so seamlessly, that it makes a truly unputdownable read. We have the mystery of the murder of Emberly's boss, the murder of another profession, the ransacking of homes, and also the mysterious new hybrid being. But all of these details work together so well, and connect with little tendrils of information, that make this a gripping read with twists and turns that you can never see coming.
While the whole love triangle....square took a while to get used to, once it was all sorted in my head, and labelled with the relevant labels, I found it easier to understand and continued to devour this book. The ending was tied up nicely, but still left open for a follow up that will help link the books together. Fireborn is a great beginning to a series that I can't wait to see more of.
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