Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: Fire Girl: A Tale of Witches and Wolves by Andy Mulberry

Book Blurb:

No such thing as fate or magic—16-year-old Samantha wouldn't be caught dead wishing upon a star. But when she stumbles upon a crime scene resembling her worst nightmares, something inside her comes undone. A mysterious guy, who's as handsome as he's weird, shows up at her side. And her summer break becomes suddenly a whole lot more interesting. So interesting, it tears her life apart.

Daniel, 17-year-old wolf-shifter and known to make bad choices, is forced to protect Samantha who's a witch denial of her powers. To him, the only good witch is a dead one. Cursing his unnatural attraction to her, he balances love, hate and danger as he tries to save the life of one clueless witch.

My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Romance, Royal-Court, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches--

All Sam has left is her sister, and together the two of them try and live life as normally as possible. Sam gets a letter in the mail saying she must go to a will reading for a woman she never met, which she promptly disregards because she assumes they have the wrong Sam. But strange things keep happening around her, like bodies that burst into flames and large dogs that appear out of nowhere. Don’t even get her started on her sorta stalker Dan who refuses to leave her alone until she admits she is someone she is not. Sam has no idea who she truly is, but Dan knows and is willing to do anything to make her realize the truth, just so that he can leave her too.

I had a very open mind and no expectations when I started reading this book and I am happy to report that I really enjoyed this story. I read a TON of werewolf and vampire stories and this was absolutely nothing like the rest. It was a fun world the author built, with a whole society of witches, demons, werewolves, and other cryptic creatures as well as the hierarchy between species and within.

The story alternated narration between Sam and Dan, with random chapters here and there of other side characters such as evil Eve thrown in. Sam was a little difficult since she refused to believe in anything supernatural that science could not explain. She was stubborn and wouldn’t admit her feelings towards the situation, especially when they came to Dan. Dan on the other hand, excepted his lot in life and his responsibility, but I wished he fought a little more for Sam emotionally. His disappearance in the end made me want to smack him, though.

I found this to be a very fast, engaging read. Seriously, I sat down and it was magically an hour later and I was half way finished with the book. The ending wrapped up the book well enough so this could be the end, but based on how complicated things were in this world I would love to have a sequel or at least a spin off.

​I received this title in return for my honest review.

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