Sunday, 4 October 2015
The Secret Fire by C.J.Daughtery and Carina Rozenfeld : review
Publication date: September 10th 2015
Published by: Atom
Genres: Fantasy, YA
French teen Sacha Winters can't die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in.
Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She’s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha.
There’s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
They have eight weeks to find each other.
Will they survive long enough to save the world?
I've been meaning to read a C.J Daughtery book for ages and when she came promoting her new book I knew I was going to have to get the book and find out what all the hype is. So, it is fair too say my expectations were stupidly high and amazingly my expectations were met and I'm left wishing I didn't let my friends tell me all the spoilers to 'Night School'.
The characters were really well developed I felt so connected to all of them. I thought it was great how the minor characters got tied into the bigger story. I also liked how you felt you knew the characters but you didn't know everything about them. My favourite character is Louisa and even though you find out loads about her a huge portion of her is still a mystery.
The plot was really fast paced yet at the same time it never felt like anything was just glossed over. There was never anything that I wished was more developed. It was done really well.
The ending was also really well done. It was a nice wrap up of the book yet made you want to continue the series instantly. I'm so excited for 'The Secret City', I just want it in my hands right now.
In conclusion, I was so enthralled by this book. It constantly kept me on my toes and nothing was compromised on. It was practically perfect in every way. 5/5 stars