Review: Fire by Annie B. Matthews


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Leaving school should be exciting, right? All those dreams and ambitions ready for the taking…

Kelly doesn’t feel it. In fact, the only thing she’s feeling is dread and guilt – she has no idea how to tell her family and her soulmate that she has changed her mind about university. About everything, in fact. So instead, she’s been withdrawing from everyone and hoping that inspiration will strike.

When she discovers that Danny has been keeping his own secrets, and the threatening text messages begin, Kelly realizes that cutting people out might not be the answer.

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3/5 Stars

***I received this ebook as a gift in exchange for an honest review via the author

PROS:

  • Distance between Danny and Kelly is heartbreaking. Told from both POVs you can feel their struggle to connect, to go back to the chemistry and love they had before, but it’s just not working. That slow, painful growing apart is all too real and raw. When Danny and Kelly do have their moments of attraction, they’re bursting with emotion. 
  • The main threat came out of nowhere. It was abrupt and totally shifted the plot in a new direction that felt out of place from where the story was headed. It kind of throws you, but in an insanely awesome way. You won’t see it coming and it’s so quick that nothing can really prepare you for the reality when it hits. 
  • The society searching for the talents is intriguing and exciting. All the possibilities and the hopeful way that Kelly and the others search for others like them is uplifting, and full of warmth. 

CONS:

  • If you haven’t read the first book, be prepared to be really confused. There are references throughout to things in book one, but only snippets. A stronger reiteration of events in book 1 might have helped to solidify the plot and lay a foundation for the emotional issues throughout the story-specifically Kelly’s withdrawal from Danny.
  • The pacing was so-so. The majority of the book is angst-filled drama up until the last few chapters and didn’t have much to do with the talents at all.
  • Secondary characters were fleeting. They sort of jumped in and out of the story and on occasion, so many characters were present at once that it was easy to get confused. It was hard to form attachments to any of them, one way or another. 

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Keep reading, 

Jordan

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