I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
on November 28th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: blog tours
Seventeen-year-old Natasha Johnson is having a rough year. Her twin brother, Sean, died last spring after a car crash, and her parents have decided to pack up and leave the only home she’d ever known. It's been a lot to take in, and Nat has decidedly given up on the world... until moving to Stetson Valley and meeting high school outcast: Chace Owens.
Chace's dark and mysterious aura is not exactly seen as 'normal', but Nat already knows that not a lot of things are of the norm when it comes to her life. She soon finds herself unable to escape Chace's strange pull on her heart, unleashing a sudden attraction to the unnatural forces that have always been burning within her. But uncovering her true self brings forth great danger, as Nat learns that her brother's death had a lot more to do with the side she's now unable to resist.
Can Natasha calm the blazing flames and withstand the threat of danger, or will this new found power destroy her?
Natasha’s twin brother has died in what she believes to be an accident, but ever since that night, she has intense power that seems to run through her like fire. Her parents move her back to her mom’s small home town of Stetson, and there she meets two new friends, and the resident loner boy named Chase. Together, they stop a growing evil and find out what it means to be a fire starter.
City girl moves to a small town, and falls in lust with the resident hottie who also happens to be the loner. Sound familiar? I’m not going to bother which book I’m comparing to but it seems pretty straight forward. BUT, there’s also the paranormal powers that intrigued me from the very beginning. I’ve always had a love for the unknown, and when a character suddenly start bursting into flame, I’m only intrigued even further to find out what happens.
Natasha seemed quite the “hot head” and I’m not talking about her supernatural powers. Her potty mouth kept me from liking her, and her lovey-dovey relationship with Chase. No one falls in love at first sight in real life, but I guess it’s all right in young adult novels. You feel like it’s love, but it’s not, and that’s the big attraction YA romances have to offer.
The plot seemed pretty predictable, and the characters left much to be desired, but overall it was a good read. I was entertained to say the least, and managed to keep reading.
Not a whole lot of development, but at least the characters powers grow.
Good, not too slow and not too fast.
The photo of the model is gorgeous, but the background is too dark, and the title is lost. A re-design is needed.
Interesting enough to keep reading if you don’t mind cliche characters and a predictable plot.
A great read for any paranormal or supernatural fan, but if you’re not into cheesy romances be sure to skip it.