Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Blog Tour for True Fire by Gary Meehan; Review

20551638Posted by Donna
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Finished Date: April 28th, 2014
Publishers: Quercus
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Sixteen-year-old Megan is pregnant. 

As she prepares to tell her family, the unthinkable happens. Her village is razed by soldiers: her grandfather murdered, her twin sister taken. 

On a desperate mission to rescue her beloved Gwyneth, Megan discovers a terrifying truth - that the destruction of her old life is inextricably linked to her unborn child. The feared witch soldiers, vanquished a generation ago, have returned to see the fulfilment of a prophecy: one that will put Megan and her new friends - Eleanor, a fiery ex-aristocrat, and Damon, a wayward charmer - at the heart of the greatest war her world has ever known.

The Review: 3.5 stars! 

True Fire is a perfect example of why I need to read more witch books. This unexpectedly surprised me and in the end, I really enjoyed it. 

Megan – a sixteen-year-old girl – recently found out she is pregnant by a boy who lives in her village. The problem is with the times she lives in, women should only be pregnant when they are married and Megan isn’t. As she prepares to tell her family the true, she witnesses a murder and then soon her village is raided by soldiers, leaving her grandfather dead and her sister taken. 
Megan’s only left with one choice, she needs to find her sister but soon she realizes it’s going to be a hard journey. The witches have returned and are Megan’s unborn child is to blame. Can Megan save her sister in time but also keep her unborn child safe?

Witches, I’ve got to say are my least favourite in the paranormal world, so I was hesitant to start this book but still, because it sounded so good, I wanted to try and I’m glad I did. The witches that we come across in the story are nothing like I’ve seen before and I found that very refreshing. 

The story itself, I found a little slow until the secondary characters came into the picture who provided a lot of entertainment and laughs. Eleanor and Damon are probably the most unlikely people that you would think would make good companions for Megan, but they were perfect. 

The story was fast-paced and full of twists and turns and overall, very enjoyable. 

1 comment:

OK kayy said...

Megan sounds like a strong character to me. Fast paced. I'm glad it's worth the read.