I was pleasantly surprised. Did the trailer get you? I really enjoyed this book. Although it is a young adult book it was really a fun read. I personally am not really a fan of fantasy beause many times the occult ends up a part of the story. Not with this story.
It was easy to read. There were just enough fight scenes to make it interesting. It wasn't overly gory.
I think the author did a great job of developing the characters and there actually were a lot of them. But I didn't have any trouble keeping up with them. It was fun seeing how each of the 5 teenager characters were developed. I began to like each one of them. I don't want to give a way the story but I really enjoyed the new 'friend' that Gemma found toward the end. It made the story magical for me.
I enjoyed the story. The cover discription doesn't give away the ending nor does it give away exactly what a 'fire tamer' is. I was surprised by both.
I would recommend this book for almost any reader. I think it would be a great read for a family.
I am going to suggest this book for the halfway house where I volunteer. I know the girls will really enjoy it.
I hope that I get the opportunity to read more books by this author.
As is my usual style in reviewing I did a little research. Here's some info. about the author:
Kailin Gow is the author of over 30 books for all generations, but her specialty is the young adult/teen genre. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, the PTA, homeschooling organizations, and on the Best Teens Books list. She is a mentor for young women, has founded 3A for Autism (Actors, Artists, and Authors for Autism), and runs a publishing and production company known as Sparklesoup, a mid-size publisher and production company.
This impressed me. I am encouraged when I read about other people that have a heart for youth. And, she has some impressive recommendations.
Here's the link to the author's website. Rise of the Fire Tamer is available at Amazon. Here's the link.
I think I forgot to mention this is Book One. So yes that means there are more to come. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
Many thanks to Ms. Gow send me an autographed copy. And to Dorothy at Pump Up Your Books for offering this review.