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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: Kiss of Fire By Rebecca L. Ethington

Kiss of Fire 
(Imdalind #1) 
By Rebecca Ethington

Published: November 6th 2012

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
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My Review:
It's official, I hate this author for creating such a compelling and out-of-this-world novel. I mean that in an endearing and loving way. Half the year is gone and this is the first novel that I've read this year that was actually original and kept you guessing all though the ending, which is a cliffhanger (BOO!). Thank god I didn't pick this up when it released in November of last year.
The plot is so original and freeing that it's actually hard to express what I'm feeling at the moment. It starts out slow so we can get to know the characters and the why's of them being so close to each other. Then you get the rug swept from under you as you're introduced to this new world where magic is possible and of course Joclyn turns out to be special. That wasn't really a surprise yet amazingly it doesn't become the main focus of the story. Sure the magic does come all too easily to her, but what the heck it's a story, some things need to be like that for the story to move on. 
Don't even get me started on describing Ryland. He's my new stalkee, for starters. He's, of course, gorgeous in every way imaginable, has cute dark brown curly hair and an AMAZING body. He's also caring, sweet and protective, though not to the point where it's smothering.
I can't really say much or I'll give the whole concept of the story away and spoilers of such a fantastic novel would be a waste. One last thought (this goes to the author), please don't make a love triangle out of this storyline! Pretty, pretty please! Unless an author knows how to articulate one it usually ends up ruining the plot and with me hating most of the characters.

Favorite Quotes:

"'How'd you get it?', Wyn asked, coming up behind me, leaning on the dresser.'Accidental maiming, fell off a stage, helicopter rescue gone wrong?".

"You wouldn't owe me anything if you would stop ripping my clothes off, Ryland".

"I had hoped to keep you in bed for longer, but it seems I need to make things like that an order ".

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