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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Blog Tour and Review: Kiss of Fire: Rebecca L. Ethington

Summary: 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.
Title: Kiss of Fire
Author: Rebecca L. Ethington
Pages: 352
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Kiss of Fire was a new take on a YA fantasy/ paranormal story and it was a good story at that. I finished it quickly but in saying that, I did find the book a little slow and for that I had to take away one star in the rating. Otherwise this book was great. It contained action, mystery plus a little bit if romance thrown in. Rebecca L. Ethington bombards the read with surprise after surprise after surprise. After an ending like that, I will be picking up book two and hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. And I also hope that the speed will pick up in book two.
Joclyn was an ugly duckling turned to a swan character but only by force lol. I really want to see her gain more confidence in the future. I also hope that her father will make another appearance because we barely got an introduction to his story. I also can't wait to see the extent of Joclyn's powers and if she will be able to harness them. Ryland was the best friend but also the keeper of many secrets when it came to Joclyn. But he did it even though it was probably really hard at times. This only goes to show what a loyal friend he is but also a protector. Saying this I really want a book from Ryland's perspective! I also have this sneaking suspicion that Ilyan may get a chance with Joclyn because of certain circumstances.
This is a great YA read. I would recommend it to fantasy and paranormal lovers. I can't wait to see what will happen in book two.

About this author

Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.

1 comment:

  1. What a great surprise to find this review - the tour host vanished, so it means a ton that you continued to read and post this review! I am so glad that you liked the book and I hope you enjoy Eyes of Ember as well! Thank you SO much for reading, reviewing and for your support :)