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For today’s stop I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Fairborn by Aisling Fowler!!!
Publisher: Harper Collins
Length: 384 Pages
Publishing: 30thSeptember 2021
Lyra. Lucy. Percy. Once in a generation, a hero emerges whose story enthralls readers worldwide.
Fireborn is an epic quest, perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials and The School for Good and Evil series, that will spin readers into a magical world like no other–and introduce them to an unforgettable new heroine named Twelve.
Ember is full of monsters.
Twelve gave up her name and identity to train in the art of hunting them–so she says. The truth is much more deadly: she trains to take revenge on those who took her family from her.
But when Twelve’s new home is attacked, she’ll find herself on an unexpected journey, where her hidden past is inescapably intertwined with her destiny–and the very fate of her world.
Fireborn is an exciting new middle grade fantasy that is well written with a fast paced and engaging plot that kept me wanting more.
What really liked was the unique way the characters are written. The main characters in the book have no names instead they are known by numbers. I liked how that was done as it meant I didn’t have to remember names and also it made it easier to follower the characters throughout the book.
Also loved the plot twists that truly surprised me as I had no idea they were coming.
As for the characters well, I liked them all, each of them have their flaws but they are uniquely different to one another. They are also very well created and developed along with the storyline. Twelve the main protagonist was definitely my favourite character. At the start she comes off as quite rude and angry and you do get frustrated with her attitude and actions but as the book progresses you learn more of her backstory and you begin to understand why she behaves the way she does. She is one of the characters you really see change and grow throughout the book the most. I also feel in love with Widge. Widge is Twelve’s pet squirrel he was so cute, he was always ready to comfort Twelve and although he didn’t have any magical powers he was always ready to help out Twelve where ever he could.
So, the ending was good and is left open so really hoping there will be a second book coming soon as I would love to see what adventures are still to come for Twelve and her friends.
Overall this was a fun, and easy read, and look forward to continuing the series would happily recommend this to anyone looking for a quick middle grade fantasy read.
About the Author:
Aisling was born in 1985 and wishes that she had grown up in a magical, mountainous kingdom, but was actually raised in Surrey on a diet of books and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her early ‘adventure’ stories involved surprisingly little action and her first novel (3 pages long) was politely declined by publishers at age 11. After earning a BSc in Biology and working as a support worker and then a nurse, the idea for her debut novel, Fireborn, came to her as she moved back and forth between London and the US. Now based in Hackney, when she is not reading or writing, Aisling loves cooking and plotting adventures (for herself as well as her fictional characters). Fireborn will be published by HarperCollins in 2021.
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