Title: Into the Fire
Series: The Mieshka Files, #1
Author: K. Gorman
Genre: Paranormal – Dystopia
“I’ve got magic?”
“I’m afraid so.”
Secure under its Mage-powered shield, Lyarne ignores the war that has taken the rest of the country.
Inside its borders, refugees are first pitied, then assimilated.
Mieshka knows this well. Coping with the loss of her mother and the grief of her father, she keeps her head down at school and maintains a neutral stance with her new Lyarnese friend.
Things change when she meets the Fire Mage. There’s a lot more to this city—and herself—than she could imagine.
And Lyarne’s shield is not as impenetrable as the city would believe…
Into the Fire was the first paranormal that I’ve read of it’s kind. It’s magic, elements, war, dystopia, and aliens all mixed into one. It was hard to get into and I found myself confused most of the times during the first few chapters of the book, but I slowly got ino it the more I read.
I liked Mieshka’s character. She was trying to cope with the loss of her mother to a war from another city that has been destroyed already and because of that, I found her to be strong and definitely a survivor. I liked the part where she discovered she had magic, too. There was something about that scene that stuck onto my mind. It was sad that the grieving of his father took it’s toll on their relationship. I still loved his dad, though! He was pretty cool.
“It can wait. I wrote a note for your school, excusing you from any more recruitment calls.”
“You can do that?”
“Of course I can. I’m your father.” He paused. “You should probably know that I told them we were Buddhist.”
Aiden wasn’t my favorite character of all time but I didn’t dislike him either. I was kind of neutral with him. I didn’t connect with his character very much although he was an okay character. He had a few moments with Mieshka that I liked especially when he was training her.
In summary, Into the Fire was an enjoyable read. There were time when it was confusing and times when it was predictable. There were still a lot of unanswered questions (well, at least I still have some) and I’m guessing it will be answered in the next installment. It would also have been nice if there were more explanation or back story just so I wouldn’t have been confused most of the time. I would recommend reading this book to those who are looking for something new in the paranormal genre. It was definitely a fun read and a new concept.
Be sure to check out Gorman’s tips on Becoming a Better Writer where you’ll also find more information about the book, the author, where you can get the copy, the character bio to get to more about the characters, and the giveaway!
Books and Bindings was given a review copy of Into the Fire by Girls Heart Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.
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