Author: Cara Thurlbourn
Source: From Publisher
Publisher: Bekwick Press
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Book Summary from Goodreads:
When your blood line awakens, how do you choose between family and freedom?Émi’s father used to weave beautiful tales of life beyond the wall, but she never knew if they were true. Now, her father is gone and Émi has been banished to the Red Quarter, where she toils to support herself and her mother – obeying the rules, hiding secrets and suffering the cruelties of the council’s ruthless Cadets.But when Émi turns seventeen, sparks fly – literally. Her blood line surges into life and she realises she has a talent for magick… a talent that could get her killed.Émi makes her escape, beyond the wall and away from everything she’s ever known. In a world of watchers, elephant riders and sorcery, she must discover the truth about who she really is. But can the new Émi live up to her destiny?
Fire Lines has been a book that has been on my radar for a while and with the beautiful cover and interesting premise, I was sold on the book. The book did live up to my expectations but there was something missing from the book that I quite put my finger on.
I would like to say that I did like this book and I raced through it in a couple of hours so when I say this book was gripping, I mean it. I do think that part of the reason why I had some minor problems with this book is the speed that I read it and I was reading at such a speed that my mind was not processing everything that was going on but this was my main problem.
The beginning of the story was something that I really loved and I would have loved if this setting was carried on throughout the book but this is hopefully be seen in the sequel which I would love to be further explored. Saying that the rest of the book was highly enjoyable and I was surprised at some of the actions that happened that I gasped and they did leave me shocked as the world the book is set can be quite brutal.
I also really liked Emi as a character and the way that she interacts people, I did think at one point there could be a love triangle present but this did not happen and to be honest this book had limited romance which I did like and it definitely was not the focus of the story.
Overall, although I did have some problems in Fire Lines it was an interesting story especially as it features angels which I haven't read about in a long time and had a good magic system and I will definitely pick up the rest of the trilogy when they are released.
Fire Lines is an interesting and exciting fantasy read which will leave you gripped throughout, waiting eagerly for the next book.
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Have you read Fire Lines? What did you think of it or are you excited to read it?
See you soon,