Review: Fire with Fire by Penelope King

Friday, June 01, 2012

Fire with Fire (Demonblood Series)
by Penelope King
Genre: young adult, paranormal romance
Publication date: December 27th 2011
Pages: 292 (paperback)

Source: copy provided by author
Format: paperback and ebook
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Fire with Fire
SYNOPSIS: It's been over two months since Lucky and Liora decided their fate outside the cave. Over two months since Kieron left to finish his mission.

So why hasn't he returned?

Crushed and confused, Liora finds comfort with a mysterious stranger, a guy whose motives include more than just healing Liora's broken heart. Meanwhile, Lucky finds herself in the arms of an old friend...the one who has always laid claim to her true soul.

When the reason for Kieron's disappearance becomes known, loyalties will be tested, friends will be betrayed, loves will be lost, and hope will be found. Once and for all, Lucky and Liora will have to chose their destiny. And not everyone will survive their choice.


I have to say that this book is slightly better than it's predecessor. The author's writing improved tremendously, and the plot kept me on my toes the entire time. This book would suck you in from the first line.

Like the first book in the series, Fire with Fire is told in alternating POVs between Liora and her demon counterpart Lucky. Again, the author paced it perfectly and the switching of POVs didn't leave me hanging.

In my review for A Demon Made Me Do It, I stated that Lucky was the best character in the book. Fire with Fire changed my mind. I was introduced to another side of the characters who were only props in the first book, and it blew my mind. Layers upon layers were unraveled every time you read a new chapter. Bones is my new favorite, for sure. I'm not telling you why though, you'd have to buy and read the book to find out. *wink wink, nudge nudge ;D*

One thing that i did not like was that Lucky's badasserry level went down a couple notches. She spent a lot of time pining for Kieron and it got annoying after a while. I know that it was essential for her character growth though, so all's good. I wasn't quite contented with the last chapter either. It felt flat and lacking. The cliffhanger was quite good though. I love hanging off cliffs.

Filled with plot twists and shocking revelations, Fire with Fire surprised me at every corner. This book had me constantly craving for more.


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  1. This sounds like an incredible book. I have A Demon Made me Do it, one of her other books, on my to review list.


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