Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series: Worldwalker #2
Pages: 352
Received: Received a copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: September 1, 2015
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!

My Review:

I was so in love with the first book of this series that I just needed to read this book as soon as I got the chance. This book begins right where we left off in Trial By Fire. Josephine Angelini totally captured my heart with her characters and this book not only brings a lot more history to readers but also brings us closer to some other side characters.

After burning herself to get back to her world, Lily has a lot to recover from and she is ready to get back to her old life but with Rowan by her side this time. As Lily is recovering she is also coming to understand her magic that much more, but it comes at a steep price. What I absolutely loved about this book in the series was how Angelini delved so much deeper into Lilian's history, readers really get to see things from her perspective. You really get to understand how she became what she is and what truly drives her.

Angelini makes amazing connections in both worlds, that really show readers there are similarities and yet the smallest difference has such a large impact on the world. As Lily learns more about this other world she wonders if she can truly stay in her own world or if she should let Lilian persuade her to come back and fight for what she believes in. This book is just as fast-paced as the last one was and it is truly a ride that you do not want to get off.

There is still so much to learn about the different worlds and I am interested to know what Lily is going to do next, she has a lot of decisions to make as she becomes a stronger witch. Lily wants to save those that she loves and you see she is the type of person who will do anything to keep her family safe. Trust me, you will fall in love with these characters and it makes the story interesting having this alternate reality where there are people you know but there are still differences.

Everything happens so quickly in this book, but there is so much history as well that this is a great sequel, really giving readers more of the story little by little. I am excited to learn more about the Woven (hopefully there is more about them in the next book), because I think there is definitely a lot that people of Alternate Salem don't know about these monsters, and Lily is slowly finding out more about this new world. This is a great series to check out for sure!!

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