Wednesday, August 1, 2012

{Review} The Fire Wars by Kailin Gow


Fire Wars Series #1
by Kailin Gow
Publication Date: October 17, 2011
Publisher: The EDGE Books
Pages/Format: 262; Paperback & e-book
Source: Purchased

A dystopian romance that takes place on an island and is the melding of mythologies from two different cultures.

Her destiny was written in the books...but can she change a course that has already begun thousands of years ago?

Mackenzy Evers had moved with her mother from Angel Island to Aeros Island during her senior year. What can be worse than to finish her senior year at a new school?

Living during the post-Erosion period on Earth where there is less land than before, Mac is happy to discover an island of rich beauty and lush landscapes, not to mention mysterious handsome boys and an ancient prophecy that is set to come true in Mac's lifetime.

Chance Cutter claims she is his Queen, his goddess to his Fire King, whom he had been searching for years. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, yet why does he seem to hate her? And who is she really?
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Kailin Gow introduces a world of Greek mythology unlike any other world before. The complex mysteries of the gods and demigods will draw readers in from the very beginning along with The Fire Wars' imaginative dystopian structure.

Mackenzy Evers is new to Aeros island and as soon as she begins her senior year at Aeros Academy she is presented with unfathomable legends turned into reality. Her undeniably fiery attraction to Chance versus the calming effect of one touch from cool as a cucumber Varun will become the least of her worries. Learning that her destiny could entail saving the world from further erosion, or destroying it, puts Mac in a precarious situation.

There doesn't seem like enough time to get to know the Mac outside of her possible destiny before she is whisked away by the two intense cousins, Chance and Varun Cutter. The sweet whirlwind romances are to be expected, though, as they are popular trademark of Kailin's novels, but Mac still remains a big mystery. Despite the tantalizing mystery surrounding Mac's fate, the world building and underlying real-world environmental themes stand out in The Fire Wars, setting the award-winning novel apart from other young adult greek mythologies and dystopians.

Thankfully The Fire Wars is only the first in a series written to dazzle readers and pepper them with a taste of Kailin's brilliance when it comes to mixing genres and keeping readers guessing when it comes to matters of the heart! With an ending as catching as The Fire Wars', it's safe to assume that book two, Fire Stones, is going to be a sure-fire read!

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