Book Review: Through Fire & Sea by Nicole Luiken

Posted May 7, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Through Fire & Sea by Nicole LuikenThrough Fire & Sea (Entangled Teen) by Nicole Luiken
Series: Otherselves #1
Published by Macmillan on May 5th 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 446
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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two-stars

Mirror mirror, hear my call...

In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm's most powerful lords, able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she's a Caller, gifted with the unique-and dangerous-ability to "call" her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.

In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees Leah, a mirror image of herself. She's rescued by a boy from school with a secret he'd die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world...and he's about to fall.

As Leah and Holly's lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they've ever known. If they don't, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything-and everyone-they love...

“Through Fire & Sea” by Nicole Luiken was really hard to connect with the characters. I couldn’t find any connection to them at all. They seemed so flat and uninteresting. This story is given to the reader with such a unique plot that just seemed to fail when executed out. It seemed like everything was just underdeveloped and not thought out at all. The story wasn’t horrible but I think it could have been much better. I found myself uninvested in the story or the characters because I just couldn’t get into the story. I really wanted to like this novel, but I just couldn’t. No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t find myself invested. My advice would be to work on the character development some more and try to write characters that someone can love or invest themselves into.

 

two-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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