Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington
Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
Rate & take
This book had been sitting on my virtual shelf for a bit and as I was in one of those infrequent moments of 'what to read next', I gave it a go and I'm glad I did. At first I was worried because the writing felt a little shaky, but since that cleared quickly and did not return I am thinking it was just the way the author chose to present the teenage female lead. This is the first book in the Y.A. series called Imdalind, there are currently three books out (I am reading book two now, review to follow) and a fourth is due to be published later this year. The story evolves at a nice pace, which is perfect considering the non-humans in this story have a long history that would be a complicated/confusing read if the writing were rushed, thankfully that is not the case.