Blue Fire- Janice Hardy

Written By: Kellie - May• 25•12

Synopsis: Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.

Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer—if she doesn’t destroy it first. -Goodreads

Review: Don’t you just love when the second book in a series is even better than the first?! Always a very welcome surprise. Once again, we’re brought into a world with a very complicated kind of healing magic that manages to suck you right in. The main character Nya never gets a break in book two, and proves herself to be even more loyal to her friends and family then before.

For that and just her general vibe I really like Nya. She’s a character you really root for and I’m always a fan of someone with slightly awry magical powers. I am hoping in the final book she get’s more of a shot at some romance. One thing I have really liked about these books is that the romantic relationship is barely a blip on the radar, but I would still like to see everyone get some sort conclusion to their story. Save the day, and THEN skip through a field, holding hands.

So, one tinnnyy spoiler here… you ready? We do get to meet the big bad Duke in this book, and for me it was a little anti-climactic. While everything seemed to be going badly for Nya, and it seemed like a pretty inescapable situation, I just wasn’t feeling the tension that usually comes with those do or die types of scenarios. Shmeh.

I already have the third and final book in this series waiting for me, but I think I’m going to save it for a bit as I’m not quite ready for Nya’s story to be over. There are so many urban fantasy series now that it’s a lot of fun to find a more traditional fantasy world to lose yourself in.

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