Author: Aisling Fowler
Publication Date: September 30, 2021
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Number of Pages: 432
Summary: From Goodreads: Lyra. Lucy. Percy. Once in a generation, a hero emerges whose story enthralls readers worldwide.
Fireborn is an epic quest, perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials and The School for Good and Evil series, that will spin readers into a magical world like no other–and introduce them to an unforgettable new heroine named Twelve.
Ember is full of monsters.
Twelve gave up her name and identity to train in the art of hunting them–so she says. The truth is much more deadly: she trains to take revenge on those who took her family from her.
But when Twelve’s new home is attacked, she’ll find herself on an unexpected journey, where her hidden past is inescapably intertwined with her destiny–and the very fate of her world.
Review: Thank you to The Write Reads for organizing and inviting me to participate in this blog tour. Thank you, Harper Collins and Net Galley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Fireborn is a middle-grade fantasy book, full of amazing characters, animal companions, magical creatures, and epic adventure that you need to add to your TBR right away.
My favourite part of this book was the main character, Twelve. Twelve is the kind of character that you can’t help but fall in love with. As soon as you meet her, you know she’s going to go on an adventure, both the kind that brings her from point A to point B, and the kind that makes her grow as a person. She’s the kind of character who is stubborn, not afraid to say the first thing that comes to her mind, brave, and talented. If these characteristics aren’t enough to make you fall in love with her, she also has a squirrel companion named Widge, who is super cute!
Another thing that I liked about this book was all of the dangerous creatures that were introduced. While Twelve is on her quest, she and her travelling companions encounter a lot of frightening beasts. I found a lot of these creatures to be quite terrifying while also being pretty cool, which is always a great thing for a fantasy novel.
I also enjoyed the quest that Twelve and her travelling companions went on. It was a quest that I could get behind, and I was rooting for them to be successful while they travelled. There were moments during their quest that had me on the edge of my seat, and these moments made the book incredibly difficult to put down.
I loved all of the twists and turns in this book. It might be because I was quite tired while reading, but I didn’t see most of the twists coming. These surprise twists and turns made the book incredibly enjoyable to read.
The last thing I want to mention is the character development. Twelve goes through a lot in this book, and at the end, she comes out as a better person. Five, Six, and Seven also go through some development, and I enjoyed watching the characters grow as the story went on.
If you’re looking for a new middle grade series to fall in love with, you need to add this to your TBR right away.
Rating: 4.5 Stars!