FIRE AND SHADOW
YA Dark Fantasy
Rating: 4 Cups
Fern never expected to have a gift, but on her eighteenth birthday her special gift comes out full force. She can no longer stay with her family for fear she might set the house on fire. She is sent to a training house in order to learn how to control her new gift.
Nik has had a rough life, but for the last two years, he has felt safe. When two people show up at the door to the training house one evening, he does not realize how much his life will change just by having Fern there.
For seven years Fern and her family have lived in fear of the Shadows. The only thing to keep the Shadows away is light. The night of her eighteenth birthday proves to be a turning point in her life. Her gift as a fire-starter comes forth. Leaving her family is one of the toughest things she has ever faced. Once she and her brother reach the training house, Nik helps her heal her brother who has been touched by a Shadow. Then Nik is assigned to teach her to control her gift, love blossoms. But, will the secret Nik holds tear them apart or bring them closer together?
I was not sure about this book at first, but once I started reading it I was hooked. Ms. Howson writes a marvelous tale that will have the reader on the edge of their seat until the very last page. Her world building is unique and her characters are well thought out and developed. I felt for Nik and the pain he had been through and what Fern had been through as well. The spellbinding talents she gives her characters will have the reader amazed. Ms. Howson brings a fresh voice to the Young Adult genre that will please even adults.
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