Sunday, September 21, 2014

{YA Minute Review} Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini

{YA Minute Review} Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)
This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} eARC, 374 pages, Published September 2nd 2014 by Feiwel & Friends (first published August 28th 2014). Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review through Netgalley

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!
"Lily Proctor ducked into the girls' room, already yanking back her rebellious hair." (page 1, line 1) 
A unique fantasy filled story of magic and mystery with a young heroine who is just beginning to learn who she is, a boy unlike any other she's met, betrayal, divided loyalties, loss and love.

While I was excited by the description Trial by Fire started out slow for me as I tried to figure out what in the world was going on. I was just as confused as Lily which helped me empathize with her. I actually put it down for a few days - never a good sign - but I'm so glad I picked it up again because the story picks up, the action picks up. There was still a lot of 'what?' and 'huh?' but it was a fascinating story. I was glued to my Kindle until I reached the last page and now am eagerly awaiting the next installment.

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