Happy Friday y’all, and man, what a long week this has been! Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for having me as a part of their Fire with Fire tour (and for HMH Teen (now Clarion Teen) for making the tour happen). I love dragons. I think they’re the coolest and when you pair them with dragon slayers, sorcerers, and sisters who somehow end up on either end of a centuries old feud, you’ve definitely got a recipe for success! Speaking of recipes for success, TBR and Beyond Tours is sponsoring a (US Only) giveaway for one finished copy of Fire with Fire, which y’all definitely want to enter! This giveaway ends on June 14, so make sure you go enter ASAP!
Fire with Fire 4/5 Stars
Content Warnings: violence, torture, animal cruelty (a dragon), mentions of racism, descriptions of anxiety/panic attacks, character death, unwanted sexual advance on a minor–very brief and involves face/arm touching only (Chapter 17)
Summary from Goodreads:
Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.
Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows
I really liked Fire with Fire- I have 5 reasons why you need to read it-
Reason 1) The Dragons: I really liked Nox and his relationship with Dani. Their snarky conversations with each other and just the way they cared about each other was so cute and kinda made me want to have a dragon bond of my own
Reason 2) El Toro: Holy shit- the fact that they have a mechanical bull version of a dragon that spews fire and has electric whips and spikes and Dani and Eden use that to help train is so badass! Their whole training regimine in general is super badass and I definitely would not be able to survive it haha
Reason 3) Dani and Eden’s relationship: I love how even though they’re so competitive, at the end of the day, Dani and Eden are still sisters and they’ll do whatever they can (no matter how ill conceived the plan is) to save their sister.
Reason 4) Thomás: Everyone deserves to have a friend like Thomás- the way that him and his family love Dani is so cute and I love how her mom always plies her with food as she’s leaving (such a parent thing to do) and how Thomás never pushes- he ensures that Dani knows he’s there, he lets her know that he wants to know what’s going on, but if she really doesn’t want to talk about something, he’s not going to make her. That’s real, true friendship right there.
Reason 5) The Sorcerers: Calla and the rest of the sorcerers were just this enigmatic group of people with lots of power and then as you learned more and more about them and Eden went to them for help with Dani, you get to see more of their powers and the negatives that come with them and it’s icky and manipulative and great story fodder.
All in all, Fire with Fire was a really fun, great read with lots of action, great relationships, and dragons. I had a great time reading it and I think y’all will too! Make sure you grab a copy today! Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Indigo | IndieBound
About the Author:
Destiny Soria is an author who writes novels featuring magic, mystery, and an excess of witty banter. She lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool. She has yet to succeed.