Saturday, 20 January 2018

Review - Book of Fire by Michelle Kenney

Title: Book of Fire
Author: Michelle Kenney
Pages: 384
Publisher: HQ Digital
Release Date: 25th August 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told. 

Twins Eli and Talia shouldn’t exist. They’re Outsiders.

Their home is a secret. Their lives are a secret. Arafel is a secret. 

An unexpected forest raid forces Talia into a desperate mission to rescue her family while protecting the sacred Book of Arafel from those who would use it as a weapon. As Talia and her life long friend Max enter the dome, she makes some unexpected discoveries, and allies, in the form of rugged Insider August, that will change the course of her life forever.

She’ll stop at nothing to save her family but will she sacrifice her heart in the process?

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HQ Digital and NetGalley*

Talia and her twin brother Eli live in a forest community in a future England that has been affected by nuclear war.
They live in fear of their home being discovered by the dome-dwelling Insiders who have been led to believe that life outside the domes is impossible.
When some of Talia's family are taken by the Insiders, she will do anything to get them back. Even if it means going into the domes.
Why does the leader of the Insiders want the Book of Arafel - a book that has been given to Talia to keep safe by her grandfather - so much?
Will Talia make it out of the domes alive?

I was intrigued by the blurb for Book of Fire, but, unfortunately, I ended up disappointed.
From the very beginning, I struggled with the writing style. I found a lot of the sentences clunky and thought they could have flowed easier.
The characters and plot were okay but I lost interest several times.
I liked the Roman and mythological creature themes, but I wasn't a fan of the romance.
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy Book of Fire as much as I hoped.

Overall this was an okay read.