Saturday, 27 July 2013

Review: Firefly - Belle Whittington

Reviewer: John
Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies

If you haven’t already read Cicada then you should; it’s the price of a coffee, will last longer & give you more pleasure! Firefly carries on the narrative from Cicada, and having read Cicada you’ll have some idea of what is happening, but there are twists & turns along the way. I really enjoyed this book & will continue reading the series and also hunt out more books by Belle Whittington.

Blair is going through a transformation, but on more than one level; as well as coming to terms with the alien nation, & the growth of her new abilities; there’s also the sense of her own alienation, separated from her friends & brother & the changes in her body as she changes from girl to woman.

Dark forces operate both in the present and the past & there is a point where past & present exist together. Blair’s discovery of her family’s history raises more questions than answers...

As in my review of Cicada, I don’t want to give away too much of the story line, you can read the sleeve notes to get that, so I’ll tell you how the book made me feel.

For me the book was as much about coming of age; those years when a girl becomes a woman & a boy becomes a man; as it was a science fantasy, I don’t know if Belle wrote with that in mind or it’s just the way I understood it. As I read it made me cast my mind back to my own teenage years & the sense of alienation and isolation, (real or imagined!) & I think it made me enjoy the book all the more because of it.
Blurb
“The darkest days are ahead of us,” Andrew whispered as the drape of shadows slipped away, allowing Blair to awaken. And in her heart of hearts she knew it was true. The unmistakable signs were all around her, growing within her. She was becoming something more than human. All she could do was accept the inevitable.

“I’ve become a freak … an alien. I no longer belong to the human world,” Blair told her true love, and he held her close, determined never to give her up.

“I’d stay in this darkness forever as long as I could be with you. Wherever you are … that’s my home.” Everett meant every word. In fact, he’d willingly give up his own life to protect the girl he’d always loved.

But there was a storm brewing … a firestorm so strong and catastrophic that it could keep them apart forever.

That storm roared into town wearing a brown leather bomber jacket and riding a motorcycle.

Ash was like a secret in human clothing … a dangerous secret. Everything about him was mesmerizing – right down to the swirls of ink that flowed over the smooth muscles across his chest and around his arms. Being with him was like playing with fire.

Blair knew all about playing with fire.

She knew something else, too. A small quiet voice deep within whispered that she really would be separated from everyone and everything she’d known and loved.

Because some secrets run too deep.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed FIREFLY! <3 Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book.
    ~Belle

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