Thursday, September 10, 2015

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Genre:  YA Fantasy
Worldwalker Trilogy, Book 2

Note:  This is the second book in a series and can spoil pieces from the first book.  You've been warned.

Description (taken from Josephine Angelini's website):
Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, and heartbreaking thrill ride.

Lily has returned home to her own universe after just surviving a brutal battle against her otherworld self: Lillian.  She brought Rowan home and is finally ready to settle into a life on Earth without magic and the Woven.  The only problem is it's hard to let another world that's dying go when you could possibly save it.  And not everything is as peaceful as it seems on Earth.  Will Lily get her happily ever after or will she decide to save Lillian's world?

While Lily is healing, Lillian enters her mind to show her Lillian's past.  This is literally living through memories that turned Lillian into the evil tyrant she is.  Only problem is Lily can see where she's coming from and begins to question what she once thought was black and white.  Meanwhile, Rowan is encouraging her to let her friends know about magic and witches.  She needs to gain mechanics to protect her in case Lillian comes after her.  Only Lily's not so sure that's all necessary yet.

It's hard to review this book without giving it all away.  Needless to say, stuff happens.  And it's been so long since I read the first one that I honestly forgot why I was supposed to hate Lillian.  Because this book made me sympathize with her.  If there was any hating to go around, I kind of hated the immaturity with the relationship between Lily and Rowan.  They do some pretty stupid and childish things to each other considering they're supposed to be soulmates or whatever.  Regardless, that's pretty much my only complaint to this book.  I was hooked from the beginning and in love with the multiple universe and magic concept.

Fans of Josephine Angelini are not going to be disappointed.  And if you're one who's interested in multiple universes, I'd suggest picking this one up.

Thanks goes to Around the World ARC Tours for providing me a review copy.

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