A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, Book One) Mini Review

23203252Okay, okay, okay HOW DO I REVIEW THIS WITHOUT BURSTING INTO FLAMES (lol, get it?) OVER HOW AWESOME THIS BOOK IS!

 

Seriously, I loved this book because A) This had a very lovable character named Henrietta Howel. Howel (that’s what they call her in the book) is kind of the opposite of what I expected. I pictured brave, and awesome, but I also imagined that she was going to be

very haughty, ignorant girl who thinks that just because she’s the “chosen one”. No, Howel was the opposite. She was kind, awesome, and she felt for the poor. She didn’t momentarily forget about them, there were always on her mind (and I mean that quite literally). She was a feminist, but not THAT big of a feminist. Not like the crazy ones who think everything is about gender, and race, and discrimination. B) It’s not your average romance/fantasy story. In fact, romance hardly takes the stage. It’s more focused on the action, which was kind of intense. But if I were to pick, who would end up with Howel, I would vote for Blackwood. He’s just like Mr.Darcy from Pride and Prejudice . Not to mention he has green eyes, and black hair. Although, I think the author eliminated this. But I’m still hoping *crosses fingers*. The cool thing about this book is the plot twist. This is not your usual “I am the chosen one” thing. Howel wasn’t really the chosen one, more of a “woops, you chose the wrong sorcerer” one. C) Setting really helped build up the world setting. There were regular places in Europe like Yorkshire, London etc. But the author added a twist. There were intense monsters, and they just popped out of nowhere.

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