Firebolt by Adrienne Woods

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Priced for free as a brilliant way to gain new readers as the series finishes, Firebolt has a ton of hype to live up to. Because of that hype, I was expecting... more. Half the time, due to the boarding school setting and young adult characters it felt like an odd Harry Potty fan fiction that focuses more on dragons.

While that was a disappointment and the story seemed to drag at points, I still didn't want to put it down. Woods has thinly veiled foreshadowing, which made a few things incredibly frustrating throughout the first installment. And even though I already know where it is all going to go, I have to know how it got there. So guess who purchased the whole flipping series? Yup. And after this review is complete, I'm planning on quite a few sleepless nights for the coming weeks.

But where the first installment lacked originality and finesse, it made up for it in the relationships and character building. Elena is the typical Jane that believes she's nothing and terrible while everyone fawns over her and she kicks some serious ass. But she grows so well that I can't fault the author for starting her out there. Lucian is a beautiful soul. Too bad I'm so wanting that ship to sink. Sammy and Becky are BFFs anyone wishes they had. You should hate Blake. You really should. Woods spends the whole book telling you to hate Blake. But I didn't. I really didn't.

In all, I'm going to read the rest. I enjoyed Firebolt but it missed the mark on great and landed in the good zone.

Thank you to NetGalley, Adrienne Woods, and Fire Quill Publishing for this free copy in exchange for an honest review. 



Comments

  1. LOL - clever to give one freebie to hook the reading into buying the rest.

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  2. "lacked originality and finesse, it made up for it in the relationships and character building."
    Sometimes I like reading tropes I'm familiar with because there's a level of comfort and it's what I like. Strong character development always makes it worth it.

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  3. I completely agreed with your review. I'm glad someone else out there has finally read it. I couldn't bring myself to buy the rest of them... but maybe after I hear what you have to say about them I'll join you.
    And yes, I completely agree on your ships. We aren't just bad people, we just know what's best! Wonderful review as always!

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  4. I would never have guessed YA from that cover, but..... you mentioned dragons so now I'm intrigued!

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  5. that cover is gorgeous I am very intrigued, great review!

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  6. That cover is impressive! Sounds like an interesting story. :)

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  7. Sounds like a mixed bag. Sometimes what lacks in one department is over shadowed by how good another is. Great review.

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  8. Looks like a good book. As always, your photos are gorgeous, this one especially!

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  9. Whoa, this one looks like it's going to be good. I am adding this into my tbr list

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