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Of Fire and Stars

Posted by shorty on November 22, 2016
25164304Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 400
Release Date: Nov 2016
Place on Hold

Of Fire and Stars tells the story of Princess Dennaleia, a princess who is set to marry the prince of Mynaria. But Dennaleia has a secret: she has a fire affinity. She can control fire, but in Mynaria it is forbidden. How will she keep her affinity a secret? And most importantly, will a friendship with a member of the royal family become something more?

I was really hoping I would love this book, but I didn’t. I would still share it with my friends, but I didn’t like that there wasn’t as much as an emphasis on the Affinities and why magic is forbidden in Mynaria. I thought the author’s writing style was really good. I liked that she was descriptive, but it wasn’t overkill either like “the sky was the bluest blue there ever was and sparkled like the ocean” descriptive. She gave you just enough so that you could finish the painting of the story in your head.

I would recommend this book to teens who are looking for a new fantasy book to read or who are looking for a new genre to read. I was drawn to this book because of the magic aspect. I absolutely love fantasy books. They’re my favorite to read because if you lose yourself in the story, it’s amazing. It’s like a whole different world where our everyday problems don’t exist. I’ve read books similar to Of Fire and Stars where there’s someone with a magical gift and it’s forbidden. The one part that was not similar to the other books a the love story aspect. It was definitely not what I expected. To be honest, I think the author put a bit too much emphasis on the love story. I mean I know it’s an essential part because she’s having an arranged marriage, but it was too heavy on the love story. Overall, I did really like the story. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new generation to read or who’s looking for a new fantasy book. I would give this book a 7.5/10 in a scale from 0-10.

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