Book Review

FIREBORN
by Keri Arthur

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

RT Rating

Arthur’s boundless imagination reaches new heights in the opening to her new paranormal Souls of Fire series. One of the main attractions is the remarkably strong, world-weary yet indomitable heroine and her fascinating personal history, but Arthur’s supporting cast is as varied, unique and engaging as any she has produced to date. The somewhat atypical romantic intrigue highlights the heartache along with the triumphs that come with being unique and powerful. Fans and new readers alike should take note of this series and experience what might be some of Arthur’s best work to date.

A phoenix capable of taking human form, Emberly Pearson has spent a fair number of her many lives trying to save humans from the fates she see in her nightmares. When she learns of the imminent threat to Sam, a man she once loved, Emberly resolves to save him without a second thought. But Sam is an undercover agent for the Paranormal Investigations Team, looking into a failed government experiment involving the immortality of vampires. Sam’s come under attack by a ruthless band of former humans infected with a virus known as the Crimson Death — and now Emberly is in their sights, too. (SIGNET SELECT, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Bridget Keown

Publisher: SIGNET SELECT

Published: July 2014

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Fireborn

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on July 19, 2014 - 11:28pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:

--Actual rating 4.5 Skulls

Fireborn kicks off a new UF series for the wonderful Keri Arthur, and it was so very Keri. :) What do I mean by that? If you're a diehard fan of Keri's series like I am, you'll find another strong, independent heroine that needs sex to survive, romance partners that aren't quite fated to be but work so very well, action aplenty, plot twists that surprise, world building that shows incredible promise to grow, and a character cast that you can't help but love.

But while Fireborn had all of the things that I adore in a Keri Arthur book, it also had a new and interesting mythos - the Phoenix - which are cursed, an apocalyptic-type conflict in the form of a immortality virus gone horribly wrong, numerous 'big bads' that are exciting in their own right, and some surprises that are right there for the taking but never quite revealed. Yet. ;-)

I am really excited to see where Keri takes this series, and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.

I would definitely recommend this book for ALL Keri Arthur fans and urban fantasy fans that like their story arcs broad and building, their heroines feisty and strong, a bit of conflict in the love department, and plenty of action and intrigue.