Fire and Bone
Rachel A. Marks
After accepting an invitation to a party, Sage goes from being a homeless teenager desperately trying to survive on the streets of L.A. to finding out she is actually the daughter of a Goddess. Her whole life is a lie and the world is way more fantastical than she ever imagined.
The beginning 1/3 or so of this book was a little bumpy for me. She doesn’t know what is going on and neither did I. It’s a little wordy and the lack of clear answers gets a bit frustrating. Not enough to give it up but it lacked the “can’t put it down” factor. Once it evens out and the pace picks up some, it was definitely worth the wait.
The characters are the biggest strength in this book. Sage is a fantastic MC and her reactions to certain events were true to who she is and her background. There is an element of love triangle which is totally not my thing but in this case it was definitely integral to the plot. Both of the interests are very different and compelling in their own right.
Overall, I really enjoyed Fire and Bone and would definitely recommend it. The Irish mythology was refreshingly different from the typical YA fantasy reads and the characters are well drawn and layered. I will definitely be adding the sequel to my TBR.
***I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review***