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Número de páginas: 202 páginas Dicas de vocabulário: Habilitado Configuração de fonte: Habilitado
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Is control over the elements a gift, or a curse?

Roxy thinks that she is in control of everything: with flames flaring at her fingertips and an equally fiery attitude, what more could she need? But then she meets Brae, a prince from a rival Realm, who turns her assumptions of superiority upside down.

Jasmine has none of Roxy’s confidence or intensity. But she does have a secret - and Brae - and she’s not going to give either up willingly.

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  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 511 KB
  • Número de páginas: 202 páginas
  • Editora: Heather James (4 de janeiro de 2013)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • Leitura de texto: Habilitado
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  • Configuração de fonte: Habilitado
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Amazon.com: 3.7 de 5 estrelas 33 avaliações
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4.0 de 5 estrelas The Element of Surprise ;) 17 de novembro de 2013
Por Amazon Customer - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: eBook Kindle Compra verificada
Fire by Heather James is an enjoyable fantasy that follows the stories of Roxy, a fiery Helian Protector, and Jasmine, the girl who doesn't quite belong.

I really liked this book. I loved Roxy's chapters, watching as she was brought in on the scheme that follows the Helian pattern of generally just being nasty to the other nations. It's not often that we get a point of view from the antagonists, and Roxy was such a convincing character that I was really unsure of how this was going to end up.

Jasmine and Brae have been friends for a long time; so when Brae announces his intention to travel to the Helian realm for the 'conference', Jasmine immediately worries. After a few disturbing dreams and some unusual developments of her own character, Jasmine sails herself to the Helian realm to save her friend.

The characters in this book were so defined that even if they didn't have their names above their chapters, you could still tell who was narrating, and I find that to be an exceptional thing. Too often characters sound like sock puppets and to read a book that finally bucked that trend was extremely refreshing.

During the second half of the book, I was surprised at how much I felt for a certain development on Roxy's behalf. I did not see it coming and I cannot explain how grateful I am that I was completely blindsided by this. I love when the author takes me completely unawares; it's part of the reason I read!! This is certainly one development that I can't wait to see in the sequel, Water.

Jasmine's ... unique... development was also very well executed. I figured it out about three quarters of the way through the book and had to put down my phone and go 'ohhhhhhh' because it made perfect sense and yet I didn't see it coming at all!

Recommend those who love surprising novels and the elements.
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3.0 de 5 estrelas enjoyable read 14 de maio de 2014
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I liked the book. it started a little slow, but rapidly picked up speed and suspence. I appreciate the fact that Heather does not swear in her writing.
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5.0 de 5 estrelas Amazing 25 de maio de 2014
Por abi - Publicada na Amazon.com
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This story was truly amazing!!! Everything you would want in a story go and read !! I would recommend to anyone! :D
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4.0 de 5 estrelas Reminds me of Avatar: The Legend of Aang 1 de abril de 2014
Por Julie @Books and Insomnia - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: eBook Kindle
** I received a review e-copy from the author in exhange for an honest review. **

I am a big fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender anime so when I read the blurb of this book, I immediately contacted the author and expressed my interest to host a review post for her book tour. I really like this kind of fantasy story wherein the characters have the powers to control the elements.

Fire is set in a fantasy world divided into four realms based on what element they have an affinity for: Arcan (air), Helian (fire), Brizan (water) and Sephan (earth). Each realm has their Protectors, warriors that have control over the element of their realm. While the Arcan, Brizan and Sephan realms maintain a harmonious relationship, the Helian Realm is being outcasted because of their violent past. This attitude toward them leads the Helian king to request a summit with the leaders of the other realms under the pretense that they want to prove to everyone that they've changed. What everyone doesn't know is that the Helians are planning something else than 'being friends.'

The story has two narrators: Roxy (Roxanne) and Jazz (Jasmine). Roxy is a Helian princess while Jazz is an orphan who doesn't know her parentage and lives in the Arcan Realm. These two characters are on the opposite sides of a pole. Roxy is conceited, aggressive, and confident. Jazz, on the other hand, is gentle and caring.

What I liked the most about Fire is that the author wrote the story from two different perspectives. It did not only show the side of the 'good' but it also let me see the story from the view of someone living in the villain realm. I think it's very crucial to the story because a lot of things wouldn't have been explained if it's only Jazz telling the story. Like what the Helians are really plotting, their secret power, what it's like living in Helian Realm, etc. Those information that can only be supplied by an insider. And that's where Roxy comes in. It created balance and consistency in the story.

Now let's talk about the characters. Roxy has a very strong personality. She's a princess so she's used to getting what she wants. She's dominating, proud, frank and (somewhat) cruel. She doesn't care about other people and only thinks of what makes her happy or at least entertained. But despite all these traits, I found it hard to hate her. I even kinda sympathized with her, especially whenever her mother is mentioned. I also liked the fact that there was a major change on Roxy towards the end and all because of LOVE. Who would have thought that high and mighty Roxy would fall in love? And because of that, I liked her character more.

Jazz, for me, is a bit frustrating. Sometimes she is so slow in realizing things. When it's mentioned that her hair is turning into purple, I already have a good idea what she is. Purple is a combination of two colors, right? It doesn't take a genius to realize that Jazz is a child of this and that realms. And when her powers first showed, she had no idea that it was her doing. She even suspected Roxy of trying to harm her. It was funny reading that scene, though. I also think her having visions is cool, even though what it shows her aren't good. But Jazz's shining moment came when they needed her help the most. She was able to control one of her powers and saved her friend Brae. It was brave of her, considering she's not the fighter type. She's not even a Protector yet she found the courage to act like one. Sadly, I docked points again from her because of her cowardice to tell Brae the truth about Roxy. I understand why but it doesn't change the fact that it's wrong.

Prince Brae of the Arcan Realm is a little bit dull to me. Sure, he's kind. He's the only one who trusted Roxy when he has a lot of reasons not to. He is also a good friend to Jazz and trusted her dreams even though they sound crazy. But I am not smitten by him. It seems like he's too good to be true. I also didn't see much character on him. I wish Brae's character was explored more. I'd really like to know him better, though I wasn't really impressed by him in this book.

I wouldn't say Fire is exceptional, but it's really commendable. It's a very good and enjoyable read. I was a bit surprised to like it because I didn't have high expectations from this book when I dived into it. Heather James created a world that's unique and compelling. The plot is not overly complicated and it's smartly written. The bit about the Helian Realm having two suns? Very creative. I especially liked that the Protectors' hairs change colors when their powers first manifest. Each realm is also different - from the physical attributes of the lands to their political aspects, everything is really thought of. I admire Ms. James' imagination and world-building. The pace, though, is a little slow but the story itself keeps the reader's interest. The ending is also perfect. It's not a cliffhanger but it still makes you crave for the next book. I sure can't wait for Book 2. And more importantly, we have a new author to watch out for.

If you're looking for an interesting fantasy novel, I recommend Fire to you. With just the right amount of magic and a good deal of awesome powers, this book will totally heat you up. (Pun not intended! ^_^)
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4.0 de 5 estrelas Fun bit of YA fantasy, interesting ideas, a few editing flaws 23 de novembro de 2013
Por K. Sozaeva - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: eBook Kindle
Book Info: Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Recommended for: Fans of YA fantasy
Trigger Warnings: mind control, violence, fighting, attempted murder

My Thoughts: This was quite a good book, very engrossing. I found the idea of a world with all these different Realms to be a fascinating one, and would love to learn how it is the whole place developed. I found the character development to be fairly decent—we learn a bit about each person's personality through their actions and dialogue, although some of the more minor characters sort of blurred together. Hopefully more of them will be developed in subsequent books.

Jasmine made me crazy. I mean, her hair is turning purple, she has no idea what is going on, and she is constantly freaking out and assuming the worst. Monster. Bloodsucker. Everyone is going to recoil in revulsion. I mean, come on, insecure much? I had friends like this in high school—people who always expected the absolute worst in any situation—and have never found it to be a useful attitude. There were also some editing issues, mostly “your” and “you're” being mixed up. I will point out that the spelling and grammar in this is British English, so those not familiar with the patterns might find the wording peculiar in places.

Fans of young adult fantasy should enjoy this book. I know I'll be taking a look into picking up the second book and watching for subsequent volumes in the series as they come out.

Series Information: Elements of Power series
Book 1: Fire
Book 2: Water

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: Is control over the elements a gift, or a curse?

Roxy thinks that she is in control of everything: with flames flaring at her fingertips and an equally fiery attitude, what more could she need? But then she meets Brae, a prince from a rival Realm, who turns her assumptions of superiority upside down.

Jasmine has none of Roxy’s confidence or intensity. But she does have a secret—and Brae—and she’s not going to give either up willingly.
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