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.
A YA fantasy about opposing nations, each holding different elemental powers, Fire is one of those self-pubs that you could easily see being picked up by a publishing label. With just a bit of work and polish, this novel could compete with YA fantasies like Graceling and Touch Of Power. Not without its flaws, Fire is a short and compelling journey told through the eyes of two very different protagonists.
The first thing I noticed about this novel was its prose and structure. I love me my indie writers, but let’s face it. Most of them could use with some major editing. Heather James writes like a pro, making it easy to immerse yourself in her world and her characters. The build-up of her world was a bit slow, but it was smooth and believable. If I’m completely honest, there were a few times when I’d feel my attention drifting, but it was never very long before it was back on track.