Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Fire by Kate Cann (Young Adult, 10/10)

This imprint Ocotober 2012, Scholastic
362 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: pagan rites, evil presence, running away, spooky goings on, occasional and gore, mild teen romance, life at a stately home, lies, twisted plans, subtle enemy infiltration, moderate amountsof terror, a little fighting, knives, needs to be read in the day if you scare easily

Summary from  Scholastic

 Rayne is still enjoying life at remote Morton's Keep, an escape from the city life she hated so much. But there are hints of something creepy and out of kilter still in the house, especially when a mysterious new housekeeper takes over. Then - suddenly and shockingly - a violent murder occurs on the outskirts of Marcle Lees, and Rayne's life is turned upside down all over again...

Nayuleska's thoughts 

It was a real pleasure to carry on reading about Rayne's life. The stakes are higher in this book, with more pressure on Rayne than she can always handle. She was made more human by freaking out, it was nice to have another way to relate to her. She is so brave, but needs support to help fulfil the unasked for role that she's ended up with. As ever there is the sense of evil, and some of the scenes would have freaked me out if I'd read the book at night, but the sense of hope is there most of the time. I loved the community spirit which was there for Rayne when she needed it in this 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Kate's website

Suggested read

You must read the first book in this duology, Possessed.

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