Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken w Giveaway!


Through Fire & Sea
Release Date: 05/05/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Mirror mirror, hear my call…

In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm's most powerful lords. She's hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she's a Caller, gifted with the unique—and dangerous—ability to “call” her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.

In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees—and interacts with—Leah, a mirror image of herself. She’s rescued by Ryan, a boy from school with a secret he’d die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world…and he’s about to fall.

As Leah and Holly's lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they've ever known. If they don’t, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything—and everyone—they love…

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My Review

This is an AMAZING book!! Let me tell you how freaking cool this author made this fantastic world! First, there two sets of characters we follow. They are mirror images of each other and live in parallel worlds. It's freaking cool. Then, there's bad guys who know how to be more bad than the good guys know how to be good, well for now anyways lol! And there's so many awesome things to say but I have to try my hardest to not ruin things for you... Let's see... 

We start with Leah, who's a peasant girl who's a bastard child of a royal ruler in the Fire world. They have the magic to control fire. Oh and there's dragon which is just awesome. I know I keep saying this. Leah wants her dad to acknowledge her but when he does, it brings a terrible price no one should have to pay. I'm very disappointed in her parentage. But Leah is an amazing character. And when she falls in love, she'll do anything to protect him, even sacrificing herself and others in the process. 

Then there's holly. She's from the water world. She's got rich parents who love her, though sometimes I wanna slap her dad, he's much better than Leah's. And when strange things happen to her and she also falls in love, things get really wonky. She's also quite an amazing character. She's more realistic which means I wanted to slap her too and maybe because she's not quite as hard core as Leah. But no worries I loved them both!! I also can't wait to meet stone and air worlds!! And how it's going to play into this story! 

I loved how the characters both learned about themselves and their other selves. I absolutely adored the plot and how it unfolded. I seriously cried for Leah. I cheered for Holly! And how good will stand up to evil and will unite to defeat it! And then I simply swooned for out leading men!! I won't talk about them because I will end up ruining good things! 

The writing is absolutely stunning! It's not only a great tale but an all encompassing passion that was put into words that made the book so much more! Seriously, this one is da bomb diggity lol with evil plotting to use the good and destroy wonderful things, these young ladies must find a way to balance it out before all the realms come crashing down. And how mirror images who are exactly the same are also polar opposites. Like twins :) 

I can't say enough about how phenomenal this whole book was. And boy am I excited to stalk around for book two! Absolutely magnificent. Even if you didn't like YA, or fantasy, or romance, or magical plots, seriously this is your exception. Pick it up. I'm beyond amazed!! I'm going to dish out my rare 6 PAWS because this one is definitely deserving for them!! Wow!!


About the Author

Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age 13 and never stopped.
She is the author of nine published books for young adults, including Violet Eyes and its sequels Silver Eyes and Angels Eyes, Frost, Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Dreamfire and the sequel Dreamline. She also has an adult thriller, Running on Instinct, under the name N.M. Luiken and a fantasy romance series, Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith.
Nicole lives with her family in Edmonton, AB. It is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing. 

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