I have been hearing about this book but have not been able to read it. So, when Month9Books posted about a blog tour for Embers in the Sea, I signed up right away. Part of the perks of signing up for the tour was getting a copy of the first two books in the series. Very good deal, right?
Fire in the Woods is the first in the series of the same title. Honestly, I did not pay much attention to the blurb of the story. I could care less. I wanted to be surprised. I also did not read any reviews. It was kind of going in blind but I am prepared to be surprised and be blown out of my seat. Well, as it turned out, I was not as prepared as I thought I could be. This book was totally out of this world, literally and figuratively. This is one of those science fiction books that are so amazing that I can imagine that it might just actually come true. The story might not be so far off or too fictional.
If you have read my reviews before, I have always been vocal that I am not really into sci-fi but I have read a few books that have changed my mind. This is one of those books.
What I like about the book is how the character of David was introduced. It was done so subtly that I myself wasn't sure what to think of him. What or who he really was? The story was written in such a way that I was not allowed to form my own theories. It was not so fast-paced but it did not allow for any dalliance either.
This first book in the series has done a good job of introducing all the essential characters. The personality of each person was properly established and where their loyalties are.
The surprise turn of events on the last part of the story was so unexpected. Never in my imagination would I ever think of it. I liked it, though, at the same time, it scared me to think what will happen to Jess, his Dad and the rest of the human race. Yes, the story pretty much sucked in me already.
I give the book 5/5 plates of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I totally enjoyed this story. I am looking forward to reading the next book. I am rooting for Jess and David to save the Erescopians and the humans. It's not every day you meet a vegetarian alien who looks like a model. Who can resist a you-and-me-will-save-the-world-against-the-aliens story?
You can't fake affection. You can either give it, or you can't.
- Jennifer M. Eaton, Fire in the Woods -
Thank you again, Jennifer M. Eaton and Month9Books for the review copy.
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