Saturday, June 22, 2013

Review- Erin the Fire Goddess: The Beginning

Erin the Fire Goddess: The Beginning
Author: Lavinia Urban

Goodreads description

Erin Tait is a 15 year old girl, who thinks of herself as a freak. She's moves to her parents home town of Galladale, where all is not what it seems On her first day at school, she meets Sean Jackson. Instantly she is besotted with him. But this results in her being targeted by a girl called Jessica Watson. She has one warning. Stay away from Sean! But he is everywhere she goes, even in her dreams. Which are soon taken over by Jessica's threats and actions against Erin are taken in school. Erin is scared, lonely and confused. Who can she turn to? Will Jessica stop this hate campaign? and can Erin control the fire within?

I will personally rate this 4 out of 5 stars

I received this ebook free from the author for an honest review.

The book starts with out with a young, awkward girl named Erin, who is mostly alone in the world. Erin has a large birthmark on her face and because of this she has been shunned and bullied throughout life. Erin gets some big news fairly early on in the book after her whole family has moved to a new town.

While here, she has a lot of new issues to acclimate to. She meets a mysterious boy who she really could fall for, if she can overcome some serious obstacles keeping her from her happiness. After some serious altercations with the schools most popular girl, Erin is forced rather brutally to come face to face with her awkwardness and learn to control her new abilities before they begin to control her!

When I started the book, I was pleasantly surprised! I didn't expect to like Erin so much, but because she wasn't the most popular, and not the stereotypical heroine, it really was easy to relate to her. She is portrayed as a normal girl who is just trying to fit in who has the same bad hair days as the rest of us do.
This book deals with a few moments where there is some serious bullying of the main character and she tries to deal with it on her own. I love how the family relationship is built up on good values and is expanded upon with Erin and her sister. I feel that it perfectly fit her personality and helped accentuate her character development.

As I was reading the book, I was pulled more and more into the story. There were so many wonderfully written surprises that I really didn't see coming and what a refreshing thing that is! Some excellent twists of the history surrounding the abilities and romance to boot! Don't worry, no spoilers here!

There were a few editing errors in the book, however nothing that truly distracts from the overall atmosphere of the story. This can easily be repaired with a strong editing session.

The only negative thing I can say about the story itself, is that I feel like toward the end of the book there were a few unresolved issues with Erin and her bully, as well as unresolved emotions with the Dr. that are just left hanging out there. I would have been much happier with a longer scene between Erin and her sister for the big reveal as well.

I felt as though the story really wasn't wrapped up enough to end the first book. I am anxiously waiting to read more about Erin and what happens to her as well as her new friends.

Overall, I love the book! Excellent start to the series! 4 stars

If you would like to purchase the ebook it is available for $2.99

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