Fireborne is the Game of Thrones meets Red Rising fantasy you’re going to cuddle up with (hot beverage and warm blanket required…tissues strongly encouraged) and read straight through. It’s intense, it’s complex, it’s rich with characters and relationships that will break you and that is just the TIP of the iceberg. Here are five (how did we even narrow it down to five?!) reasons you must put this book on your immediate TBR. Actually, screw the TBR thing–forget the list and read this book.
Okay, let’s get started.
Reasons you will love this book:
1. Hi there, non-toxic female relationships. We love you.
In case you’re new to Fireborne: there’s like a lot of competition in this book. Just in general. Who will be First Rider (of. DRAGONS.)? Who will fall in love with who? Who will Lee side with? Who will win over the EMPIRE?
This book is full of strong female characters who somehow manage to both be friends and compete in the fiercest of circumstances without tearing each other down. We love to see it.
2. We’re obsessed with Annie and you will be too
She’s just so real. Author Rosaria Munda said she wanted to write a story for girls like her: someone who struggles with self-confidence, who occasionally cracks under pressure, who doesn’t always know what to do. Also, this quote from Rosaria is awesome:
“Think more Hermione Granger hiding from the troll than Katniss immediately volunteering – both girls are strong and smart but Hermione doesn’t jump right away. That doesn’t make her any less capable or worthy of leadership.”
3. Grey areas
You will be morally torn apart by this book. We won’t spoil too much, but the political intrigue and battle between the old world and the new one leaves you questioning all the grey areas! Fireborne deals out every side in a manner that makes you question, um, EVERYTHING. Who’s good? Who’s bad? Is everyone BOTH?
4. That romance tho
Everyone loves an enemies-to-lovers romance. But enemies to lovers…to enemies AND lovers? We love that. We’re hurting inside, but we love that.
5. Book 2 is almost HERE!