Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Review Discussion: Ignite by Sara B. Larson

Book: Ignite by Sara B. Larson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
For: Fun and Support Local Authors
From: Bought at the launch party

Short Synopsis: When we left Alexa at the end of the first book, Defy, she had just helped Prince Damian overthrow his tyrant of a father. She had also just told him (Damian) that she didn't love him. Which, of course, was a complete lie. So this book starts out with her trying to live that lie and simply be his guard and nothing more. He has since become king and everyone thinks all is well. That is, until a strange visitor shows up on their doorstep, a beautiful lady that seems to want the king in more ways than one. Alexa freaks out and knows something is up, though she's not sure the king has the same feelings. Meanwhile, the king's little brother is kidnapped and of course, the two events are connected. Now Alexa must save the brother and in so doing, she just might have to fess up to her true feelings for the king.

My Response: It was a little slow to start given the catching up that was necessary in order to reestablish the reader to this world and the political happenings therein. Once that was accomplished, it started to pick up and I pretty much flew through it. I enjoyed the intensity between Alexa and Damian. I enjoyed the sword fighting and the edge-of-your seat moments throughout. I enjoyed the magic. I enjoyed everything!

Bottom Line: Fun characters, fun world and lots to.... you guessed....enjoy!

Let's Talk About: Don't you worry about middle books in a trilogy? Don't you love it when the second book holds up to the first one just fine? Yeah, me too.

Other Reviews:

This series is one of my all time favorite high fantasy series and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a beautifully written story full of imagination and romance. From Dark Faerie Tales

It’s filled with love, romance and heartbreak but also our heroes have to face impossible and cleverly constructed dangers that altogether create an outstandingly brilliant follow-up to Defy! From Bewitched Book Worms

Ignite did not suffer from “second-book syndrome” in the least bit. It was a strong book that added a lot to Alexa’s story. From Jenni Elyse

I have all the feels and I think Ignite broke me. It was just so perfect and everything that a book 2 in a trilogy should be. From The Book Cellar


  1. Argh! My comment got eaten up. Trying to remember what I wrote! This one sounds really interesting - and I really want to know what that beautiful lady is up to!

  2. Love when 2nd books are amazing! I need to get to this soon! TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ!!

  3. I like to support local authors too! It's always a plus to actually like their books!!!

  4. Yes, I worry about second books holding up to the first book. Fortunately, for me, Ignite didn't suffer from second-book syndrome. I liked it better than Defy. I'm so excited for the third book!

  5. I'm not sure I'm interested in picking this up because I hate when one character tells another character they won't be with them for their own good. I think the other character should decide if they're willing to risk danger or not. That frustrated me so much in Defy, I'm very hesitant to pick this up. Any thoughts on whether or not the romance in this book was frustrating for that reason?



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