Fallen Fire #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Series
Solitude and shiny things.
That’s all I care about.
I’m a fixer of magical objects, and collector of golden bears. I like my own company, finding solace in my own little world.
But a life-changing encounter with a male stripper and a swimming pool puts an end to all that.
I find myself with an ability I shouldn’t have—the ability to transform into a creature of wings and scales. This isn’t me. I’m a Humanblood, not this thing that shouldn’t exist.
No clues, no answers—I’m left completely in the dark.
Enter Charlie, a Felineblood and wannabe detective with a sharp tongue and an addiction to catnip cigarettes. As annoying as he is, he may have the skills to help figure out the insane puzzle that has been dumped in my lap.
Goodbye to peace.
Reborn is an Urban Fantasy tale packed with action, adventure, and a slow-burn MM Romance. Step into a world of angels, dragons, and a whole host of creatures (like Charlie!), where danger and mystery await.
I’m already a huge fan of this author, and I love the set up for Fallen Fire. The characters are interesting and quirky, with a fun inner monologue, and the world building left me intrigued and wanting more.
Zayn’s narrative drew me in immediately especially with the background story about his family, and his obsession for golden bears. I loved Charlie as soon as he entered the story, so was delighted when his was the second POV, and he took on a much larger role than I expected. His smoking catnip cigarettes is a very clever touch and makes a lot of sense. I’m enjoying the slow burn between the two, especially as the attraction is obvious and they’re both going nope, not happening. Famous last words as the series progresses I’m sure.
I liked that Charlie struggles with having shot someone, and doesn’t just move on from it, even though it was in self defence. I also liked that Zayn has to learn to use his abilities, and his backtracking when he figures out what the cost of becoming fully who he’s been told he’s meant to be.
The world building is fabulous. This is a world that is ours, yet isn’t, which is this author writes very well. I found myself looking for clues as to whether it was an alternate reality, or set in the future or a mix of both. I like the setting too, and how different this world is, with some of its inventions. I hope some of its history is touched on in later books.
I love the idea of different humanoid species, and how magic functions in this world. The mystery element of the story is nicely woven into the plot, and kept me turning pages trying to figure out what was going on. I don’t trust those angels in the slightest and am sure there’s another side to their version of what happened which might be closer to the truth. There are twists and turns at every step, and I’m already hanging out for the next book in the series.
5 out of 5 stars.