Book of Fire is Michelle Kennedy debut young adult novel.
The book is set in a world after a nuclear war, where two groups of people live, the insiders and the outsiders. The insiders believe that no one can survive outside their dome, that what they have been told. But Talia and her twin brother Eli provide that incorrect, they are outsiders living in a hidden village called Arafel they live in secret as if caught by an insider they disappear. An unexpected raid forces Talia and her best friend Max to break into the dome and rescue her family, while keeping the book of Arafel safe as it in pages lies the code for an unimaginable weapon. While in the dome she finds an unexpected ally in August a Knight of the dome, now Talia has to decide does she just focus on saving her family or help save the people Dome from its dictatorship.
It took me a little to get into the story but after the raid I was sucked in. I finished the book that night as I needed to know what happened next. As the story continues the more fast pasted it becomes the stakes become higher, you just hold you breath and go along with the ride.
I really enjoyed Talia as a character she is intelligent firecracker of a character, a lot smarter than the insiders give her credit for. She is trying to save her family but she is having to deal with confusing feeling towards Max and August, this makes her more realistic as emotions make us human.
I am a big fan of history and mythology and Michelle has woven elements into the story beautifully, she has brought history and the future together in one book.
I hope that this isn’t a one-off story.
I give this book 3.9 out of 5
The book is published on the 27th August 2017 if you would like to pre-order a copy I have put some links below ⬇️
Thank you to Netgalley and HQ digital for a chance to read and review.
Thank for reading