Title: Into the Fire
Author: K. Gorman
Series: Mieshka Files Book 1
Publication Date: March 23, 2013
"I've got magic?"
"I'm afraid so."
Secure under its Mage-powered shield, Lyarne ignores the war that has taken the rest of the country.
Inside its borders, refugees are first pitied, then assimilated.
Mieshka knows this well. Coping with the loss of her mother and the grief of her father, she keeps her head down at school and maintains a neutral stance with her new Lyarnese friend.
Things change when she meets the Fire Mage. There's a lot more to this city - and herself - than she could imagine.
And Lyarne's shield is not as impenetrable as the city would believe...
After a year spend living in South-West China, K. Gorman has returned to her life as a university student in Western Canada. During high school, she spent her days ignoring classwork to focus on reading or writing. She has been a voracious consumer of Fantasy and Science Fiction for as long as she can remember. When not reading or writing, she moonlights as a horse-drawn carriage driver, combining her love of history with her long-time passion of working with horses.
This was an entertaining book. It did start out a bit slow for my liking but it ended with a bang. I don't really know what I could possibly say about this book to make you want to read it. If you like magic, aliens, war, action and yes even a little romance was thrown in, then this is the book for you. It was well written and left you wanting to know what happens to the characters next. For me it was missing humor but where it lacked in humor it made up for in action.
I would definitely recommend this to any YA readers who love sci-fi and action books. It was a well thought out book and I really can't wait to read the next book.
4 out of 5 stars
due to lack of humor and the slow beginning!