Okay, yes. As others have already stated, there ARE significant editing errors in this book, enough for it to have made me stumble several times. I'm pretty easy-going about typos/editing oopsies...they happen and I've seen at least two in every ebook I've ever read. But yeah, there are several of the same sorts of errors over and over in Erin, The Fire Goddess, and I will honestly say it DID trip me up. Normally it doesn't, sometimes it does. It did.
So...that's why the four star.
On the upside, the story is clever and catchy and if the author cleans up 90% of those errors, I'd give it a five star. Erin is easy to feel compassion for. While most people have never been cursed with a birthmark that covers half their face, many have been "the weird new kid at school" - so we can relate. Erin is not supermodel gorgeous (yup, I relate) not athletic (yeah, I relate there too), she is not popular (unlike her seemingly perfect sister), and she is inexplicably loathed and maliciously attacked by one of her classmates. Poor Erin. Seriously, I felt bad for her. Her parents are kindly and her perfect sister is too...so when Erin is home, the world is good. She eats pizza, watches movies, and hangs out. It's just the outside world she's not suited to, and it's all because of that birthmark. It really can be a cruel world when you look different, and this story reminds us of that.
But Erin is tough and keeps on keeping on (yay! Erin!). She discovers secrets about herself - some of them good, and some dangerous. She owns up to each of them. She also discovers love - ha! talk about danger. Sean is a good guy and he balances her well. Much like how good relationships work in the real world.
The characters are likable, the plot believable, the dialogue realistic, and the action well-conceived. This is a good book and I'll gladly read the next in the series.
I recommend it to YA-up, especially for those who like romance and paranormal.