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Girl of Fire (The Expulsion Project) (Volume 1) Paperback – January 3, 2017
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WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
On par with 'The Hunger Games,' better than 'Divergent,' and with just a hint of the scheming found in 'Game of Thrones,' this is sure to be a hit for the young and not so young alike. Ms. Just One More Book, Goodreads Reviewer.
If you enjoy science fiction and young adult books such as Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, or Brandon Sanderson's YA books, you will definitely enjoy Girl of Fire. Anemone Flynn, Goodreads Reviewer
This was an edge of your seat read, filled with lots of action, great character growth and phenomenal chemistry between the characters. Anthony, Goodreads Reviewer
The world building here is truly amazing. Siobhan, Goodreads Reviewer
This book had me hooked from the second page. The excitement and adventure was non-stop! Paranormal Tendencies, Goodreads Reviewer
I have to say this book was amazing! I love Norma Hinkens other trilogy and dare say this one is even better! Kenyon, Goodreads Reviewer
The character connections throughout this novel were phenomenal and intricate.
Cassandra, Goodreads Reviewer
Wow! I could not put this book down! I loved the book so much I wanted it to last forever! I hated that the book was done and I wanted more! Jeanineitsme, Goodreads Reviewer
I am constantly blown away by Norma's writing style and this just completely blew me away again! The world that this novel is based in is amazing, and I COULD NOT put it down until I had finished it. I can't wait for book two. Promisary, Goodreads Reviewer
I couldn't put the book down! Destynee Spieker, Goodreads Reviewer
If you like Firefly then you'll like this book! A high stakes story that will have you on the edge of your seat. Joshua Chadd, Goodreads Reviewer
About the Author
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Norma Hinkens writes Pretty Gritty Fiction at a pace that will leave you slack-jawed!
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Top Customer Reviews
Trattora is a young girl in training to succeed her adoptive father as the chieftainess of a primitive tribe of hunter-gatherer humans living on a mostly ignored planet in a seldom-traveled part of the galaxy. She desperately wants to know where she is from, but she has no clues except for a bracelet with her name and birthdate inscribed on it, which she was found with. Trattora, with an inclination towards risky behavior and a yen to visit the Nethersphere, as she calls the space between planets, soon finds herself embroiled with oremongers who have a particular interest in her planet. She moves from disaster to disaster, complication to complication, all the while trying to both save her adoptive tribe from an immediate threat and discover what she can about her origins.
Hinkens’ writing drew me in immediately. She conveys a wide, rich universe with motivated characters who work for their goals, and creates conflict in meaningful ways. Although the book includes some typical YA tropes – teenagers on a quest to save the world, no responsible or trustworthy adults in sight, too smart for their own good – Hinkens manages to use every bit of story to engross the reader and catch them up in a whirlwind of tension and zigzagging plot lines.
If you enjoy science fiction and young adult books such as Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, or Brandon Sanderson’s YA books, you will definitely enjoy Girl of Fire.
I rate it for 14 and up on the Aardvark scale for physical violence and peril.
Girl of Fire is the start of an action packed, dystopian/ sci-fi thriller trilogy. The story begins on a planet soon to be taken over by a computer program turning more intelligent and violent towards humans. A group of humans start a secret group known as the Expulsion Project which entails them to send their children into space to save them from the horrors that await them if they stay. Fourteen years later we meet Trattora, the adopted daughter of a Chieftain on a far-off borderland planet and Velkan, the serf, or slave, of a ship trader. When fate puts these two together they are forced to escape Trattora’s planet before pirates arrive to forcibly take over the planet. Torn about leaving her family behind, Trattora vows to find help for her people. When these two discover they hold matching bracelets from a past they know nothing about, they set out for answers and discover a world of secrets, betrayals, adventure and love they never knew existed.
I have to say that this book was amazing. I love Norma Hinkens other trilogy and dare say this one is even better! She has such a smooth and flowing writing style that keeps you engrossed in the book well beyond your usual bedtime. I enjoyed the new world and loved the characters. There was never a slow moment in this book. If you’re looking for a short, fast read you will not go wrong with this book. I really can’t wait to see what awaits these characters in book two!
I recommend this book to both young adults and adults. Anyone who loves action, mystery and sci-fi stories will greatly enjoy this book.
Final Rating: 5 Stars. Well earned!
The storyline was out of this world, there is no aspect of it that is predictable, there really are surprises around every corner and you really don't know what is going to happen next and i loved that about this book, the fact that you are kept on your toes from the first page to the last page was such an experience to read! I have honestly never read anything even similar to that and i love that!!! After reading this tale i am definitely hooked on this author's work and i can't wait to read more of her work!
The characters were so diverse in this book and i loved how the author took characters from completely different worlds and different places in life, people that would not normally meet and put them together for the same purpose showing that it doesn't matter where you come from or how you live, inside we are all the same! I loved Trattora, she is such an enjoyable character to read about. Throughout the book you really see her change and cone into her own and i love how easily she seems to be able to adapt to situations that she had never encountered before with a calm and confident manner. I loved Velkan, i loved reading about his character, there is so much depth to him and throughout the book you only scratch the surface, he is extremely loyal to those that he cares about and will do pretty much anything to protect those loved ones. I could read about these two all day.
I can't recommend this book highly enough, this author is so talented and the way she is able to write this story in such an imaginative and completely vivid way in inspiring, this author is a definite must read!!!