- Perfect Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Twilight Times Books; First edition (April 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606192124
- ISBN-13: 978-1606192122
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,933,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Griffin's Fire Perfect Paperback – April 15, 2012
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About the Author
Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, a teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter. She lives in Colorado with her husband and owns more backpacks than purses. As she should. Griffin's Fire is her second novel. She is currently working on the next book in the series, Griffin's Storm.
Top customer reviews
It's fun to see Griffin come to terms with his situation, enter the high school and work at being human. His girlfriend, Katie, is a big help, but Sergei is out to sabotage that relationship, so our hero will not have an easy time in this story. Of course, Karchut doesn't make it hopeless for him, and in the end--which I will not reveal--Griffin has a bit of a surprise for himself, us and his mentor!
Nicely pulled together, this story is a wonderful book for young readers. Griffin is lovable, yet flawed. Sergei is a tad rotten, but has some touches of sadness that we glimpse. Basil is as always great. I'd like to know this guy. Some excellent characterization.
I thought Griffin had problems in the first novel but those now pale in comparison to what he faces in book two! Finn finds himself attending school for the first time ever at the age of sixteen which in itself is a massive undertaking but when you throw in cohabitating with a new apprentice and a massive secret you get utter chaos. In true teenage fashion he takes it out on everyone around him. I love the characters in this series and watching how they deal with their problems. Their issues are as realistic as their coping mechanisms. It's also refreshing to see that even though they do argue; their love for one another is never put into question. At the end of the day, Griffin knows that no matter how bad he screws up Basil supports him implicitly. The same can be said of Katie and her family.
One of the things that I enjoyed the most about Griffin Rising was reading the journal entries of the various characters. I was happy to see that Karchut continued with these in this installment. These parts help add an additional layer of depth to the story and to Griffin, Basil and Katie's personalities. It's an interesting way of incorporating thoughts and feelings into the plot without the need for internal monologues. It was fun watching the characters say one thing and then write something completely different in their journals. I eagerly anticipated getting their true thoughts on paper after every noteworthy occurrence.
Griffin's true nature really shines through in this book. Even after having been stripped of his angel status, Finn still feels the need to help people. It shows how much being a Terrae Angeli really means to him. He's mortal but that doesn't stop him from sacrificing himself to help others. In my opinion, that alone makes him deserving of his angel status. Tiros can pass their Proelium with flying colors but that doesn't necessarily make them fit to be a guardian in my eyes. That level of goodness can not be measured by mere test scores because it's in the soul and Griffin has what it takes. Sergei I'm not so sure.
An uplifting story full of adventure, strength and triumph; Griffin's Fire breathes new life into the young adult genre. Nicopolis might be down but he's not out. Yet. Time to enjoy the calm before Griffin's Storm!
I like this book even more than book one. It dives right in and since you already know what's happening it feels like instead of moving to a second book that you are literally just turning from the last page to the first page. The characters were still there and even more fun, now we have a new Tiro. Sergei is not my favorite character. He makes things a living hell for Griffin when life is not really going anywhere for the poor boy. But Griffin has a strength of character and he really starts to live instead of just existing.
Although if Griffin said FIRE one more time in place of an expletive I may have started throwing expletives! I know it's a way to give him something to say, especially as a young adult, without cursing but can't we just say dang or crap instead? Well, then it wouldn't be Griffin speaking now would it? Just a silly thing that kept getting to me, definitely didn't take away too much from the story.
The end comes together fabulously and there are even a few twists that keep you wanting to know more. You never really know why the MAIN thing happens but it's fabulous enough that I was totally ok with not having a scientific reason. Boy, sometimes talking without giving away anything is so tough! All I can say is that this is better than the first. Really good read, totally fun with a positive twist that anyone can live by. Excellent!
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