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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 4 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: September 29, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011S48RU6
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Kiss of Fire: Imdalind, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Second, I'd like to commend the author for not writing about werewolves or vampires or any of the common supernatural themes that are rampant now. The story had a unique form of magic and story that played out like an action movie in my head! Very exciting!
The emotions, the history, the characters and everything about the story is well written. The author does a good job of showing the depths of Joclyn and Ryland's history and the characters are well developed. Nothing irritates me more than the "love at first sight" stories that plague bookshelves and this story tugged my heart in all the right places.
It reminded me a bit of the Mortal Instruments series in that there was a bit of frustration with the main characters remaining separated, and despite HOPING and WISHING for their happy ending, the book finishes with you wanting to stalk the author to death to find out the release date of the next book.
Very very very anxious to find out Ilyan's story and what the real meaning of his nickname for Jos. Overall a great read. Couldn't put it down, and can't wait for the next installment! Hurry up already!
Oh and for those who care...there are a few grammar and spelling errors, but like bad spelling in a txt, it doesn't bother me when the story or the point is that great anyway!
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely.
Will I buy the sequel? Absolutely.
Would I buy a printed copy after reading the ebook to support the author? Absolutely
I struggles with the feelings of helplessness consistently through the book. I’m also uncomfortable with the feeling that a love triangle is being developed. I was really drawn into the story and the world and want to read more. There are many open ends that could be picked up in later books, but at the same time this book felt complete and not a painful cliffhanger (Which makes me respect the series more).
The reader gets a very clear concept of the true love between Joclyn and Ryland. The hardships coming between them stemming from his father, and the evil oozing from him. Ryland decides he doesn't want to be just like his father, so he plans to run away. During his revelation of love and planning to Jos, he finally discovers her secret.
It was good she kept it secret, but the reader doesn't understand, much like Jos, until much later, and the secrets are getting bigger and heavier as they are revealed.
You see, Joclyn was bitten by a creature, described as a bug to some, but I imagine more like a pixie. The bite inserts an agonizing poison into the host that already contains a magic inside. The bite leaves a mark called a kiss resembling a silhouette of a dragon.
Ilyan starts out as a pompous stalker, though he doesn't have any menacing air around him. He just makes her uncomfortable by starring at her. Ya know, I can relate. How she acts like a loser, not confident, hides in her elements, and her panic attacks with attention. I share those anxieties, and can easily relate, though from reading reviews, it doesn't change. She just becomes a victim in every situation, never rising above it. This is why I refuse to continue the series. This is where Rebecca Ethington failed, and why I cannot in good conscience give higher than three stars.
Wynn was awesome, and I enjoyed her. She was fun without being obnoxious and trying too hard. Her referenced love of Styx and horrible B movies was awesome too.
If the fight could have surged a bit more power into her magic in the end with bringing Ryland through, it would have been great, or even keeping it as is and turn Jos into a mighty warrior under Ilyan's supervision, giving her an epic showdown with Edmund and finding Ryland in the sequel, bringing his consciousness back to her... yes. Epic. But that's not what happens.
Continue at your own risk, I say.