Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young

Pages: 358
Publisher: Self-Published (Kindle)
Smokeless Fire (Fire Spirits, #1)Released: October 2011

Plot: Ari Johnson is a senior at high school, she's signed up to go to Penn to study Business after the years over but what Ari isn't telling people is she feels lost, she doesn't know what she wants to do and she feels alone with her father leaving her on business trips every other week, her broken relationship with her best friend Charlie and her only company being her poltergeist Miss Maggie.
That is until after her 18th Birthday Ari discovers she is Jinn and stuck in the middle of a war. With her guardian Jai following her wherever she goes and only just learning the basics of her true heritage can Ari make the right choice in who she can trust?

Good Points: I really loved the whole concept of the Jinn and I thought the plot was well adapt in bringing the reader up to date quickly on what the whole mythology of the Jinn is. I liked where the plot was going as well in terms of the character Ari becoming heavily involved, finding about her birth and true family.
I think this series does have promise in the future to become a really good series hopefully with a little more action.

Bad Points: I didn't really get into this book the way I did with other novels published by Samantha Young. I think this was mainly due to the close knit group of characters that are created within the story and at times I did think Ari could get a little whiney. I didn't really like her character in this book and I have to admit that the plot was a little slow.

To Sum Up... I liked this book I just didn't love it like I did with the other novels Samantha Young has released. I thought the whole idea  of the book was very good though and really loved the same aspect of mythology and the use of the Jinn which was original in the sense that I haven't seen this being done before compared to overused mythologies such as Werewolves and Vampires.
Overall though quite a good easy read, hopefully the next books will pick up pace a little more.


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  6. Oh no! This series is so good! I have to admit, I felt the same way as you as far as Ari being whiney!

    But let me tell you... Her character grows a lot in the next books and book 2 and 3 are way better!

    I am currently reading her Lunarmorte series and so far I am enjoying this one, too.


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