Bursts of Fire

Bursts of Fire

To survive. To fight. To restore balance. The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a precious Prayer Stone. But war among the kingdoms has brought fire and destruction to their sheltered world. When a mad king's desire to dest To survive. To fight. To restore balance. The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperia...

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Title:Bursts of Fire
Author:Susan Forest
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1988140110
Number of Pages:394 pages pages

Bursts of Fire Reviews

  • Crystal King
    Jun 11, 2019
    Despite the slow slog at the beginning, I think that Bursts of Fire is a fantastic start to what I think will be a riveting series. Forest has developed a truly unique world with an interesting system of magic and gods. The squabbling, spoiled sisters start out as somewhat unlikeable c...
  • Annarella
    Mar 31, 2019
    An amazing book, I was hooked after few pages and had to read it as fast as I could. The world building was amazing, so complex and realistic. I loved the plot, the well written cast of characters and the setting. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recomme...
  • Marzie
    Aug 05, 2019
    Bursts of Fire is the first book in a new trilogy, Addicted to Heaven and it would seem to have many elements I love in fantasy, in particular a strong bond between three sisters facing steep odds. However it also suffered from poor pacing, and what felt like an oddly developed plot. T...
  • Amanda Bradburn
    Aug 26, 2019
    Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest | Book Tour and Review First of all, I want to thank @tlcbooktours, Susan Forest, and Laksa Media Groups Inc for a copy of Bursts of Fire to read and review! All my opinions are my own. I give this story 2.5 stars. Synopsis: To survive. Fight. ...
  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Sep 04, 2019
    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest is a fantasy novel, the first part of the Addicted to Heaven series. This is Ms. Forest?s first book. The Falkyn sisters find themselves out of their castle when their kin...
  • Jenny {So She Tries}
    Jul 17, 2019
    I made it 50% into Bursts of Fire before I ended up putting it down and not finishing. The premise was so amazing. There's multiple kingdoms and each kingdom has a line of magiels. Each magiel can go into Heaven and get death tokens for their people. If you don't eat a death token b...
  • Stephanie Ward
    Aug 26, 2019
    'Bursts of Fire' is the first book in an exciting new young adult fantasy series that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy. There were several aspects that I really liked about the book and a few that didn't quite hit the mark. I'm going to break it down for simplicity: Positives: ...
  • Angie Gaule
    Feb 22, 2019
    I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a good book. I wanted to start off by saying that, because I don't know if I will finish the series. The story is great, but there are very few positive moments in it to break up the negatives. After the char...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Aug 01, 2019
    DNF @ 20% The concept of this YA fantasy sounded so promising. Unfortunately, it just wasn't for me. I was honestly bored out of my mind. A big part is that I couldn't get interested in any of the characters and the slow pace. ...
  • Marlene
    Aug 23, 2019
    Originally published at Reading Reality I signed up for this tour because, well, epic fantasy has always been one of my loves, and this book looked interesting. I?ll admit that the series title, Addicted to Heaven, gave me more than a bit of pause, but as it turns out, the heaven ...
  • Dianne
    Jul 22, 2019
    Their legacy was stolen from them, and now they must steal it back, but first they must learn to control the magic given to them in order to protect the Prayer Stone from destruction. BURSTS OF FIRE by Susan Forest begins a journey into the world of epic fantasy and brutal wars wage...
  • Zulu
    Sep 09, 2019
    This book has three heroines who start out as refugees from a war they have no idea was going to happen. I like that they all have different responses, all believable, and all sympathetic. Meg wants to fight back, Janat wants to put her head under the covers, and Rennika is traumatized...
  • Tasha Leigh
    Sep 11, 2019
    So, first off, look at this cover. It is so freaking gorgeous; I can?t even put I into words. So, Bursts of Fire promises to be a good old fashioned fantasy novel full of plots and intrigue, but its so much more. The tale of three sisters who have been banished from their home fo...
  • Marta Cox
    Jul 04, 2019
    This turned out to be an amazing story in spite of hot mess at the beginning. Yes that's right I thought that initially the writing was terribly fractured as it jumped about giving multiple points of view which meant I had to read sentences again to work out which character the author ...
  • Justine H.
    Jul 10, 2019
    I love this book because of in-depth description of its world and the complexity of the magic system. I have to admit that the first quarter of the book is slow. Many characters and kingdoms are introduced because of the conquest by one king over the other kingdoms, causing three siste...
  • K.S. Marsden
    Feb 22, 2019
    It's a terrible thing, to see no future; but a powerful magiel has to protect her daughters. The three Falkyn magiel sisters, have to embrace their fate, to survive a mad king. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. After their mother is disturbe...
  • Calvin Park
    Jul 10, 2019
    Bursts of Fire is an intriguing YA Fantasy read. In her debut novel Susan Forest tackles a number of important issues: addiction, self-harm, fear of change, abandonment, religious oppression. Each of these is dealt with in the larger context of war and who to trust. It?s a coming-of-...
  • keikii Eats Books
    Mar 22, 2019
    To read more reviews in this series and others, check out my blog keikii eats books! 61 points, 3 stars. Warning: depictions of self-harm, suicide attempts Quote: "But a wealthy country put greed above worship. An educated country questioned the divine right to rule. A cou...
  • Suzanne
    Apr 06, 2019
    Absolutely loved the world building in the novel. Interesting growth of the characters as they struggle to find their way through the war. ...
  • Judi S.
    Mar 11, 2019
    The book started out slowly, causing me to rethink reading it several times. Thank goodness I continued. and gave it a real chance! The storyline is complex, which may be what made it slow going in the beginning. It was necessary to pay very close attention at all times to keep trac...
  • Meghan
    Feb 12, 2019
    This book was received as an ARC from Laksa Media Groups in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. When receiving this book I did not know what to expect. They always say never judge a book by its cover and now I am start...
  • Max
    Mar 21, 2019
    Where do I begin? This was a very good fantasy book. But besides fantasy - there was more. It was also about mental health and other problems. The characters were good, very believable. I always love stories about great sister power! Also some characters put a lot of faith in religion,...
  • KarenJo Custodio
    Sep 09, 2019
    Actual Rating - 3.75 rounded to 4 Unique and imaginative, Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest is an entertaining and riveting fantasy story. This book is an interesting and fun read, but I did struggle with it in the beginning. That being said, once the story picks up, I found myself ...
  • Janet
    Mar 22, 2019
    This book started slow for me but it's an epic fantasy where a lot of the world they story takes place needs to be established. I think the magic system could have been explained better but it didn't suck from the start. There was more, it had mental health and the characters were good...
  • beautyguise
    Mar 20, 2019
    So good! I will say this, for me it had a bit of a slow start. But it did end up picking up for me and I got to the point where I just didn't want to put it down. I love the three sisters. I found them to be so relatable and realistic. From the beginning of the book to the end of th...
  • Mary
    Feb 28, 2019
    I am a sucker for a good story about sisterhood and this book really delivered. It was an added bonus that these sisters are magiels and are on the run from a mad king. I really appreciated the ending of this book and loved getting to see the characters grow and develop through the sto...
  • Ilona
    Aug 13, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest. I?ve voluntarily read and reviewed this copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a lot of mixed feelings about Bursts of Fire. It?s a fantasy with a rich and complex world, wich I l...
  • Amy TheOriginalBookishDragon
    Apr 08, 2019
    A gripping, political fantasy novel that I couldn't put down. I loved the Magiel's magic with their shifting skins and found their ability to move things through time intriguing. This book was incredibly unique and differs from anything I have previously read. I would recommend this bo...
  • Polina Ganeva
    Apr 02, 2019
    Book thoughts in 300 words and 3 gifs Three and half ?Magiel? stars ???? ?Bursts of Fire? is the first novel of Susan Forest?s series ?Addicted to Heaven? where she sets out to explore the complex world of addictions. Using a vast fantasy world as the ba...
  • Trin
    Aug 16, 2019
    A lush epic fantasy with gripping descriptions and excellent worldbuilding. Though it has three young characters, it is more for adults and mature young adults. A slow beginning due to the number of characters, settings and complex magical systems, but if you enjoy multiple characters ...