Reading Teen

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Mortal Fire

Mortal Fire - Elizabeth Knox I decided to pick up a book that I haven't heard too much about, called Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox. I read her Dreamhunter duology a few years ago (on the recommendation of Stephenie Meyer) and they were so strange, but also really good. They've stuck with me over the years and I've often found myself thinking about the world Elizabeth created. I felt the same way about Mortal Fire.I have no way, really, to describe this book, or explain how I felt about it. It was slow and strange, but beautiful and fascinating. There were complexities that you rarely find in YA, and a storyline that I've never even come close to before. There were times where I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, and times where I thought it was one of the best books I've read in a long time. This book took some concentrating. It wasn't one of those mindless reads that you could fly through in a couple of hours. There were times I actually had to stop and re-read certain paragraphs just to work out what the author was trying to get across. But let me just tell you, it was worth it. To see this story unfold, the mystery unravel, all the intricately placed details and foreshadowing fall in to place was just brilliant.I think this is a book that will only appeal to a certain type of person, I'm not sure how many actual teens will take the time to delve into this story, but if you commit to it, and invest in it, I think you'll end up loving it like I did.-AndyeReadingTeen.net

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