Fire with Fire was a Fairyloot pick. However, it had already been on my radar of books I was interested in. DRAGONS. Who doesn’t love dragons? I love them in all their forms. It also mentioned sisters and rivals and dragons and who doesn’t love all those things? I was really hoping that I was going to be blown away by this book, but in the end it was middle of the road for me. I certainly enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it either. It was a solid book though overall, and I think a lot of people will really enjoy this one.
Fire with Fire’s premise is dragons are evil and the sisters Rivera are dragon hunters. They have been raised for this purpose: to kill the evil dragons. But Dani just wants a normal life and Eden wants to be the best. Soria shows how alike and different the two sisters are in this book. She shows what they want versus what they think they’re supposed to want. She includes a complicated family relationship, where both are jealous of the other. I think that aspect of the book was interesting, as it shows the families can care about each other but may also be dysfunctional in some ways.
Dani bonds with a dragon and this is where things go really sideways in the book. The sisters become bitter rivals and Eden gets so angry she wants vengeance on both Dani and the dragon and makes some less than stellar choices over the course of the book.
The book also dealt with topics like redemption and acknowledging mistakes and I enjoyed that, it made sense in the context of the book. It definitely added something different to the book.
I did find both characters to be a little flat at times, but it wasn’t terrible. We see a lot of animosity in this book, and I wondered how it was going to end. The pacing was okay, there were some parts that seemed really drawn out, and others that went very quickly.
We do get a bit of romance but I felt it was minor, and I liked that it was just one part of the book, not overwhelming the rest.
The plot was good as well, but the pacing dragged it down a little bit. The writing in this book was excellent. It was a highly readable book!