I received this book for free from NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe
Published by Spencer Hill Press on December 17, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, fantasy, Young Adult
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Also by this author: Of Silver & Beasts, The Darkest Part
To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.
When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.
Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.
When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.
But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Trisha Wolfe, whether it be YA or Adult, and Fireblood is no different.
I loved Zara. She’s such a kick ass character. Trisha Wolfe has a way of writing amazing female characters that makes me so happy. They may not always make the right choices, but they do stick to what they believe in. I think that is something all people can respect in books. Sebastian completely skeeved me out. He seems like such a great guy, but there’s just something I never trusted. I <3 Devlan. I did from the beginning. He may seem like a total ass, but he has secrets. I enjoyed how Fireblood was a fantasy but also incorporated technology. I'd even consider it a dystopian in some aspects. I wish we could have found out from the source why this world is shaped like Camelot. There's a lot of theories, but nothing concrete. The knights of the round table are definitely not what I envision when I think of King Arthur and his knights. There are a few twists and turns, and things I didn't see coming. Especially events toward the end. I was like "No freaking way!" If you're wanting a twist on fantasy, this would definitely be a good one to start with. I hope we get more stories like this from the author.