Friday, May 20, 2016

Trial by Fire by Jospehine Angelini - ADVISABLE

Angelini, Josephine Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1), 374 pgs.  Feiwel and Friends, 2014.  $17.99  Content: Language: PG-13 (26 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13 (dismemberment, abuse and disemboweling).   

Lily Proctor is disabled by all of her food, drink and environmental allergies.  She loves her mother (even though Lily’s mom seems to be losing her grip on reality) her sister and her best friend, Tristan.  Tristan is a bit of a player, and Lily has secretly liked him for a long time, but when he betrays her trust, Lily feels like she wants to escape.  So she listens to the voice inside her head and finds herself in another dimension where the Lily there is powerful, and corrupt, but Lily Proctor realizes that she can be something better.   

This story moves along quickly and is fun to follow.  The characters are likable and the rules for the fantasy elements are easy to understand.  The violence is pretty disgusting and the mature content is nudity.  The ending leaves the reader completely hanging-super frustrating, but the next book is already out, so that helps.   

MS, HS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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