Synopsis: Brooklyn Amari knew not to get in car with a stranger; when a man tried to lure her―she killed him.
As if taking a man’s life at the tender age of ten wasn’t bad enough, her childhood home burned to the ground two years later. She doesn’t remember how she survived, but she’s felt a pull toward the conflagration ever since. After a troubled patch in her teens, she’s become a respectable firefighter, rushing again and again into the inferno that almost killed her. A routine sweep-and-clear during a hotel blaze takes a deadly turn, but also explains how she escaped death eleven years ago: she’s probably a demon.
Brooklyn had always enjoyed having psychic abilities, but wings?
She’s still trying to come to terms with what she might be when she gets a vision of an arsonist planting a magic bomb. The Fire Marshal’s office is ill-equipped to handle magic, and since she’s the most paranormal thing they’ve got, they offer her a temporary promotion. Unfortunately, she soon finds herself neck deep in an investigation that goes straight over her head.
And oh yeah―she’s supposed to destroy the world.
My review: I really loved this book. I read it in next to no time. It’s a new author to me but I know I’ll be looking for other books to read.
It’s set in an alternate world where magic is common. Brooklyn is a fire fighter with a passion for fire. For some reason it doesn’t hurt or burn her; really handy when your day job involves saving lives. Rescuing her co-worker she is suddenly covered in armoured plated scales, horns and wings which causes a bit of a shock. Turns out she is only half human. The other half is a beast that is often mistaken for a demon.
As she learns more about her new body plus the discovery of her real father, Brooklyn is seconded to the fire marshall’s office to help solve a series of magical arson.
The characters are well defined and we learn about Brooklyn as she does, experimenting with her new talents. The story grips you right from the starts and doesn’t let up. It’s a fast read too.
An excellent start to a new series and I can’t wait for the next one
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