Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

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A Must Read Romance. This is one of the best books I've read this year. It has everything a book should have: action, adventure, violence, a butt-kicking heroine and one hot hero. --USA Today This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergiesmake it increasingly difficult to live a normal life, and after a completely humiliating incident ruins her first (and perhaps only) real party, she's ready to disappear. Come and be the most powerful person in the world.
Suddenly, Lily finds herself in a different Salem. One overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women--including Lillian, this world's version of Lily. It will be terrifying. It was for me.
What made Lily weak at home, makes her extraordinary here. It also puts her in terrible danger. Faced with new responsibilites she can barely understand and a love she never expeceted, Lily is left with one question: How can she be the savior of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 147 x 217 x 26mm | 449g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 125005088X
  • 9781250050885
  • 300,253

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"A Must Read Romance. This is one of the best books I've read this year. It has everything a book should have: action, adventure, violence, a butt-kicking heroine and one hot hero." --USA Today, Happily Ever After "Angelini creates an escapist fantasy infused with magic and romance, while taking up themes of science gone wrong and humans' endangerment of the world and their environment. The ways in which the two worlds mirror one another provide emotional resonance and fascinating possibilities for subsequent books in the Worldwalker trilogy." --Publishers Weekly "The likable Lily is guided by strong convictions, and a startling conclusion will have readers anticipating the next chapter in the Worldwalker trilogy." --Booklist "Readers will be swept into the inner workings of crucibles and witches and left eager for more . . . a richly drawn world of keenly devised magic." --Kirkus Reviews "Angelini's latest series opener combines the best elements of a magical fantasy with hints of sci-fi, history, and romance." --School Library Journal "A compelling, intricate world, a swoony romance, and a memorable cast make this one a blazing success." --BCCB
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About Josephine Angelini

Josephine Angelini is the internationally bestselling author of the Starcrossed series, and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband and three shelter cats.
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17,286 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 35% (6,104)
4 35% (6,049)
3 20% (3,530)
2 6% (1,123)
1 3% (480)

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Lily is allergic to a lot of things, weak and constantly sickened by her allergies, her bright spot in life is her best friend Tristan. Taking her to her first house party, he abandons her for some other girl and she ends up having a seizure from a drink filled with alcohol. As the alcohol threatens her weak body, she finds herself transported into another world. Except this world, there's another Lily who is the most powerful witch in the universe. She finds herself allying with another version of Tristan and Rowan, to help them against the monsters that hunt their very land. So there were a lot of bad bits about this book that I have to say. Racist remarks of Native American Indians deemed as "savages" made me feel uncomfortable. If Lily is such a good person, why didn't she question this at all? Every time she transmutes energy into power for her claimed, she always wants to take them over. And it's the same statement over and over again. Then they all turn into Supermen and start to pull apart limbs. I was kind of horrified about that. I found it vaguely interesting that there the ruling classes were divided between the poor and wealthy. And that the poor were people of colour or mixed races. What I also didn't like was that it was one long info dumping session. It just kept going on and on and I was trying to remember everything, but there was a lot to go through. There was a scene where they were teaching her to harness her power by painting runes on her naked body. And I couldn't understand why it was part of her magic? I also can't help but laugh every time she wanted to touch their willstone. Because to me, claiming sounds just like having one-night stands and all these witches were vying for poor Rowan's attention. I couldn't understand the romance at all. I rolled my eyes when there were always stuck together. One sentence described as his "skin whispering to her." I could barely stomach it. And even though there is a slight love triangle, I still want to know about Rowan and the other universe. The wonderful bits? Even though this world is different than ours, it still had its creative elements. My favourite is bio-luminescent trees that glow only at night. The parallel universe, how different their lives are, the magic and even the world that wasn't quite like ours. There is also something about her writing that made me devour the book in two sittings. Love triangle, parallel universes, automatic witchy powers and oh yes the world is going to end. Pick this one up for the lovely universe, but I do have to warn you there are a lot of cheesy romance bits that I couldn't more
by Giselle SM
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