Review – Fire Spell (surprising read!)

Title: Fire spell

Author: Laura Amy Schlitz

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Page count: 384

Release day: August 28th 2012

Series: Standalone

Rating: 3.5 stars


Description on GoodReads:

Clara disappears on her birthday. Exceptionally wealthy and exceptionally lonely, she requested that a puppeteer and his two orphan helpers stage a spellbinding show for her in the vast empty house. But then the curtains close and darkness falls. . . .

The puppeteer, Grisini, kidnaps Clara and uses his sinister powers to imprison her body and mind in the form of a marionette. His two young assistants realise what has happened, and all three children find themselves caught up in a terrible struggle for supernatural eminence between Grisini and a dying witch of extraordinary power.


My thoughts:

I bought this book purely because of its cover.. I probably read the back when I bought it, but I forgot what it was about when I started reading this.

This book really took me by surprise, I have to admit that I had really low expectations for this book, but it was so much better!

When I started reading this book I realized I absolutely loved the concept of this book! It’s super original, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book before about  a puppet show.

It did have some flaws, the first couple of time we read from Cassandra’s perspective it was really confusing, and it took me really long to realize what her ‘function’ was in this story. Also the children are a bit too smart for their age. I also did find myself skimming through some parts, since those parts were a bit boring.

I did really like Clara though! Some of her parts were quite funny!


Advise for:

People in need of an original story! An easy read, quick to get through!


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