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Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.
Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.
Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.
Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal.
As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
Shadow Fire is a really enjoyable and light YA fantasy, full of secrets, action and lots of romance. Very quick paced and addictive but it did slow a bit during the middle of the book. This book has an interesting magic system which is based on the different elements but I wish we could find out more about it.
Ashlyn is nice, brave and easy to connect to as a character, but while she was described as being very self-reliant, most of the time she had to be helped by others especially Zane. Zane is a good, swoon worthy hero as he has a masculine, alpha male exterior but is also caring and protective without being controlling. The romance in this book is really sweet, but it came across as very immature as they kept making out while in inappropriate situations, and while I have no problem with the instant attraction, they fell in love way too quickly.
I really liked this book and am looking forward to the next novel in this universe, Stolen Moon, even though both books stand alone. I would recommend Shadow Fire to fans of romantic YA fantasy books such as You Are Mine by Janeal Falor and Witch Song by Amber Argyle.
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