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Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!

Goodreads Summary

               The second novel of the Worldwalker trilogy is a continuation of Lily Proctor’s adventures and is thrilling and thought-provoking.  Lily is a witch, she is able to transform energy to heal, create, and fuel armies.  Rowan is Lily’s head mechanic and Lilian’s former head mechanic, it is his job to maintain Lily’s health and protect her.  After barely surviving “world jump” that brought her and Tristan to Lily’s universe, Lily wishes to live as normal a life as she can with Rowan.  However, Lilian is still alive in the universe they left behind.  Lilian, a different version of Lilian who rules the universe she exists as a dictator, is not willing to let Lily go.  As Lily recovers from the “world jump” back to our reality, Lilian shows her disturbing memories to explain how Lilian became a cruel dictator.  Lily must find the truth to save Rowan’s universe and her friends and family who live there.
               My summary of this plot and characters sound very convoluted and confusing.  That is because the Worldwalker trilogy is complicated, but it is also very, very good.  Lily, Lilian, and Rowan are extremely complex characters that all grow and change as the novel progresses.  Lily develops as a leader and we learn so much about Lilian’s past in this book and what motivates her.  Rowan changes less than Lily and Lilian, but he, too, becomes more “real” as you read.  Every character in Fire Walker is unique and interesting, especially the main characters.   

               Teens will enjoy reading Fire Walker and will look forward to the final novel in the trilogy.  I would not recommend this book for readers under the age of thirteen.  There is romance and violence in this novel that younger booklovers might not be ready to read.  However, when they are older, Fire Walker will definitely be on their lists of favorite books!       

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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  1. Cannot wait to see Rowan in Lily's Salem.

  1. I love this series. This one hurt me in so many ways, though. I cannot wait to see what happens in the conclusion. And I need it NOW!