Book Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Publisher:  Hachette Book Group

Available in ebook or paperback.

This book thrilled me like none other since I first discovered Anne Rice ten years ago.  Archer is the love child of Anne Rice’s Lestat and Phantom of the Opera’s Eric, surrounded by mystery and charm.  The author guides us through the thoughts and anguish of lovers divided by hidden secrets, yet so in love that they risk everything for one another.

Although Miranda and Archer are attracted to one another upon the first meeting, they are so hesitant to act on their feelings that I found myself yelling at the characters for taking so long to hook up.

The romance blossoms steadily, perhaps a bit too slow, but the plot line propels at a constant speed.  Archer is framed for a series of murders, and though he proclaim he is innocence of the crimes to Miranda, he refuses to explain anything to her.  So, she must discover the truth behind his connection on her own and with the help of some shady characters.

I honestly was surprise when I discovered who the murderer was, and then smacked my head for missing all the clues.

I purchased this book myself from Amazon.

Summary:

London, 1881
Once the flames are ignited . . .

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced her to wed London’s most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it’s selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can’t help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn’t felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Characters 5/5

Concept 4/5

Pacing 4/5

Grammar 5/5

Ending 5/5

Grade: A

This book will appeal to Paranormal Romance lovers.

If you are interested in this book, consider checking it out at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Goodreads.

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One comment on “Book Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

  1. Pingback: Book Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan | Lizzy's Dark Fiction

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