Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers.
From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all. Calm and dispassionate, even when the screaming started that quickly turned to bellows of agony before dying into nothing but the roaring of the fire.
She was locked away where she couldn’t bring harm to herself or others. To all involved, they had protected the world from a monster, but sometimes things are not what they seem.
Due to language and adult situations, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
(The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles #1)
by L.A. Fiore
This book is crazy good and kind of all over the place. You seriously will get everything you could possibly want in a paranormal…evil vs. good, magic, hell, faeries, and so much more. At first I was confused as to how it all is going to come together but Fiore wrapped this book up perfectly. Everything and everyone in this story has a purpose even if you think it’s something small…I promise, you will be amazed.
The characters were very well thought out and likable. You want to know their backstory and Fiore writes them and presents them in such a way that you will only get small doses of them….making you delirious with need. Ivy is a mystery in and of herself; she’s not quite human but she’s something no one can name. She doesn’t know much and can’t remember important facts at first, but you’ll understand why by the end. I loved the mystery surrounding her, but I loved who and what she was even more. Fiore has the way of drawing you in and seriously knocking your socks off.
The overall plot was out of this world good. It was fast paced and shown to us little by little….just enough to understand what’s going on at the time but not enough to fully grasp the overall concept. You will literally feel like you’re a part of some twisted game…trying to put all the pieces together but knowing you’ll never get it right. I loved it all. I was confused, intrigued, and down right amazed at how this book plays out. I honestly think it’s one of her best books yet and I’m so anxious to get my hands on the next in the series.