Saturday, July 20, 2013

Review #1593 The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff

Review: #1593
Book: The Flame in the Mist
Author: Kit Grindstaff
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Apr. 9, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 464
Source: NetGalley
I fell in love with the cover - that’s what kind of drew me into the book. It’s one of the first high fantasy middle grade novels I’ve come across in a long time that deals with dark elements, but handles them in an age-appropriate way. Though there were still some parts that made me squirm because they were a little gruesome. But I did like the characters and the plight of the young girl. It was interesting to see how Grindstaff handled this intense setting without going overboard on the dark elements. The plot was a little predictable at times, but not enough to cause hinder my enjoyment, and there were a few things I did not see coming. Overall I enjoyed the story and setting, but it wasn’t an instant favorite.

*ARC generously provided through NetGalley by publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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