My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen.
In a world of lava and fire, I am about to face my hardest trial yet. Not one of strength, or power, but intrigue and manipulation. However, my tolerance level for anyone outside of my family is at an all-time low, and the queen who rules the Pit expects complete obedience.
As Ash's life is held in the balance, I have just three days to prove his innocence and mine. This place holds more than a scorching heat; new foes, traitors, and creatures from the depths of the lava are all trying to keep us from surviving.
The only question left. . . Can I get us all out without being burned alive?
Welcome to the Pit.
What I liked: Firestorm picks up right where Breakwater left off, thank goodness. Ms Mayer puts her heroines and their cohorts into some pretty tense and action packed situations. There is barely time for a breath before you're wondering what's coming next.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a character from Breakwater make a starring role in Firestorm. It added greatly to the story and Lark's character. After reading Ms Mayer's Rylee Adamson series, I'm ready for almost anything to happen in her books. She doesn't disappoint in action or plot. I sincerely enjoy that I don't see what's coming next. I am wondering though...the first book, Recurve dealt with Earth magic, Breakwater as you can guess dealt with water magic and Firestorm with fire magic. What in the world does Ms Mayer have in store for the air magic I feel coming up or is she just going to change everything up??
As I said, Firestorm is action packed and there is suspense as Lark tries to find a way to save Ash's life without consequences to her and the characters around her. There are traitors to deal with and mysteries to solve but Lark is more than able to hold her own. Even though Firestorm had an ending, there are still a group of questions looming for her and the good and bad guys around her.
I also enjoyed the development of Lark's character. She is very slowly learning who she can trust. And there is a major development in the use of her magic. Don't miss it!
What I didn't like: I'm still having a hard time with Lark's relationship with her father. One minute I think I understand what's going on and then the next I'm totally confused but maybe that's what the author intends. You can't get comfortable with a character so the tension drags on; and not in a bad way.
If you like action packed urban fantasy and puzzles needing solved, you're going to love Firestorm.
Highly Recommend but as usual with a series, please read the first two books before trying this one!!!!