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Awakening the Fire

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    When I first began reading this book, I was reminded of all the

    When I first began reading this book, I was reminded of all the things I loved about the first two Anita Blake (Laurell K. Hamilton) books. Ari, the heroine, is somebody you can root for in a book. She's committed to her job, smart as a whip, and vulnerable to a sexy guy. When I say vulnerable, I mean that you can sense her attraction to the powerful vampire in town. It doesn't mean she jumped into bed after meeting him. I loved the tension. 

    I also felt like this book was similar to watching CSI (which I love). There are twists, interesting suspects, and murders to solve. Although it's a paranormal, Shields does a terrific job of making it seem normal to hang out with a witch and vampires. There are other supernatural creatures as well, but Shields doesn't belabor the descriptions.  

    Ally Shields is an author to watch. I try to take off my writer's cap while reading for pleasure. It's difficult. I can honestly say that I am in awe of her skill in subtle world-building, snappy and entertaining dialogue, and characters I grew to love. Speaking of dialogue, I laughed a lot at the humorous interactions between Ari and the other characters. Shields is highly quotable. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    Vampires/Weres/Witches and Elves Little Bit of everything

    Very enjoyable book had a even balance of everything. Cannot wait to read the next in the series and according to the authors webpage she has teh next two books already at the publishers...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2013

    Awakening the Fire is a FANTASTIC book! It's the first in a seri

    Awakening the Fire is a FANTASTIC book! It's the first in a series, and tells the story of Ari, a fire witch and Guardian in a world where humans live next to all sort of preternatural creatures. Her job is to keep the peace, but one night, Ari stumbles onto a werewolf attacking a couple of kids. She fights the werewolf off, saving the children, and shortly thereafter meets a vampire named Andreas. This coincidental meeting leads Ari onto a huge crime that is ongoing. As a cop, she investigates with the help of Andreas and many others, later discovering that the crimes are all part of something much larger than she ever dreamed.

    This book pulled me and didn't let go until the epilogue ended. I loved Ari and her determination to solve the crimes she was faced with. I also enjoyed her relationships with the other characters in the book. She is a strong heroine and easily moves the book along.

    I highly recommend Awakening the Fire to all urban fantasy/mystery fans, as well as anyone who enjoys strong characters and witty dialogue. This book is the newest addition to my keeper shelf!

    I give this book 5 stars and look forward to reading the next book in the series!

    Note: I was given a copy of this book for review purposes. This had no effect on my review.

    Note II: This review is cross-posted to Shelfari, Amazon, and Goodreads.

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

    I have to admit, I was a little concerned starting the book.  Th

    I have to admit, I was a little concerned starting the book.  The story started with alot of imagery that and I was worried it was one of those books that described every small detail.  But the truth is it set the stage for the story and dove right into the good stuff.  You get an understanding of the young witch with an incredible amount of responsibility and power.  Ari, the main character, is mature and levelheaded, with a good sense of humor.  In addition to Ari, you meet Ryan her human counterpart and Andreas, her vampire counterpart. You are brought into a world that supernatural beings coincide with humans.  I found it very interesting that there were two factions of law enforcement, one for humans and one for the supernatural.  The story is about cases that involve both, and how the two groups work together solving abnormal cases.  I found this very entertaining and could not stop once I started reading this book.  I was very happy to have the second book to continue the story.  I am looking forward to reading more in this story.  Ally Shields is definitely a writer to watch.  

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  • Posted March 23, 2013

    I usually do not read paranormal books but I feel that this book

    I usually do not read paranormal books but I feel that this book is outstanding. The book kept my interest all the way through and only seemed to get better with every page. What a great first book. I am hoping to read many more books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Great book ...with you are into witches or not, you will enjoy t

    Great book ...with you are into witches or not, you will enjoy this story! Great book and I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Really enjoyed this book, hope this author writes more.

    Really enjoyed this book, hope this author writes more.

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