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Posted September 10, 2013
The Flame in the Mist is a really cute middle grade book that yo
The Flame in the Mist is a really cute middle grade book that younger readers (and even older readers) are going to enjoy! While YA and adult fantasy novels can be a bit more intense, this one is geared toward kids and is more light. It's full of interesting characters, a unique plot, humor, and a-freakin-dorable sidekicks, a.k.a the rats (you can see them on the girls shoulders in the picture.) I'm a big fan of middle grade paranormal and fantasy books, and I'm so excited to introduce you all to this one!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jemma Agromond is the main character in The Flame in the Mist. Younger readers are really going to relate to her and sympathize with her situation. Jemma was just a really solid character who was just....good. The Flame in the Mist has its evil aspects to it, but Jemma is kind of like the white light of the story. Readers are going to be rooting for her throughout this whole story. I know I was!.
What I loved about this book is that it's full of action scenes. I was constantly on my toes, waiting to see what was going to happen next. Magic also plays a key role in this book. Let's be honest...who doesn't like some cool magic? I thought that it really worked in this book, and I was always excited to see what was going to happen next. There were also some very cool myths and unique characters that made appearances in this book.
Like most books, The Flame in the Mist did have its share of problems. The book started off very strong. When I first started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down. It was just addictive, and I loved it. When I got toward the middle of the book, though, things started to slow down a bit. When Jemma was in the forest, the scenes started to feel very repetitive. It did eventually pick back up, though, and the action and magical elements were as good as ever.
The Flame in the Mist may be geared toward children, but I would also recommend it to adults and young adults who enjoy MG books and fantasy/paranormal themes. Kit Grindstaff is an amazing writer, and I would love for my own child to read this book! Go pick this up today!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: April 9th 2013
Source: EARC provided by publisher
Rating: [rating: 3]