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Fire: The Engelsfors Trilogy Book II

Fire: The Engelsfors Trilogy Book II

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by Sara B. Elfgren, Mats Strandberg
     
 

Praised by Lev Grossman as “stunning…raw, real, smart, very thrilling and very, very wicked,” The Circle, the first book in the internationally bestselling Engelsfors Trilogy, introduced a group of high school girls with special powers who became the Chosen Ones.
As book two, Fire, begins, Minoo, Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin and Ida have

Overview

Praised by Lev Grossman as “stunning…raw, real, smart, very thrilling and very, very wicked,” The Circle, the first book in the internationally bestselling Engelsfors Trilogy, introduced a group of high school girls with special powers who became the Chosen Ones.
As book two, Fire, begins, Minoo, Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin and Ida have been struggling with their own demons all summer long. Now school is back in session, and whether they like it or not, the five Chosen Ones must stick together stronger than ever before.
Evil is back in Engelsfors and it threatens to engulf everyone and everything—and only if the five girls accept their strengths and trust each other unconditionally will they have any chance of defeating it.
The second installment of the Engelsfors Trilogy—an international sensation with rights sold in 26 countries—Fire sees the past woven together with the present, the living with the dead, our human world with demonic forces. This spellbinding novel takes the reader on a wild journey in a world where the stakes are higher than life-and-death.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-04
The intricate relationship chess that sets the opener of this teens-vs.-demons import apart really takes over in the projected trilogy's middle volume. The five young Swedes previously given paranormal powers and designated by enigmatic "guardians" as Chosen Ones (The Circle, 2013) are thoroughly enmeshed in emotional turmoil fostered by the sprawling cast of questionable boyfriends and ex-boyfriends, vicious bullies, troubled parents and hostile townsfolk. This so preoccupies them that both the arrival of an investigator bent on punishing any unauthorized magic working and the imminent prospect of the world's destruction by otherworld demons seem mere distractions. Still struggling with personality conflicts as well as grief months after the murders of two confederates, the five survivors are slow to notice that a "Positive Engelsfors" movement is turning nearly everyone in the town into zombielike conformists—blind to, and even participating in, a rising tide of sudden deaths and vandalism. Eventually, following an eye-opening round of bespelled mutual body switching, the teenage world savers narrowly avert a mass killing that would have touched off the apocalypse and in the process, form bonds that leave them at least somewhat readier to face the final reckoning to come. The fantasy elements remain as murky as they are inessential to a story that is really more about high schoolers poised to emerge from tough adolescences than magic. (Fantasy/horror. 13-18)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468306729
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/30/2014
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
611,184
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Sara B. Elfgren began her career in the film industry as a screenwriter. As a script doctor, she has been involved in several Swedish film and television productions. She has a degree in Film Studies. The Circle is her debut novel.

Mats Strandberg is an award-winning novelist and journalist who has published three previous novels, with rights sold in several countries.

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Fire: The Engelsfors Trilogy Book II 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
complete_amity More than 1 year ago
This book is what happens when you turn feminism and LGBTQ into an amazing book. Everyone needs to read this series.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book, I quickly dived into this one seeing if this book moved at a better pace than the first one. I found that this book follows the first one similarly but does dive deeper into the characters plot lines. Plot: This plot is pretty much the same as the first book, picking up were the last book left off. The reader jumps from character to characters only this time, the reader gets a little more information. I like this. The plot also moves with their powers and the discovery of a book that holds possible answers to their future. Again, this is another area in the book where I felt information was given but certainly not enough. I figured that maybe cause it is the sequel, the reader may get more info on the book when I get to the third book. Characters: This story does move a bit slowly when it comes to the characters. I latched on to two story lines that held my interest quite a bit. Vanessa and Minoo are characters that I seem to relate to better and really got into their plot lines. There are other characters that I really could not get into, still, they all played a part in each other story. Ending: The ending is quite dramatic with the death of a character. I was not expecting it and well it certainly peaks my interest as to what has happened to her. She is dead but not. At this point, I may pick up the third book just to see what will happen. Overall, I felt like this story is better than the first. It’s pick up dramatically from the first book, finally giving the reader much more info. Still, like the first book, you must pay attention. There is still plenty of hopping between characters and if you are not careful, you will find yourself confused. Fire is an excellent addition.
clambakecat More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this series,it is gritty and diverse.  I like all the  different points of view but it can get a little confusing. But you are never left board or feeling like its too predictable. I will be reading the next one when it come out.