Catching on Fire

Catching on Fire

by Sue Knott


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From Kirkus Reviews: Quirky, paranormal adventure...inventive first novel...provocative thesis...Knott's sharp comedic sense permeates her writing...imaginative tale peppered with adventurous escapades...

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From Goodreads reviews:
"One of the best books I have read..I wasn't able to put it down...I wish I could know what the characters are doing now..." Vivianna

"I don't think I've read anything this unique in a while." Sage

"I recommend this to any type of reader, no matter what genre of book you tend to enjoy!" Andrea

Visions of a horrific, dystopian future have been tattooed on Rachel's brain for as long as she can remember. She believes the strange symbols attached to those visions are the key to avoiding that future. When she discovers someone else shares the same visions, she dedicates herself to finding other seers and unlocking the mystery of the symbols. Her quest grows in urgency as the present appears to increasingly resemble the path to the future she fears.

During her quest, Rachel discovers that answers -- and love -- are elusive. And people are not always as they appear.

Blurring the line between reality and fiction, this novel combines elements of romance, mystery, intrigue, and science in a way that should appeal to a wide variety of readers.

Set in Buffalo, NY, and Tortola, BVI
Suitable for mature young adults as well as adult readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477450499
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/12/2012
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Sue Knott has been writing professionally for more years than she cares to admit. She is the doting mother of a teen son and the long-suffering wife of an equally long-suffering (but much crankier) husband. She has also been "mom" to a bunny (now deceased) and an extremely energetic Siberian Husky who jumps on her keyboard when she's busy writing.

She has had a varied and successful career as an advertising copywriter. She has lived in Pittsburgh, PA; NYC; LaCrosse, WI; Scranton, PA; and currently makes her home in upstate NY. Occasionally she tries her hand at stand-up comedy, though she is in complete and total terror whenever she takes the stage.

Sue is an avid gardener and wishes she had time to pursue craft projects or even just to clean her house. Sue has a sweet tooth. She wears a size 9 shoe. She collects art glass. She recycles. She sewed her own wedding gown (big mistake). She revels in the outdoors and longs to be on the beach. She prattles on at the keyboard. She is a safety nutcase. And she loves to Zumba.

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Catching on Fire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*I won this book from Goodreads First Reads* This book didn't catch my attention right away. The chapters were odd, some were one page long and others weren't. I was also annoyed that: *Some of the characters names were misspelled throughout the book. *Rachel's constant commenting on her rather sizeable breasts *Rachel constantly commenting on her best friend's (a minor character) beauty *Rachel's propensity for anonymity was very contradictory at times, I don't want to elaborate in order to avoid spoilers. Towards the end, I became more intrigued by the story and despite the errors and certain inconsistencies, the story has great potential. I'm actually looking forward to the sequel and I hope it is released soon
JennMcLean More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually without adequate words but I'm feeling a bit that way about this book because I LOVED it that much. I think I'm kind of difficult to impress. I read voraciously and have high expectations for any book that I'm going to give my time to. This book was so well worth the hours I spent reading it, in fact I was bereft when it ended. I wanted more, more of the characters, more of the story, I wanted to know what comes next. That's a rare thing for me to find in an author. In the weeks since I've finished this stellar novel I've thought of the characters often, wondering what's happening with them now, wishing I could look in on their world again and learn more about the story. The good news is that the ending of this book gives the strong impression that the story will continue. Yippee!! "Catching On Fire" is ostensibly a paranormal romantic mystery but in the meat of the book it's all about the characters. The author writes characters expertly. Although they're not real people, they become real to you as you read. That is the true gift of a talented novelist, to make the reader care and worry about their characters. I can't wait to read more from this artist and and I await the next instalment of this (probable) series.
SportyNeha More than 1 year ago
Truly said by Rachel in Sue Knott’s “Catching on Fire”, “Everything bad has some good to it and everything good has some bad to it”. Special abilities can be a gift and a curse at the same time. When Protagonist Rachel Shannon is rescued by a cute, attractive guy Jim at a bar; she realizes that they both share something mutual; a vision which shows images of mankind being destroyed by the nature. She prepares herself to interpret the meanings of these strange visions and sets on a venture to find other people sharing similar abilities. But to discover the truth she will have to meet unknown people, who can be dangerous. And then there is also Jim, who has become her love interest, but she knows not whether he feels the same way for her. Engaging and alluring, Catching on Fire is a dystopian novel with a captivating plot blended with mystery and romance. Besides the impressive storyline, the characters also leave an imprint on the reader. Rachel’s soliloquies give an insight in her deep character; innocent and witty at the same time; she is quite the show stealer of the novel. Her witty remarks and moralistic character successfully draws the readers. The novel also has the first person narrative from Rachel’s perspective which adds to its appeal. Above all, it turned out to be a fine creation by writer Sue Knott in which she employed great imagination and characterization. Also, it’s fast paced and has all the ingredients of a successful best seller. Yes, I will definitely recommend it to all fiction lovers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could really feel like the events in this book were happening or could happen. While I enjoy dystopian literature, most of it is very unbelievable. This book starts in the present and focuses on events that are leading to a future dystopia. The characters are well fleshed out, the plot takes several interesting twists and turns, and you can really feel the main character's feelings. The book says it is the first in a series, I can't wait until the rest come out,