Immortal Fire Review

THIS IS THE THRID BOOK IN THE TRILOGY. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE PREVIOUS TWO BOOKS. HOWEVER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY REVIEW FOR THOSE TWO BOOKS, THEN YOU CAN FIND THEM HERE AND HERE, RESPECTIVELY.

Title: Immortal Fire
Author: Annette Marie
Series: Red Winter Trilogy #3
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication Date: 11 April 2017
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 408 
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 28 May 2017









Goodreads Synopsis:

Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, whole the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, the yokai standing as humanity's only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can't escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon -too soon- she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.

As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world - even if it means losing each other.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

After how the previous book ended, I am extremely nervous and excited to start this book. I have high expectations for this book. I have so many worries like, will Emi and Shiro have their happy-ever-after that they deserve or will Shiro be overcome by Inari? All of these questions that are spiraling in my mind are hopefully bound to be answered in this book. I am scared but I am ready. 

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book. I seriously cannot wait to read it! Please note that in no way has receiving this book affected my opinions. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

There was a little less dialogue in this book but oh my gosh, the writing was way better. It is clear to see that the author underwent development from the start of the series to the end. I loved how subtle the sense of folklore was in this book. Her wiring style and her descriptions of many of the places have convinced me to explore Japanese culture and go to Japan one day. Everything was just beautiful.

Plot Thoughts:

Oh my gosh. My heart. My poor, poor heart.

This book was so good! I loved it, I devoured it and I just couldn't get enough. I love how this book concluded the series but in the same note, left some things open ended for interpretation. I was absolutely amazed.

Everything in this book was set out quite nicely and it is clear to see that it is a well thought through plot. However there is just one things that kept startling me and that is the fact that this series is told in the present time meaning that it is a story that is filled with technology and the reason why it shocked me so much was that in each book, there is only one or two occasions where modern technology is used. 

Character Thoughts:

Oh Emi, my selfless kamigakari. My heart seriously couldn't hold all the relationships forged with the yoka. It was just amazing.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE. I liked the first, I loved the second and I LOVED this book. It was one hell of a conclusion that just seemed to hit all the right check boxes. It was easy to read, it was heart wrenching yet in a way it was a happy ever after. I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion. The author has done a spectacular job with this series and has also lit a passion for Japanese folklore in me. I will forever be looking for a story like this one. I am eternally grateful to Xpresso Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book as part of their review opportunity. I have felt love, I have learned and I have experienced loss like never before. 

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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