Karen's Reviews > Fire

Fire by Robin McKinley
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
2637727
's review
Jun 28, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: short-stories, high-school
Read from June 28 to July 05, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Horror and fantasy are two of my favorite genres, so I had thought I would love this book. Maybe my expectations were too high ... I am sorry to report that all but one of these fire stories left me cold. For the most part, I found that the characters overcame their challenges far too easily. Hellhound had my heart pounding for awhile, but I was disappointed at the confrontation in the graveyard. In Phoenix, the earl was too gracious to be believable, I stumbled over Dave's dialect, and I didn't know enough about Ellie. Fireworm turned me off when I decided that Blind Bear must be Tandin's aunt. In Salamander Man, Aunt Ellila and Tib were both too wishy-washy. The last story in the book, however, glowed like a hot ember for me! I loved First Flight because I really connected to Ern and Sippy. Interestingly, it was the least fiery tale in the collection.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Fire.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.