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Through the Fire (Daughter of Fire #1)

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Life could have been different for Evie Meyers. If only she wasn’t a freak.

She wouldn’t be hiding from the Rain, a secret organization intent on destroying all supernatural creatures. Neither would she have run from Clay, the object of her desire.

Her hope for love and a normal life shattered when Clay stumbled onto her biggest secret and revealed one of his own in the pro
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 31st 2014 by Bottom Drawer Publications
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Mike Robbins
Dec 09, 2014 Mike Robbins rated it really liked it
Evie is a teenager with a problem. She fancies Clay, a boy at school, and he wants her. But when she kisses him, he recoils in horror.

“How can you walk around and just pretend you’re normal? You sicken me! You and all of your kind.”
“My kind?” I asked. “What does that even mean?”
“Non-human filth,” he growled.


Wow. That was definitely a bad date. And when she gets home, Evie extracts a confession from her father; she looks, acts and feels like she’s human, but he’s always known she isn’t. She is, i
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Chance Maree
Dec 04, 2014 Chance Maree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
3.5 Stars

The story revolves around Evie, a young woman who had been sheltered from danger by a protective father who withheld information as to her heritage. She learns on her own, through a kiss--that primal precursor to grownup sex--she is different than the average human. Evie has a highly combustive nature. After some teenage angst, she forgives her father his deception, and, as is usual with this stage of human development, she decides she is wiser than him in just about everything. Poor da
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Aug 02, 2016 Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon rated it it was amazing


***** 5 Cranky Stars *****


This book grabs you from page one and doesn't let go! Love that the author uses such a visual and nasal based opening to really set the reader in the story. Magnolias are a unique scent and distinct flower it is hard not to be captured by the scene.



This page turning paranormal romance had me routing for these star crossed lovers. I love that the author makes the characters have real reactions as they try to survive on the run from secret societies bent on killing all t
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Jacky
Nov 01, 2014 Jacky rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult readers of all kinds
Recommended to Jacky by: Michelle Irwin Author
Now that the book as been released I can add to my review and remove the spoiler alert. I was introduced to Evie who was a naive teenage girl who was unaware of her heritage who falls for a boy who is also unaware of her heritage but who is very aware of his. What happens next throws Evie into a world she never knew about with lots of turmoil and hope. Evie is awakened to her heritage and what that means for her life and the love she feels for Clay.

Although this is of the genre Paranormal Romanc
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Kristy
Jan 19, 2015 Kristy rated it it was amazing
I received this book from a contest, I'm so glad I stumbled apon this contest & won.... As a new author to me I wasn't sure what to expect but man... WOW this is better!!! This is Michelle's first book in the 'Daughter of Fire' series & it hits you with a bang!

Michelle has wrote an intense book, full of discovery & growth. We follow Evie on her journey filled with love, pain, tears & death, and come out at the end wanting more (best part of any book, in my opinion).

I wasn't dis
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Declarations of a Fangirl
You can find this review and more like it on my blog, Declarations of a Fangirl.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was pitched to me as Romeo and Juliet meets Supernatural. I'm a sucker for forbidden romance but the potential of a Supernatural vibe sent me over the edge, and I just had to read this book.

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So here's the nitty gritty. We've got Evie, nineteen years old and not human. She's got unusual red and violet eyes. She always seems to be running a feve
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Hailey
Oct 30, 2014 Hailey rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of a Facebook contest. I am so excited that I did. I loved this book. Evie is such a wonderful person. You can "see" her grow up as the book progresses. She has such a love for Clay. First love at its finest. This is a story of what happens when everything you have been taught is challenges. Do you side with family or tradition. Is the world full of evil as you have been taught with one exception, or is how you are born make you inherently evil? Evie travels a diffic ...more
Bruce
Dec 12, 2014 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Through the Fire, by Michelle Irwin, is a young/new adult fantasy romance mix. It gives a first person account of our main character, and all the things she discovers—what she is, who she loves, as well as her struggles and losses along the way. It’s Book 1 of Daughter of the Fire Series, bringing a fast-paced and action filled enjoyable romp to what looks like a very promising series.

Although this is not my normal book of choice, I absolutely loved it. Irwin deftly creates the modern real world
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Romance Between The Sheets
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I liked it. A lot. I spent my whole Sunday reading it. I want book 2. NOW!!!

Through the Fire is the story of Evie & Clay and spans several years. It starts with Evie arriving home to discover flowers at her front door. She knows who sent them and what they symbolise: he's found her. This starts a series of flashbacks which explain the relationship between her and Clay and how she got
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multitaskingmomma
Nov 22, 2014 multitaskingmomma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, fantasy, new-adult
Original Blog Post: Blog Tour, Spotlight, eARC Review: Through the Fire by Michelle Irwin

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Michelle Irwin puts forward an interesting proposition with Through the Fire. What if mythology was skewed and what we understand as flaming birds or phoenix weren't birds at all, but people? And instead of being imaginary and extinct actually continue to exist in our world today?

Evie never really understood who she was; she only knows that she and her father have been fugitives
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Siobhan Mccarthy
Nov 17, 2014 Siobhan Mccarthy rated it it was amazing
Through the Fire begins with us meeting Evie, a seemingly normal high school student who lives with her dad. Evie and her dad move around a lot and their latest move has resulted in Evie meeting Clay.

Evie, with "help" from Clay discovers that she isn't as normal as she once believed and finds herself on the run from Clay and a powerful organisation who want the earth rid of anything not 100% human.

Two years later, life on the run has not been much fun for Evie when Clay reappears in her life. T
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Kat Smith
Nov 15, 2014 Kat Smith rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA readers /Paranormal readers
Recommended to Kat by: Publisher
*I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review*

I give this book 5 stars, I was contemplating taking half a star off because I really wish that the cover had been more like the description of Evie, Michelle describes her vividly and my imagination of her is so much better than the book cover... ok thats the 'What I didn't like' part over!

What I loved .... EVERYTHING ELSE!

from the first page you are drawn into a world where the paranormal are hunted (unfortuna
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Hopelessly Devoted
Nov 03, 2014 Hopelessly Devoted rated it it was amazing
4.5*
This is the story of Evie, a young girl struggling with the realisation that she is different, that the world is no longer safe, that there are people willing to hunt her and hurt her because of those differences. That there are people willing to kill her family and hurt anyone who cares about her.
She first met Clay when she was truly innocent and unaware of those differences to any real degree. Their love is forbidden and yet unstoppable.
Irwin has hit upon something truly magical here! she'
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SydneyGen
Nov 05, 2014 SydneyGen rated it really liked it
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Jenny Schwartz
Jan 05, 2015 Jenny Schwartz rated it it was amazing
"Through the Fire" is an intriguing New Adult paranormal romance. It has the wistfulness of a road trip in a country ballad, but there's a lot happening in it. This is a journey into adulthood, with a lot of complications.

Love and heartbreak are sensitively handled.

An abundance of imagination creates a unique story.

The effective use of first person narrative (something that I'm not always keen on) draws you into the story.

An intriguing start to a new series.

*Disclaimer: Michelle Irwin and I are
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Reesa
Dec 22, 2014 Reesa rated it really liked it
Through the Fire
Michelle Irwin
I would consider this a YA book and I usually don’t read them because of the ‘teenage drama’. I am glad that I did read it as it was so beautifully written. From the first page I was caught up in the story. Who was Evie? What was Evie? Will R.A.I.N. and their hatred catch her? I had to keep reading to find out.
The character development was fantastic and had me wanting to reach out and just show Evie that someone was there for her. Ms. Irwin writes extremely well and
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Christy
Jan 09, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a tragic life this young girl has had. But each obsticle makes her stronger. Being in hiding her whole life and rejected by almost everyone. You can feel her pain and her love.I can not imagine feeling that alone with no place to go and being hunted. I Really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading part 2.
Diary of a Book Addict
Jan 18, 2015 Diary of a Book Addict rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-by-sib
Through the Fire begins with us meeting Evie, a seemingly normal high school student who lives with her dad. Evie and her dad move around a lot and their latest move has resulted in Evie meeting Clay.

Evie, with "help" from Clay discovers that she isn't as normal as she once believed and finds herself on the run from Clay and a powerful organisation who want the earth rid of anything not 100% human.

Two years later, life on the run has not been much fun for Evie when Clay reappears in her life. Th
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Demelza Carlton
Apr 23, 2015 Demelza Carlton rated it it was amazing
"What are you?"

An intriguing tale about a creature seldom found, even in paranormal fiction. Ms Irwin lays the scene for Evie's story in a life spent on the run, with a combination of flashbacks and the present. I admit I found that bit jarring, but it also reminded me of I Am Number Four, and the rest of the Lorien Legacies series, though this is firmly a new adult book and not a young adult one. And jarring it may be...but it took us right into the action with Clay and Evie.

This is more than
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Melissa Joseph (Book Addicts Reviews)
Great book!! Kept me reeled in!
Evelyn is an "other". I won't tell you what I will let you read that but I honestly love what she is. My heart breaks for Evelyn. She loses her mother before she even knows her and now her father just wants to keep her alive. So they must always be on the run. Then she finds a boy who just lights her world up. Problem is he is the exact opposite of what is good for her (think every girl has had one of those ..ha). And not only is he wrong for her but when he figure
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Karen Fields
Jan 27, 2015 Karen Fields rated it really liked it
Through the Fire is a tale that takes place over a couple of years. The main character is a young girl, Evie, with unusual powers, and her star-crossed love, Clay, is from a clan sworn to eliminate all of her kind from the world.

Throughout the novel, Evie and her father run from the group that is after them, and from time to time Evie and run into one another and their romance continues to bloom.

The story is compelling and well written. Evie is a very sympathetic character and you find yourself
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A. Cook
I think I'm mad at this book. Chapter after chapter after bloody chapter of the heroine lamenting over the male lead and then it ends in a bang. Evie the beautiful purple eyed phoenix had been in love with Clay since high school and she sang the song of CLAY 75% of the book (just like those annoying cats on the fence late at night - it was non-stop). Then at the end I get the action I craved. The book was written well and the lead characters are well developed. Just some missed opportunities for ...more
Dawn Brazil
Mar 31, 2015 Dawn Brazil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! If you think your life sucks, met Evie Meyers..

This book seriously hit on so many elements that I love when reading. There was the obvious fantasy elements. Which Michelle does not dive right into. As the reader, you understand from her lifestyle that there is an underlying cause that is not "natural" but she weaves the actual revelation into the story. Brilliant! There is a portion of the book that is pleasantly more fantastical than other parts, mostly in the middle, and I enjoyed th
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Kate Bonham
Feb 06, 2015 Kate Bonham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing, provoking, thrilling. Michelle has a way of putting words together to pull you into a world of desire and wonderment.

Since picking the book up, I couldn't put it down. Evie is a headstrong girl with a love that she holds paramount. Clay is bound by duty but his attraction to Evie overshadows his loyalty and it leads them through a torrent of situations that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you scream out 'WHY?!' on a train loaded full of commuters.

Absolutely adored this story a
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Ashley Marie
Jan 16, 2015 Ashley Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy in a Facebook contest and I'm so happy I did. It sucks you in from the first page. I LOVE Evie. She's so sweet and innocent, even after everything she's been through. And she goes through A LOT. And I can't help but feel for her. She's a Phoenix. (Which is awesome, never read a book like this before)And because of that she has to 'live' her life on the run because a group called the rain are set out to kill anyone not human. But that's no life constantly on the run. And she just so ...more
Linda
Jan 17, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
Loved every bit of this book and can't wait for the rest of the series, I'm hooked!
Reviews From  the Heart
Apr 02, 2016 Reviews From the Heart rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Daughter of Fire series and this is one of the best paranormal stories

I’ve read in quite a while! This author offers such a unique and refreshing perspective on the paranormal

genre that I’m officially a huge new fan of hers. I’ve just finished reading this book and not only could I

literally not put it down until I’d finished reading the entire story, but now I absolutely must read the

next book in this series in order to find out what happens next. I usually with
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Cryssy Matz
Feb 26, 2016 Cryssy Matz rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Daughter of Fire series and I fell in love. I have read Michelle’s Declan Reede series and was really impressed with all of them, but this is paranormal, not contemporary like the other series. If you are a fan of Paranormal, I would definitely recommend this series.
It’s the story of Evelyn, Evie for short. She and her dad have moved a lot in her short life. While in high school, she meets Ethan and his twin Louise. From the moment they meet, Louise has hated Evie
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Linda at Luscious Literature
Apr 27, 2015 Linda at Luscious Literature rated it really liked it
Through the Fire is a YA/NA paranormal romance.

This story takes you on a journey of fantasy, love and heartbreak.

In this story we meet Evie a young high school girl. She lives with her dad and they tend to move around a bit.

Evie has something about her, that she discovers when the boy Clay she has had a crush on confronts her.

This book starts off in the present, but we are soon transported back to how it all began, what did Evie find out about herself back all those years ago? What does she do
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United Indie Book Blog
Feb 29, 2016 United Indie Book Blog rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Daughter of Fire series and I fell in love. I have read Michelle’s Declan Reede series and was really impressed with all of them, but this is paranormal, not contemporary like the other series. If you are a fan of Paranormal, I would definitely recommend this series.
It’s the story of Evelyn, Evie for short. She and her dad have moved a lot in her short life. While in high school, she meets Ethan and his twin Louise. From the moment they meet, Louise has hated Evie a
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