Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “With the Fire on High” as Want to Read:
With the Fire on High
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

With the Fire on High

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  25 reviews
With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by HarperTeen
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about With the Fire on High, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about With the Fire on High

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
شيماء ✨
*stretches* man isn't it a nice day to just *breathes deeply* pre-order this book because the girl on the cover is pretty as fuck and I'm gay
destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
This is literally one of the most stunning covers I've ever seen. Wow.
Nov 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

I feel so blessed for this ARC. I cannot wait, friends. And.... look at this cover!

Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
Okay, first of all: this cover is GORGEOUS.

Second: The premise sounds bomb af and I can't wait to read this!!
Aug 03, 2018 marked it as expected
can we all take a moment to appreciate this cover and also how gorgeous it looks next to the cover from the poet x i mean -

a magical realism book with prose and a teen mom and her dreams and cooking by the ultimate queen Acevedo???! im ready for my new fave

Mel Anie
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who liked The Poet X and To All The Boys I Loved Before
This ARC was provided via Edelweiss. Thank you HarperTeen!

This book is as delicious as it's cover. I've had a great time reading it. It was cute, funny and inspirational. It also taught me a lot about history of Puerto Rico and its people. It was awesome.

Emoni, the main character of this book, is a young woman with a great culinary skills. Reading her thoughts I couldn't help but feel motivated by her to do better. To chase my dreams just like she did, even if it means to fight against all the
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Oct 09, 2018 marked it as releases-2019
Shelves: coverporn
I always love stories about young women growing their ambition and everything, but also, the cover of this is too beautiful i'm not fucking able to process it
"My father is Puerto Rican, and he's darker than my mom was, and her whole family is straight-from-the-Carolina's Black. And her hair was just as curly as mine. Not all Black women, or Latinas, look the same."

I would like it to be known that Emoni is a badass teen parent + such a loving/hard-working mother to her smol tiny daughter Emma. Emoni feels SO REAL, from her dialogue to the way she confronts struggles.I loved her + loved every time she cooked something delicious. I want Emoni to coo
✩ Ashley ✩
Okay I’m calling it:


*Loving it!!*
3 stars.

With the chapters being very short and the book being short overall, there wasn't a lot of development on any of the plotlines and the romance felt very rushed.

Overall though, I did really appreciate that the main character is a teen mom, and she is definitely the best part of the novel. I just wish it were longer so I'd actually care about everything else going on.
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
If I had to describe this book with just one word it would be wholesome. It's one of those feel good reads you need when you're feeling down. Main character is a force to be reckoned with. I admire her strength and wisdom. And her baby girl is precious.

I would gladly read anything else by Elizabeth Acevedo and I'll be on the lookout of her future work.

This gorgeous cover is feeding my soul
Sep 26, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Cover!! I loved The Poet X and I'm sure this is going to be great too
[also this is a beautiful cover]
Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
Sep 26, 2018 marked it as anticipated-releases
Let me just say that this is the best damn cover I’ve ever laid my eyes on
Oct 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I've never seen a more beautiful cover 😍
Jack Pando
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jen Petro-Roy
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc, ebook, ya
WOW. That was incredible.
Nov 16, 2018 marked it as anti-library  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I love everything about this and so cannot wait to read it \O/
Oct 25, 2018 marked it as most-anticipated  ·  review of another edition
THIS COVER I’M BALD!!! And it’s about a teen mom working her ass off to become a chef???? I WANT IT NOW
Sep 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
I frickin ADORED The Poet X so don’t be surprised to see me waiting outside my local Barnes and Noble to get a copy of WTFOH!!!!

Btw have you SEEN THAT COVER?!?! im deceased 😍😭☠🧡
Tara Kenny
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a breath of fresh air. I loved Emoni, she seemed to have an old soul with so much insight on life well beyond her age. The first half of the book felt more lyrical, with each chapter feeling almost like a series of short stories linked together to form one beautiful story. The book had a much lighter feel than the Poet X, but was still a wonderful read. I'm excited to add this book to my high school libr
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
E-ARC from Edelweiss Plus
As she did in The Poet X, this author has created an unforgettable character and a story that I didn't want to end.
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Oct 02, 2018
rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2018
Shivam Singh
rated it really liked it
Apr 18, 2018
rated it it was amazing
May 29, 2018
Iany Mcgrawn
rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2018
Hei-Yesh Broom
rated it it was ok
Sep 01, 2018
rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years of performance poetry experience, Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's ...more