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With the Fire on High

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  42 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
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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!

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Okay, first of all: this cover is GORGEOUS.

Second: The premise sounds bomb af and I can't wait to read this!!
Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
Jan 07, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
LATINO REP!!! YAYYY! I'M 50% LATINO. But you could never tell. I'm as pale as a naked banana 🍌
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before I began reviewing this book in depth, I have to begin saying that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Plot, characters, all of it was superb.

I loved how the writter develops the narrative. You have small-ish chapters that make it easy to move from one to another, and the lecture grips you and doesn't let you go. You promise yourself just another chapter, 'cause they are short, right? But you can't put down this book, is that good. The narrative flourishes, is easy to read and is really well constructe
Emily May

ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🍒
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

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
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
"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.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
oh my gosh, YES. I loved The Poet X so much, I was a little worried about what could possibly follow that up...but this was just as amazing. Such a moving story about food and family and making your own path! (plus also: recipes)
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
Tiffany Miss.Fiction
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Acevedo is the most refreshing author for young adults I’ve read in years.
Thanks for blessing us with another brilliant work, I never thought I could love such a story but right now I feel like Emoni is one of my best friends and I need to sneak in her room so that she could tell me how her day was.
Acevedo’s first attempt outside of poetry was amazing, she has this magical power to introduce you to characters that will get tangled in your heart and you can never let go of them. I cared
La Reine ✨
Dec 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
ARC provided by edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review!

I literally cannot WAIT to read this book! Ugh the cover is amazing and the synopsis makes me want to drop what I’m reading to pick this up!
Oct 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I've never seen a more beautiful cover 😍
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kadi P
Jan 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: and-im-waiting
This is either going to be satisfying or disappointing. From the blurb it seems as though this book is going to be very refreshing and different. The book doesn’t seem to lean on the typical romance storyline so I'm interested to see if it will really follow through with that.
Shehzeen Muzaffar
Dec 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
The coverrrr
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
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 😍😭☠🧡
Madison Lessard
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
You can find my full review of this book on my blog here. Many thanks to the publisher for providing an advance digital copy via Edelweiss for review.

Wow. This one does not disappoint, you guys. Emoni is such a fantastic lead character, and her story is one of self-expression and self-discovery, simultaneously. She’s wise beyond her years from the moment you start reading, and her maturity reflects her environment; she balances raising her daughter Emma, supporting her abuela, and going to schoo
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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