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Her Crown of Fire

(Molten Crown #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  36 reviews
In the dull, everyday world, seventeen-year-old Rose Evermore struggles to plan beyond her final year of high school. But when fire suddenly obeys her every command and her dreams predict the future, she becomes hungry for more of this strange power.

Under her dreams’ guidance, Rose lands in the fantasy realm of Lotheria–with a tagalong. Tyson, her best friend since childho
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Published November 1st 2019 by Write Plan
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#1 Her Crown of Fire - ★★★★

Her Crown of Fire is the first book of the Molten Crown series.

Rose Evermore is a girl trying to survive high-school. But she suddenly has dreams that can predict the future and she seems to be able to control fire.

Curious about the power she possesses, she finds herself in the fantasy realm of Lotheria with her best friend Tyson. When she arrives, she is welcomed as a fire mage at the academy, while Tys
Helen Power
Seventeen-year-old Rose Evermore is just a normal teenager who has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up. That is, until she suddenly discovers her magical affinity for fire and develops dreams that predict the future.  Before she knows it, she winds up in a fantasy realm called Lotheria—with her best friend, Tyson, who has no magic. She is taken to the mysterious Academy to learn to use her magic, while Tyson must hide from the authorities—at the risk of death.  Rose need
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019, arc, fantasy
Thank you to the author and her agent for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

First the world:
At the beginning I was a but confused. because I wasn't able to picture the world, the magic system etc. the author wasn't really giving us any clues. But actually, we discovered things at the same time as the main character. And I really appreciated that because first it was very well done, and second it kept me on edge.

I wasn't expecting that world to be that dark. I m
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Her Crown of Fire is a debut YA portal fantasy following 17-year-old Rose Evermore who discovers she can manipulate fire and then falls into another world, along with her best friend Tyson. Lotheria is a world full of magic, but also one that is extremely authoritarian and brutal, taking control of training any potential mages, whether human-born or not. I found this to be a fun read, but it definitely feels like a debut novel and makes some interesting choices.

Structurally, this book actually
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book about a week ago and have waffled a little bit about what rating I wanted to go with. I’m pretty settled on 3.5/5.0 and the decision has been how to round for goodreads. I definitely enjoyed the read, so up it is.

I will start by saying tha YA fantasy is not normally what I read most often, but in reading the synopsis for this, I decided to give it a shot. There are things I really enjoyed about this book, and some things I wanted more. I’ll break these down below:

First, the
kiwi kili
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
EDIT 8.1.19: REVIEW HAS BEEN POSTED!! (see below)


Okay, so...I have been following this author since day ONE pretty much, back when she was just posting chapter by chapter updates on Goodreads. I've watched her grow and watched her writing become better and better. She first indie-published some things that I read through high school and enjoyed quite a bit, and I'm so happy for her that she's foraying into the official publishing business! That's super-exciting for anyone who supports
Apr 15, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Madison Mary
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it
"Darkness takes me, and I let myself slide into its caress"

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

A dark world filled with realistic characters.

Rose Evermore and her best friend Tyson are getting ready for their senior year. But when Rose starts having premonitions of the future, and finds herself immune to fire, her life starts to change. When Rose gets sucked in the kingdom of Lotheria, Tyson is accidentally dragged along with her. Rose is taken in by The
riverprincess ✨
Apr 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
the mc has fire magic, normally i would want any magic power i’ve read about but if i had fire magic i might accidentally set my books on fire and i can’t risk that.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I immediately gravitated towards this book because of the synopsis. I mean a girl who can command fire? A secret magical academy in another world? Yes please!

Her Crown of Fire opens with Rose and Tyson in the human world (the Other). Rose realizes that she’s able to command fire. When she tries to show her mom and grandmother, they want her committed to the psych ward. Rose escapes and she finds herself in Lotheria with her best friend Tyson…they are definitely a long way from Kansas, I mean
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rose is just your typical everyday girl, who is starting to have prophetic dreams and can suddenly manipulate fire. Her best friend Tyson is supportive of her, and her biggest cheerleader. Only somehow, they've found a portal to a new land, Lutheria, and it appears they're stuck there. 

Rose is sent off to the academy, being part mage, and Tyson needs to go into hiding because it isn't safe for him here. Rose has really taken with her new life. She's made friends and she was able to find where Ty
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
Tossing between 3.5 and 4 stars

Surprisingly intrigued by political things in this book but the lgbt+ rep came out of nowhere and felt forced and unnecessary. Keeping my review spoiler free (i hope) but full review will be up next week for my BLOG TOUR STOP!
Bailey Marissa

This was an enjoyable read. I liked some choices that the author made for the stories, while others where not quite my style. I'm probably not going to continue the series due to some of those choices (and heading into a job that will take A LOT of my reading time) but I liked it more than I was confused with/disliked some of the choices.

This really was an enjoyable read and I'm glad I agreed to read it.

A more in-depth review with what I liked and disliked can be found on my blog (Here is
Literary Portals
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
What Made Me Read It I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The blurb sounded interesting: a girl who can suddenly control fire sent to a school of magic in a medieval setting; since the publisher assured me there were none of the typical romantic elements of an YA novel, which I really dislike, I decided to give it a try.

The Plot Rose Evermore is a 17-year-old senior at Narralong High. A loner by nature, Rose has a shaky relationship with her mother, an unknown father a
Marisa Noelle
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg! This book! I don’t usually go for high fantasy but with the novel opening in the real world with a sarcastic heroine I was immediately drawn too, I couldn’t help but be pulled right in! I read it breathlessly as the twists and turns kept surprising me and taking the book in unexpected directions. This novel has magic, humour, heartache and passion and will be one of my favs of 2019
Emma Yoloswag
Mar 14, 2019 marked it as lost-interest
...I'm interested
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
I received a copy of Her Crown of Fire in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Renee April’s debut novel, Her Crown of Fire, is not one you’re going to want to miss out on. This is a tale of magic, friendship, and other worlds. It’s full of personal conflicts, politics, and danger. And it all combined to make a brilliant read.
Rose Evermore spent her whole like thinking she was normal. Okay, so sometimes she had some weird events happen around her. But for the most part, she was still pretty
Caitlin Farley
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
April’s YA fantasy debut is packed with excitement and danger. Normal kids being sucked into a fantasy world is a premise I’ve always liked and April executes it so well. Although Rose is determined to find a way home, she’s conflicted about whether she’ll return there with her best friend, Tyson, when she does. Rose’s moral compass, and determination to do the right thing, often lands her in trouble but her calm intelligence impressed me most. She’s gutsy and capable, sure, but more importantly ...more
Deston Munden
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t know what to expect going into Her Crown of Fire. I went in blind and I’m glad that I did.
Her Crown of Fire is a YA Portal fantasy following a seventeen-year-old girl named Rose Evermore. With her friend Tyson, they are thrown into a world where she is considered a weapon and Tyson, expendable collateral damage. Rose Evermore must learn to use her newfound powers to protect him, herself and all her new friends within this strange new world where her teachers are also her greatest threa
Michelle Monaghan
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
For those wanting to read something different, ‘Her Crown of Fire’ is definitely the one. The story follows Rose and her best friend Tyson as they get transported to the magical realm of Lotheria. Here Rose discovers her unique abilities as a fire mage while Tyson must hide for his safety. I found it easy to get lost inside this novel. Renee does an amazing job of creating this medieval world of magic and I really enjoyed how she kept her writing descriptive but simple, so you could follow the s ...more
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is most definitely a high fantasy novel. With an intricate world that has three dimensional characters that will really draw you in. The characters go through some pretty tough things. So if you want a more non depressing high fantasy this may not be for you. For an 18 year old there is a ton of trials.
I enjoyed the story but some of the plot details felt a bit forced. Poor Tyson deserved better than just being thrown in for a plot point. Most of the story felt depressing for him. I call f
John Clark
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's certainly a unique way of pulling your main character into another reality...Having her fall into a river and come out somewhere completely unexpected. Rose is dancing on the edge of getting in big trouble here in our time by playing with fire. That troublesome fact is what makes her special in Lotheria, the magical place where she lands. Unfortunately, her best friend Tyson, is dragged along when he attempts to rescue her.
While humanborn with magical ability are desirable in this new wor
G.M. Nair
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best way to describe Renee April’s Her Crown of Fire is as a cross between Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, and if that isn’t enough to convince you to give it a read, I don’t know what is.

Fire’s protagonist Rose is an Australian high schooler who – after a series of disturbing dreams – finds that she can bend fire to her will. Soon after she discovers her abilities, Rose is drawn to a nearby river which whisks her – and her non-magical best friend Tyson – to a fantasy world. There, she mus
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alright where to begin, I admit at first I was hesitant. but once I started reading I couldn't stop myself. I just kept reading, and reading. before I knew it I finished the book.

Now Im not good with writing reviews, Honestly I usually just throw a star rating and leave it at that. but I am compelled to write this review. so here it is.

The world. the characters, the magic and the just everything is fleshed out well, It draws you in, it makes you want to keep reading, you want to know what happen
Apr 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Jesse by: Daughter
Renee April

Her Crown of Fire

First review here that isn't purely a numerical one.

Simply did not enjoy this YA trash at all.

Poor writing style, characters, themes and structure.

Not looking forward to 'His Throne of Embers' (the next book in this series) and will not be purchasing or reading.

Renee April, after reading well over two dozen books with a VERY similar name and theme -please be more creative and captivating for your audience instead of trying to fit into a well worn-out mold.

More to fo
Bryan Fagan
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure what to expect. This is not the type of genre I read but I knew Renee worked hard on this and I was curious to see what she came up with.

When I completed the book I must say I was sad to see it end. Renee April has such an amazing way of drawing the reader in it was over before I knew it and I'm a slow reader.

Her Crown of Fire gave me excitement, fun and a wonderful romance. But most of all her story gave me such rich and fulfilling characters I found it hard to believe this was
Dave Deickman
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Her Crown of Fire was a hurricane, an incredibly unique story that has left me craving for more. The magic system was stellar, the world mysterious and full of dangers, with a hot-headed mage who has an incredible force over fire! Renee April forged and burnished brightly a vivid, fast-paced novel that should not be slept on!
coffeecatsandbooks (sabrina)
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall I really enjoyed this book. We are following Roses story through her newly found magic powers and she is drifted into this world where she is learning to use her powers but also uncovers the untold truth about this new world. 4/5 because I felt like it was a little too fast, and we could have slowed it down a little to make for a better story
K.M. Allan
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all: a river-portal to another world, a teenage girl who can control fire, a school for mages, a conspiracy, love, battles, and a cliffhanger that'll have you hanging out for book 2. Highly recommended.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Read my full review on the Shannon A. Jade Books blog!

My Her Crown of Fire Top 3:
- Complex worldbuilding
- High stakes and plot-driven story
- Unique take on schools of magic
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Renee April is the author of the young adult fantasy novel, Her Crown of Fire.

In addition to being an avid reader and writer, she streams games badly on Twitch and acts as dungeon master for her D&D group. As a result, she spends far too much time in fantasy realms.

She can be found on various writing sites such as Wattpad and Goodreads, but usually lurks on Twitter to hand out bad advice and genu

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Molten Crown (2 books)
  • His Throne of Embers (Molten Crown, #2)

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