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If you can't stand the heat, don't walk into the fire.
Danny knew his sophomore year would be stressful . . . but he didn’t expect his school to burn down on the first day.

To make matters worse (and they were about to get a lot worse), he — and his three best friends — receive an email in their inboxes from the principal of their rival, King’s Academy, offering full-ride
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Expected publication: June 3rd 2019 by Illuminate YA
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Hope Bolinger
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I’ll let you all decide, but this was a really fun book to write. I’ve fallen in love with the characters and had a little too much fun with names, symbolism, and of course, fire
Rayleigh
May 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Modern day retellings of Bible stories are growing in popularity amidst the Christian fiction genre, and honestly, I really love the concept of studying a Bible story and reapplying it to something we can understand better today.

Blaze is a young adult, contemporary retelling of Daniel and his friends during their captivity in Babylon. The book of Daniel has many popular Bible stories, so I was curious to see how the author brought those into modern day culture. As it turns out, the author was ge
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Jim
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Blaze, a delightful new novel by Hope Bolinger, tells the story of an academic year in the lives of four students at a new academy after the school they love burns down. Danny, Michelle, Rayah, and Hannah all must find a way to adjust as they are accepted to King’s Academy tuition-free. But like all offers that are too good to be true, this one comes with a heavy price to pay. What first appears to be a paradise turns into the opposite as the students face terrible food, unfair athletic trials, ...more
Jennifer Hallmark
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blaze by Hope Bolinger is a fun, YA book that tackles some of the tough themes that teens deal with like depression. I believe Blaze will be especially enjoyed by middle grade and teen readers who like action and bravery under conflict...
Hannah-kate Fox
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Haven’t finished the book yet, but it caught me from the first chapter. I’m excited to see where the story leads! A great debuts novel for this author!
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