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Hell Fire

(Corine Solomon #2)

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The second in I’m still a redhead. Before we left Texas, I touched up the roots, and then I had some tawny apricot highlights put in. I guessed that meant I intended to keep this color for a while. Symbolic—I’d made a commitment, at least to my hair.

As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It’s too bad she can’t seem to forget her own. With h
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Paperback, 315 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Roc (first published April 2nd 2010)
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Regina
3.5 stars.

Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre, #2 in Corrine Solomon series
I really like Ann Aguirre’s writing style. I enjoy the worlds she creates and the characters that inhabit those worlds. I really do like a lot about this book, this series but for some reason this book and this series does not click with me. I cannot figure out why. Maybe a list will help.

What I love about this book (and this series):

1. The setting. In Hell Fire the setting is a small remote town in the middle of a forest, literall
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Katyana
Auuuuuuugggggggghhhhhh!!!

I am so pissed!

This book was solid 4 stars until the last 2 goddamn pages. I just... I just want to shake Corine, slap some sense into her! Because that was bullshit.

I am throwing in the towel. I can't follow a story where the heroine is a selfish asshole.

Ugh! Ugh! I wish I could delete this series from my brain.
Summer
Ooooooh... so the big mystery of Corine's past is somewhat resolved. And some big things with her relationships too. My only nag is towards the middle I felt like it lagged a bit but it picked up towards the end. The ending sorta leaves it wide open for anything to happen in the next book. I'm not really sure what to expect, but I wasn't disappointed with this and certainly never expect to with Ann Aguirre's writing. Also includes a bonus chapter of the next in her Sirantha Jax series. Woot!
Kathryn
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Aguirre has a wonderful knack for writing true ensemble fiction. Whether it is her Corine Solomon or Sirantha Jax series, she creates amazing characters, people who are gifted and interesting and easy for the reader to relate to. The reader ends up rooting for her characters and I have found myself doing so much quicker than is normal in these types of fiction. I tend to like one or two characters, the main character if the series is worth reading, but I rarely find a series where I like every s ...more
marlene
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i am going to be in the minority of this one and say i loved it. i have a thing for Chance what can i say?

this story picks up pretty much where we left off in book one. corine is looking for what/who killed her mother and trying to use Chance's luck to help her find it.

woven throughout the plot is the ongoing arc of corine's personal life and the somewhat triangle between herself, Chance, and Jessie. this is here you start to loose me. being with chance is risky. it could be deadly. that is a
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Jess
Jun 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, urban-fantasy
Perhaps I am a glutton for punishment, or maybe it's just my love of Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series that made me decide to go against my previous decision of not reading this book.

Yet again, I am having trouble with the rating for this one. I love Aguirre's writing, and I thought that the storyline in this one was MUCH better than the storyline in the last one. A creepy haunted town, mysterious deaths, curses etc.. All cool.

And yet... the relationship aspect really bothers me. As I stated in my
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Bunnycore
We leave directly off the first book, Corinne and Chance are headed to Georgia to find out what happened to her mother.

I loved Blue Diablo; I loved that whole story. I am a fan of Corinne and Well let me go ahead and say I love Chance. With all his prickly secrets, I still love him. So we are in Georgia and something is not right. The town is in a black hole. No one knows this Town even exists.Why because bad things.

Chances' luck does not work so he has to help Corinne with oldfashioned detect
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Nicole Luiken
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy
Very spooky setting as the heroine goes back to her hometown to investigate the long-ago murder of her mother. Good pacing and short chapters made this a quick read.
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
"Between you and me, little one, I get tired of the whole I-will-devour-your-soul routine. Sure, I feed off the visceral terror, but where's the spontaneity, you know?"


In "Blue Diablo" Chance agrees to use his talents to assist Corine in discovering the reasons behind her mother's death in exchange for her help in locating his mother, Min.

So as "Hell Fire" begins, Corine and Chance are off to Kilmer, GA where they are confronted with a mysterious evil that seems to encompass the entire town.

As t
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
If I didn't finish it I guess I have to give it one star. I wanted to give this series another try because there is certainly nothing wrong with the story telling, urban fantasy aspect of the writing. But, this book started out with more of the whining and obsessive negative self talk about Corine and Chance. I couldn't stand it. I couldn't bear to read a whole book while inside the lead character's head while she vacillated back and forth on her previous feelings for this man. It completely det ...more
Barb in Maryland
Apr 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Cliche ridden is the very least of this books problems. Ooo--we have spooky small town in deep South where Corine's mother died in bad circumstances. If you've read one book with that factor, well, you've read this one too. And then there's Corine's love life--torn between two guys former lover Chance and Texan Jesse. Page after page after page of Corine dithering and hand-wringing. I could not take it any more!
Sorry Ms Aguirre, you lost me.
Michele Lee
bought this book.

It's no secret that science fiction and fantasy often strives to be socially relevant, to a make a point about our future, our society or just the human penchant for quests and underdogs. Often slipping through the cracks of those books deemed of literary merit, urban fantasy at its worst is considered a pornographic bestiary with a bitchy female lead. At its best though urban fantasy is becoming a microcosm, where the rest of the genre is a wide angled view, focusing on how p
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Betelgeuse
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chi non ha paura di avventurarsi nei boschi.
Recensione pubblicata su Cronache di Betelgeuse

Toccare ogni oggetto e provare dolore, mentre si scoprono alcuni momenti di vita del suo proprietario, non è una bella sensazione. Corine ci deve convivere da molto tempo ed è decisa a scoprire qualcosa in più sulla sua famiglia e, in particolare, sulla morte di sua madre. Vuole mettere chiarezza sul suo dono e non è disposta a lasciarsi trasportare dalle emozioni come in passato. Si fa accompagnare dal bello e tenebroso Chance e, nonostante qualche
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of AllThingsUrbanFantasy.blogspot.com

HELL FIRE picks up just weeks after the events that occurred in Blue Diablo as Corrine and Chance are returning to her hometown of Kilmer, Georgia to get the truth about her mother's murder thirteen years earlier. With Chance's luck, Corrine is determined to finally be able to bring the killers to justice.

The paranormal world in this series is populated with ghosts, demons, witches, and 'The Gifted' (individuals with varying abilities; everyth
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Kim
May 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another fine installment in the Corine Solomon series! This time Corine travels to her hometown, Kilmer Georgia, in an attempt to find out the truth behind her mother's murder. With her is her supernaturally gifted ex, Chance, and her devoted Chihuahua Butch; they are soon joined by policeman Jesse Saldana, panic-stricken when his gift of empathy tells him Corine is danger. Oh yeah, and Kilmer, Georgia? Isn't recognized by his GPS or the citizens of any neighboring towns. Corine finds that her m ...more
April Steenburgh
Jun 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Ann Aguirre is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

Hell Fire was one of those books I didnt really want to read when home alone at night, but I did anyway, as the only other option was putting it down and waiting to finish it later. It was urban fantasy, with horrific overtones, and the horror was done perfectly. It made my flesh crawl with goosebumps and every little noise made me twitch.

Ever wandered through one of those small towns that appeared to have been overlooked by the passing
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Kiki
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Yes, Corine is a bit of a waffler when it comes to relationships. But I didn't mind it. I kind of like her emotional immaturity. It humanizes her for me.

I did have a problem with Chance wanting her back so badly despite the fact that his luck may be the death of her. He doesn't want to give up the luck, even though he says he will, and he doesn't want to give her up. Selfish? Yeah. There has to be more to this than what we are seeing because how can he feel about her what he says and then want
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Jill Dunlop
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Hell Fire is book two in the Corine Solomon series. In this book Corine Solomon narrates the story. She heads home to southern Georgia to determine the circumstances of her Mother's death. Corine has always suspected that there were supernatural reasons associated with her Mother's death and they all stemmed from the town itself. She takes Chance, her former boyfriend back to Georgia with her to find out what really happened.

Hell Fire is an excellently written book. However, I didn't enjoy it as
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Renee
May 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
While in some ways, Hell Fire didn't have the same fireworks as Blue Diablo (read: no zombie armies) it still was a compelling and exciting read. I didn't want to put it down, and was anxious to get back to it when I did have to stop reading.

In Hell Fire, Corine explores her past in Kilmer, GA and finds out what really happened to her mother. I feel like I learned a lot about her as a character through seeing where she comes from.

The book also furthers her relationships with both Jesse and Chanc
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Marianna
Jan 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Not bad. But the series moved away from the characters that I had grown to like. Maybe the whole returning home bit should have been saved for a different book not the second one in. Moreover, Chance has yet to grow on me. The constant sizzling attraction between the two seemed a little forced to me, and the love triangle thing just doesn't interest me. Why is that? Well, because no one possess a big enough pair to deviate from the usual path a love triangle takes. So I'd rather not deal with th ...more
Carolyn F.
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I read this without very high expectations because the first book was just okay. This one was slightly better.

Corine goes home to try to figure out who killed her mom and she finds out the whole town is screwy. I was a lot sick of her Chance/Jesse triangle, which wasn't really a triangle. She loves Chance but being with him could get her killed. And she's not sure of what she feels for Jesse. I felt so sorry for Chance by the end of the book, although I did understand the reason why s
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Kenya Wright
i like the book but i didn't like Corine's treatment toward Chance who i am in love with, which is why I've taken a star away (petty I know)! Other than that excellent book!
Lily
Feb 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I liked it. The sexual tension, and the suspense tension were well done. And the world did come to life.
Mardel
Mar 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ann Aguirre has been on my auto-buy list ever since her first Sirantha Jax novel came out (Grimspace). Hell Fire is a sequel to Blue Diablo, a very well written fantasy featuring Corinne Solomon. Corinne is a woman who doesn't control magic, yet she can read the history or recent history of an item like a button or piece of jewelry. These items usually give her a vision of a scene of the owner's life or event. Usually this causes her burns on the palms of her hands, leaving her scarred. She has ...more
Lele
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Tutti gli elementi a favore che ho riscontrato nel primo libro sono presenti anche in questo secondo volume, quindi storia avvincente, personaggi ben costruiti e una buona gestione degli elementi soprannaturali. La storia raccontata qui in realtà mi ha intrigata anche di più rispetto alla precedente e mi è piaciuto vedere l'evoluzione dei rapporti tra i personaggi.
C'è però un grande problema: le coincidenze che sembrano seguire ovunque i personaggi, oltre a essere più presenti che mai, hanno per
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Kathy Davie
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, urban
Second in the Corine Solomon urban fantasy series revolving around Corine, a woman Gifted with the ability to read the history of any object.


My Take
There are two objectives in this story. Corine must decide how she feels about Chance---the ex-boyfriend who wants her back in his life---and bring those responsible for her mother's death to justice. And, oh man, does Aguirre take us for a ride!

The primary storyline is discovering the secret of what is terrorizing the forest and why so many are d
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Julie
So far, I dig the storyline and it’s mixing bowl of gifted talent, demons, and magic. I especially love the secondary characters! What I can’t stand..still..is Corine’s hot and cold attitude towards Chance! Just when I think there’s progress..BAM! I discover Corine running away. Again.

At least the plot was stronger this go around.
Josephine
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was interesting, I liked the closure at the end.
Shelley
Dec 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Hell Fire is the second release in the Corine Solomon series. In this book we find Corine and Chance heading towards her hometown of Kilmer, Georgia for a reunion with her past, and answers to why her mother was killed, while she survived. Something that has haunted her for years. The actual answers will both stun, and anger Corine to the point of taking extreme measures in her desire for revenge.

Corine can touch any object and know its history; she’s one of the gifted and is called a handler.
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Miraphora
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miraphora by: Delos Books
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Aver riposto fiducia nel secondo volume della serie mi ha ripagata. Ho fatto bene ad aspettare prima di bocciare la serie, e a credere nelle sue potenzialità. Senza ombra di dubbio Il fuoco dell'inferno è più bello di Blue Diablo e ha confermato la serie nelle mie letture.
Al contrario del romanzo precedente, in questo secondo episodio l'autrice ha dimostrato una maturità e una capacità di gestire la storia notevolmente superiori, tanto da cancellare completamente il ricordo degli lati negativi
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