I love a good fantasy book and I also enjoy those fantasy books being YA. There is just something magical about a coming of age story that involves finding out you have powers. Hanna Howard’s newest book Ignite the Sun, falls right into this category, with main character Siria discovering her powers on her 16th birthday.
I really enjoyed the darkness vs. the sun in this book and how Howard pits the to together. Overall, I thought the story was unquie and enjoyed the different aspects of magic involved within the book. I listened to this via audio so it was a little hard for me to keep track of the different types of magical characters, but I think that’s just because I focus more when I read instead of listen to a book.
I utlimately gave this book 3.5 stars, as it was highly enjoyable and a great coming of age story. However, I had a few issues with the pacing of the story, as it felt that alot happened within the first and last few chapters, and not as much action in the middle of the book. Siria is also a bit whiney but she does grow quite a bit throughout the book, so this did not bother me quite as much.
I wanted a little more from this book. Maybe if it was a series it could have been great. I just felt that the single plot line with little to no supporting plot lines hinder the book overall. Still highly enjoyable and would recommend for YA lovers. . This book is out now, get it HERE!
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