Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: Kiss of Fire by R. Ethington

KISS OF FIRE by Rebecca Ethington
(Imdalind #1)


Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.


My stomach clenched in fear as his gaze bored into mine in a glance so intense I felt the blood drain from my face. All the times I had seen him, I had felt uncomfortable, like I was being stalked, and, this time was no different. Except, now I knew without a doubt that he was following me. My frantic heart felt like it was going to beat right out of my chest.
The man leaned forward, his back arching him forward. His eyes narrowed as he continued to stare into me. A shiver wound its way up my spine causing me to gasp for a breath I hadn’t remembered holding. At my sudden intake, a coy little half smile spread across his face as if he enjoyed it. My stomach clenched in even further terror, my mind casting away any thoughts of what that smile could mean. I didn’t want to know. He continued to stare into me before releasing me as he turned to walk out of the cafeteria.

About the Author

Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.


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My thoughts:

4.5 STARS!

As you might already know, I love YA and I love paranormal romance so, yes I was drawn to this book from the moment I received the invitation for the tour.

And I'm glad I chose to review it! Because I loved it!

It was predictable. Yes, absolutely. From page one you can see where the book is going but the way the author gets there, it's amazing.
A marvellous journey.

Ryland is delicious and I love every single interaction from him and Jos.
She is great, a little too reserved but a great character nonetheless.
Her personality, how she hid herself and the "hoody thingy" reminded me of Ever from "The Immortal Series" by Allyson Noel.

Wyn... my favorite character! Just perfect.
Joclyn's mom was utterly annoying! Definitely my least favorite of the book.

The plot is well built and the story is fast paced and very entertaining. The writing flows easily and smoothly. I liked it.
I would totally recommend this book. A pleasant read.



  1. This sounds like a book that my daughter and I would both love to read! Great review!

  2. sounds like a great book I would love to read it I go through about a book every 3 days

  3. This sounds so good! Definitely going to pick up a copy!

  4. This sounds like a really good book. I read daily so I will have to add this one to my list :)
    RC: June Manning

  5. Okay, another one I'll have to read. :) Thanks.



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