Firewalker by Josephine Angelini.
(The Worldwalker Trilogy #2)
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 27th August 2015.
Lily Proctor has made it back to her own universe, and it’s finally time for her and Rowan to be happy and relax. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape, and they must hide her new magic for the safety of the world, but compared to fighting the monstrous Woven and leading armies in the alternate Salem, life is looking good.
‘You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified.’
Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. Lily is the closest version of herself she’s ever seen in all her worldwalking, and Lillian’s running out of time. If she can’t persuade Lily and Rowan to return to her world, she’ll have to find a way to make them come back.
Firewalker – the follow-up to Trial By Fire – is another sexy, fast-paced thrill ride from internationally bestselling author of the Starcrossed series, Josephine Angelini!
Book Review ~ ‘Firewalker’ by Josephine Angelini ~ 5+ Stars!
Let me first just say thank you so much to Josephine Angelini for creating these books, these characters and this world. A year ago when I first read ‘Trial by Fire’, I fell in love. This was a world that I finally felt at home in, despite all the terrible things that were happening. Although this is firmly a fantasy book, being Wiccan I loved that there was a world where magic wasn’t trampled down on. Lily and Lillian were strong women and I respected them so much for it.
In ‘Firewalker’ we are thrown right back into the drama. Picking up right where ‘Trial by Fire’ left off, Lily is seriously injured by her experience with the Pyre, and is healing slowly with the help of Rowan, Juliet and her mother. But despite her desire to begin a life with Rowan, not everything comes as easily as they hope.
I don’t want to spoil anything for potential readers because this series is just such a rush to read. Every time I had to put the book down, I found myself thinking over what was happening in that world, and not knowing where the story would head next. This is the experience that I want every reader to have with this book.
Instead I’ll just say that you have not seen the last of Lillian. In this book you will get to understand her a lot more, see her reasons for doing the things she did, and will even come to agree with her on subjects you never thought you would. It is heartbreaking and exhilarating getting to know this witch!
We get to see some old characters from Lily’s world return, including Tristan, who you will curse when you see his feelings for Lily, but love as though he were your best friend too. And most of all, you will see the beautiful Rowan, the character that has struck a chord with me from the minute I met him. This book will break your heart, and put it back together again, and then shatter it again. Beautiful storytelling, exciting journeys through the Worlds, and characters that I’ve come to see as my friends.
P.S. Rooowwwaaaannnn!! I still love you, [ even though you’ve broken my heart! *sniffles* I sincerely hope that your following Lily’s Braves near the end was a redeeming move on your part. *stern look*
A note for the publishers
I understand that the new UK editions of the series have been made so that they look cool faced out together, but WHY did you have to change them? The original UK edition of ‘Trial by Fire’ was one of the most gorgeous covers in history, and the new covers just don’t live up! I’m also upset because being a huge fan of the first book, I bought a paperback copy, despite having it on my kindle. Now, I have different editions of the first two books.