Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Smokeless Fire" by Samantha Young And GIVEAWAY

From Goodreads: "Fear the Heat...

For the last two years Ari’s life has been anything but normal and on her 18th birthday, when her friends surprise her with a gimmick genie claiming to grant wishes, Ari discovers the truth. The tragic and strange occurrences surrounding her 16th birthday were not coincidental and her life is never going to be the same again.

Ari’s real parents are not normal. They are not loving. They are not human.

They are myth.

They are Smokeless Fire.

They are Jinn."

I must admit, I have been kicking myself hard since I finished reading this book. Why might I be kicking myself? Because I cannot believe that this is the first book of Samantha's that I have read (especially since I have at least five of her books on my Kindle- and have had them on there for at least half a year)! If you have yet to read one of Samantha's books, what are you waiting for? Seriously, go read one, I guarantee that you won't be disappointed!

This book was jam-packed with everything that I love, a wholly unique premise (I personally believe that Samantha has done for Jinns what Rachel Vincent did for bean sidhes), a strong (and snarky) female character, equally strong male characters (both of whom were entirely swoon-worthy), and the basis for a successful love triangle (for some of you a 'successful love triangle' may seem like an oxymoron, but in my opinion, a successful love triangle is one in which the reader has an extremely difficult time choosing which of the characters they would like the main character to end up with, in this case Charlie and Jai, because both are such equals, possessing amazing qualities and whatnot, versus an unsuccessful or unnecessary love triangle where it is obvious from the get-go who the main character will choose as one option clearly outweighs the other- for instance Jace over Simon in Cassie Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series). While I am a tad bit more Team Jai than Team Charlie, I wouldn't be disappointed in the slightest if Ari were to choose Charlie.

As mentioned, each and every one of the characters in this book was so well developed and complex (main characters and secondary characters alike!)- from Ari, lonely and struggling to find her place in the world (even before being made aware of her paranormal heritage), from Jai, also lonely, being a pariah amongst his family, to Charlie, a boy blaming himself for something that was out of his control. Furthermore, I loved the change in perspectives as it allowed us to gain an even better understanding of each character- I think it would be near impossible to not feel for these characters and come to befriend them.

All in all, this is a book that I know I will be rereading time and time again. Not only can I not wait to read the next next book in this series, but I cannot wait to start reading Samantha's other series including her "The Tale of Lunarmorte" series, her "Warriors of Ankh" series, and her "Chronicles of the Fade" series!

Rating: 10/10

Memorable lines from the book:

"Sarcasm is such an unattractive quality in anyone but me" (38%). 

"You think you're in love with him." 
"There;s no 'think' in that sentence" (44%). 

"But just so you know... She's been mine for a long time."
You little price of fu-
Ratbag little-
"[...] Yours?" (70%)

I received this book from the author to read and honestly review. I was not compensated in any way for said review.

And now onto the fun stuff! GIVEAWAY TIME!

There will be TWO (2) winners!

  • The TWO (2) winners will receive an e-book copy of the book.

Hows it work? 

  • One only entry per person. 
  • There will be TWO (2) winners. 
  • Contest is International (as the prizes are e-books).
  • Giveaway ends Tuesday November 1st, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  • Prize are being distributed by a third party (the author).
  • You do not have to be a follower of my blog to enter the giveaway BUT if you Tweet (or spread the word) about the giveaway you will receive an additional point in the draw (FYI: See that little "Tweet" button at the bottom of this post? Click on it and all of the information you should include in the Tweet is already in it!)

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  1. Oh this sounds like a wonderful book. I love it when the characters are well developed. Great review!

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  2. I've yet to read anything by Samantha either but I've had her on the blog and she's just too adorable:) I really need to make time for one of her books! I haven't read many stories that deal with the Jinn, so I'm excited for this one. Awesome review Avery!

  3. I LOVE stories about Jinn. Great review and recommendations! I haven't read anything by Samantha Young either, but I'm headed to Amazon now to check out her books for my Kindle.

  4. Oh you loved it! I'm so glad. It's so easy to get hooked on Samantha Young's writing. You have GOT to read Slumber. It's my favorite, although I think this is a really close second. Almost too close to decide.

    And it was so tough to choose between Charlie and Jai, though at that ending, hmmm... Oh Charlie, eh? Yikes!

    And I have serious cover love for this book, too. I can't wait for it to be in print, because I will definitely have to pick up a copy!

  5. I'm going to start up with her Lunamorte series soon, but I feel better about reading this review request now that I know her writing is so great. You can see from a mile away how much you loved it! :)

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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