Blog Tour | Review + Giveaway: FIRE WITH FIRE by Destiny Soria

Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.

Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.

Thank you so much TBR and Beyond Tours for selecting me to be a part of this tour! I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Click on the banner below to view the schedule of this tour.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: June 8, 2021

I came across this book a few months ago and I was so excited to see a concept about sibling rivalry, which is one of my favourite tropes that I wish to see more of in fantasy. Naturally I signed up for this tour the minute I saw the email in in my inbox. And suffice to say you all should absolutely check out Fire with Fire.

Reading Fire with Fire was pretty easy. It’s fast paced with simple writing, I didn’t even realise how quick I read it as I flew through the chapters. The plot, though predictable-ish picks up a couple chapters in and with interesting descriptions and easygoing simple writing, it absorbs you into the story. Being a standalone, everything wraps up neatly.

Juggling between the POVs of the sisters, Eden and Dani, we get insights to their bond and how each of them view their relationship. The alternating POVs get especially interesting when the two are against each other. It helped understand their motivations and thought processes better and of course provided for the dynamic and conflict between Eden and Dani.

I was quickly invested in Dani’s POV. She’s the stubborn heroine wanting to save her loved ones throughout the book. I had fun reading her snarky and emotional interactions with her bonded dragon, Nox. Eden, dedicated to her family legacy and would go to any lengths for it, was relatable to me in terms of dealing with her anxiety.

I also liked Dani’s conversations with her friends, however minimal they were. Kieran was one character I wanted to see more of. The villain fell somewhat flat to me, they weren’t intriguing but just someone there to create frcition. I really liked the idea of dragons being able to communicate with humans, in an urban setting.

Though, I did feel as if we could get more backstory of the worldbuilding and dragons. And I don’t know if this problem occurred because I read an e-copy but the POV shifts were abrupt at many places that I didn’t understand when they switched.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading Fire with Fire! For readers looking for fast paced urban fantasy with dragons, magic, action, easy plot and sibling angst I strongly recommend this to you.

❛She liked to compete, and she loved to win, but more than anything […] she loved to watch her sister kick ass.❜

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CW: violence, torture, animal cruelty (a dragon), mentions of racism, descriptions of anxiety/panic attacks, character death, unwanted sexual advance on a minor–very brief and involves face/arm touching only (Chapter 17)

Destiny Soria is an author who writes novels featuringmagic, mystery, and an excess of witty banter. She livesin Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying tocome up with bios that make her sound kind of cool. Shehas yet to succeed.

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Giveaway!

One winner will receive a finished copy of Fire with Fire. The giveaway starts on June 7thand ends on June 14th. US only. Click here to enter.

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