Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Boys of Fire and Ash

Fans of Rick Riordian, John Flanagan, and Anthony Horowitz will race through the pages of this dynamic and dark story about fighting for the people we love no matter what the cost.

Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive until they turn sixteen, when it’s their Leaving Day. No boy knows what’s beyond the forest. But when Urgle’s Little Brother, Cubby, is carried off by troll-like predators, Urgle and two of his Brothers embark on a quest to rescue him from a place from which no one has ever returned.

Library Binding, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
My Review
Instantly, this book kind of reminded me of Lord of the Flies. Yet there is no cannibalism happening in this book. Well not between the boys anyways. However there are deaths. The world that Meaghan has built for this story was what I absolutely loved about this book. It felt futuristic but real at the same time as if I could imagine this world really existing. All of the boys were good. Yet there were some stand out stars like Blaze, Urgle, and even Urgle's little brother, Cubby. Although, I have to admit that my favorite was Urgle. He really immerged as the hero of the whole story. There is every in this book from an intriguing world, great characters, a believable storyline, action and intrigue, and a good ending. Worth your time to check out.

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