Review: Trial By Fire – Josephine Angelini

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Lily Proctor is allergic to everything, and it’s impacting on her social life. She has never been to a party, for fear of something triggering a reaction. But finally she has a chance. Tristan, her best friend for her entire life, brings her to a high-school party. Her first, and possibly only high-school party. Something humiliating happens at this party, leaving Lily wishing she was anywhere else. And then suddenly she is. She is transported to a different Salem, one where magic and witches are everywhere. Lily is plunged into a new and different world, where she has to learn how to survive.

Trial By Fire is the first novel in the Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini. I absolutely loved this novel. When I picked it up I was captivated from the start. I really liked the character of Lily. She was a very likable and relatable character. I liked how she wasn’t a typical female character. She was attractive and witty but she also had her faults, which made her seem more real.

I really liked the contrast between Lily and Lillian. I liked how the two had the same basic characteristics but were both their own character. There was no mistaking the two.

I also liked reading about the alternate characters between Lily’s world and the world with witches. I especially loved the character of Tristan in the world of witches, because he was so different to Lily’s Tristan.

I adored the scenery and setting of the novel. Angelini writes scenery beautifully. I felt that I could lose myself in the beautifully crafted world that Angelini has created. The detail was amazing and captivating.

I loved the fast paced rhythm of the novel. I couldn’t put it down, because there was always something happening. I really enjoyed how the story flowed.

I would definitely recommend this book. I cannot wait for the next book in the trilogy to come out.

Release Date: 28th August 2014


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