Review: BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy

Blue Fire (Healing Wars, #2) 
Janice Hardy
336 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Source: Hardcover from Author
Rating:  LOVED

Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.

Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer— if she doesn’t destroy it first.

The second book in the Healing Wars Trilogy was just as I expected it would be, filled with non-stop action. All-in-all it was a good read and I couldn’t put in down. I finished it in almost an hour! Usually it’s the male authors who make their books gory and filled with violence, but Jane Hardy is the biggest exception I have ever seen. There is fighting on almost every page, and mix that up with the characters Ms. Hardy has created and you’ve got Blue Fire. The book was great and I would surely rate it five stars due to the fact that book was perfect for kids my age and older. The characters that Ms. Hardy has created also plays a large part in why it was such a great read because Nya’s (the main character in The Healing Wars Trilogy) attitude and personality is the top reason I liked it so much.

And now to the part of a review I always hate doing, the bad things about the book.

In a way it was a kind of a disappointment, because Jane Hardy didn’t really give me the ending I wanted. She really had the book going fast in Shifter, but stuff slowed down just a bit in Blue Fire. But that was pretty much it, everything else about the book was awesome.

Blue Fire, like I said earlier, was a fantastic read, and I’m positively sure that all ages from 10 to 17 would love it. I’m also sure that both boys and girls would like the book. I can’t wait for the third book to come out in October of this year and I hope it’ll be just as good as the first two. I’m giving the book as well as the cover five stars because it shows pynvium, one of the main reasons of conflict in this book.

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This review was written by my 12 year old brother (Calidude)


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August 13, 2011



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    August 14, 2011

    GREAT MAILBOX….love your blog name.



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    August 15, 2011

    I read the first one in this series a couple of months ago, and while I liked it somewhat, I wasn't overly thrilled about it. However, your review has kind of sparked my interest in this series again. The levels of action and excitement sounds awesome! Great review!

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    December 9, 2012

    I haven't read the first book in this series. But it looks like a I need to. Sometimes knowing the series stays good will spark my interest in it.