Friday, February 19, 2021

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: We Are the Fire by Sam Taylor @jsamtaylor @XpressoTours

We Are the Fire
Sam Taylor
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: February 16th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

As electrifying as it is heartbreaking, Sam Taylor’s explosive fantasy debut We Are the Fire is perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes and the legend of Spartacus.

In the cold, treacherous land of Vesimaa, children are stolen from their families by a cruel emperor, forced to undergo a horrific transformative procedure, and serve in the army as magical fire-wielding soldiers. Pran and Oksana―both taken from their homeland at a young age―only have each other to hold onto in this heartless place.

Pran dreams of one day rebelling against their oppressors and destroying the empire; Oksana only dreams of returning home and creating a peaceful life for them both.

When they discover the emperor has a new, more terrible mission than ever for their kind, Pran and Oksana vow to escape his tyranny once and for all. But their methods and ideals differ drastically, driving a wedge between them. Worse still, they both soon find that the only way to defeat the monsters that subjugated them may be to become monsters themselves.

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My Review:

 In the land of Vesimaa, children are stolen from their families by a cruel emperor. The children are trained to be fierce fighters wielding fire magic. But before they are trained to fight the children are first experimented on giving them the fire magic. If the children do not use their fire magic correctly or effortlessly they are horribly punished by the commanders.

The children fight for their safety and the safety of their loved ones. They fight for the day they can be free from the emperor and can return home to their families. They also fight to free all the children that was been taken by the emperor to do his bidding.

There is plenty of fighting and battle scenes and fire magic to keep the pages turning. Once the action starts it never lets up. The characters and world-building are awesome. The descriptions of each scene were so vivid I could see each and every scene playing out in my head as if I was right there on the battle field myself watching it through both Pran and Oksana’s eyes.

I would like to see We Are the Fire on the big screen I can just imagine how awesome the graphics would be. To see the fire magic playing out on the big screen would be so thrilling and captivating.

I would recommend We Are the Fire to all fantasy fans. One-click your copy of We Are the Fire today!

Author Bio:

Sam Taylor grew up in Arizona’s deserts and now lives among Connecticut’s trees. She spends her days writing, being mom to the world’s cutest boys, whirling through dance workouts, and baking too many cakes. She does not possess fire magic, but does have one fire-colored cat. We Are the Fire is her debut novel.

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Giselle said...

This sounds exciting and very well developed from the characters to the world building! Great review!