Set Fire to the Gods

Set Fire to the Gods[Read] ➳ Set Fire to the Gods By Sara Raasch – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Ash is descended from a long line of gladiators, and she knows the brutal nature of war firsthand But after her mother dies in an arena, she vows to avenge her by overthrowing her fire god, whose temp Ash is to the PDF º descended from a long line of gladiators, and she knows the brutal nature of war firsthand But after her mother dies in an arena, she vows to avenge her by overthrowing Set Fire Epub / her fire god, whose temper has stripped her country of its resourcesMadoc grew up fighting on the streets to pay his family s taxes But he hides a dangerous secret he doesn t have Fire to the PDF/EPUB ¶ the earth god s powers like his opponents His elemental gift is something else something that hasn t been seen in centuriesWhen an attempted revenge plot goes dangerously wrong, Ash inadvertently throws the fire and earth gods into a conflict that can only be settled by deadly, lavish gladiator games The fights put Madoc in Ash s path, and she realizes that his powers are the weapon her rebellion needs but Madoc won t jeopardize his family, regardless of how intrigued he is by the beautiful warrior But when the gods force Madoc s hand, he and Ash uncover an ancient war that will threaten than one immortal it will unravel the world. I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.DNF Oh boy Yet ANOTHER book I lost interest in Le sigh. bursts through the door DID SOMEONE SAY AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER This could be about grating cheese and I wouldn t care The title alone makes me excited THIS REVIEW MORE Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by HarperTeen through a giveaway. Set Fire to the Gods can easily be described as Spartucus meets Avatar The Last Airbender, in which gladiators fight to the death using elemental magic to settle skirmishes between the gods And yes, it s just as awesome as it sounds.The worldbuilding is what really drew me into the story Set Fire to the Gods is set in a Greco Roman inspired world in which humans are either divine possessing elemental magic o THIS REVIEW MORE Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by HarperTeen through a giveaway. Set Fire to the Gods can easily be described as Spartucus meets Avatar The Last Airbender, in which gladiators fight to the death using elemental magic to settle skirmishes between the gods And yes, it s just as awesome as it sounds.The worldbuilding is what really drew me into the story Set Fire to the Gods is set in a Greco Roman inspired world in which humans are either divine possessing elemental magic or undivine All mortals are descended from the six gods and the type of magic you possess is dependent which god is your ancestor.The story is told through alternating POVs of the two main character, Ash and Madoc I found both their characters to be well developed and I enjoyed reading from both their perspectives Madoc is undivine and engages in street fights with his brother to help support their family Ash is a fire dancer and the daughter of one of the best gladiators for the fire god, Ignitus They each have their own struggles and agendas throughout the book and it was satisfying to watch them grow, both on their own and together.I really wish there had beengladiator fighting scenes, because they were excellently written They were full of heart pounding action and suspense The book had a few fight scenes but I would have loved to readof Ash and Madoc fighting in the arena As far as the pacing, it started out strong but began to loose a lot of steam as the story went on It lost the momentum it had built in the beginning Set Fire to the Gods satiated my appetite for anything gladiator I keep hoping and wishing this particular aspect of fiction will make its way into YA books, so I was really happy when this book was announced Expect action packed gladiator fights, elemental magic, and excellent worldbuilding in this YA fantasy This was a solid start to a new series, I thought I received this arc from Simmons herself at one of her signings and was really excited to dive in I love stories that surround Gods and Goddesses And written by two well known fantasy authors, sign me up As with any new fantasy series, the world building takes time I did feel that the beginning of the story was a little slow and so much information was thrown at us that I didn t really retain all of the details, so that took me out for a bit This was a solid start to a new series, I thought I received this arc from Simmons herself at one of her signings and was really excited to dive in I love stories that surround Gods and Goddesses And written by two well known fantasy authors, sign me up As with any new fantasy series, the world building takes time I did feel that the beginning of the story was a little slow and so much information was thrown at us that I didn t really retain all of the details, so that took me out for a bit But as the story progressed and the characters becamefocused, I was able to really settle in and enjoy the story.This is the story of petty Gods who refuse to fight their own fights and therefore subject their people to war and poverty just to satisfy sibling rivalry At least that s what it seems on the surface As the book went on, the story really picked up it s rhythm and I began rooting for Ash and Madoc even though they were on opposite sides There was deception and betrayal, but also friendship and family and courage I also liked that what little romance was there did not overshadow the story Because this is not a story about love in the romantic sense, this is a story about love of your country and people and standing up for what s right And also maybe a little revenge.The book opened up so much that has yet to be settled that I m excited to read the sequel to see where it all goes Prereview April 2019This sounds cool but these authors have both let me down before so I m a wee bit hesitant. DUDE WHERE DO I SIGN okay so epic reads said this is basically LEGEND OF KORRA meets GLADIATOR and has there ever been a bookperfect for me Ember in the Ashes who I ve only read one of each author s past work, and they were both very mediocre However, the glorious cover for SET FIRE TO THE GODS and exciting blurb convinced me to pick up their joint creation What came out from this experience was reading a powerful punch of combined mediocrity The world building was weak, the storyline was fine but failed to grip me, and I couldn t care less about the characters This is odd, because despite everything, the writing was fine The narrative switches betwe I ve only read one of each author s past work, and they were both very mediocre However, the glorious cover for SET FIRE TO THE GODS and exciting blurb convinced me to pick up their joint creation What came out from this experience was reading a powerful punch of combined mediocrity The world building was weak, the storyline was fine but failed to grip me, and I couldn t care less about the characters This is odd, because despite everything, the writing was fine The narrative switches between Madoc and Ash s POV s as they enter a war as gladiators and fight against gods The blurb promises non stop action and maybe a hint of romance Something about it, though, failed to differentiate this story from the amalgam of YA fantasies out there, and it just wasn t gripping enough to really make me care This review is my good bye for picking up any of these author s next works If you re looking for a fantasy to wow you and keep you up at night, you won t find it with this book Full review to come on the blog