Firewalker by Josephine Angelini #BookReview

Title: Firewalker
Series: The Worldwalker Trilogy #2
Author: Josephine Angelini
Published: September 1st 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Buy: Amazon * Goodreads

Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!

I was so excited to be back with Lily and Rowan and especially after that crazy ending of Trial by Fire. Just reading any conversation between them put a smile on my face. Although I felt like Firewalker had a bit of a slow start (I can be impatient so it might’ve been me), I still was sucked into the world and again I am now starving for book three.

Lily and Rowan are still themselves and I still love them. Especially Rowan. Together and separate they are forces to reckon with. I love how tender and protective Rowan can be of Lily but still gives her space to do what she needs to do.

I only sort of remember Una and Breakfast from the first book. Even though I read it twice. I think my focus was just not really on them. (That whole impatient thing) so having them become a big part of Firewalker gave the story some fresh perspectives. Although I didn’t feel like we got to delve too much into their actual personalities, I can see them having an even larger role in the next book.

So we finally get the insight we need into why Lillian has done the things she has. It made change your perspective of her. Of course understanding where someone is coming from, doesn’t always mean you agree with the way they go about fixing things. It was interesting to get to see Lillian’s memories and I’m glad it focused on her time spirit walking and dealing with the Shaman. If there had been too much her and Rowan it would have been weird.

The woven! I’m absolutely fascinated by them and what they actually are. It freaks me out when they are described but I have the same questions as Lily. I want them fully explained and I like that she is now on a quest to figure it out herself.

We’ve got some heartbreak my friends but I didn’t feel as sad I normally would because I’ve got some hope too.

I really liked Firewalker and it is still high on my list. I didn’t love it obsessively like I did Trial by Fire but I definitely am excited for the next book. I can’t wait to see how Lily and Rowan’s stories pan out.
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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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