Author: Lish McBride
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Publication Date: March 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Paranormal, Fantasy
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two
Synopsis can be found here.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ava’s world has been turned upside down. Now working for the bad guys, or at least who she thinks are bad guys, her usual family of her, Ezra and Lock are frayed all because Ava doesn’t have the greatest way of expressing herself, or dealing with some warm fuzzy feelings. But now they all have to work together because something is brewing, something so dangerous to not only Ava but all magical creatures. And only the Coterie can stop it.
I really enjoyed Firebug and I was even more pleasantly surprised by Pyromantic. Lish McBride has now become an auto buy writer for me, she is that good.
The gang is all there, though a lot of them are awkward and not speaking tiers, when some weird and very dangerous stuff starts happening. All of a sudden, Ava’s friend-verse has expanded to some new characters as they all try to figure out what is happening and where the danger is really coming from. Add in some teenage angst, some funny pop culture and smart aleck remarks and McBride puts forth a book equal parts humorous and adventurous as it is heartwarming and charming.
I especially love Ava. She is really a heroine I can get behind. She doesn’t handle emotions well (understand that) and sometimes says the wrong things (yep, that too). Overall, she’s loyal and kind and while she may not be able to express the warm fuzzy feelings, she definitely feels them and tries to show it the best she can.
I love the group dynamic of this series too. McBride does this really well, showing each characters strengths and weaknesses while still keeping the plot moving. This series is no exception. When I’m reading, I am right there with them, part of the gang.
Overall, Pyromantic is a solid and fun sophomore addition to this series. I can’t wait to see what happens to them next. I hope there are more books!