Blog Tour: Bursts of Fire (Addicted to Heaven #1) by Susan Forest

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Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest is a YA Fantasy of three sisters and their survival after their kingdom is overthrown.

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43616417Bursts of Fire begins an epic political fantasy of revenge, addictions, and redemption. In an empire where magic has become suspect, love and loyalty–for one’s lover, one’s family, one’s country–are tested. If Heaven desires the very earth be burned, what place can those below hope for, when the flames come for them?

To survive. To fight. To restore balance.

The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a precious Prayer Stone. But war among the kingdoms has brought fire and destruction to their sheltered world. When a mad king’s desire to destroy the Prayer Stones shatters their family, the three girls are scattered to the wilderness, relying on their wits and powers they don’t yet master.

Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must overcome doubtful loyalties within a rising rebellion; more, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor’s influence on the prince raised to inherit his father’s war: a prince struggling to unravel the mystery of his brother’s addiction to Heaven.


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If you love epic YA Fantasies, this series seems to be the perfect addition to your TBR.

Right away, I was captured by the writing as we are thrown into this kingdom being overthrown. When no one listens to their mother, the three sisters are quickly swept away from the castle and into the real world.

Each one is guided into a vastly different path, and it was so fun to see it all play out. There are assassins and fighting and magic all forming this great plot. It was engaging and allowed me to fly through the pages.

If you love reading politically-driven fantasies, this will also be a powerful series to read.

I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars. One of the sisters started to get on my nerves, but I think it was a purposeful ploy by the author to hone in on their different personalities and the hurtles they had to individually jump over while on the run.

I can’t wait to see where the next book takes us!


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Published: 6 August 2019

Publisher: Laksa Media Group

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 394

How I Read It: ARC from TLC Book Tours


*Disclaimer: I requested a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*


Check out other Bloggers’ thoughts through the Official Blog Tour Schedule:

Monday, August 19th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, August 21st: What is That Book About – excerpt

Thursday, August 22nd: Reading Reality

Friday, August 23rd: Treestand Book Reviews

Monday, August 26th: @amanda.the.bookish and Amanda Bradburn

Tuesday, August 27th: Lori’s Reading Corner – author guest post

Tuesday, August 27th: A Dream Within a Dream

Wednesday, August 28th: @thebibliolife

Thursday, August 29th: @megabunnyreads

Monday, September 2nd: The Lit Bitch – excerpt

Tuesday, September 3rd: @onsamsbookshelf

Wednesday, September 4th: Cheryl’s Book Nook and @beastreader

Thursday, September 5th: Book by Book

Monday, September 9th: @bookishly_tiff

Tuesday, September 10th: Sincerely Karen Jo

Wednesday, September 11th @iam.caryn


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4 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Bursts of Fire (Addicted to Heaven #1) by Susan Forest

  1. Oh…. I think my sister in law would absolutely love this one! Thank you for being on this tour, I guess I can start my Christmas shopping early! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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