Fire Dancer by Catherine Jones Payne is a YA Fantasy out now!
“So You Think You Can Dance meets Storm Siren
Fire is a dangerous magic.
Sixteen-year-old Kyla is preparing for the test of her life: a high-stakes dance competition to win the role of principal dancer in the fire festival’s elite troupe. When she’s not sneaking off into the woods to practice forbidden magic, that is. Among her people, only the men are entrusted with the mysteries of magecraft. But Kyla’s been learning in secret for ten years, and she’s never backed down from a challenge.
As danger ignites, Kyla must maintain a tight control on her magic. For more than her ambition is in peril. She must stay a step ahead of her enemies—a backstabbing dancer, a repressive council, and a crazed arsonist. If she can’t withstand the inferno, the people she loves most will die.
Fire Dancer is the heart-pounding first novel in a trilogy of YA elemental fantasy books. If you like fierce girl power, slow-burn romance, and harrowing danger, you’ll love Catherine Jones Payne’s fire world.
Plunge into a page-turning adventure perfect for fans of A.L. Knorr, Mary Weber, and Cassandra Clare.”
If you love YA fantasies AND theatrical plots, you will find this one at the top of your TBR!
We follow the main character who is a dancer, trying to win a spot in her world’s fire festival. But when her secret, magical obsession gets in the way, her life becomes intense, heated, and dangerous.
This is a story that will take ahold of you and threaten not to let you go until the last page. I loved the complexity of the world while also reading through an array of characters who dive deep into magic and arson.
It’s a high-stakes ploy that quickly received a solid 3 stars from me!
Published: 1 October 2019
Publisher: Fathom Ink Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from YA Book Bound
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from YA Book Bound in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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