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Ava, a contract killer who can start fires with her mind, hits the road with her friends, desperately trying to escape the Coterie, a magical mafia, while keeping the murder to a minimum after she's asked to kill a family friend by Venus, who killed Ava's mother.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805098624
Branch Call Number: MCB Y
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Fire bug


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May 28, 2018

My first initial thoughts when I checked this book out at the library were as follows:

And Ava really did kind of remind me of Liz Sherman, and not just because of her pyrokinetic abilities-her fierce loyalty to her friends, her aloof and sometimes stubborn attitude, and her general...well...awesomeness.
But my love for “Firebug” didn’t end there. The plot and writing was super clever, funny, and there was a new twist or snappy joke waiting around every corner. (Also, let’s take a moment to appreciate the chapter titles. My personal favorite was “Ain’t no party like a Coterie party, because a Coterie party’s got a body count”.) I think I’m pretty much attached to all of the main characters now. Lock and Ezra were a perfect match for Ava’s spitfire (no pun intended) and snarky personality, as was Cade. I kind of imagined Cade looking like Paul Bettany, and the fact that I saw “Solo: A Star Wars Story” didn’t really help that visualization. But it was a great visualization.
So, in short, FIREBUG ROCKS IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY! I can’t quite put my finger on why I didn’t rate it five stars, but believe me, I came pretty close to doing so. I’ve already got book 2 on hold at the library, and I’m just itching to read it.

IJohn Jan 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this book!! It was interesting and as usual (for me anyways), something I've never thought of. But wouldn't it be cool to start fires with your mind?(and hopefully to not have a temper?)

Oct 28, 2014

Maybe I'd have been more into this book if I hadn't been disappointed that it wasn't another Necromancer instalment - the ebook edition in the library catalogue lied to me! It is set in the same world, but the closest we come to any of the characters from the first series is when someone mentions having gotten something as a present from a necromancer who can only be Douglas. All I wanted was more Sam, but instead I got a whole new cast. Not that they weren't interesting/ entertaining. It just wasn't what I sighted up for.


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