Rose Evermore has lived in Ar Cena her entire life. Despite this, she still feels like an outsider, like a shoe that doesn’t quite fit. Halfway through her eighteenth year, she begins to notice changes around her, such as the fact that she has a stalker who can hold fire in his bare hands, or the dreams that she can turn into reality.
After a series of mishaps, Rose finds herself in an alternate realm, brought there to hone the magical power she was born with. Even here, though, Rose feels set apart. The Academy Masters treat her differently than the others. Her assigned soul mate avoids her when he should be working with her. Despite all this, Rose begins to grow into something no one could’ve seen coming; a hero.
With her, nothing is as it should be, and she decides to find out why. Soon she discovers that not everything about this new world is what it seems.
Least of all her.
Soul Fire by Aprille Legacy is the story of Rose Evermore. Rose has spent her entire life in Ar Cena. She has never fit in and always feels like an outsider. When a mysterious stranger keeps following her she discovers there's more to her than she ever imagined.
I liked Rose. She was always trying to do the right thing. When Rose finds out that she has magical powers that she was born with and that from now on she has to live in an alternate realm everything changes. I found Rose impulsive and sometimes cranky but as you get to know her through the book you realize how that is just a part of her.
I enjoyed the book when Rose goes to the Academy to learn about her magical powers. Here she somehow senses that she gets treated slightly differently and we find out the reason why. In the Academy, each person is assigned a soul mate. Rose's soul mate is Phoenix. Phoenix seems to dislike Rose and is intent on avoiding her and Rose doesn't know why.
I would have definitely liked Phoenix's point of view to understand what was going on in his head. He's got a quiet strength to him and I would have loved delving into his mind. But the book goes completely from Rose's point of view which was still fun because she is always up to something in some kind of adventure.
Aprille Legacy has created an interesting realm. I loved the small small details which have been shown. I really liked Rose and her group of friends. There is so much more to be found out and many secrets to be revealed in the next installment hopefully. Overall, I enjoyed reading Soul Fire and would recommend it to young adult fantasy fans.
*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.