Fate of Flames

Fate of Flames

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Before they can save the world from the monstrous phantoms, four girls who have the power to control the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water must first try to figure out how to work together.
When Phantoms-- beasts made from nightmares and darkness-- suddenly appeared, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. When one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power. Now, with technologies in place to protect the world's major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have become international celebrities, their feats televised and talked about in online fandoms. When Maia unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy, and an army of Phantoms prepare for attack, there isn't much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together before the world is destroyed forever.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, [2016]
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781481466776
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: Y RAUGHLEY, S


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Jan 13, 2020

The main character is kind of pathetic. She is a cringey fan-girl who runs away screaming at any sign of danger and then gets mad at everybody else for not risking their lives to save the world. This would be fine if there was actual character development throughout the story, other than her realizing that she shouldn't have been so judgy about Lake (while also being super judgy about everyone else). It makes her very unlikable and not as relatable as the author had probably been aiming for.

Jul 22, 2019

a pretty good debut. easy read. may have to get book 2 sometime when i have time to read it

Oct 15, 2018

Four girls with the power to control the elementsー fire, water, earth and air, fight to save the world from phantoms, the creatures who are capable of destroying the earth. But with great power comes great responsibility.
Maia Finley, a teenage girl, has just been given the power to create and manipulate fire. She and the other three girls, also known as the Effigies, must combine forces to defeat Saul, a boy who seems to be able to control the phantoms. But that task may be harder than the Effigies thought.

This book was very diverse, which was wonderful. Each girl came from a different country, i.e., France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. I think that it’s great that one of the characters came from Canada since a lot of YA novels have American characters.

Even though I don’t have incredible powers, I could really relate to the characters in this book. The anger and sadness that they felt throughout the book felt quite authentic.

What I also really loved about this book was that there was enough romance in it to make it interesting, but not so much that it took over the book. Some of the YA science-fiction and fantasy books I have recently read seem to have been taken over by all the romance. The plot and the good against evil just drowned in all the love, which was frustrating for me.

Fate of Flames is an action-packed and fast-paced novel. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you like science-fiction, fantasy, romance and even a little bit of mystery, you will most definitely like this book.

May 25, 2018

This book had a very good plot. The only thing I did not like, though, was that there were a lot of cuss words.

Apr 27, 2017

This book rocks! I can't wait for the next book(s) to come out.

Jan 06, 2017

Look forward to reading more from this series


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Jan 15, 2019

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