Friday, May 3, 2013

Review: Rebel Fire - Andrew Lane

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (Much better.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Square Fish
Page Count: 342 p.
Buy it: Book Depository | Indie | Amazon
Add it: Goodreads
Sequel to: Death Cloud

Sherlock solved one puzzle only to be thrust into a new one. Now, Sherlock hears that John Wilkes Booth is alive and in England. He hears there's a conspiracy afoot, since Sherlock's brother has asked Amyus Crowe to attend to the matter. Sherlock can't resist going to the house he supposedly inhabits and trying to gain a peak at this infamous assassin. Unfortunately, that's where things start to go wrong.  Sherlock gets into a heap of trouble and my have to travel across the Atlantic to get himself back out of it.

Can I just start by mentioning how disgusting leeches are. You may be thinking to yourself "Britt, what do leeches have to do with this book review?". In which I would reply..."Everything". The UK title of this book is Red Leech and that is what this story opens with. A huge, fat, disgusting, blood-sucking leech. If you're still with me though let me say that regardless of that quite gross beginning (and middle-ish ends bits) this book was just as amazing as the first.

Sherlock is a magnet for trouble and is inquisitive by nature and those things just don't mix well for a person. He is constantly inserting himself where he doesn't belong. Even though he often makes the mess in the first place, he is always eager to help clean up. Which makes him a good character that you don't have to hate for being so troublesome.

This series is just a lot of fun and this novel caused my heart pound a bit because I just wasn't sure how they were going to get out of some of the situations. I mean, obviously Sherlock will survive, because there are more books and he becomes an adult, but Matty and Virginia's fates aren't so secure. Read this series. Now. Seriously, you won't regret it.

First Line:
"James Hillager thought he was hallucinating when he first saw the giant leech."

Favorite Line:
"'That isn't a logical course of action. Just Give in; it'll be easier and less painful.'
'You promised me that before,' Sherlock panted, 'and you lied.'"

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