Friday, April 13, 2012

Review: Ignite (Midnight Fire #1) by Kaitlyn Davis

 I was lucky enough to get a copy through the Read It & Reap group on Goodreads, and, of course, the author

Ignite (Midnight Fire, #1)

Publication Date
October 9th, 2011


Available At
Barnes & Noble

"With one last look, one final search of the lines of his face for some sign, Kira turned and ran away from the sound of the man she loved laughing in the face of her death."

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they're keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan's lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I love prologues that steep the story in a mysterious, tantalizing tone. A teasing snippet that fuels your hunger for more. That's what Kaitlyn Davis did with the prologue of Ignite.

I found Kira to be likable, she catapulted the story forward by being fiercely determined, smart, witty, and fun. The other characters were just as enjoyable, but I have to say that I was disappointed in Emma's (Kira's friend) character. She had moments where she was superbly excellent, but her parts were mostly dominated by the cliche of the overly talkative friend. I also found a tiny inconsistency with Chloe's (Kira's sister)  age, she was either four or five, both ages were stated once. There was a bit of unrealisticness as Kira's parents were never 'parenting', I understand the reasoning behind it, but she was constantly getting into trouble (ie. after curfew, not coming home), but never once suffered any consequences. 

In the first half of Ignite, I was pulled deeply into the emotions surrounding the three main characters. It seemed, though, that near the end the emotions started to taper off, leaving me lacking, but still intrigued. Ignite is a fairly new take on vampires and conduits (aka really cool vampire slayers). The history was well thought-out and the plot had some unexpectedness to it, but at the end, I again felt that it became a little too predictable. The ending gives the reader a complete end, but the knowledge that there is more to come. There were still a few mysteries that were left unsolved that will most likely come to play a bigger part in the future installments. I'm curious to see where the story will lead. I'm crossing my fingers that it's not going to turn out the way the sneak peek suggests. 

Also, I don't want to be too picky, but even though I LOVE the cover, once reading the story, it doesn't quite fit with Kira and the way I imagined her. I get it, it makes complete sense, but she is described to have strawberry-blonde hair. That is not strawberry-blonde(I would know, I had it until my early twenties. And, yes, it was natural.), I would call it copper. Maybe if the colors were mixed a little bit more, not so chunky? I don't know, but it is still a fabulous, eye-catching cover. 


  1. Hi there :) Great review! Also thanks for the follow and I'm now following you back :)

  2. I see you liked the book far more than I did. Unlike you, I didn't find Kira likable at all - yes, she had all the elements of a kickass heroine with a great mystic power. But I don't know, perhaps the writing got to me... every thirtieth word or so must have been Kira: Kira answered, Kira wondered, and so on. Maybe that bothered me. "/
    Also, a new follower here.

    Aleksandra @ Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm

    1. Thanks for the follow :)

      I can definitely see where you are coming from. In one of my reviews I even mentioned that I like first-person more than third-person. Sometimes, though, the third-person is done in a successful way that it's barely noticeable. I have to admit that the third-person in Ignite threw me off a little, I think it would have been better done in first-person.

  3. Hmm, I'm thinking I will probably be skipping this one. It takes a lot for me to get interested in vampires anymore and 'predictable' isn't the way to grab my interest, haha. The cover is nice though. Thanks for the review! :)

  4. Thanks so much for reading the book and for your review!! I really appreciate the honest opinion and I hope you like the second one! Have a great week :)