Aug 25, 2012

"Firelight" by Kristen Callihan (ARC)

Title: Firelight

Author: Kristen Callihan

Series: Darkest London #1

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Imprint: Forever

Publication date: February 1st, 2012

ISBN: 9781455508594

(Book read from an e-copy acquired through NetGalley from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.) 

My rating: 4.5 of 5 


London, 1881

Once the flames are ignited . . .

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.
They will burn for eternity . . .

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.


My Thoughts on the Book:

Firelight is a historical paranormal romance, and a book that I loved. The basic idea is based on the Beauty & the Beast fairy tale, but in a way you could never have guessed, but Firelight is a story of its own. 
First, I have to mention that I absolutely loved Kristen Callihan's writing style. I loved the way she captured the atmosphere of the setting & everything that happened in the story, and got me wrapped up in the story & the characters, and loving every second of it!
Second, I loved the story. I won't go into details, but it was so good, the reason why exactly Archer is hiding himself behind a mask was quite unexpected, although some things I guessed, some I didn't, the mystery about who's the killer & why, so good & surprising, and I absolutely loved the ending, it was so great.     
I loved both Miranda & Archer as characters, and I loved them together, so overall, quite great & surprising book, and one of my favourite reads, definitely a book I'd read again, and I highly recommend it.  



  1. Great review, Aleksandra! I love the sound of paranormal paired with historical! Two of my favourite genres added together!! OMG, and it's based on a fairy tale too. Even better. Miranda and Archer sound like a really great pair too! Thanks for sharing the review!

  2. This series is on my TBR list, and I happy to see how much you enjoyed it!! Can't wait to read it!