Hey blog-readers! It's Mhairi here. Hope your summer is going well!
Today I’m reviewing a book through Lola’s blog tours: ‘Indestructible’ by Emma L. Adams.
Indestructible is a classic YA. Its protagonist, Leah, learns that she is part of the mysterious Pyros, a group who wields fire to protect the barren landscape from Fiends. Leah survives an energy blast, the only one of her group who does. She is immediately thrust into a chase with the monstrous Fiends, where she is saved by a pair of red cloaked strangers.
Taken to their base, she learns she is one of the Pyro’s. A world of warfare, family, and fire whirls around her as the Pyros rage their fights against the Fiends and their mysterious leader.
With the reclusive but powerful Cas and the base leader Murray, who keeps many secrets, she will uncover plots beyond her imagination, all of which relate to the illusive Transcendent.
I really liked the pacing of this book! It is unfailingly energetic, so if you are looking for a book to binge read this is it.
You know who you are rooting for from the first scene. The grossly humanoid Fiends have brute strength on their side, but with magical weapons and intrinsic Fire, they are no match, even, for the amateur Leah. Her pluck and strength are offset by her normality. You can empathize with her, be frustrated at her failings. Maybe you too have what seems like insurmountable struggles in your life. This book is about finding that indestructible (hehe see what I did there) piece of yourself that will carry you through the biggest obstacles.
Indestructible by Emma L Adams
Indestructible (Indestructible #1)
by Emma L. Adams
Genre: post-apocalyptic Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Two years ago, the fiends invaded, with a devastating explosion that split the world in two. Even now, energy blasts strike without warning, destroying everything in their paths. The fiends hunt anyone unlucky enough to escape.
My name is Leah. An energy blast killed my group. It should have killed me, too. Instead, I woke up alone in the wilderness, stalked by the fiends.
My only hope is the red-cloaked strangers who call themselves the Pyros. They can do the impossible and make flames shoot from their hands. Right now, my one chance for safety -- and revenge -- is with them.
But they’re keeping secrets from me. Like those skeletons hidden under their base. And the reasons I developed a psychic link with someone who can’t stand the sight of me -- after he saved my life.
If I don’t uncover the truth about why the world ended the first time, my new safe haven might go up in smoke…
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).
Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and sarcasm. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.