Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Daughter of the Flames
Author: Zoe Marriott
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Summary: What if your deadliest enemy were the only one who could save you?
Inside an ancient temple in the mountains, fifteen-year-old Zira trains in the martial arts to become a warrior priestess who can defend the faith of the Ruan people. Bearing a scar on her face from the fire that killed her parents, the orphaned Zira is taught to distrust the occupying Sedornes. Terror strikes when the forces of the tyrannical Sedorne king destroy the only home she knows. To survive, Zira must unravel the secrets of her identity, decide her people’s fate — and accept her growing feelings for a man who should be her enemy.
Review: Ninja warrior girl who's been raised in seclusion and finds out that she's a princess but must save her kingdom from a tyrant? Count me in. Thankfully, the romance is a small part of the book and stems more from Zira's need to save her people. The book started off with some awesome fight scenes, then Zira stopped being able to defend herself and became a pawn in someone else's game. Just when I was about to lose hope of our dear heroine's story getting a good rating, the fighting started up again. Ninja warrior Zira had returned!