Review: Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister

Posted 15 May, 2011 by Amanda / 0 Comments

Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister (Aisling Grey, #2)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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Finished Reading: 5/10/2011
In six words: It’s official. I’ve been sucked in.

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Book Order

1) You Slay Me
2) Fire Me Up
3) Light My Fire
4) Holy Smokes


Aisling Grey is back-and in more trouble than ever. She thought being a courier would be easy. It’s not. She thought being a Guardian would come naturally. It doesn’t. She thought she could get out of being a wyvern’s mate. She can’t. And she never thought she’d be irresistible to men. But she is.

Why I Read This Book and General Thoughts

After reading the first book, I jumped right into the second, finishing it in less than 24 hours after starting the first.  Finishing my thesis and being off for two full weeks is going straight to my head, and I’m engaging in a full-blown book bender.  This is the perfect series to read while spending long hours being a lazy reading bum.

A More In-Depth Look

Aisling is back and slightly less clueless than before.  She’s attending a conference, looking for a mentor to teach her how to harness her Guardian powers.  Rather than having any luck, she seems to be tied to a couple murdered Guardians.  Lucky, Aisling is not.  She’s also far out of her depth when it comes to dealing with dragons – and a certain green dragon in particular.  We don’t see as much of Jim, Aisling’s demon in Newfoundland form, as the first book.  In some ways, Jim reminds me of Bartimaeus from Jonathan Stroud’s series.  Rene the French taxi driver is back, which is interesting, since the book is set in Budapest.  There were enough subtle hints in this book to make me think that Rene is more than just a taxi driver.  Well, I had considered it in the first book, too, but the hints were stronger in this book.

You Might Enjoy This Book If…

Like Stephanie Plum type characters?  Then you’ll like this series.  And if you don’t know Stephanie Plum, you should read that series, too.


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