HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Flames in the Midst by Sarah Reckenwald
Loading...

Flames in the Midst

by Sarah Reckenwald

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
181561,019 (4)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

My review: Flames in the Midst is the debut novel of Sarah Reckenwald and a fabulous start! I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely going to be reading the next book in the series.
Jade is an interesting character, different from many lead female characters. She is a bit socially awkward and has lived her life a bit distanced from the rest of her peers, purposefully. She is young, but mature because of the life she has led with a world view that is different from most girls her age. I actually found that a refreshing change, to be less focused on romance and more on life itself. This is not to say that there isn't romance and steaminess, however! There definitely was and it was great! I just liked that there was more to her character.

There was a lot of back and forth in time with this book, but it was seamlessly done. Many times, that back and forth can be confusing and a little distracting, but, because of the underlying theme of the book, it was perfect. Much of it takes place in modern-day Saint Augustine, Florida (the author's hometown) but much of it was in the Salem, Massachusetts of the witch trials. I really liked that fact that it was a well-researched book with accurate facts. Too many times, poor research leads to distracting moments when inaccurate details are written as fact.

Things to love about Flames in the Midst...

--Jade. She was likable and well-rounded and strong and everything some female heroines of this genre are not. There was none of the overly emotional "Bella of Twilight" attitude and I respected that!
--The blending of history with modern times. The time travel was an intricate part of the story and it added a whole other layer to the whole story.

Things I wanted more of...

--Other characters. There were so many potentially interesting characters throughout the book. We got to learn a little about a lot of them, but I would love to know more!

My recommendation: If you like witchy books with mystery and intrigue, this is a good book to pick up! ( )
  Kiki870 | Aug 12, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,329,533 books! | Top bar: Always visible