Series: Midnight Fire, #4
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published by Self Published on April 3, 2013
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"All it did was remind Kira that time was running out. That she needed to choose. Or a lot more than a forest would burn. The whole world would crumble."
Aldrich escaped…again. Tristan forgot…everything. And Luke, well, Luke was getting more than a little impatient. But those were the least of Kira’s concerns, because something else happened in England—something she was trying desperately to forget. A wedge of evil had lodged itself in her heart, a little black hole had nestled into her flames, and it wasn’t going away—not anytime soon…and maybe not ever.
Scorch is the fourth and final book in the thrilling Midnight Fire Series. It is approximately 65,000 words.
Warning: if you have NOT read the previous three books, this review may contain spoilers. Do yourself a favor and buy the first three… no, just buy all four. Then read the first three, and then read this review. I’ll try not to give anything away but I read the series all in a row so I may let something slip. You have been warned. Moving on…
This is the first YA series in a while that I was unable to put down, and cursed whenever I was interrupted. I was lucky enough to be able to read this entire series in a short period of time, as the previous three books are necessary for the last one to be fully understood. I am very thankful and excited to have been able to add these to my collection of books.
One thing I liked most about this series is that, unlike The Mortal Instruments series, I didn’t want to continuously slap the main characters in this one. Kira is a very relatable character and throughout the series, is understandably upset, confused and reactive to many different crazy situations. The two guys that she is in the love triangle with are both understandable as viable relationships and attraction for her.
Kira finds out that she is a half-and-half conduit: a mixed breed, if you will. The conduits, long ago, were separated into two kinds: Protector and Punisher. The Protectors can channel the sun into flames that only stop a vampire from moving and harming, still believing that a vampire’s soul is there and that they can be saved. Punishers produce fire from their channeling of the sun that burn vampires straight out, believing that the vampire has long since lost its soul and humanity. Kira had parents that were one of each. She is the first of her kind since before history was written down and only speculation and rumors can answer any questions as to what lies ahead for her.
She has Luke and Tristan — Luke is a conduit, like Kira, though he is 100% Protector. Tristan is a vampire. (Spoiler of the first three books: or he was, at least).
Kira returns from London to Sonnyville, Florida (where the Protectors have their compound) and has to face the consequences of all that happened. And to fight the growing darkness inside of her.
I suppose I like Kira so much because she is human (at least, in terms of her personality and reactions to things) and therefore she makes mistakes. She’s not perfect, and she doesn’t have the best judgement, but she knows what she believes is right and fights for it. Surprisingly, not all heroine’s are like that. And for this to be a role model for young girls, I really like that. There also isn’t any crazy sexual stuff going on. The deepest it gets is some heavy petting and make-out sessions. Even better.
The book relies heavily on the fact that good is better than evil and that love conquers all — especially evil. Kira realizes (in book three) that her powers can be used for an amazing amount of good — beyond anything that any other Conduits ever thought. And proves that the Protectors are right and that some vampires ARE still good — though Tristan proves that right off the bat.
I really loved this book and I suggest everyone go and just buy all four books. they are very affordable and published through Amazon.com by Kaitlyn Davis, herself — something that I love seeing. It takes a brave soul to do that and she should be rewarded for her fantastic writing and storytelling. Kira isn’t a human girl who is one dimensional and in love with a vampire. She’s a well-thought out character who comes to life from the pages and steals into your heart. Read the books. Do it.