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Firelight by Kristen Callihan~ Review

Firelight by Kristen Callihan~ ReviewAuthor: Kristen Callihan
Title: Firelight
Series: Darkest London #1
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 400
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
London, 1881Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.They will burn for eternity . . . Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Evernight, Moonglow, Forevermore
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This was a riveting read and was hard to put down. I really enjoyed reading Firelight. The story was a great mix of mystery, action and romance. Kristen Callihan is a great storyteller.

Miranda and Benjamin Archer are the perfect couple. Their relationship was more real and was done right. I really liked that Miranda was very relatable and likable. Miranda is a strong, independent and caring. Her character has went through some serious things in her life and Benjamin Archer saves her from that. Benjamin in the perfect gentleman. He is kind, loving and respectful. He loves Miranda and wants to protect her from danger. These were the two characters that you fall for.

My favorite part of the story is the love scene where Miranda finally shows Benjamin her ability to control fire. When she does this she finally sees what Benjamin hid from her. But she shows Benjamin that she doesn’t care because she loves him.

The fight scene between Miranda and the demon that made Archer the way he was shows that true love can conquer evil and last.

I give Firelight 5 stars and recommend this book to people who love paranormal romance and steampunk.

About Kristen Callihan

USA Today bestselling author Kristen Callihan is a writer because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews’ Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.


Misty Gee

I am currently a stay at home mom and I love to read the following types of books: 1. Paranormal Romance 2. Historical Romance (with Highlanders) 3. Some Fantasy (such as David Eddings) 4. Some Horror (such as Stephen King) 5. Urban Fantasy Books that I refuse to read are: 1. Same Sex 2. Political 3. Religious 4. BDSM 5. Self-Help 6. Gore 7. Young Adult Feel free to contact me at if you would like me to consider review of your book. Please read this before sending your request. If your book is part of the list I won't consider reading. Thank You.....

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