The overall plot/storyline for The Fire Children was okay. All of the before the dark times came was awesome. We learn a lot about the world these people live in as well as about the fire children themselves. Things started to fall apart after Yulla came above ground and met Ember. There wasn't any insta love but the romance in this moved a little too quickly. It would have been better if it would have been done a little slower. The plot/story after Yulla should have been amazing but it fell short. It became heavy with action and little dialogue, which was shame. I really wish that the publisher would have had the author do a little more with this book because it could have been amazing. But instead it sits.
For me it was more like a 3rd draft than a final story. All in all I think that if this book appeals to you then you should give it a try. Go Into This One Knowing a little insta love, great start bad finish
Two children escape the darkness of their underground dwellings, to find adventure, magic and terrible danger await anyone who ventures above ground.
Fifteen years have passed since Mother Sun last sent her children to walk the world. When the eclipse comes, the people retreat to the caverns beneath the Kaladim, passing the days in total darkness while the Fire Children explore their world. It's death to even look upon them, the stories say.
Despite the warnings, Yulla gives in to her curiosity and ventures to the surface. There she witnesses the Witch Women -- who rumors say worship dead Father Sea, rather than Mother Sun -- capturing one of the Children and hauling her away. Yulla isn't the only one who saw the kidnapping; Ember, the last of the Fire Children, reveals himself to Yulla and implores her to help.
Trapped up above and hunted by the witches and the desert wind, Yulla and Ember must find a way free his siblings and put a stop to the Witch Womens' plans, before they can use the Fire Children to bind Mother Sun herself.
Age Range: 12 and up / Grade Level: 8 and up