Rules of Fire

Angel is not your average twenty-one year old. She holds a deep, dark secret from her family and friends and for the last seven years of her life she has secretly followed the seven Rules of Fire. If she doesn’t obey these rules, something as simple as fire could change her life forever.
 
Living these Rules of Fire has caused Angel to live a very burdened and hindered life. In fear of being anywhere near an open flame, she has altered her life drastically and has impacted her family’s life beyond her control. Her life depends on not being near an open flame or smoke and she will do anything she has to in order to save herself and everyone she holds near and dear to her heart.
 
If this isn’t complicated enough for her already, she is being summons by a handsome prince from a far away land. Although this sounds like a fairytale in the making, it is truly a nightmare in every aspect of the word.
 
Does Angel ever finally tell her family and friends what happened to her seven years ago that made her change her life forever? Does Angel remain faithful to the Rules of Fire that she must obey? Where does the handsome prince fit into this puzzle and what does he want from Angel?
 
Ms. Fanning outdid herself yet again with this second story in the series and I found myself glued to the book. The author created a unique storyline and developed colorfully entertaining characters that just jumped off the pages at me. I loved the idea of Angel having to follow the Rules of Fire, but I felt terrible that she had kept her secret from her family and friends for so long. She carried the burden on her shoulders alone and didn’t want to have anyone near and dear to her injured or killed because of this secret. Ms. Fanning had me so engrossed in this wonderful story that I lost track of time and place while I was reading it. I felt as if I was transported right into the storyline with the characters and that I was seeing everything firsthand the entire time. There were quite a few times I found my pulse racing and my heart beating fast as I turned the pages and became more involved within the story. This is definitely a must read and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did. I highly recommend this story and anxiously wait to see what Ms. Fanning will release next.   

Book Blurb for Rules of Fire

Once upon time, a long time ago, in a far away land, a young girl journeyed to a magical desert temple and met a handsome prince.

To most, this sounds like the start of a beautiful fairytale. To me, it’s the start of a horrible nightmare.

My name is Angel, and I am that young girl all grown up. You might have noticed me around. I am that “strange chick” everyone talks about— the one who enters a room and somehow causes all illuminated candles to extinguish. The one who has an irrational fear of salamanders. The one who freaks out and runs away every time she sees a large bird with crimson and gold feathers.

But if you knew the rest of the tale, you would understand.

I have spent the last seven years of my life secretly following the Rules of Fire. My family and friends have no idea of the danger I’m in, nor can they fathom how something as simple and elemental as fire can be my undoing. They don’t know that, just beyond the flickering flames, he beckons me...

And I yearn to go to him.


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2009 5.00