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Finally! The sequel! I waited a long time for this one ^^ And I’m so glad it didn’t disappoint me! Usually, when I can’t wait to read the next book of a book I’ve loved, my expectations are so high that it ends up in me being very disappointed. Fortunately I loved this one very much ^^
At the start of this one you already have to cope with a very shocking incident. How Ari deals with it afterwards, is written very well. It’s very credible and it made it very easy for me to put myself in her place. She grows tremendously in this book. In Smoking Fire I got the idea that she stood back and let everything happen, but now she’s ready to take the reins and make decisions! Love it! I really like heroines who know what they want ^^
I’m slowly getting annoyed with Charlie. More and more he’s starting to behave like an egoist. Okay, the death of his brother was very traumatic, but because of it he treats Ari very badly. And he refuses to see that some things can be very addicting and therefore not good for you. It wasn’t very interesting or thrilling to read a part of the story through his eyes. Normally I tend to have a lot of sympathy for the loosing side of the love triangle, but not this time -.- Good riddance!
Talking about the love triangle, Jai on the other side has also had to endure his fair share of traumatic experiences for his family. And he didn’t turn in an asshole. So he deserves someone who loves him all the more. In this book you ind out why he rejected Ari in the first place, although he finally starts paying more attention to her ^^
The story also gets more engrossing. More and more hints are dropped and you find out more how the events happened. Although the hints also make me have more and more questions ^^ The Jinn stay as mysterious as they are and it’s still hard to find out on which side each one is, which makes reading this story the more exiting ^^
3 HEARTS. It’s a an amusing book to read. Charlie, however made reading it less fun, therefore no higher rating. The story gets mor engrossing and ends in a huge cliffhanger, which makes me very curious to the next book ^^