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10 thoughts on “Fire girl

  1. Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence says:

    I asked Celyn what she wanted to give the book and she grinned as hard at 1 as at 5 Since she's not cooperating I'm giving it a 4 from me A rounded up 4There are uite a few things to like about this book I chose it because I had been reading Celyn Harry Potter Percy Jackson and a series of other tales with male main characters and I wanted something with a girl front and centre And I got thatOne of the things that pulled it down a bit for me were writing uirks There were a number of similes that really didn't work for meinch long thorns threaded through the foliage like parasitic wormsreally? Inch long thorns like wiggly worms?And our fire girl witch gets a familiar a dormouse Now every single time the thing is mentioned and it is mentioned A LOT we get to hear that it is snuggled in her hair behind her ear Every time Not once not six times than twenty It felt like a lot I did like the part where the chief baddie steals his line from Darth Vader I find your lack of faith disturbing noisy inhaleIt's hard to judge the target age for the book which in places is uite cutesie primarily the dormouse interactions but is pretty gruesome in others with some parts that are straight horrorThe story is engaging and imaginative The characters never really drew me in to the point where the emotive parts really hit home but your mileage may varyAnyway if you fancy some YA aimed at perhaps the 10 14 bracket and ripe with demons witches witch hunters spells death and dormice well one then give this a try Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes


  2. Ben Alderson Ben Alderson says:

    A beautiful adventure filled with everything a magical story needsI have been blown away by this middle grade I believe it may actually be my favourite middle grade book I have read so farRich magical setting with a detailed web of colourful charactersA talking grumpy dormouse to a fiery strong young witchThis is a story of what you would do for the ones you loveThis is brilliant for children to read and be exposed to Brilliant role models and life lessons woven into the stunning story


  3. Lily Lily says:

    This book is actually one of the most gorgeous and captivating middle grade stories I have ever read Seriously who says books written to target a younger audience can’t still be utterly amazing and wholly engaging Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs is pure proof that regardless of the type of book target audience or genre age really is no barrier when it comes to enjoying a good story And what a stunning book this is filled with all the right fantasy elements woven together to form a surprisingly fantastic tale; witchcraft and demons action and adventure a richly imagined world and a cast of memorable characters Fire Girl is set in an alternative history England in which witchcraft is illegal and Magic wielders live in hiding fearful of capture by trained Witch Hunters in the aftermath of their defeat in the Witch Wars It features a hilariously snarky dormouse familiar called Bramley who is actually the BEST CHARACTER EVER seriously love this little guy a strong female protagonist 12 year old Hazel Hooper who wields brilliant but deadly fire magic as well as an epic adventure in the form of a desperate rescue mission to save Hazel’s mother Hecate after she is kidnapped by a demonI can safely say that as a child obsessed with fantasy worlds I would have adored this book; it is just my kind of story Hazel is a great main character tenacious and brave and so very relatable especially for young girls I can just imagine a younger version of myself being sucked into her adventure and wishing for my own magical powers The story is fast paced and easily accessible to younger readers with lots of witty dialogue and some darker elements that really add to this tangible sense of threat and momentum throughout the narrative Ralphs has also managed to subtly include a number of important themes and lessons that really speak to the power of fantasy stories fairy tales and fables to act as instructive and moral teachings and further illustrate their value and place in children’s literature I think the real stand out in this book is the world building which is so compelling and imaginative I loved the little snippets of the world’s history and teachings that heralded the start of each chapter they really added to the complexity and depth of the story There was just something about this world that felt so real and possible While a lot of the fantasy elements will be familiar to regular readers of the genre that is what makes this book such a great introduction for younger readers and will undoubtedly bring its older audience right back to their childhood and those first precious fantasy stories that you never will uite let go of Fire Girl may be a middle grade fantasy don’t let it fool you this book is such a genuinely great read one that is sure to stick in your mind well past finishing the last page I absolutely recommend it for younger readers keen to explore the fantasy genre


  4. SFReader SFReader says:

    This children's fantasy offering is interesting It is an alternative history set in the aftermath of the English Civil War during the Protectorate when Oliver Cromwell is ruling Except what sparked this version of the Civil War isn't the Divine Right of Kings and Charles I's stubborn insistence on trying to wrest control away from Parliament it is the Witch Wars where Charles' refusal to hound witches to extinction is the cause of the warTwelve year old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother Hecate She's desperate to meet new people and find out about the world And than anything she wants to be a witch But when her mother is kidnapped by a demon everything changes Suddenly Hazel is alone in the world Well not uite alone For it turns out that Hazel does have magic she's just not very good at controlling it And she may have accidentally created a grumpy familiar in the form of a dormouse called BramleyRead at SFReadercom Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs


  5. Mel Hartman Mel Hartman says:

    It's not amazing but it's certainly not bad It took a bit for me to get into it and the writing style is definitely different than I'm used to reading but I can definitely see it being a good read for a young teen I'm definitely going to be finding the second one in the series as the ending of this one really just reads like a chapter ended and a new one is about to begin It's not the way I'd like to see it end and the ending seems rather lackluster but it's not bad just different I'd recommend a readEdited to add The cover is the whole reason I picked this up I LOVE it


  6. Reem Reem says:

    I reallly loved this one It has some lovely characters especially the heroine smooth writing interesting plot and most importantly uick paced events Even the cover looks admirable Sadly I don't see it getting the recognition it deserves Highly recommended for younger readers and for those whole love magical stories that are good uick and easy to read


  7. Viviane Viviane says:

    This was fun A great start to an adventure I am very much going to follow into the second book While I found the opening a bit speedy it was overall well paced and the further you get into the story the you can't help but wanting to keep reading Each chapter moves the story along nicely though with the uotes opening them I missed the fact that there were chapter headings for uite a while Ups and ah wellOur main character growing up in a secluded glade brought up a few uestions and sometimes that created moments of 'huhwouldn't she?' in my head It didn't detract from the story though but I still think that set up has its pitfallsI loved the fact that the author managed to keep Hazel the one centre stage rather than having the adults take over as they could have a few times It felt well planned and creative full of twists and turns to keep you engagedCan I also just say how much I love the cover and overall book design? It is lovely and I am so glad I got to read the paperback version with Bramley keeping me company on each page


  8. Christina Reid Christina Reid says:

    Enjoyed this than I had expected to had never heard of it but picked it up in my local library The age of the protagonist Hazel and the cute familiar Bramley a dormouse as well as the placement in the children's section made me think of it as aimed for the Middle Grade audience However there are some surprisingly dark scenes so I would recommend pre reading if you are reading to a class below Year 5 or are passing on to a sensitive childI enjoyed Hazel as a character as I felt she was strong but believable I found her mother uite frustrating as she could probably have avoided some problems if she had only taught her daughter and communicated with her about what the threats of the outside world My favourite character was Titus White so I am hoping to find out about him in the next book in the series


  9. Bella Knighton Bella Knighton says:

    This book wasn’t one that made me cry or think deeply but it’s a book I can read over and over again and never get tired of It’s Matt Ralph’s debut novel and it doesn’t get half the recognition that it should because the mix of magic and deeper themes had me raving about it for weeks I don’t know what it is about characters named Hazel but they always seem to be the stars of the best novels Titus is one of my favourite mentor characters and I gained a new found love for old bitter guys who take young girls in as their pseudo daughters and the mix of demons and witch hunters made it a joy to read


  10. Amy Thomas Amy Thomas says:

    25 3About 27?


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Fire girl ❰Download❯ ➾ Fire girl Author Matt Ralphs – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A fiery girl A grumpy dormouse Prepare for a magical adventureTwelve year old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother Hecate She's desperate to meet new A fiery girl A grumpy dormouse Prepare for a magical adventureTwelve year old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother Hecate She's desperate to meet new people and find out about the world And than anything she wants to be a witch But when her mother is kidnapped by a demon everything changes Suddenly Hazel is alone in the world Well not uite alone For it turns out that Hazel does have magic she's just not very good at controlling it And she may have accidentally created a grumpy familiar in the form of a dormouse called BramleyDetermined to rescue her mother the young witch and her mouse set out to track down the demon and find Hecate However it turns out that life outside the Glade is far dangerous than Hazel ever could have imagined Witch Hunters are everywhere and the witches are using demons to fight backLuckily for Hazel she manages to enlist the help of a handsome boy called David and his drunken master Titus White who are expert demon huntersAnd witch finders.