Fate of Flames (Effigies, #1) by Sarah Raughley

Fate of Flames (Effigies, #1)Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

High school student Maia Finley has been holding in a secret for a few days now. She knows that one of her idols must have died because now Maia has been chosen to take her place as the new Fire Effigy. There are always four Effigies at any given time and when one dies another young girl will be chosen by fate to inherit the magical abilities of one of the four elements.

When the city of New York comes under attack from phantoms with the protection system down Maia finds herself tossed into the middle of battle without a clue what to do. Luckily Belle, another Effigy shows up and saves the day but it won’t be long until Maia’s secret is out and she is pulled into battle with the other girls and the secret government program, the Sect that is in charge of the Effigies.

Fate of Flames is one of those books that really starts off with a huge bang to really grab a reader’s attention within the first few pages. Being dropped into the middle of a phantom attack you can’t help but wonder what is going on in the story. And steadily over the course of the book everything is developed quite nicely to always kept my attention throughout the book.

My one complaint with this story was that I never found out one thing I was wanting to know when this one ended. It’s not a huge part of the plot but it would have been nice to have it addressed before this one ended but overall this was a wonderful start to a new series and I can’t wait to see what Maia, Belle, Lake and Chae Rin do in the next installment.

Overall, 4.5 stars. Great first book of a new series with just enough to look forward to finding out about in the upcoming books to really be excited to continue.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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4 replies

    • I’m thinking they are like demon type of monsters, explained as they can take any shape etc. and the cities are supposed to be protected but of course it wouldn’t be much of a story if that protection didn’t fail. LOL

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