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Wicked Like a Wildfire

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Magical twins chase a family curse in absorbing fantasy.

Book Lana Popovic Fantasy 2017
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This debut fantasy draws the reader in with its engaging, magical teen characters, unusual setting, and vividly evoked, witchy folklore. Wicked Like a Wildfire's intriguing mystery and thickening plot keep the pages turning. Author Lana Popovic is particularly good at bringing the mountainous beauty of Montenegro to life: Don't be surprised if you find yourself adding it to your bucket list.

Iris and Malina are exotic yet relatable characters. Teen fantasy fans will easily overlook the overused lip biting and nails digging into clenched fists, and the all-too-common device of the heroine not knowing that her best friend is totally in love with her. Nearly every other aspect of the story has fresh appeal, from Iris and Malina's particular abilities to the way everything is steeped in rich, exotic folklore. Planned as the first of two volumes, the book has a cliffhanger ending that will have readers eager for the rest of the story.

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