Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Arson by Estevan Vega

Title: Arson
Author: Estevan Vega
Published: May 4, 2010
Book Description:
ARSON GABLE FEELS LIKE A FREAK. HE CAN CREATE FIRE. HE NEVER ASKED FOR IT. HE NEVER WANTED IT. BUT HE CAN'T SHUT IT OFF.


Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl--who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin--moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. After years of living in fear, he will be forced to confront his haunting past and embrace the unknown as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Edgy, realistic, and breathtaking, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated teenager with unimaginable ability, is set to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.


My Thoughts::


I can't say I hate this book but I can't say I like it too. Maybe there are really some books out there that isn't for you and this book is that one for me. I think this book is just polarizing either you like it or you don't like it. 

What I like about it:

- The fact that he has a power is something I like. And it is fire. Although somewhat destructive (I prefer waterbending haha) I think it is still a cool power.
- The protagonist is a male.
- The fact the he has some kind of struggle to control his power is also a plus since it is just normal for someone to not master his power at the start.

What I find not interesting:

- I think the writing style isn't suited for me.
- I don't like the characters around Arson and Emery specially grandmother. She was irritating for me in some way.
- Romance is somewhat a bigger percentage in the story.

So I give this a score in the middle. I give it 3 whales.




5 comments:

  1. I didn't love this one but I did enjoy it. I agree the fire ability is really awesome and I love male POVs. I plan to read the sequel soon I think I'll like it better going by the ending. Great review!

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    1. @Giselle thanks for liking the review :D Hope you enjoy reading the second book :D

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  2. That sucks that it wasn't as good as you thought it would be. I've heard other people think it wasn't amazing, but not terrible too. I like the fact that the MC is male and that he has a fire power, so maybe I'll still try this out.
    Great review! :)

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    1. @Addie R. yes there's no harm in still trying it out.. I think you might like it :D Thanks btw :D
      -Book Hoarder-

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  3. I like the concept of this one, but I can't get past the MC's name!

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