Ignite the Sun by Hanna C. Howard ~ Review

My Review: 

In a land of darkness, the truth of one girl's heritage brings hope...and light.

Filled with magical creatures oppressed by a literally dark world, including nymphs, naiads, elves, banshees, this book is a tale of hope and good versus evil, or quite literally dark versus light. 

On her sixteenth birthday, Siria learns a truth that sends her fleeing for her life in search of the truth, along with the only people that she can trust. I liked how this book chose to use magical creatures that aren't featured as much as others are in fantasy, and I wasn't expecting that, so that ending up being intriguing. This book plays a lot with common tropes and themes, like dark versus light (literally), the chosen one, and I can't say that any of these was really done in a wholly unexpected way. I wanted so much to love this book, but I had trouble with the pacing, and thought that there were parts that lagged while they were travelling, but then I felt like the ending was rushed as a result, with pages of undisguised information dumping to explain the world and rules of the magic. 

I loved originality of the sun children and their powers, as well as the use of a plethora of magical beings. This was a quick read, both innovative and in other ways expected. I think that there was a good premise, with a solid theme, but it left me wishing for more layers in some areas.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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