Saturday, September 16, 2006

BOOK REVIEW: Light My Fire by Katie MacAlister

Light My Fire, the third novel in Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey, Guardian series, may just be her best yet. Aisling, demon lord, Guardian, and wyvern’s mate, has just moved to London to finally receive some much-needed training on the duties and powers of a Guardian. From almost the moment she arrives at her mentor Nora’s house, events just keep getting stranger.

Jim, her trusty demon sidekick, manages to eat the imp king, ensuring Aisling a spot on the imp kingdom’s most wanted list. Drake, the sexy wyvern Aisling can’t resist, has just shown up in London and, in addition to making her pulse race, he tells her that the red dragons have just declared war on them. Dmitri, Drake’s cousin, is challenging him for leadership of the sept and refuses to acknowledge Aisling as Drake’s mate. Then again, Aisling isn’t sure she wants to be Drake’s mate since he’s sure to break her heart for a third time.

Almost from the opening pages, Light My Fire moves at breakneck speed. Aisling exists in a swirling mass of utter chaos, with crazy things happening to her at almost every turn. In the Aisling Grey, Guardian series, MacAlister has given herself ample room to stretch her humour muscles – and she has proven she has a deft comedic touch.

MacAlister carefully balances this series between extremes: the comedy against the blazing passion of Aisling and Drake’s relationship; the exasperation most feel around Aisling against her own determination to gain experience as a Guardian; and the large cast of secondary characters and supplementary plot lines against the story of Aisling’s development into her place in the Otherworld. The result is, in this reviewer’s opinion, the strongest book yet in this fantastic series.

New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister writes historical, contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romances (as Katie Maxwell), paranormal thrillers, and historical mysteries. Last of the Red-Hot Vampires, the next Dark Ones romance, will be published in May 2007.

Read the review at Curled Up with a Good Book.

ISBN10: 0451219821
Publisher: NAL Signet Eclipse
Publication Date: November 7, 2006
Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Author Website:
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Aisling Grey, Guardian Series:
1. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
2. Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister
3. Light My Fire by Katie MacAlister



Susan Helene Gottfried said...

This is one of those series I need to start reading... which is the first again? Do you think it'd be helpful if you listed the previous books when you review a book in a series (I'm just thinking aloud here. Feel free to ignore me)?

Anyway, once I can get into the relays again, I'll set about finding these. :D

Janelle Martin said...

Great idea Susan! I've just gone back and added that.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I just noticed it as I was scrolling down and I thought, "Did I miss seeing that before?"

Glad you liked the idea. :D