Till It Arrives is inspired by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner’s Save the Date feature. Sometimes I read books that are not released anytime soon, but I want to share some of my feelings on the book right away, so Till It Arrives is born! (It also allows me to read books that appear later in my schedule, so that’s awesome too.) Since I don’t usually use GIFs in my reviews, I thought I’ll use plenty of GIFs to describe my feelings for the book I’m talking about in this feature!
Author: Lish McBride
Series: Firebug #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Humor, Horror
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Ava is a firebug — she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren’t caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of their main hit men…and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not least because her mother’s death was ordered by Venus who is now Ava’s boss.
When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels. She knows very well that you can’t say no to the Coterie and expect to get away with it, though, so she and her friends hit the road, trying desperately to think of a way out of the mess they find themselves in. Preferably keeping the murder to a minimum.
First Sentence: Ryan slammed the book shut and tipped his head back, sprawling on the bench and claiming it as his own.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
A Tale of Info-Dump:
When I first saw that there was a book about a hit man who can set people on fire by will:
When I was met with TONS of info-dump:
When nothing interesting happens in the first half of the book:
When even more info-dump happened:
When I reached the ending that had a very small cliffhanger:
To sum the book up in a GIF: