This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
The symbolism in the title of this spellbinding novel caught my attention and I was irresistibly pulled to it. In The Midst of Fire: A Novel by Sierra Kay surpassed my expectations, a story that features great characters, two powerfully contrasting settings, and a conflict that readers will enjoy; it’s a well-crafted suspense story that explores the art of survival. Seraphina Glen has been a fighter and a survivor all her life, accustomed to a milieu where the strong survive and the weak barely fit in. Things suddenly change for her when she transitions from her old and difficult lifestyle, moving into a plush neighborhood with her husband and twin teenage stepchildren. But things change even more when her new husband fails and she finds herself with him and the teenage children living in her old house. When those she loves are threatened, she stands up to fight, and this isn’t just a fight for her: it is payback! But is she ready for the repercussions of her decision?
Sierra Kay is good at creating memorable characters and she thrusts them into action against the backdrop of exciting settings. I loved the fact that the story started with the introduction of the protagonist, and the author immediately draws the reader’s attention to the contrast between the protagonist’s old lifestyle and what she is transitioning to. In The Midst of Fire: A Novel is conflict-driven and readers will love the depth of character development as well as the twists in the plot. Seraphina reminded me of some of the tough people I have met in my life. The story feels real, thanks to Kay’s storytelling skills. It is enjoyable and entrancing; great writing, great plot!