Fire in the Woods
September 23, 2014
Action & Adventure
Fire in the Woods
by Jennifer Eaton
"Fast paced, light read" By JJ Smit 1 year ago
I have to admit that I don’t usually pick up a paranormal novels that revolves around aliens. Vampires, yes. Werewolves, yes. Angels and Demons, yes. Aliens? Not so much. But FIRE IN THE WOODS might just have changed my mind, and maybe next time I won’t be so hesitant when I see a paranormal novel that features some sexy, swoon-worthy aliens.
I immediately liked Jess’ character. She’s not your average teen whose main concern is lipstick and miniskirts. She’s witty and adventurous, which is a slight problem since her dad is a Major and very protective. The only problem I did have with her is the whole ‘meet a stranger in the woods while a fugitive is on the run and take him to my home’ thing. I couldn’t help but think, ‘Um, that’s dumb.’ But other than that, I liked her.
David was a good character. I had a little trouble connecting with him since he seemed a little… well… boring. But his character did fit well into the plot, and it made sense for him to be the way he is. Yet, I still would have preferred him to have a little more spunk and confidence… just a little.
The romance between them was quite good, although I did feel like it happened a little fast. Jess sees David for a few times, talks to him for a few times and then BAM – there’s this romance thing happening. But then, this a Young Adult novel, and aren’t all teenagers that way? Fall in love really fast? So again, it does fit in to the genre well.
The author’s writing was great in terms of it being extremely easy to read, and I will definitely look out for more of her books.
Overall, FIRE IN THE WOODS, was a good read and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fast paced, light YA read.