Review: Josephine Angelini – Firewalker

Witches Do Not Die Quietly
Josephine Angelini

Lily survived fueling her army but is left covered with burns back in her own world with only one mechanic to save her. Good thing that mechanic is Rowan, and he knows how to deal with her not-so-crazy-after-all mother and her supportive sister. When others in her original world are drawn to her for her power, Lily must make a very difficult decision to save her own life and theirs.

25394030Lily is very… cold. I found it difficult to empathise with her because she seemed unchanged by deaths she had caused. Is it simply a side effect of being a witch? Or is it something else about her character that makes her too much like Lillian. They are the same person after all. I don’t think it was all about Lillian manipulating Lily, much as Rowan wanted to blame her.

Carrick, you are wonderfully twisted and I could have heard more from you. Maybe I’m slowly becoming a convert to multiple points of view in a novel… No, not really. It’s just that I needed more than just what I got from Lily to see what the ‘bad guys’ were doing.

I wished that Samantha had been able to find another Rowan in her own world. I wanted to know what had gone on there. Additionally, I wanted to know what had happened to Juliet and Samantha in the old-world. I can’t say too much here without giving away the novel, but you will understand once you read it yourself (I highly recommend it).

Gobble gobble. I couldn’t read this fast enough. And when I finished it, I really regretted reading these two novels without the third and final novel in the trilogy being published! I need it! I can’t wait for it to come and seal up all those odd occurrences for me. 5 stars from me.


Pan Macmillan | 8 September 2015 | AU $16.99 | Paperback

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