Title: Immortal Fire
Author: Annette Marie
Series: Red Winter Trilogy #3
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.
Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.
As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other.
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I just adore this series and this finale was the whole nine yards and then some. Seriously, more people need to read this.
I can’t get over of this riveting, action-packed, adorably romantic and hope-inspiring story. If there is one way to end a series, this is it and I loved everything about it.
The transformation of the main character, Emi, is on point in this series. It’s a realistic progression from a meek, obedient girl to a fierce, powerful woman, but it never feels rushed or inappropriate. We gradually see Emi become more confident in not just her powers, but herself, which is a huge plus.
And with confidence comes more conflict. Immortal Fire, similar to its predecessors, is filled with action and thrill. You think you’ll be bored? Think again, because before you can catch your breath after a particularly grueling suspense scene, you’re thrown into another life-or-death situation. There are emotionally-packed moments as well. The fear of losing yourself and loved ones, and farewells to friends brought the fast paced down to bring light to the relationships between the characters.
And Shiro. Shiro, Shiro, Shiro. If there ever was a troubled man, it was Shiro, but his humor was kept alive even in the darkest of times. #TeamShiro.
I loved every moment of Immortal Fire. I don’t have any complaints though I should warn some of you, the romance can get a little heavy in this one, but don’t be dissuade. It’s a wonderful book and I’m said to say goodbye to these characters, but the ending was perfect so I’m happy and ready for Annette Marie’s next series.
Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, which includes the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night. Her first love is fantasy, a limitless realm of creativity where she can break all the boring rules of real life, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every single book.
Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of northern Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness — sorry, cat — Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.
To find out more about Annette and her books, visit her website at www.authorannettemarie.com.