Girl of Fire by Norma Hinkens
I recently received an Advanced Reader Copy of Girl of Fire by Norma Hinkens. I’ve just recently begun to read her books and I thought the first book I read was good. Wow, I could not put this book down! I had a love/hate relationship when I finished the book. I loved the book so much I wanted it to last forever/ I hated that the book was done and I wanted more! Thankfully, the is Book 1 in a 3 part series called The Expulsion Project.
This book begins years into the past as a group of scientists plot to protect their infant children by jettisoning them off of the planet for a new chance at life on new planets. Fast forward as our main character, Trattora, is intrigued by a ship of oremongers who come looking for supplies to repair their ship and any kind of ore that they can sell. Trattora is the adopted daughter of the chieftain and expected to take the reins as the future ruler of her planet, Cwelt.
Velkan is the serf of the ship’s captain, Sarth. Trattora takes them on a tour of the planet hoping to learn more about Velkan and why he seems familiar. She’s mesmerized by the ship and the idea of being able to travel but her planet doesn’t have a fleet. While they’re away, a enemy ship threatens to take over the planet and imprison her tribe. Trattora devises a plan to go with the oremongers to sell a sample of ore that could possibly earn enough to fund a fleet to protect her planet and her family.
I’d love to share the rest of the story because it’s so awesome but that would be cheating you out of a great read. This is listed as a sci-fi, dystopian thriller trilogy with a whisper of romance. I would say it’s every bit of that and more. The characters and plot meld together nicely and are easily believable. A 10 out of 10, must read, stay up late kind of book!
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I received an ARC of this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.