- Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
- Publishing Date: June 8, 2021
Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.
Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.
Content Warnings: violence, torture, animal cruelty (a dragon), mentions of racism, descriptions of anxiety/panic attacks, character death, unwanted sexual advance on a minor–very brief and involves face/arm touching only (Chapter 17)
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I love dragons and I’m always very eager to read any and all dragon-themed fantasy books that I find. Fire with Fire is no exception and it did not disappoint at all.
Fire with Fire follows two very different sisters, Eden and Dani. They both grew up training to follow in their parent’s footsteps, but couldn’t be more different from each other. Eden, the older sister, has always worked hard to be the best, to be like her mother, and become the best in the field, worthy of the family name. But her constant search for validation has led her to become very insecure and full of self-loathing, and to be plagued by severe anxiety. Dani, on the other hand, doesn’t care much for it and has always just wanted a normal life. This difference between their ambitions and desires has created a rift between them.
The plot just kept surprising me when I thought I’d figured out what would happen next. But this is more of a character-driven story that focuses on the relationship between these two sisters, and what an emotional rollercoaster! This sibling relationship was well-portrayed, showing the messy, bickering side of things as well and the love and deep emotional connection between the two in such a raw manner.
I could really relate to some of Eden’s feelings (the anxiety rep was spot-on for me), but ultimately, I became more attached to Dani and her perspective.
In this story, there is a slightly different approach to the concept of dragons than what I’m used to reading, and there was such an interesting dynamic between humans and dragons in this book that, at its core, it probably represents several real-world conflicts. It was interesting to see both perspectives in a fictional context.
Overall, Fire with Fire is a rather thought-provoking and unique dragon-themed fantasy that touches themes of growth, self-discovery, and the struggles of dealing with expectations and anxiety. I really enjoyed it! I rated this book: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.
I would also recommend Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz or House of Dragons by Emily Cluess if you liked Fire With Fire or vice versa.
*Latinx rep, anxiety rep. See content warnings above.*
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