Thank you for stopping by and checking out my review of Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan. Tell the Wind and Fire is set to release April 5 2016. You do not want to miss out on this one!
I had the opportunity to ask Sarah a question about her novel
What was your favorite scene to write and why?
I think the scene where we see Carwyn drain our heroine Lucie’s magic. This is not a huge spoiler, guys, I promise! That’s the main function of Dark magicians for Light magicians: that they can drain the power out of Light magicians’ blood when the power build-up gets to be too much. The magic system was meant to be a nod to something they actually did in Charles Dickens’ time: blood letting. They would actually drain people’s blood to get the bad humours out. It 100% did not work: taking sick people’s blood is actually a terrible idea! But it’s something that was done, and—what if it worked, if you did it a certain magical way? Writing about magic is a way of writing about the world, and this was a way to say: people need each other. Very different people can depend on each other. There’s a reason that’s the first scene in which one character is emotionally vulnerable
I absolutely adored this book. I read the entire thing in one sitting. The character's are dynamic and intriguing and the plot is ever shifting. Sarah kept me hooked from the very first sentence until the very last.
I loved her take on a Tale of Two Cities. It was extremely creative and I had no problem being sucked into her world. I honestly didn't want the book to end. There were parts when I wanted to shake Lucie and ask her what the heck she was thinking but her story is one that will make you feel. If you don't feel anything then I do not think you are human. She doesn't want to be the face of Light magic. She just wants to be a young girl in love with her boyfriend Ethan and live her life. But life doesn't always work out the way we want it to. Lucie has to make some decisions that will change her life and everyone around her forever.
Carwyn, oh boy what do I say about Carwyn. He was that character that you wanted to hate so badly but you just can't. His circumstances make it impossible for you not to feel for him and understand that he is the way he is due to his past and upbringing. But as always our dark horse has his own redeeming qualities and to be honest, Carwyn was my favorite character out of the entire book.
I feel like this is a book that I can't say to much about without giving away major spoilers and you all know how much I dislike spoilers. But needless to say this is a fantastic book. Everyone should read this book. This is one that is good for girls and boys.
Sarah did a fantastic job with this story and I highly, highly recommend Tell the Wind and Fire. Bravo Sarah!!