Title: Forbidden Fire (Forbidden, #2)
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Genre: YA paranormal thriller/romance
This sequel to Forbidden Mind is every bit as good as its predecessor. Once again, I found myself caring deeply, not only for the main characters, Drake and Sam, but also for their friends, secondary characters, Lucy and Luke, still trapped inside the Kids-for-Rent school.
Things have got a lot worse since Sam and Drake’s escape, the school has turned into a prison camp with guards everywhere and harsh punishments. The Principle who was a relatively caring man in the circumstances is now a shell of a man doing the bidding of the cruel Mr Black. While Lucy and Luke struggle with the new regime, Drake and Sam, who has been impregnated without her consent by the Rent- a Kid organisation – luckily it’s Drake’s baby – run from those sent to recapture them.
Add to that Drake and Sam’s difference of opinion on the moral use of their powers, and Sam’s illness as her body adapts to pregnancy and withdrawal from the drugs she’s been fed from an early age, and you get a lot of tension. It’s one of those books you don’t want to put down and I gobbled it up in two days.
The special thing about this book is its questioning the nature of good and evil, not just in terms of the sometimes deadly paranormal powers these kids have, but in terms of the characters. Is anyone completely evil or completely good? And once you understand an ‘evil’ person’s background and motivations, can you still see them in the same way?
I totally recommend this book to all fans of YA Urban fantasy, but read ‘Forbidden Mind’ first. Kimberley Kinrade is an Awesome Indies Author and this book proves that she well deserves that honour.
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