Fate of Flames

Fate of Flames

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Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms--massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness--suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world's major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City's protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn't much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2016
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781481466776
Branch Call Number: YA RAU
Characteristics: 353 p. ;,24 cm

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11Izzy
Oct 15, 2018

Four girls with the power to control the elementsー fire, water, earth and air, fight to save the world from phantoms, the creatures who are capable of destroying the earth. But with great power comes great responsibility.
Maia Finley, a teenage girl, has just been given the power to create and manipulate fire. She and the other three girls, also known as the Effigies, must combine forces to defeat Saul, a boy who seems to be able to control the phantoms. But that task may be harder than the Effigies thought.

This book was very diverse, which was wonderful. Each girl came from a different country, i.e., France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. I think that it’s great that one of the characters came from Canada since a lot of YA novels have American characters.

Even though I don’t have incredible powers, I could really relate to the characters in this book. The anger and sadness that they felt throughout the book felt quite authentic.

What I also really loved about this book was that there was enough romance in it to make it interesting, but not so much that it took over the book. Some of the YA science-fiction and fantasy books I have recently read seem to have been taken over by all the romance. The plot and the good against evil just drowned in all the love, which was frustrating for me.

Fate of Flames is an action-packed and fast-paced novel. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you like science-fiction, fantasy, romance and even a little bit of mystery, you will most definitely like this book.

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red_dog_12742
May 25, 2018

This book had a very good plot. The only thing I did not like, though, was that there were a lot of cuss words.

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lovelylibrary
Apr 27, 2017

This book rocks! I can't wait for the next book(s) to come out.

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tink05
Jan 06, 2017

Look forward to reading more from this series

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lovelylibrary
Apr 27, 2017

lovelylibrary thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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