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Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  

Trial by Fire

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Fabulously different, this wonderfully exciting novel captures your imagination and allows it to soar alongside a truly captivating cast of characters. Lily Proctor, sick and traumatised, is lured into a parallel world, one where witches and magic rule over science. This magic is not cheery and sparkly but takes a toll on those able to use it; this magic feels real, alive, formidable. Lily is strong yet fragile, caring and kind yet determined; add an identical but frighteningly different Lily (Lilian), then three intriguing champions into the mix and you have a firecracker of a read. It will almost physically hurt when you turn the last page, you will be left wishing there was just one more sentence, one more paragraph, one last chapter to end this thoroughly bewitching book. Luckily this is just the first in Angelini’s new series and the rest of The Worldwalker Trilogy promises to be absolutely spellbinding. ~ Liz Robinson

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Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Esmé Molloy, age 14 - 'If there were awards for 'Esmé's Favourite Books' (which there should be) This book would win every single one!!!! L.O.V.E.D it!' Read full review >
  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'A must read fantasy adventure of different worlds, witches and war. This addicting first in the Worldwalker trilogy is thrilling and already has me counting down the days until the next installment.' Read full review >
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'I alway like to read books with magic in them, so I enjoyed reading Trial By Fire.' Read full review >
  • Thora Harrison, age 13 - 'A complicated book entwined with strangle magical myths and other oddities.' Read full review >
  • Kynthia Ravikumar, age 14 - 'Trial by Fire is an original book which entails major plot twists. This book is one of few which is produced by generating many ideas and putting them together like a jigsaw.' Read full review >
  • Amelia White, age 14 - 'I love this book, its amazing! I couldn't stop reading!' Read full review >
  • Poppy Jeavons, age 15 - 'I thought that Trial By Fire was very well written and easy to get into. I didn't like all of the romance, but found it very hard to put down.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns. This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted...which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily's life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian ...Lily's identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn't understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

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Angelini follows up her best-selling starcrossed trilogy with the first I an exhilarating seductive new series. The Bookseller


About the Author

Josephine Angelini

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theatre, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband ... and she still can drive a tractor.

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Publication date

28th August 2014

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Josephine Angelini

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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

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ISBN

9781447260820

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