Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: July 26th, 2011
Every flame begins with a spark.
Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.-Goodreads
At the beginning of this book, I was really enjoying it! I was really liking what was going on. It was very mysterious and intriguing! However, half way through the book, my interest started to decline. I really wasn't enjoying this book anymore. I felt that the plot was dragging on and on, and at some points I thought the book would never end!
If this book was a little bit shorter, I think I would have enjoyed it more. I did, however, really like how all of the different mythologies tied together!
Overall, I personally did not love this book but I would still recommend giving it a shot!
My rating: Three out of Five Stars