REVIEW : Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But 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 cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.




This is one word that describes this book.

I'm totally into fanatsy and witchcraft and this book has both elements.
Fristly the plot : A to the death sick girl get teleproted to another world where she's superpowerful and the witch of all witches? Plus some super cute dudes and a rebel movement? Come on! That sounds like a fenomenal story!
And it was!

The story was well develped, not to fast and not to slow and the world building was awesome with all the dangers and problems of each faction and how you get to know through the book how everything is conntected and why everyone acts like he/she does.
The characters are all differnet but adorble (let us take the evil ones aside) and how the witchcraft works is fascinating.

One plus for me is as well the way the author tells the story of how Lily gets involved with everything. One moment she's in her world the other she isn't and all the struggle she goes through on the way to figure everything out. As well the developing friendships with the new/old people of this new world and how she teaches those what things in this world is in hers.

Maybe at some, maybe one or two, points there wasn't everything clearly explained but I think Josephine Angelini did this on purpose because there will be two sequels to this!
And I'm already tempted to read them and how things will be in Trial of Tears because at the end was kind of a cliffhanger and I'm so excited to know what happens next!
The only big problem we have is that we have to wait until September 2015... -.-

But I'll hold everything together :D


xo Anne


  1. I'm so excited to read this book! Great review :)



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