[ARC] Dreams of Fire, by Christian Cura | Book Review

Hello, friends! Today I’ve got my ARC book review of

Dreams of Fire, by Christian Cura.

Dreams of Fire is the first in its series.

A huge Thank You to Christian Cura, for allowing me to read Dreams of Fire in exchange for an honest review.
This in no way has impacted my review. 

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48720082._SY475_Meet Kara Hartman, a young painter living and working in D.C. She would love to let you believe she is just an ordinary young woman with a dream of sharing her art with the world. But she is hiding an astonishing secret: Kara can wield magic, the most powerful force in the universe. Traumatized by the loss of her brother, she wants nothing more to do with magic. But when an old foe resurfaces, hellbent on destroying all that she loves, Kara has no choice but to embrace the only power that can stop her.

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When the author approached me about Dreams of Fire, I read the synopsis and was truly looking forward to reading Kara’s story. So when I dove into reading Kara’s story, I was…..disappointed.

Dreams of Fire is told in third person, which meant that I couldn’t immerse myself in the story as much as I had wanted to–or wished to. And since I was unable to feel like I was in the story, I couldn’t connect with the characters at all.

There were multiple characters who we had a “point of view” from. Honestly, there were too many points of view, and from how the story being told in third person, I didn’t really enjoy reading something that a character was doing, and then have the focus switch to another character within one breath.

While detail in a story is nice, I felt that there was just a tad too much detail in the writing.

Some parts of the story were just….too unrealistic. And sadly, that was most of the dialogue.

Dreams of Fire is choppy as well, and when I reached the 70% mark, there were some things that started to make sense, but there wasn’t a fluidity to the plot that would have made the store more agreeable.

I give Dreams of Fire, 2 stars.

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Have you read Dreams of Fire? What’re your thoughts on it?

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!

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