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Title & Series: FIREWALKER (The Worldwalker Trilogy #2)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Release date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 352
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook



Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

“You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified.”

Lily is back in her own universe, and she’s ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!


NOTE: This review is based on an ARC received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

The Review

Thrilling and action-packed and heartbreaking and suspenseful, FIRE WALKER is the electrifying and unputdownable second installment in Josephine Angelini’s Worldwalker Trilogy. It crosses worlds. It reveals secrets. It delivers surprises. It foreshadows things to come. It promises heartache, betrayal, devastation and loss. There are new allies, old enemies, deadlier threats and a shocking turn of events that will keep readers glued to the page and leave them anxious for the next installment.

Now that Lily has found her way back home, she hopes to be able to return to the life she had before learning of New Salem and Lillian and Crucibles. Before she knew what it meant to world walk. Before she became responsible for so many lives. But returning home, near death, after her lengthy unexplained absence with a weak cover story for where she’s been won’t be easy.

Not with a Special Agent looking for ways to trip her up. Not with her friends demanding answers she can’t give. Not with Lillian invading her thoughts, looking for ways to lure her back. And not with the Lady of Salem threatening everyone she loves.

The story picks up right where things left off and doesn’t skip a beat. It keeps readers on edge with the precariousness of Lily’s health, the danger of her secrets being revealed, the threats to her safety because of Lillian’s ruthless pursuit. It keeps the pages turning as more of Lillian’s backstory is uncovered, as things begin to fall apart in Lily’s world, as a new adventure begins.

Josephine Angelini does a fantastic job of advancing her story, of teasing readers with information about Lillian’s end game, of connecting both worlds, of keeping things interesting with a few unexpected twists, new travel companions, impossible choices, of building up to an ending that will leave readers dangling from a cliff.

The author puts her characters – especially Lily – through the wringer. She gives them improbable odds of success. She does not promise them safety. And she is not afraid of saying goodbye to them.

FIREWALKER is instantly captivating, totally consuming, positively nail-biting, wildly entertaining. It has savage creatures, vicious pursuers, clever and deadly adversaries, courageous allies, awesome abilities, a touch of romance, a whole heap of heartbreak, a lethal battle, an epic journey, a jaw-dropping surprise.

It is an absolute must read for fans of the series and for readers who want to be fascinated and enthralled, fall in love with multiple worlds, and embark upon one heck of an amazing adventure.

The Rating


About Josephine Angelini

Josephine Angelini

JOSEPHINE ANGELINI is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband, their baby girl, and three shelter cats. Her debut series, Starcrossed, Dreamless, and Goddess, (Harper Teen) are all international bestsellers and have garnered the praise of various major publications, including the LA Times, and have twice won the Reader’s Choice Awards in Germany. The second book in the WorldWalker Trilogy, Firewalker, (Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan) will be out in the US on September 1st.


Other Books in the Series

Trial By Fire

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Title & Series: TRIAL BY FIRE (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Release date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook



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.



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Title & Series: ROWAN (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1.5)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Release date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 141
Formats: eBook


What game is she playing?

Rowan hadn’t seen Lillian in over a year — not since she broke his heart and killed his father in one fell swoop — so why would she pick today to just show up outside his favorite coffee shop, dressed in outlandish clothes and pretending she doesn’t recognize him. Is she turning to Tristan now in some pathetic effort to drive them apart? Why insist her name is Lily? And where is her Willstone? Her wild claims of being from a parallel world are just crazy and pathetic…right?

Get a glimpse of Rowan’s side of the story in this thrilling e-short addition to The Worldwalker Trilogy.


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