To top off the craziness, Jude's beyond eccentric friend, Frankie Melmack, announces the subject of their summer scholarship project: to prove the existence of an obscure mythical race. Jude is skeptical. But soon, she and Frankie dive into the world of the Vatra u Krvi, a people created with Phoenix blood. Jude is skeptical at first, and even tries to convince Frankie of how risky this fantasy science fair project really is. And when a spontaneous camping trip in the name of research goes awry, she’s certain of it.
But as she’s carried deeper into the strange world of the Vatra u Krvi, aka the Firebloods, Jude uncovers a world like nothing she’s seen before. Without intending to, she slowly begins to unravel a truth that exposes a deep, forbidden secret buried right in her own hometown. And as heat surges across the Nevada desert Jude realizes just how unordinary her summer is going to be. And Kane O’Reilly? He’s at the very center of it all.
I have loved every book that I have read by Ms. Hays and this one does not disappoint!
Jude Gallagher's father died under mysterious circumstances and her mother is basically MIA in her grief. The only thing that keeps Jude going are her friends, especially Kane. When her friend, Frankie, suggests that she and Jude do a project on the mysterious Firebloods, Jude is skeptical. Little does she know how this whole project will affect her life.
Great characters and great story with lots of unexpected twists. The idea of the Phoenix and Firebloods is an intriguing one and I plan to read more about the whole mythos. I look forward to reading the next book in the series because this one ended on a hugely unexpected note!
Well done, Ms. Hays!
Fantastic new series! Wonderful story!
Definitely a good book for values.