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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Flicker & Burn (Cold Fury #2) By T.M. Goeglein

Spoilers In Summery If You Haven't Read Cold Fury  


Summary From Goodreads

Sara Jane Rispoli is still searching for her missing family, but instead of fighting off a turncoat uncle and crooked cops, this time she finds herself on the run from creepy beings with red, pulsing eyes and pale white skin chasing her through the streets in ice cream trucks; they can only be described as Ice Cream Creatures. They're terrifying and hell bent on killing her, but they're also a link to her family, a clue to where they might be and who has them. While she battles these new pursuers, she's also discovering more about her own cold fury and more about the Chicago Outfit, how the past misdeeds--old murders and vendettas--might just be connected to her present and the disappearance of her family. But connecting the dots is tough and time-consuming and may finally be the undoing of her relationship with the handsome Max--who's now her boyfriend. But for his own safety, Sara Jane may have to end this relationship before it even really starts. Her pursuers who've shown her her mother's amputated finger and the head of the Chicago Outfit who's just whistled her in for a sit-down make a romance unthinkable. The only thing that matters is finding her family and keeping everyone she loves alive.

4/5 Stars Review

This book was much better than the first book (Cold Fury). This book picks up just after the first book finished although there has been the arrival of some new 'villains' if the gap between the two books. These new 'villains' are link to ice cream truck and are just a bit creepy although they do see a bit monstrous and fantasy at the start I can assure you there is a logical reason for their appearance. Another thing that seems a bit unrealistic to me was the new development with ghiaccio furioso( I won't say any more but if you thought it was odd in the first book well...)

The style of writing in this book fitted the plot as thing seemed to happen unexpectedly and without any warning. The author also didn't give us a long back story at the beginning of the book like he did with the first book, so that helped my enjoyment as we could just get straight in to the action. There are also points when the author tries to trick you (page 118) which I appreciated.

I liked that we got slightly more romance in this book it defiantly still a side theme but I love that it was in included in the book. I am glad we got to know more about Outfit and also about Sara Jane's family history. I also enjoyed that Sara Jane's relationships with the people around her become strained adding more pressure for her to deal with.

I can't wait for the next book to see the consequences of thing that happen in this book and also to see how this trilogy is going to finish.