Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1) by Rachel A. Marks

Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

“Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson in the glitz and grit of L.A...."In Hollywood’s underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future.Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Everything changes the night she’s invited to a party — one that turns out to be a trap.Thrust into a magical world hidden within the City of Angels, Sage discovers that she’s the dau...

Details Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

TitleFire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

  • Marta Cox
    When a young homeless girl is invited to a party her whole world implodes. Sage has fandangled her way through the foster system, slept in odd places but had no idea that Celtic mythology was about to come to vivid life. Maybe it's because Sage has seen the seedy side of life, the underbelly of the big city but whatever the reason is she seems to readily accept the idea of demigods, vampires, pixies and druids. Her birthright and heritage pale in...
  • Judy
    Rachel Marks hits it out of the park with this tale of adventure, love, and intrigue. I loved the characters and the plot. This is a story of demigods and demigoddesses, pixies, and druids. There is a secret to uncover that rises from the past to reveal and an evil deed that destroyed lives and continues to cast an evil shadow. Sage, our heroine, is brought from her mortal life on the streets to this Otherworld as the daughter of the goddess of f...
  • Raven_Blake
    Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions *ARC e-copy received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review* OMG, This book was sooooo good. It was my first book by Rachel A. Marks and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. This book was a perfect YA urban fantasy read that left me wanting for more. I enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed ACOTAR. It was a very entertaining UF read that has so many magical...
  • Ashley Holdren | *Whimsies of a Nerd Girl ~ Fantasy Book Blogger
    Deep down I have a great passion for Celtic and Irish Folklore so when I began reading this novel I could not contain my excitement!This novel is probably my top favorite so far of 2018 and I simply cannot wait for the sequel to come out! It was that enchanting!Not only did I learn more about Irish Folklore, but I got to live inside a living and breathing tale of goddesses, druids, and spirits! The author's descriptive writing had me fawning over...
  • Tori
    *I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*4.5 Stars! Sage is homeless on the streets of LA and eating leftover scraps from behind a cafe, when two friends invite her to a Halloween party.. Turns out the party is for Otherworlder's, that Sage is a descendent of a Celtic Goddess, and her whole life has been a lie!In a world where the descendants of the children of Danu vie to make their houses the strongest, Sa...
  • Shelley
    *Source* NetGalley*Genre* YA, Fantasy, Paranormal*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Fire and Bone is the first installment in author Rachel Marks Otherborn series. 18-year old Sage has spent an enormous amount of time on the streets of Los Angeles scrambling to keep herself fed and safe while running away from foster homes. Sage loves books with legends, & Gods, & cursed Kings, & castles. After being invited to a party where there is supposed to be plenty of ...
  • Tessa
    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review.I'm torn. I just read a book where I adored the characters, the plot and everything about it. There is a slight love traingle within the book as well, and between the two men, I want both. (This is not one of those types of books though, so I have to choose.) Sara, the heroine, is the clueless human who becomes more. She's fun and sassy, but the author remains true to her roots...
  • Katherine Paschal
    **4.5 Stars**Review on is most interested in getting a shower and finding a safe space to spend the night for her and her friend Ziggy, so in an uncharacteristic act, she agrees to go to a Halloween party if it means being safe for a night. But after falling asleep in a strange bed, Sage wakes up and realizes that something is not right. A drink made by a friend ends up taking away all her worries- that i...
  • Novel Grounds
    I came across this book by accident and I am SO EXCITED THAT I DID. I love a good YA fantasy read and this one grabbed from page one and I was a goner.Tortured teen who doesn't know who she really is? YES PLEASEGive me all the angst and all the potential chaos and I am for it. We have not only one BUT TWO brooding awesome guys in this book and I am honestly shipping both of them. I know, its terrible. I can't help it though. You will see.This boo...
  • Candyce Kirk
    4.5 starsI was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this amazing book in exchange for an honest review. When I read the description I was very curious. It's described as Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson. I loved both, so I knew I needed this book. Sage is a teenage girl that hasn't had an easy life. Her mother is an addict, so she was put in one foster family after the other. So she spends most of her nights on the streets. Her life changes one night...
  • Bethany
    Fire and Bone is a blend of dark fantasy and humor, integrating ancient Celtic mythology with modern day Los Angeles. I'm all about it! Aged out of foster care and living on the streets, Sage is ripped from everything she knows and discovers that she is a Celtic demi-god with burgeoning powers. Thrust into an unfamiliar world full of magic, political intrigue, and violence, she must decide who to trust and navigate her complicated feelings for tw...
  • Galina Sulaiman
    Fire and BoneOh my goodness, what a deeply engrossing book! Sage is a homeless waif, abandoned at a young age, she is scared by it. Then all of a sudden she finds out she is so much more. This is a world of Gods, Demi's, vampires and oh so many creatures of lore. This story is full of twists and turns, always surprising me. The characters are Deep and well written, good guys that might not be so good and bad guys that may not be so bad. The woven...
  • Beth Cato
    THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. Ahem. Seriously, this is a fantastic, immediately-engaging YA urban fantasy that mashes up Irish mythology and Southern California. I was happy to provide it a blurb!
  • gem
    Ok, anything which blends Gossip Girl and Percy Jackson in a tagline is sure to get my attention, and as soon as I started reading this I was delighted to realise it lived up to the legacy of both of those things!Full of mythology, mystery, excitement and action, this is an incredible start to what I hope will become a much loved series.The plot was interesting, and had lots of unique elements to set it apart from other fantasy ya books. I can’...
  • Kristin
    Wow! I really enjoyed my time while reading this story. Marks takes the readers on a crazy adventure filled with mythology and fantasy. Just when you think you have everything figured out, she rips the rug out from right under you. I loved that the author mixed modern day with a lot of heavy mythology. You have all these houses vying for the young blood. With Sage on their side, she would type the scales of power and make one house more powerful ...
  • Carolina Figueiredo
    Review in English:I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I would like to thank NetGalley and Publisher Skyscape and Two Lions again for this incredible opportunity.Publication date: February 20th, 2018Sage is a girl who didn't have an easy life. Daughter of a mother with drug problems, she spent her entire life being thrown between foster homes.Until one day she is taken by two friends to a party. Init...
  • Lisa
    I loved this book and can't wait for more of this tale!Great story! It's got a little of everything I love in a story! Gods and Goddesses, magic and mayhem! Characters you care about!
  • Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
    *I received a copy from the author for review. This does not affect my review*I...LOVED..THIS...BOOK! From the opening lines, I was hooked! So good! I loved Sage's tragic character and the fact that she is a demigoddess with fire powers?! To cool! Living on the streets, she has hit an all-time low, but suddenly things change as she meets mysterious strangers, and things start to get interesting! Unsure what's happening, she soon learns she is the...
  • Missy Ansell
    I got an ARC of this in return for an honest review.Sage, who is a young girl of eighteen living in the streets of LA, suddenly finds out that she is in fact not human, but a demigoddess with the power to control fire. Somehow she was masked by this magical society and not found until she was older when most are found much younger. She then must train for her emergence, where she will pick one of the five houses each based off one of the elements...
  • Viktória Tóth
    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.This book was a pleasant surprise and a really great story. I really loved this story, it has quite an interesting premise but it get so much more intriguing as the story progresses than you would initially expect based on the synopsis.What really attracted me to this book was the whole Celtic mythology aspect of it which is a less used element in books and I personally ...
  • Becky Shambley
    I had never heard of this author prior to being given this ARC by her publisher in return for an honest review. That said.. WOW. Just WOW. The story is incredibly rich in detail as it follows Sage's journey from a homeless young person on the streets of Los Angeles, to her entry into a world as unfamiliar to her, as it would be to any of us mortals. The world of the Demigods.I have read a great many pagan/ancient Gods based books, and frankly, i ...
  • Shanta
    4.5/5 stars*I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review*This book was such a pleasant surprise. When I started this book I thought it was ok by the time I finished I thought it was amazing. We meet Sage a young woman on the streets trying to make it on her own. She attends a party after some friends talk her Into going, with the hopes of getting a fresh meal and a shower. Once there she realizes pretty quickly that things aren't what th...
  • Anne Monteith
    This is one of those books that you devour in one setting, I couldn't put it down even though I was bleary-eyed.Sage is a young girl whose mother was an addict and instead of staying in the foster system she chooses to live on the streets with her person she considers her best friend.  They've been befriended by a woman who works at a restaurant and gives them food instead of throwing it away as told to by her boss.  One night she invites them ...
  • Luna
    I received this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was actually quite surprised by this book and the premise was a unique concept to me. I’ve never read a book with Celtic gods so this was a breath of fresh air for me.The plot was engaging and it has me waiting for the next book and the world building was pretty solid.One thing that I enjoyed was the fact that two of the main supporting characters were people of color. In YA p...
  • Taylor
    I received an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Holy crap! Talk about TMI meets Percy Jackson! This book was soooooo action packed. Sage has unexpectedly been shoved into a mythological world right u get the humans feet. And not only that, but now she is a major celebrity! Talk about going from zero to hero (yes that was a Hercules reference, don't judge me😂)This girl has alot on her plate being a demigoddes and all. But that...
  • Susan Underbrink
    A big thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. First time reading this author. This was an interesting yet complex book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. Sage is confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed but becomes strong. I liked it. Found the ending to be a bit confusing but maybe that means another book....
  • Lauren loves llamas
    I’m a humongous fan of urban fantasy, but I’ve found a lot of young adult UF lacking. There’s only so many Twilight clones a person can read, you know? Luckily, this was a refreshing new entry, based on the Celtic pantheon with an interesting magic system.“No one looks at me with openness or even curiosity; it’s all cunning and manipulation. I recognize it immediately, the all-too- familiar search for a weakness.In the foster homes, a l...
  • Tammy
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A great mix of contemporary urban fantasy and old-fashioned mythology, with a snarky teen character who won me over.A few years ago I had the pleasure of reading Rachel A. Marks’ debut, Darkness Brutal, and I was very happy to meet her at San Diego Comic Con sometime after...