For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1) by Heidi Heilig

For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)

A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from the acclaimed Heidi Heilig blends traditional storytelling with ephemera for a lush, page-turning tale of escape and rebellion. For a Muse of Fire will captivate fans of Sabaa Tahir, Leigh Bardugo, and Renée Ahdieh.Je...


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TitleFor a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)
ISBN9780062380838
Author
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherGreenwillow Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult
Rating

Reviews For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)

  • Justina Ireland
    2018-07-13
    How do you balance discussions of colonialism, the dual identity of being biracial, the stigmas around sex work, and metal health in a book filled with dark magic and lush descriptions?I have no fucking idea, but Heidi Heilig definitely does.This book features, in no particular order:*Authentic depiction of bipolar disorder*Saucy sex workers*Ephemera between chapters that flesh out the fast paced narrative*A very sexy violin player*Necromancy use...
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    2018-02-16
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.Jetta is a member of a famed troupe of shadow players, where a story is told through the shadows cast by puppets. But Jetta and her parents have a secret to their success – Jetta's has necromancy powers and uses it to bind souls to her puppets so they can move without strings. With her skills and their fame, Jetta and her family are trying to make their way from Aquitan and Ch...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2018-09-05
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...In a vivid, rich world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism… A bipolar young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. Told from Jetta’s first-person point-of-view, as well as chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as telegra...
  • Hanaa
    2018-09-10
    “Never show, Never tell.” Okay, before i start the official review, i wanted to know: didn’t that line remind you of Frozen? Just me? That’s fine.I have a feeling a lot of you are going to like this book, and that’s good. Personally I am really not sure about my feelings regarding this book. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I read every page, i wanted to. But I didn’t devour it. There were some things that I didn’t predict, but u...
  • Ricky
    2018-08-31
    Welcome to the fourth in my series of reviews of ARCs for which I traded this August, and for sure one of the best, brightest, and most unique new books of the year! Heidi Heilig impressed me a great deal with her first duology, The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time. Now, she starts a new trilogy in For a Muse of Fire, another stellar fantasy in Heilig's signature style. It's dark and deadly, very lavish, highly critical of colonialis...
  • ALEXA
    2018-08-11
    It was a little hard to make sense of the world, language and storytelling format initially. But there was just enough of a draw to keep me interested in finding out how things would play out in the end.
  • Britt
    2018-09-06
    Necromancy with puppets...French and Asian influences.Magic and epic adventures.For a Muse of Fire is a story about a girl named Jetta. Her family is the Ros Nai – a troupe of shadow players that is on their way to being the most famous in the country. Their puppets seem to move and dance without strings and everyone is always captivated by the stories they tell with her father singing the old tales and her mother playing the thom and flute whi...
  • Rachel Strolle
    2018-04-23
    SO SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOD
  • K
    2018-03-30
    Heidi Heilig is a master of her craft.
  • Susan
    2018-09-07
    Arc of For a Muse of Fire provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Warnings (mentioned by author in book): Mental illness (bipolar), blood use in magic, gun violence, war, colonialism, racism, descriptions of dead bodies, mention of reproductive coercion, mentions of torture, mention of suicideHeidi Heilig  has created a piece of art that is multi-faceted in characters, writing structures and plot points. Withi...
  • Ruthsic
    2018-05-11
    Warnings (mentioned by author in book): Mental illness (bipolar), blood use in magic, gun violence, war, colonialism, racism, descriptions of dead bodies, mention of reproductive coercion, mentions of torture, mention of suicideHeilig's latest novel brings out a necromancer's story in a fantasy world influenced by colonialism. Jetta is a part of a troupe of shadow players - an art that uses puppet shadows to play out a story - and with her necrom...
  • Mercedes Roth
    2018-08-17
    Recommend: YES! YOU ALL NEED TO PREORDER IT & SCREAM WITH ME!Review:AHHHH! This book was so damn good from start to finish. Oh my sweet hell, I loved every moment of reading and I wish I could go back and read it again for the first time. Wow, you all just need to be prepared to give up sleep and call in to work because you are NOT going to want to put this book down.The necromancy is amazing, the twists were unexpected and left me screaming, the...
  • Jen
    2018-09-01
    **I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**Heidi Heilig continues to astound me. She is incredible, and deserves so much more readership than she seems to get. I fell in love with The Girl from Everywhere last year and when I discovered she was writing this beauty, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Besides the fact that Heidi was the one writing it, the premise of it – a shadow p...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    2018-09-10
    For more review follow my blog shades of paperThis book was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, and I was so excited to pick it up because it sounded epic, and though I had some issues with it that mostly were caused by my high expectations, I overall really enjoyed it and would for sure continue with the sequel.It took me a bit to get into the story, because I was a bit confused with everything that was going on at the very beginni...
  • Krys
    2018-09-07
    I...okay.From the very start of this book, I was interested. The way the story was told (linearly) through the use of chapters, verse, acts/screenplay, letters and telegram, not to mention maps that I'm dying to see in the final print of this book, really worked for me. I really liked what it added to the story. Add onto that the story of a girl and her family searching for a cure in the midst of a rebellion, with a dash of biracial smuggler boy ...
  • Casey Lyall
    2018-06-24
    This book was so gorgeous. The world building is incredible. It's definitely a book that I want to read through multiple times because I find new things to love with every pass. The magic elements were fascinating - I can't wait to see how that party of the story plays out. And I also really liked that it wasn't romance heavy. It was more about family ties and how tangled they can be. More amazing characters than I could begin to name, but I espe...
  • Breanna
    2018-08-29
    3.5 stars ✨
  • Megan
    2018-08-14
    AAAAHHHHHH AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!That's all I got.