January 06, 2021

#BookReview: Playing with Fire by @aprilhenrybooks






Synopsis: When a fire cuts off a popular trail in the Oregon forest, a small group trapped by the flames must find another way out―or die―in Playing with Fire, an unrelenting teen-vs-nature YA thriller by New York Times bestselling author April Henry.

Natalia is not the kind of girl who takes risks. Six years ago, she barely survived the house fire that killed her baby brother. Now she is cautious and always plays it safe. For months, her co-worker Wyatt has begged her to come hiking with him, and Natalia finally agrees.

But when a wildfire breaks out, blocking the trail back, a perfect sunny day quickly morphs into a nightmare. With no cell service, few supplies, and no clear way out of the burning forest, a group of strangers will have to become allies if they’re going to survive. Hiking in the dark, they must reach the only way out―a foot bridge over a deep canyon―before the fire catches them.
 



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Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: 
This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, I just couldn’t put it down. There was so much action as the team of 12 hikers race through the wilderness to escape a raging wildfire. Then April Henry throws in a twist with a jewel heist. The main character Natalia goes for her very first hike with her wilderness savvy  companion and friend Wyatt. Natalia manages to confront her fear of fire and her tragic past and is able to provide critical first aid care saving several members of the group as they escape the wildfire. I loved how much detail and accuracy there was when it came to the fires, the medical care, and wilderness survival. I can’t wait to read more books by April Henry. 








Review

"Inspiration abounds . . . as the teens work together, making this read adventurous as well as satisfying." ―Booklist

"Well written and undeniably, regrettably relevant given the inevitability of future West Coast conflagrations." ―The Bulletin

About the Author

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, StolenThe Girl I Used to Be, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; The Night She Disappeared; and Body in the Woods and Blood Will Tell, Books One and Two in the Point Last Seen series. She lives in Oregon.









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