bound in flame

I was provided with an ARC of this title by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a delightful story about a heroine determined to flout convention and find her own path. Her journey is made all the more complicated by the legacy of magic that runs in her veins. It is a legacy that ties her to the lush history of her Hawaiian homeland.

I found the pace of the story a bit slow, and the dialogue was stilted at times. However, the story integrates¬†many cultural aspects that will be fascinating to readers who are unfamiliar with the history of Hawaii’s colonization, and the primary character is a wonderful reflection of the women who launched the Suffrage Movement.

Overall, this was a solid debut novel with a wonderful caste of characters and an evocative setting.

Three stars.