Today’s post is my part of the blog tour for Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria, run by TBR and Beyond. My stop today features an interview with Destiny, but I’m presently reading the book and although I’m just a few chapters in… I’m loving the dragon, Nox!
Check out my interview below and also the rest of the stops here! I’ll be sharing a review in a week as well soon.
About the Book
Title: Fire with Fire
Author: Destiny Soria
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (US)
Release Date: June 8th 2021
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Content Warnings: violence, torture, animal cruelty (a dragon), mentions of racism, descriptions of anxiety/panic attacks, character death, unwanted sexual advance on a minor–very brief and involves face/arm touching only (Chapter 17)
‘Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. ForDani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.
Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.‘
Luchia Houghton: What was your main inspiration for Fire with Fire?
Destiny Soria: I wanted to write about the messy and complex dynamics that can exist between sisters—all the pride and jealousy and annoyance and joy. But also with dragons.
LH: What was your favourite scene to write?
DS: The scene where Dani and Nox meet for the first time and (inadvertently) forge their soul bond was one of the first scenes I wrote for the book, and it still sticks with me. I loved writing about the strange, scary, wonderful connection that sparks between them and fuels the rest of the book.
LH: Was there a certain character you felt that you most related to, and why?
DS: Am I allowed to choose Nox? He’s a grumpy misanthropic know-it-all, and I’m not saying I relate to that, but…I’m not NOT saying that.
LH: Which was your favourite point of view to write from, and why?
DS: The story swaps between Eden and Dani. I loved writing both obviously, but as an older sister myself, I think I found Eden’s particular POV the easiest to connect with. I also deal with anxiety and panic attacks like Eden does, so writing about that was really cathartic and empowering as well.
LH: Is there a main point you’d like readers to take from the story?
DS: History is written by the victors. Always question the story you’ve been told about the ones who lost.
LH: Do you have any recommendations for readers who loved Fire with Fire?
DS: If you love dragons, try BLAZEWRATH GAMES by Amparo Ortiz. It’s an amazing YA fantasy set in an alternate contemporary world in which riders and their dragon steeds compete in an international sports tournament. The sequel DRAGONBLOOD RING is out 10/12/21.
LH: So finally, do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
DS: The one thing every published author has in common is that they finished writing their book. Stop procrastinating and finish yours.
About the Author
Destiny Soria is an author who writes novels featuring magic, mystery, and an excess of witty banter. She lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool. She has yet to succeed.
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Giveaway (US Only)
One winner will receive a finished copy of Fire with Fire. The giveaway starts on June 7th and ends on June 14th.
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