Review of Firebug by Lish McBride

Firebug (Firebug, #1)Firebug
By: Lish McBride
Release Date: September 23rd 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Print ARC
Source: Publisher

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:

Ava can start fires with her mind . . . but is it a blessing or a curse?

Ava is a firebug—she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren’t caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of their main hit men . . . and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not least because her mother’s death was ordered by Venus—who is now her boss.

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My August TBR Pile

It is August so that means my kiddo will be staring pre-k at the end of this month. This will be his first time away from me (he’ll only go a couple times a week) but I’m nervous regardless. I’m sure it’ll be great for the both of us…I’ll be having more alone time which I can’t imagine as of this moment. I hope that I’ll be able to dedicate some time writing reviews, discussion posts and reading.

I’ve been enjoying rebuilding old (and new) Lego sets so that’s why Hogwarts Castle is in my TBR picture. I couldn’t help but include it. As you can imagine my son is very excited by my latest hobby since he’s getting to play with it all.


I hope to read most (or all!) of these this month. I’ve started Firebug and am enjoying it so far (only 100 pages in). I’ve heard some mixed things about VoD but I hope it surprises me. It was one of my most anticipated books of the year so there is a lot of room for disappointment. The Miniaturist and Bitter Greens are both adult fiction so that should spice things up some.

What books do you plan on reading this month?

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.
I’ve not done a Stacking the Shelves post in a few weeks so this is a nice collection of books.

For Review (via the Publisher):




Lailah by Nikki Kelly, Firebug by Lish McBride, Rumble by Ellen Hopkins, Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre, Talker 25 by Joshua McCune, Free to Fall by Lauren Miller, The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead and Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

For Review (via Edelweiss):

 Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)Stray

 Blackbird (Blackbird Duology, #1)Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, Stray by Elissa Sussman, Blackbird by Anna Carey and Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios


 Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed, #1)Monstrous Beauty

Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen, The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan and Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Gift (thank you Kendare! You are beyond amazing):


Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake

Borrowed (thank you Anya!):


In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo

 What books have you gotten lately?