Book Review

Forged in Fire and Stars


Ara knows her fate of the Loresmith, but has taken it as just a legend and is content on living the quiet life. However, when the lost princess and prince have come to her for help, she is forced to accept her role and find out just what it takes to be a Loresmith. . 

My Thoughts 

I have owned this read since it came out and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. I loved the idea of this book and I just LOVE that cover, but it didn’t meet all my expectations. I liked the story a lot and I feel like this series has a lot of potential, but I found the book to be a little too slow for me. I also felt like the book and its character were a little too YA for me, especially the main character. 

This story just sounded so so SO good and I wanted to like it so much, but there were so many points I wanted to just stop reading. OMG IT JUST DRAGGED AND DRAGGED AND DRAGGED. I was so sad. I have read this author before and I LOVED her other books so maybe that was one reason I kept reading as well. I just kept hoping it would be like her other books so I kept reading…. It did and it didn’t. 

I also felt the book world was a little disjointed to me. I just wanted more information about the Loresmith and less information about the other parts of the book world. I mean I did love getting more information about the underground element, but I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE PRINCESS…. Sorry she’s not the main character, can we focus on her later? Sorry not sorry! I just wish this book just had more focus. It was just bouncing around to things I didn’t care about. I’m really hoping the second book is more focused. 

I did really like the characters, but I did like some more than others….. 

Ara is a badass character that I did enjoy, but she was a little naive and immature for my taste. Her role as a Loresmith is so interesting and I enjoyed the idea of her powers, but WE DIDN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM! WTH…. UGH so depressed. I also really loved Teth. OMG DROOL! He was the dashing and fun character that I needed to get a break from the constant confusion and need for explanation. I just…AGAIN…wanted more of him and less of the other characters. Eamon was also an adorable character. I liked him too, but everyone else can go away…. 

Nimhea is really a mystery to me, but without any knowledge of her perspective, she just seemed so aggressive and whiny so I got over her very quickly…. Lavja, ummmm who is she and why don’t I like her? She just rubs me the wrong way and I don’t like it. I’m just suspicious and I’m keeping an eye on her. 

The ending held a very unpredictable and out of nowhere twist so I just have to continue. I feel like I’ve been kidnapped by this series and just hope it will get better…. 

My Book Rating

3/5 Book World 

4/5 Romance 

3/5 Plot

3/5 Characters

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Book Details

Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson 

Genre: Ya Fantasy 

Published on May 5, 2020 by Philomel Books 

Copy Read: Hardcover 

Pages: 371 

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