Fire Colour One By Jenny Valentine | Book Review

Hey guys! Today I’m reviewing another book that is on the Carnegie shortlist – Fire Colour One.

Iris has been torn from her only friend and dragged back to England, where she’s forced to meet her dying billionaire father. Why? Because Iris’ mother, Hannah, wants everything of Ernest’s. But he figured this long ago. His revenge has taken years to plot, and only when he’s gone, will it swing into action…

The story is told in first person by Iris, a sixteen year old, obsessed with fire and neglected by her mother. Iris is a unique and interesting character, but I didn’t feel she was very lifelike because she isn’t developed as well as characters in other books such as Shelby in There Will Be Lies (review HERE).

It is a tale of love, greed and revenge.

What I liked about this story was the plot; although it starts off slow and not much exciting is happening in the present of the book, stories told within the story and flashbacks keep it interesting. Towards the end is where things really start to get exciting; the feeling that revenge is to come, and then the reveal of the genius plan.

What I didn’t like so much about this book was how most of the characters seemed slightly two-dimensional; I feel that more description was needed in order to fully develop them.

However, I still think that Fire Colour One is worth the read and I would reccomend it to readers aged 12 and up, both boys and girls.

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Have you read Fire Colour One? If so, what did you think?

Lucy x

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