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Lavinia lives in Scotland with her husband and two daughters. She have been writing since a child and only in 2012 she decided to take the plunge in the publishing world, and not long after her daughter Erin followed.
on June 25, 2016 :
I felt like a lunker bass while reading Lavinia Urban's second (I think) novel, “Erin the Fire Goddess – Betrayal”. First, she dangled some bait in front of me – in the form of a prologue (which, like most prologues I have read, comes totally out of left field but eventually gets explained in the novel) and a quick introduction to the characters of the novel (which I read about in the first book, but it's been long enough that I needed the refresher). She starts slow – has trouble getting and maintaining my attention, BUT keeps me alert enough to want to stick around.
Little by little, that tease of bait that we started with seems to want more and more of my attention, distracting me from everything else – including the hook buried within – until … WHAM!! She's got me!! AND … there's enough hanging plot threads at the end of the book to cause me to want to move on to Book 3 (but without so many that I feel cheated in that I didn't get a full novel out of this book).
Without giving away the plot, Erin discovered in the first novel that she has some kind of power over flame. In this novel, she learns more about it, and about others who have their own powers. It's aimed at a YA audience, - let's call it a paranormal romance just a step above chaste – but many adults freely admit to enjoying that genre, as well.
Ms. Urban, I cannot use the word love. BUT I really really liked your book, and I want to see it (or rather, its sequel) again.
RATING: 4 stars.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 04, 2014 :
"Erin the Fire Goddess: Betrayal" by Lavinia Urban is a nice follow up to the first book in the series.
Back at school, our heroine Erin has a slightly easier time than before. She is happily in love with Sean and is also making friends with some other kids with super powers. Far from a regular super hero again the focus is on the emotional development of the characters and their relationships and their coming of age. There are some mysteries to be solved though and life is not completely free of complications: Jealousy comes in the way of love and some secrets are to be revealed.
After a long build up the story takes some surprising turns at the end and leaves you breathless and amazed. Like its predecessor the book does a great job at portraying teenage angst and problems, the use of super powers is incorporated in a simple way and does not lead to revenge or comic strip quality but aides the entertainment value and the plot development in other ways.
Since some parts of the plot remain unresolved it will be interesting to see where the next instalment will take us.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 31, 2014 :
I LOVED the second install of Erin the Fire Goddess series. It progressed nicely from the first book.
The story line was great - simple but thrilling. Erin is so to relate to that you can't help but feels how she feels. The extra characters really helped to develop the story and I'm interested to know where the story will go from here.
I like the good v evil theme and I hope they can help the characters that use their powers for evil to see differently.
It is a must read and I am about to start the 3rd one in a few minutes.
(reviewed long after purchase)