First Impression Friday

First Impression Friday: We Set the Dark on Fire

First Impression Friday is a meme created by J.W. Martin, where you give a few impressions of a book you have recently started, and predict what you will think at the end. It’s cool because you get to look back after finishing the book to see what you were thinking at the beginning!

Alright! So, I am now both very excited to continue reading We Set the Dark on Fire and also very afraid I’m going to get my expectations too high! I added it to my TBR on account that I saw it had a f/f relationship in it, and because, well, it was another new release! That it was a book with a revolution/rebellion made me a bit curious, but there are a lot of books featuring those, so that in itself wasn’t a particular draw.

I didn’t have particularly high expectations or anything like that.

But now I’ve started reading, and…

I’m really liking the writing style, which isn’t flowery but still has this draw to it. The action also got going right from the start of the book, within the first chapter, and did so without overwhelming me with the new world. It seems like the author has really developed on the skeleton of “there is a big divide between rich and poor”, because before the first chapter of the book, she opened with a myth that gave a nice background and explanation for how things in the world came to be. It made the world feel fuller.

Also, just before I put down the book to write this, the love interest may have been introduced. I could be entirely wrong because there has been no indication yet that this person is actually the love interest, but it might be hate to love, which excites me! I could just be making wild predictions, but that’s a good sign, because it means I’m getting invested with the book.

I’m going to be brave here and predict a five star rating for this!

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