TITLE: Fire In The Woods
AUTHOR: Jennifer M. Eaton
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: September 23rd 2014 by Month9Books
GENRE: YA > Science Fiction | Romance
PAGES: 300pages (Kindle Edition)
SOURCE: e-arc via tour host
RATING: 3 ★★★
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When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally.
But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel. But her father runs their house like an army barracks. and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere.
So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met? Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David.
That doesn’t mean she won’t do it.
It just means she can’t get caught. Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part.
After all, she can’t really fall for a guy whose not exactly from here. As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she’s to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.
FIRE IN THE WOODS is Star-Crossed meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind!
Oh but he doesn’t look like that though. Yep, you guessed it. He’s Hot! Which is never really a bad thing (for me at least) This reminds me so much of Kyle XY and the start of Smallville. Are you guys familiar with that? A big unexplainable thing has exploded and the next thing you know there’s a weird and good looking guy hunching in the woods! To bad for Junie because her Dad is the head of the team that’s looking for your alien. That would really suck.
Fire In The Woods have a really interesting and intriguing plot. And I was pretty much invested the whole way even though it was a little slow for me. Jessy’s voice isn’t really that hard to understand and I just flowed throught out the story because of her easy and simple voice. David on the other hand left me with a big question mark. To say that I’m intrigued is an understatement. I want to know more. And by the way things ended, I’m pretty sure I’ll be devouring the next book when it comes out. WHO ENDS BOOK LIKE THAT???! Oh yeah… every author does.
The story is really well thought but it was a little slow for my liking. It took like 8 to 10 chapters before the real action happens. I know that it’s necessary for the characters to be introduced to us but I just think that it took so long that some chapters were just unnecessary. I was pressing the next button like crazy when things started moving though. I wanna know what happens next and where Jessy and and Davids relationship will go next. Okay, so I’m really a big fan of the romance here (no surprise there, I guess) but really, even though it ended that way.. I’m rooting for this two. I shipped them form the stars no one will stop me now!
Overall, Fire In The Woods is a enjoyable Sci-Fi read for me. Though I had some little problems, I’m really looking forward for the sequel! Hot alien, quirky heroine and exciting plot.. what’s not to like?
Corporate Team Leader by day, and Ranting Writer by night. Jennifer M. Eaton calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.
Jennifer hosts an informational blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers (or Learn from My Mistakes)” aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be.
Beyond writing and motivating others, she also enjoys teaching her dog to jump through hoops—literally.
Jennifer’s perfect day includes long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but her greatest joy is using her over-active imagination constructively… creating new worlds for everyone to enjoy.