Title: Fire (The Hand of Kali Series Book 1)
Author: Tee Ayer
My Rating: 5 stars!
Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.
Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he's telling.
Maya doesn't believe the gods are real, doesn't waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhound's become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.
Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn't normal to be
...the Hand of Kali.
...the Hand of Kali.
Another absolutely stunning novel by Tee Ayer! Maya Rao is a reincarnated Goddess who is must use her fire skills to battle the very demons that are trying to kill her. She can barely keep herself alive, let alone have a normal teen life. A new mythological/paranormal, YA series I am in-love with! This series reminds me so much of the Soul Screams series by Rachel Vincent (one of my all time fav paranormal, YA series). With the mix of teen life, mythology, and the fight to survive, this series has something for everyone - even you guys! I absolutely LOVE it!
Maya and Nik are perfect main characters. Maya has the perfect amount of sass, strength and teen issues for the plot. Nik is exactly what Maya needs, a non-Indian male that wants to protect her and be with her at all times. I can not wait to read more of this series! I will be counting down the days until the remaining books come out. Definitely adding this to my fav series list!
Fear spun Maya around on stricken feet. To defend her back perhaps. She just felt less vulnerable facing her attacker, where she could see his next move. He barreled straight at her. And for all her training in martial arts, she did the one thing her dad always said never to do. She ducked her head and hid her face with her hands. Hands out, as if she could fend off this vicious attacker merely with the soft skin of her palms.
Maya felt the heat before she saw it.
Byron was on fire. A living column of shimmering orange flames. She couldn't breathe. Was afraid to breathe. How did that happen? She glanced around the bathroom as panic filled her veins, her fear taking on a whole new level of hysteria. She had to put the fire out.
She turned to the faucet to fill her hands with water. And froze. In the mirror she saw the burning reflection of Byron disappear. Byron was there one moment and gone the next. Only a few burnt shards of fabric left to say he was ever there. But she remembered the last thing she'd seen before Byron became nothing: brilliant blue eyes turning a frighteningly blood-red.
And Nik, holding the doorknob, staring at the empty space on the floor behind her.
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Pick up a copy of Fire (The Hand of Kali Series Book 1) on Amazon! I also highly recommend all of Tee Ayer's other novels as well. She is just an incredible author all around! Happy Review Day!