Monday Reviews - Ignite by Lily Paradis

Hello everyone!

So sorry I have been on a bit of a hiatus lately, with my last year of high school starting up, I haven't had a ton of time to blog, however, I am planning on getting back on track on the weekends, and maybe writing a few posts in advance.

Anyways, let's get to the review!

Recently, I received an free e-ARC of Ignite by Lily Paradis from the author/publisher to read and give an honest review. Let me just say that I am so glad I got the opportunity to read this book because it was a spectacular debut novel.

I feel like there just aren't enough positive adjectives to adequately describe this book. It was a stunning and beautiful debut that I plan on purchasing in physical form to add to my library, because it is just that amazing.

Ok, before I get too ahead of myself here, here is the synopsis.

After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine. 

Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she's always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life? 

Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?

Does that not sound like a stunning premise? I think what I loved most about this book is that is was so different. Her father was a miner, and passed away in a mining accident. How many books have you read recently that had a miner? Other than The Hunger Games? Exactly! The father could have been an accountant or something, and died in a car crash, but how interesting is that? Plus, the mine thing kind of is important a little later on.

I seriously could not put this book down. There were so many unexpected twists and turns, and the characters were so realistic. The amount of heartbreak and sorrow these characters had gone through in their lives was so immense, but they still got through it.

I gave Lily Paradis' debut novel Ignite a 5/5 stars on Goodreads. I strongly recommend you pick it up and I cannot wait for more from this author!