10 January 2012

Arson (Arson #1) by Estevan Vega

Arson Gable feels like a freak. He can create fire. He never asked for it. He never wanted it. But he can't shut it off. Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl—who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin—moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. Using what he fears most about himself, Arson must face his consuming past and confront the nightmare that is his present as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Dark, moody, and breathtakingly relevant, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated boy with unimaginable ability, is sure to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.


ArsonArson by Estevan Vega

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"The stories didn't seem to care who he was or what he could do; it didn't matter. In their world, he wasn't alone. In their world, a freak like them-like him-could become a hero."

I'm a huge horror fan. Michael Myers, Freddy, Jason, I love them all! So really, the cover and the title of the novel were enough to make me want to read it! A creepy grandmother, strange boy who lights things on fire and a girl who wears a scary mask. Really, what's not to like?

Estevan Vega's created an amazing story set in a lonely little town that follows the story of Arson, a strange boy who can set things on fire with his mind. He's a kid who's had a messed up childhood. He lives with his crazy (also scary) grandmother, works in an ice cream parlor and is crushing on the most unattainable, popular girl from his school. No matter how he hard he tries, Arson can never fit in. Nobody's ever nice to him, no one likes him. Obviously, he's lonely. At least he was until the strange girl who wears a mask moved in next door - Emery.

"What, you've never seen a mask before?
"I have, but not one like this. It's freaky. You know, for a girl. You friends with Michael Myers?"

Emery's got her own story and it's amazing how the plot connects the two strange kids and makes them fall in love!

Arson is just the beginning of this series, it gives us the background of the boy, his life and his strange powers. The story take place from different people's views and it literally gave me chills. The book has this whole House of Wax, Jason Voorhees vibe going on, especially Arson's crazy/downright creepy grandmother (although in Jason's case it was his mother)! However, in our story, Arson isn't a psycho or a serial-killer. He's a confused, lonely boy who has been made to believe that he's evil. The awesome part is that you get to see into everyone's heads and listen to their darkest thoughts and deepest secrets.

The real story,however, begins at the end of Arson and continues in Ashes (I can't wait to read it!).

Arson's fascinating and unique novel that'll definitely give you goosebumps. If like me, you're also a little bored of the whole vampire/werewolf-human-happily ever after stories and you're looking for something more different and intense, then this is it. If you've read and liked Jenny Pox, you would love Arson!

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If you're interested in reading Arson, the book's currently just $0.99 at Amazon. Click here to get re-directed to the Amazon page. Also, the author's willing to give away an e-book copy of Arson at my blog on Febuary 5th as a part of the Airel-Arson-Pyxis blog tour, so make sure you come back and enter!

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