ARC Review: The Memory of Fire by Callie Bates

Posted June 30, 2018 by Angela in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review:  The Memory of Fire by Callie Bates
The Memory of Fire
by Callie Bates

4 Stars


Released: June 5, 2018
Published by Del Rey
Pages: 464
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

Truth be told, I enjoyed Jahan’s POV more than Elanna’s” ~ Under the Covers

The story took off shortly after the last book had ended.  Although Elena was successful in leading her people of Caeris and Eren, sorcery is still against the law across the lands. Most especially in Paladis where she hopes to have a peace treaty with. But it has been decided that it will be Jahan who will attempt at being the peacemaker.  The biggest hurdle is that sorcery is still outlawed and harsh punishments are given out to those who practice magic.

I automatically picked up this book without reading the blurb simply because I enjoyed the last instalment. So, I was surprised to find out that The Memory of Fire is in Jahan’s POV.  Not necessarily a bad thing. It was actually a pleasant surprise. Truth be told, I enjoyed Jahan’s POV more than Elanna’s. I enjoyed hearing his points of view, his past, and his hidden powers.  He truly took the spotlight and won my heart over.

Bates did a good job making this book even more interesting than the last instalment.  It was full of betrayals, secret powers, and finding long lost families. I especially enjoyed the rebellion against the emperor and witch hunters.  There’s something about defeating evil and seeing what they deserve.

My only complaint is that the first 20% was slow for me and it took me a bit to remember this world but that could’ve been on me.  I also wish the romance was a bit stronger. Overall, it was a good read. I’m excited to see what Ms Bates has installed for her readers.  



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About Callie Bates

Callie Bates is a writer, harpist and certified harp therapist, sometimes artist, and nature nerd. When she’s not creating, she’s hitting the trails or streets and exploring new places. Her debut fantasy novel, THE WAKING LAND, is forthcoming from Del Rey Books in 2017.


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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Sounds good…really cool covers

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Awesome review angela!! Love this cover too!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I enjoyed the first book and will be adding this to my wishlist.


Thanks for the review Angela