Review: Arson

Dec •  15 •  2011

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ArsonArson by Estevan Vega
Series: Arson # 1
Published by Tate Publishing on May 4, 2010
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/Pyro
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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"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."


Arson is just one of those books that pulls you in from the very beginning. Plague by being called a freak, the reader’s curiosity is intensified by what overcomes this young man to be called such a thing. Is he really a freak. Or are those around him the freak. Since after all, there are the ones who are different.

What I like most about this book are the characters. Arson has had a hard life. I love the way the author Mr. Vega strongly depicted this young man life for his readers. It is really easy to step in this book and let your imagination run free. Mr. Vega created such a unique and intense world that it is simply impossible not to get into the book.

The plot line of this book keeps getting better and better as the reader dives deeper into Arson’s life. I enjoyed seeing the things that happen to him to make him who he is today. But, I also enjoyed seeing Arson become a man, take charge in his life and not let anyone else dictate it. Arson has been under everyone’s thumb doing as they bid, and now Arson has had enough.

I really did not expect to see a love interest in this book though I thoughtful enjoyed it. It was good to see some love and peace within a book that is full of dark and hurtful things. This love gave a whole new element of hope where the reader did not see one. And the ending, well…that was another surprise that I did not see.

Arson is a great tale of young man life just beginning. I love the back round history to the characters as well as seeing of what is able to become of Arson. This a dark novel of fire and life just waiting to burn. As I read deeper into Arson’s life, I know that he is about to set ablaze a fire that no one has seen before.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Giselle
    Dec 15, 2011

    Great review Savannah I thought this was very unique too and the characters are very well written. I plan to read Ashes soon I hope we get to see more fire action 🙂

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  2. Jenny
    Dec 15, 2011

    It’s nice that the romance sneaked up on you a little bit and gave you a bit of light among all the dark things. And this cover is beautifully creepy, I absolutely adore it:)

  3. Alison Can Read
    Dec 15, 2011

    This doesn’t sound like the type of book I’d like but maybe I’d be surprised. I like really intense books. I know what you mean by how you can’t help but get into them.

  4. Love interest? Wow… I’m really curious now. Plus, I love how you really get to enjoy his character. Oh yes, I think I’ll put this one on the wishlist!

  5. Amy
    Dec 15, 2011

    Great review. I just finished reading it and posted my review today too. I really enjoyed it.

  6. Shellie
    Dec 16, 2011

    OoOo great review, I have this just haven’t had time to read it yet. Hopefully this weekend I will though!