Review: Flicker & Burn

May •  1 •  2013
Review: Flicker & BurnFlicker & Burn by T.M. Goeglein
Published by Putnam Juvenile on August 20th 2013
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Publisher

Sara Jane Rispoli is still searching for her missing family, but instead of fighting off a turncoat uncle and crooked cops, this time she finds herself on the run from creepy beings with red, pulsing eyes and pale white skin chasing her through the streets in ice cream trucks; they can only be described as Ice Cream Creatures. They're terrifying and hell bent on killing her, but they're also a link to her family, a clue to where they might be and who has them. While she battles these new pursuers, she's also discovering more about her own cold fury and more about the Chicago Outfit, how the past misdeeds--old murders and vendettas--might just be connected to her present and the disappearance of her family. But connecting the dots is tough and time-consuming and may finally be the undoing of her relationship with the handsome Max--who's now her boyfriend. But for his own safety, Sara Jane may have to end this relationship before it even really starts. Her pursuers who've shown her her mother's amputated finger and the head of the Chicago Outfit who's just whistled her in for a sit-down make a romance unthinkable. The only thing that matters is finding her family and keeping everyone she loves alive.

WOAH! This girl is so fierce.

So to begin with the plot is action-packed with lots of secrets and power. Power that will blow you out of the water.  I really enjoyed how easy it was to get right back into the story. Creative and exciting, the plot pulled the reader into a compelling world of the mafia. I think the mix of more family entered in with more power make the story much more interesting. Every chapter, Sara life gets more entangled in the mess of power and life.

I like immediately how the main characters Sara came into her own. She fierce and willing to do anything to get her family back. She uses her power to her advantage in taking back what she lost. She has great friendships and a love life that is hard as hell to have. I really like how well everything in Sara life flowed well.  There are some parts in the book that made me soo giddy. All I can think of was,”OH NO! It’s about go go DOWN!” And Sara brought it. HARD CORE. She totally rocked when it came to doing what she had to do. Even when it came to fighting her own family.

A terrific story that captured me, Flicker & Burn is solid. The blending of old tales of the past to the new future prospects, I loved reading every page of this book.  Exciting and thrilling, Flicker & Burn ignites the cold fury in any reader.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!



  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 1, 2013

    I’m glad you loved this! I found the first book took a while to get going and I put it aside, but you are making me want to pick it up again!

    • Savannah
      May 2, 2013

      I really love these kinds of stories.

  2. Sweet! I really enjoyed the first book and so I need to read this one. Love that you could get back into it so quickly!

  3. Candace
    May 2, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to read the first book! I’m happy to hear this second one was great as well!

    • Savannah
      May 2, 2013

      Awesome! Hope you get a chance to read it.