Review: Griffin’s Fire

Apr •  24 •  2012

Title: Griffin’s Fire
Series: Book Two: Fire
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Fantasy
Author: Darby Karchut
Publisher: Twilight Times
Release Date: April 15, 2012
Book: E-copy sent by author

“For centuries, there have been rumors about a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors and their apprentices clandestinely serve as guardians for humans in danger.

Forced to become mortal, ex-teen angel Griffin has been banished from the Terrae Angeli. Struggling to adjust, he enrolls in the heaven-and-hell known as high school. In spite of his friends’ support, Centennial High proves to be a battleground, complete with a malicious math teacher. 

And to make matters worse, his Mentor, Basil, has been ordered to take on a new apprentice, the gifted and egotistical seventeen-year-old Sergei, whose covert attacks make Griffin’s home life as bleak as a Siberian winter.

Caught between school, Sergei, and a desperate secret, Griffin is certain of one thing: the only way to fight a Cold War is with Fire.”

*Fangirl Squeal* Now that I got that out of my system, holy crapola! This book is awesome. I managed to read it so fast that once I got to the end I was mad at myself! I told myself to slow down and take it easy but instead, I kept devouring it as if I was starved.
What hooked me from the start is Griffin. This book picks up where the first one left off , where Griffin is getting into the swing of things. He is not used to certain things and has a hard time adjusting. I love how Ms. Karchut really lets the reader feels his emotions. Griffin’s stress over his nightly nightmares, his girlfriend, his school and the new angel that his mentor took under his wing. I felt that jealousy like WOAH! I really like this part of the book cause the reader is able to feel and see his insecurities. But Basil, his is one amazing man. Even though he knew why Griffin was rebelling he stuck by him like if he was his own son.
The plot flows nicely as the reader goes through Griffin’s day to day life. I like that the plot isn’t just about Griffin but there is something bigger going on. An amazing thing happens to Griffin. With this new element, a whole new ball game out and ready to be played.
The love interest went through it stages and flowed nicely as well. I liked that despite what they went through, they went through it together and got through it. I can only hope that in the third book their love will continue to grow.
Griffin’s Fire is an compelling read that leaves you so excited that you just want more. Like a roller coaster, you must get on again so you can enjoy the ride all over. Griffin’s Fire is an amazing sequel you must read!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Darby Karchut
    Apr 24, 2012

    Savannah, thank you, thank you for such an awesome review. You made my day!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Apr 24, 2012

      I am so happy that I am able to read it! Thank you for writing it 🙂