Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Rating: ★★★★★

On June 3rd and 4th publishers, authors, and fellow bookworms filled the Javits Convention Center for BookCon 2017. Typically, when I attend BookCon I don't stick to any type of schedule or set plans. I like to go with the flow and take it all in. This year, however, was a bit different. There was one author I really wanted to meet, Krysten Ritter. I was aiming to get my hands on an ARC of her debut novel, Bonfire. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful and went home without a copy and without meeting Ms. Ritter. It was a day later that I was lucky enough to speak with a fellow attendee, Mikayla, and was gifted a copy of the coveted novel. 

Bonfire was everything I had hoped it would be. It was an incredible read with a well thought out storyline. Ms. Ritter did a fantastic job with the development of her characters and was successful in creating a realistic and relatable story. Bonfire is everything you're looking for in a good book. It is a fast paced and entertaining read reminiscent of a good old fashioned noir mystery. Bonfire is filled with troubled characters, unrequited love, nail biting and page turning scenes, and enjoyable twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. 

Krysten Ritter has certainly delivered with Bonfire. It is the perfect debut novel and it has a quality to it that screams “Read me and don't put me down until you're done!” The writing style makes for a fast paced and easy to read story. Nothing about Bonfire screams “new author!” On the contrary, it feels as though I have been reading Ms. Ritter’s stories forever. 

Bonfire debuts on November 7th, 2017, so make sure you preorder your copy today and prepare yourself for a wild ride! 


About the Author: 
Photo by: Bailey Taylor

KRYSTEN RITTER is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel's Jessica Jones, and cult favorite, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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