**I received a copy from the author in exchange for a review**
It is a strong start to what should be a great series. It took a little bit to get the story going, but I mean a very little bit like maybe only 5% (I read on Kindle). Once it got going though it was one of those books that I thought about when I wasn’t reading it and I wanted to come back and keep reading more. I really liked the characters, though I didn’t like what happened to one of them (sorry no spoilers- you will have to read it if you want to know who I mean). I would have liked a little more depth from some of the minor characters. I think that’s because I liked them and I hope we get to see more about them in coming books.
As a debut novel, Martin certainly shows she has a strength as a writer. I look forward to reading more.
Constant chills, panic attacks, and now paranoia – there’s a reason seventeen-year-old Charlie keeps to herself. Life is looking up when she gets a job at a whimsical tea shop and gains a few new friends, but little does Charlie know there are secrets lurking beyond its door. It only takes one night for her perspective on her small town to change forever. As if witches, vampires, and demons weren’t enough, she soon realizes she’s being hunted for a power she didn’t know she possessed. Singing Fire takes Charlie through an unexpected journey of self-discovery, betrayal, and forbidden love all while the clock is ticking for her to defeat the dark souls pursuing her – before anyone else dear to her has to die. Singing Fire is the first of a two-part series, and its sequel, Raining Fire, is due for release in 2017.