Fire Baptized is an intense book which is dark and gritty but still a fantastic read. From the very beginning of the book you are faced with real life situations such as shop lifting, murder, drug usage, and the list keeps going.
Lanore, a mixed breed, is walking home one day only to witness a murder. The killer sees her and brings her into a twisted game. Will Lanore be able to figure out who the killer is before it is too late? Or will the body parts keep adding up at her apartment? This is a deadly game that she cannot afford to get wrong.
Lanore has an interesting power that I don’t see very much in books. She has control over fire; she can harness fire from a nearby source (candle, etc.) or make it herself. Lanore can take care of herself, she is not afraid to use her power if she needs to. The book makes a few references to her hiding her power from others so she can use it as a surprise attack if needed. MeShack, her roommate, is part were-cheetah. He has trouble keeping his form when emotions are at a high. Zulu’s orgins I do not want to ruin for you guys, so you will have to read the book to find that tidbit out.
There is quite a bit going on in the book. MFE is fighting for Mixies rights, since mixed breeds are second class citizens. Lanore is attending college, she will be the first Mixie ever to have gotten a degree if she is able to pass. The murderer is keeping tabs on Lanore, and leaving her little notes and bodies at her apartment. She is also trying to keep up and figure out who the killer is before he/she gets to her first.
There is a love triangle in the books, which is fine by me, but will annoy some readers. Both of the men sound pretty sexy, and they both have alpha male personalities. MeShack is her childhood friend that she lives with and used to date. Zulu is the leader of MFE, the organization for Mixie rights that Lanore helps. They each have their own strengths and I will be interested to see which man she winds up with.
The book is pretty well written, and it kept my interest. I think my favorite part of the book was the fact that I was unable to tell who the killer was. All in all, I am happy that I got the chance to read this book.