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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani

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Review by Suze
Hitomi has magic, but she carefully tries to hide that fact. Together with the Shadow League she works against a man called Wilhelm Blackflame. Hitomi is on her own, she doesn't have parents who can look after her any longer. She's leading an uncertain existence. While helping the league with the escape of a prominent family something goes wrong and Hitomi has to deal with the consequences. She has to fight and run for her life now more than ever. Will she be able to escape the terrible plans Blackflame has for her?
Sunbolt is an action-packed adrenaline rush. Hitomi isn't safe and she has to do everything she can to stay ahead of her opponents. She lives in a place called Karolene and I loved the world-building. Intisar Khanani's descriptions are vivid and detailed which makes her characters come to life really well. There are all kinds of interesting magical creatures in this story and I can't wait to find out more about them.
Intisar Khanani is a great story teller. I love how easily her words flow and the way her imagination works. I enjoyed being introduced to Hitomi's life and history. This is the first book of a series and I look forward to reading more. Sunbolt is a promising first book. Hitomi is strong, smart and resilient and she's a girl of many talents. I'm a big fan of wonderful magical worlds and absolutely loved reading about Hitomi and her adventures.


  1. Thanks so much for this wonderful review of Sunbolt! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it so much. :) It was grand fun to write (we won't talk about the editing process, though!). So glad you will be following Hitomi's adventures!

  2. This looks like such a fun read! I love a good adventure especially when the MC is a strong woman! (I may or may not be a feminist lol) May need to check this one out. Thanks for sharing :)

    Quite a Novel Idea

  3. I find it really interesting when a character tries to hide magical ability. It seems so different from what normal people would do!

  4. I have one of her other books in my TBR pile, and this sounds great, too!