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Ari Johnson wishes adjusting to living with her boyfriend was her only source of excitement and anxiety.She wishes a lot of things.But then wishing was what got her here in the first place.Ari chose to be a Guild Hunter. She wanted to hunt dangerous Jinn and destroy them before they could harm innocent people. But now that Ari is a member of The Guild, she finds herself inAri Johnson wishes adjusting to living with her boyfriend was her only source of excitement and anxiety.She wishes a lot of things.But then wishing was what got her here in the first place.Ari chose to be a Guild Hunter. She wanted to hunt dangerous Jinn and destroy them before they could harm innocent people. But now that Ari is a member of The Guild, she finds herself in the impossible position of hunting her ex-best friend – human-turned-dangerous sorcerer, Charlie Creagh. As Ari struggles to come to terms with her duty, an ancient Jinn and his companion want revenge on her for using the command of the Seal against them; the White King refuses to give up on his quest to resurrect Lilif, and Asmodeus isn’t done toying with her.When Ari can take no more, rushing to the Sultan Azazil’s side to demand of him the favor he owes her, the events she sets in motion will not only alter everyone’s lives, it will kindle a darkness that will shake the realms to their very core....

Title : Darkness, Kindled
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ISBN : 9781484158494
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Number of Pages : 390 Pages
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Darkness, Kindled Reviews

  • Lucy Qhuay
    2018-12-02 19:38

    I am so sad to see this series ending. :(Darkness, Kindled is a book full of twists and turns and that will leave you completely breathless.I was a bit sad with what happened to some characters like Charlie and Derek but, truthfully, I didn't see any other solution for what was happening/had happened to them.I am just glad they are happy now and far safer than when they were involved in the Jinn world.About Ari and Jai, OMG! They went through hell to finally have their happily ever after.They had to face Charlie, the Seven Jinn Kings, Azazil, the Sultan himself, Lilif, the Sultana, Asmodeus, Azazil's right hand and Lilif's brother and a bunch of evil Jinn.The tension with Asmodeus was the hardest part to bear of course.He was such a maniac bastard! Couldn't he see that his sister, Lilif, had to be stopped?But no. He blamed Ari for everything that happened with Lilif and then wanted revenge.I swear I almost had a syncope with the stunt he pulled on Ari and Jai in the end.I am so freaking happy his plans were thwarted. I would die if he had succeeded.What else can I say? I was really ecstatic to see all the characters I came to love once again and I am happy for all of them.I just wish I could have more Ari and Jai moments together. They went through so much, that I feel like I have to read a book just about them being in love, living together, marrying and having kids. *wishful thinking*------BEFORE READING:When I get my hands on this I will be like:Look at this cover, OMG!I want more Ari and Jai! +.+ I want a baby Jinn with lovely ever-changing eyes and bronze skin!+.+

  • Say
    2018-11-17 21:51

    OMG!!! PLEASE GIVE ME THIS NOW!!!

  • Rosa
    2018-12-13 19:40

    This review is being done as a guest review for Sugar and Spice Book ReviewsNow, I know that Darkness, Kindled isn't really what Sugar and Spice usually review. And I'm super excited that the lovely ladies gave me an opportunity to review a YA book. But it's Samantha Young and she is an amazing author no matter what genre she decides to write. If you have not read books 1-3 please do so as soon as possible!!! They were also amazeballs! Well DK is the last installment in the Fire Spirits series. And boy was it a whopper. K first and foremost lets talk about my walking lady bonner Asmodeus. I don't care how sick or evil this man is I want to switch places with Ari and make different Decision where I end up under him in his bed being head of his harem!! Okay! Imagine the head snap here. And I already talked with Sam and she informed me she will THINK about making a book for me and Asmodeus. So expect publication in the next 10-15 years!! So now DK takes place a couple of weeks after they get the hit on Charlie. I understand Ari's frustration in the fact that she has to take down her BFF/first love. I didn't want to do it so I know for sure she didn't. Well she calls in her favor with Azazil and all hell breaks loose. Okay major spoiler here do not read if u don't like spoilers!!!Ari gets laid!! A lot! And it's about damn time. Jai had me sexually frustrated. K end of spoilers. All in all I loved this book. It seriously had everything wrapped up by the end and it wasn't perfect, which I loved. She could have given Ari everything she wanted but she didn't. Ari and Co. got their HEA and it was beautiful. The only small down side was that several times I thought it was gonna end. Like the big battle concluded and I though OMG it's over noooooo! But then I still had 40% left. Then the other thing concluded and I was like noooooooo it's over. But then I had 20% left. But then it ended and I was like awe that was beautiful. So other then the feeling of winding down a couple of times I loved this book. It gave me everything I could ask for for the characters, except more Asmodeus. But I'm crossing my fingers for a novella starring me and him. Ill call it my undies kindled!!

  • Veronica
    2018-11-23 20:35

    After reading the previous books of this series, I had high hopes for the last book. I tried to like it, I really did. But after a bunch of Ari mess ups, the whole Fallon and Charlie issues, and not to mention Jai continuing to screw up repeatedly, I just forced myself to finish the book and decided never to pick it up again. The first books of this series were brilliant, but the conclusion wasn't very satisfying. I'm not going to go into any details so as to not give anything away if you haven't already read it, but the ending felt like it had been slapped together and I didn't really feel like the parts fit in with the storyline, more like the author had tried to give everyone their own happy ending but it didn't work well for me.

  • Niala
    2018-12-02 15:45

    Its a bitter sweet ending on this journey.Samantha Young delivers the perfect ending for Ari, Jai, Trey, Red and Glass.There were parts in the book when i felt like oh its over, then looked down and saw there was still like 30% to go. (lol) then realized that the end of each part was the perfect ending.. There's so much i could say but then i feel like if I'm giving away the book.. What I would like is for both Glass and Asmodeus each get a novella because I feel there is so much more for those two that meets the eye

  • Minni Mouse
    2018-11-27 21:53

    DNF at 58%. I started skimming this series so fast it can barely be called reading it. I really just wanted to know how it all ended but now that I've picked this book up after a week, I've forgotten most of the plot and characters. Maybe someday, I'll reread books 2,3, and 4 properly.

  •  Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ YosbeƸ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
    2018-11-30 15:52

    Demasiado linda esta portada

  • Zarish Fatima
    2018-11-19 16:53

    happy ending. i read this seires like i was on fire..

  • TimTam
    2018-12-04 17:40

    Und so schnell kann es wieder vorbei sein.Ich habe diese Buchreihe sehr genossen, auch wenn ich die einzelnen Bände manchmal etwas zu kurz fand. Gerade war man richtig drin, da war der Band auch schon wieder vorbei und man hattte das Gefühl wieder von vorne anfangen zu müssen...;-)Ansonsten habe ich die Welt der Dschinn geliebt!! :-)

  • Stefanie Hasse hisandherbooks.de
    2018-11-24 16:43

    Inhalt:Ari musste Abschied von vielen Menschen nehmen, die sie gemocht hat und dennoch ist sie jetzt da, wo sie sein will: an der Seite von Jai.Während sie in ihren Träumen von Asmodeus verfolgt wird, zieht sich die Schlinge um ihren ehemals besten Freund Charlie immer enger: Er ist zum Töten freigegeben.Es wird Zeit, den Gefallen von Dschinn-Sultan Azazil einzufordern und all das, was sie durch ihre Anwesenheit im Leben so vieler Menschen angerichtet hat, wiedergutzumachen.Doch die Konsequenzen waren nicht abzusehen und Lilif wird wieder zum Leben erweckt.Meinung:Ich mochte Samantha Youngs Dschinn-Reihe bisher ausgesprochen gern, daher musste ich natürlich auch zum finalen vierten Band greifen.Der Einstieg verwirrte mich für einen Moment, weil ich die Szene, die sich da zwischen Azazil und Ari abspielte, nicht zuordnen konnte. Später erklärte sich dies dann (es war eine Szene aus dem späteren Verlauf des Buches).Gleich danach wurde ich mit kleinen Rückblicken wieder ins aktuelle Geschehen rund um Ari und Jai gebracht. Die beiden scheinen nun ein vermeintlich gutes Leben zu haben, sie wohnen zusammen, doch Jai verhält sich wahnsinnig distanziert, was Ari zur Weißglut treibt. Neben dieser Phase, die mich zeitweise nur den Kopf schütteln ließ, bahnte sich jedoch etwas an, das Ari so nicht hinnehmen kann: Charlie soll getötet werden. Aris Helfersyndrom schlägt erneut zu, doch die Gilde kommt ihr auf die Schliche und führt Charlie ab.Ari sieht nur eine Möglichkeit: Sie bittet Azazil, den Vater der Dschinn-Könige darum, Aris Berührungspunkte mit den Menschen aus deren Gedächtnis zu löschen und die Konsequenzen ungeschehen zu machen.Charlies Bruder lebt, Charlie ist wieder „der Alte“, Aris Zieh-Vater lebt ebenfalls. Und doch hat Ari damit das vermeintliche Ende der Welt heraufbeschworen: denn Lilif kehrt zurück und bezwingt mithilfe des Siegel des Salomons etliche Dschinns und andere Gestalten, um endlich ihre Vision des „Später“ zu verwirklichen.Dieser finale Band des Flammenmädchens baut konsequent auf die von Samantha Young erschaffene Welt auf. Die Spannung ist abgesehen von dem Teenie-Geplänkel durchweg vorhanden, es gibt unvorhergesehene Wendungen und Bündnisse. Das Buch ist in mehrere Teile untergliedert, die jeweils ihren eigenen Spannungsbogen und Höhepunkt haben, was ich durchaus zu schätzen wusste. Denn eine Bedrohung jagt die nächste – bzw. aus einer Lösung folgt das nächste Problem, ehe alles auf den letzten finalen Kampf zusteuert.Durch die verschiedenen Blickwinkel des personalen Erzählers gewinnt der Leser Einblick in verschiedene Handlungsstränge, ist den Charakteren jedoch niemals voraus, was die Spannung konsequent aufrechterhält.Neben Ari und Jai gibt es ein weiteres Paar, das für die Prise Romantik im Buch sorgt, die viele Leser vermutlich nicht missen wollen. Ebenfalls das zufriedenstellende Ende.Im Anschluss an die Geschichte gibt es dann noch Bonus-Häppchen. Bereits bekannte Szenen aus der Reihe gibt es aus dem Blickwinkel von Jai und auch eine weitere Begegnung bekommt ihren großen Auftritt. Insbesondere die Bonusszenen von Jai habe ich sehr gemocht, werfen sie doch ein ganz anderes Licht auf den anfangs so unterkühlt wirkenden Jai. Ihr solltet sie also auf jeden Fall lesen.Urteil:„Das Vermächtnis des Flammenmädchens“ ist ein gelungener Abschluss der Reihe rund um Protagonistin Ari und die Dschinn-Könige. Spannung, Romantik und Action wechseln sich ab und trösten über das zeitweise „Teenie-Drama“ zwischen Ari und Jai hinweg. 4 Bücher für den finalen Kampf in der Welt der Dschinn.Die Reihe:1. Flammenmädchen 2. Das Erbe des Flammenmädchens3. Die Entscheidung des Flammenmädchens4. Das Vermächtnis des Flammenmädchens©hisandherbooks.de

  • Nabila Anjum
    2018-11-28 21:45

    I'm going to give this series a cumulative review since I don't have the strength to dissect them individually. This series is about the Jinn world which is kind of new in the world of paranormal fiction.And I say kind of because:-A) It had a lot of common denominators with a lot of other series I've read so far, the covenant series in particular 1) A badass heroine with two love interests- check 2) A funny all powerful relative who cracks bad jokes but cares for the heroine deeply and aids her till the very end- check 3) A mean ass villain who wants to start a war and disturb the precarious BALANCE on which rests the jinn and mortal worlds- check 4) A self sacrificing mother- checkThe whole jinn world was a parallel to the world of hematois and pure bloods and half bloods including their powers, their rules, their covens, their training sessions. EVEN their punishments are similar i.e a half jinn(jinn and mortal progeny) cannot kill a full blooded jinn even in defence for fear of being tried in the court of Mount Oaf and sentenced to death.SOUNDS FAMILIAR, DOESN'T ITBut I won't be rating it down because of its similarities with other books, quite simply because so many of them have been written that overlapping is bound to happen.From the very beginning this story comes across as a bittersweet one, and it's fitting, I guess to have an ending thus. No more casualties, no more murders, no more pain. Everything resolves, not satisfactorily, but resolves it does.Here's why I'll be giving it a 3 star instead of the initially thought of 4 sparkly ones. a) Loose ends. The story does not justify the Lilif's motives. It's not all out there, it's vague and hazy. b) The weird ass relationship between Lilif and Asmodeous- they don't come across as siblings or even platonic. Their behaviour towards one another is bordering on incestious, though that might be my opinion and mine alone. There's something too fishy about them.c) The sultan Azazil is a moron. I have no other words for it, He's like one those mischief making leprechauns who have no purpose in life except make troubles. In no part of the book does he come across as a leader, more like a petulant brat who wags his tongue when things get too boring for his taste. Like I said, moron.Lastly, I wasn't invested in Ari's and Jai relationship, it had too many pittholes for my liking. Jai gave precedence to his reputation in his clan more often that was supposed to, and that did not go down well with me.Over all a 3.5 star series.

  • Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
    2018-11-17 15:28

    *This review was done by Rosa as a guest reviewer for Sugar and Spice Book Reviews and will also be listed under her Goodreads account.Now, I know that Darkness, Kindled isn't really what Sugar and Spice usually review. And I'm super excited that the lovely ladies gave me an opportunity to review a YA book. But it's Samantha Young and she is an amazing author not matter what genre she decides to write. If you have not read books 1-3 please do so as soon as possible!!! They were also amazeballs! Well DK is the last installment in the Fire Spirits series. And boy was it a whopper. K first and foremost lets talk about my walking lady bonner Asmodeus. I don't care how sick or evil this man is I want to switch places with Ari and make different Decision where I end up under him in his bed being head of his harem!! Okay! Imagine the head snap here. And I already talked with Sam and she informed me she will THINK about making a book for me and Asmodeus. So expect publication in the next 10-15 years!! So now DK takes place a couple of weeks after they get the hit on Charlie. I understand Ari's frustration in the fact that she has to take down her BFF/first love. I didn't want to do it so I know for sure she didn't. Well she calls in her favor with Azazil and all hell breaks loose. Okay major spoiler here do not read if u don't like spoilers!!!Ari gets laid!! A lot! And it's about damn time. Jai had me sexually frustrated. K end of spoilers. All in all I loved this book. It seriously had everything wrapped up by the end and it wasn't perfect, which I loved. She could have given Ari everything she wanted but she didn't. Ari and Co. got their HEA and it was beautiful. The only small down side was that several times I thought it was gonna end. Like the big battle concluded and I though OMG it's over noooooo! But then I still had 40% left. Then the other thing concluded and I was like noooooooo it's over. But then I had 20% left. But then it ended and I was like awe that was beautiful. So other then the feeling of winding down a couple of times I loved this book. It gave me everything I could ask for for the characters, except more Asmodeus. But I'm crossing my fingers for a novella starring me and him. Ill call it my undies kindled!!

  • Madeline
    2018-11-18 23:34

    Wow! First I'd like to say that I'm kinda sad this series has come to its end; tho I'm seriously hoping & praying I misunderstood the author's note at the end that this was IT!. Seriously.... but Im happy at the way it completed this wonderful series! It's been such a great journey following these characters on one mission after another & being there with them through it all. Anyway, so here's what I thought:Ari & Jai finally tother-together!!, ahhh!! Ari sacrificing a piece of her past so that those she cares about have a happy life! She once again didnt give up on her long time bff Charlie & 'saved' him from the bad decisions he'd made. And it isnt the last time either. I love her strong sense of loyalty to her friends & family; she puts her own safety and even her life (if it came down to that) for others, without thinking twice about it.Ari's life in the Jinn world hasnt been easy since she was thrust into it, but she toughened up quick & fought back whatevr was thrown her way with a vengeance! This last installment was no easier. And may I say 'Thank you Samantha' for saving me from a heart attack towards the end there with Asmodeus; and the White Jinn King actually saved that scene!! Wow...I love it all so much! Wish this was made into a movie!! Great job Samantha! =)

  • Ashleigh Stonier
    2018-11-25 17:30

    I loved the extra passages at the end in Jai's perspective but maybe that would've been better if it had been throughout the books. When I got to halfway through the book everything had finished but then another thing happened which got me through it. The ending was so good and definitely was the best way to end it. This series was great.

  • ★Ruth★
    2018-12-15 15:25

    I don't know if I left it too long to finish this or what but I just found myself skimming my way through. There was a definitely a lack of caring on my behalf. It took about 2 weeks to finish it...Then again no book seems to be "doing it" for me right now so there could be that!

  • Darkphoenix
    2018-12-09 15:24

    ITS OVER!!!!!!!! Oh my god, it’s finally done and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’m glad that Samantha Young did not needlessly drag the series and the end is still sinking in. Considering that this was the last book in the series, Darkness, Kindled definitely did not disappoint. There was plenty of action, nail-biting suspense and a healthy dose of gooey love.I did not re-read Borrowed Ember before starting Kindled (mostly because I’d already read Ember more than twice since it came out) so things were fairly fresh in my memory. At the end of Ember, Charlie had officially gone off the deep end and lost himself to the Mount Qaf Emerald. Ari was assigned to hunt Charlie on behalf of the Guild and bring him in and she and Jai finally started living together (along with Trey.) In Kindled, Ari meets Charlie again and this time, it is obvious to her as well that the Charlie that she knew and loved is lost to her. He comes to her with an offer and because she’s still desperate to save him, she agrees. What I was very relieved to find was that she and Jai were honest with each other. That just helped cut down the confusion, not to mention, all the unnecessary drama. Jai is also summoned by the Roe Guild and told that Charlie has been spotted by some of the Guild members. That served to speed up the chase for Charlie. Ari, Jai and Trey decide on a plan to save Charlie but in order for that plan to work, they had to keep it from the Guild. There were a lot of things happening in this book, in addition to dealing with Charlie, Ari also had to deal with Asmodeus and his nightly incursions in her dreams. Add to that, certain circumstances forced Ari to go to Azazil and make him repay that favour that he owed her. Of course, that favour, once granted had a domino effect that not even Azazil could have foreseen. (like I said, very eventful)I’m gonna try and keep this review as spoiler free as possible, but considering just how many things happened in this book, that’s gonna be very hard, but I will try.Ari is one of my favourite female characters in YA fiction and she remained kick-ass in Kindled as well. She is selfless, loyal, caring, sometimes even with those who don’t deserve it. Yet she has also matured as a hunter for the Guild. And I’m glad that despite being hopelessly in love with Jai, she doesn’t let him dictate her actions (he tries to do that when he gets over-protective) What made her even more awesome this time, was her apparent fearlessness. She wasn’t afraid of standing up to even Azazil to protect those that she loved. (Sure, she might’ve been terrified on the inside, but managed not to show it)Jai, I am relieved to say, was much better in Kindled. I found him a little irritating in the previous books because, for the life of him, he couldn’t make up his mind about Ari and kept dumping his own issues with his family on her. It sucked that for so long he blinded himself to how much she loved him. Anyway, I am very happy to say that he finally learned his lesson. It was nice to see more of this sweet Jai, of whom we’d only had glimpses before. He was kind and thoughtful and when he did get a little pig-headed, he did not simply leave and go somewhere to brood, he stayed and talked to Ari. That was a pleasant change. I would like to say that even Charlie was more likeable this time around, sadly that wouldn’t be completely true. Yes, I feel really bad for what happened to him but some of it, he brought on himself. So, Ari, Jai and Trey finally nab him and try to help him weaning him off the emerald. It works and just when it seems that their plan to save him worked, the Guild find out and come and arrest him. Of course, that proves to be the catalyst that sets the events of Kindled in motion.(view spoiler)[The wish that Ari makes of Azazil resulted in quite a few changes. She wished that Sala never placed her with Derek to begin with and also that her ‘reality’ stay the same and that she retained all the memories. The wish would only affect humans but not the Jinn and the half-bloods. So, Fallon was back. So was Derek, Ari’s absent father and there was also a different reality for Charlie, where his brother never died and therefore he never made the wish to become a Sorcerer. But he also didn’t know Ari because she wasn’t a part of this new reality. He also didn’t remember Fallon because they never met. This new Charlie was definitely better, this is how he would’ve been if his brother had survived. This new Charlie was definitely more likeable than the one we were saddled with in the previous books. Things weren’t so simple for Fallon, being half Jinn, she remembered both realities and had to come to terms with the fact that the Charlie she fell in love with was truly gone. She was also quieter than she was before she died (and came back) but I was glad that it did not last long. Fallon was one of my favourite characters in the series and I was seriously pissed when she died. So naturally, I was thrilled when she came back. (hide spoiler)]Red is around as always, though he was a little distant with Ari in the beginning, that was very sad to see. But I’m glad that he came around. We also saw more of Glass, the other Jinn king, and though he was very quiet and seldom said anything, he was nice as well. It was especially sweet to him with Trey. I love Trey, seriously, one of the best characters in the series. Azazil, was the same, teetering precariously between sanity and insanity. Asmodeus was….. well Asmodeus… dark, mysterious and dangerous. When Ari, Jai and the rest averted the end of the world and everyone thought that they were finally safe, another crisis arose. And this one had to do with Asmodeus. I’ll be honest, I quite liked Asmodeus in the previous books and in Kindled, I felt short-changed where he was concerned. The end I felt was a little rushed, this new crisis was averted a little too conveniently. I get that Ari and Jai deserved their happily-ever-after but I think fleshing out this part of the story would’ve made for a more satisfying end. It ended way too soon. But, to conclude, it was a great end to the Fire Spirits Series. Very highly recommended to all the fans of the series, you will not be disappointed. It will leave you happy with the end and miserable that it’s all over. Bittersweet.

  • Seitenglanz
    2018-12-11 20:54

    „Das Vermächtnis des Flammenmädchens“ von Samantha Young ist der Abschluss ihrer „Flammenmädchen“-Reihe.Ein super Reihenabschluss! Ich bin total begeistert. *love* Nur schade, dass nun auch die Geschichte mit Ari zu Ende ist. Ich gewöhne mich so sehr an die Protagonisten, dass ich einige nur ganz schwer gehen lassen kann.Die Sprache und Wortwahl ist leicht zu verstehen und gut zu lesen. Allerdings finde ich merkt man, dass die Übersetzerin gewechselt wurde. Irgendwie kommen gewisse Züge von den Übersetzern immer mit in die Bücher und da fällt es teilweise schon auf, wenn die innerhalb einer Buchreihe gewechselt werden. Ist dann leider etwas schade.Das Thema „Dschinn“ ist wirklich mal sehr erfrischende Abwechslung gewesen. Man ließt soviel über Vampire, Feen, Werwölfe usw. da waren die Feuergeister mal was absolut anderes. Richtig toll. Ich glaube, ich werde meine Augen öfter mal nach anderen übermächtigen Wesen offen halten. Es lohnt sich scheinbar.Der Schreibstil von Samantha Young ist jugendlich. Sie spricht mit ihrer „Flammenmädchen“-Reihe eher das jüngere Volk an, also Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene.Die Protagonisten sind, wie ich oben schon sagte, teilweise schwer gehen zu lassen. Gerade nach vier Büchern hat man eine ganze Zeit mit diesen Figuren verbracht und bei guten Büchern meint man, sie erwachen zum Leben. Ari und Jai werden mir fehlen. Charlie ist mir nicht so nah gegangen, aber auch er hat seinen Teil zu dieser tollen Geschichte beigetragen. Danke Samantha Young für diese tollen Charaktere.FazitEin absolutes Muss für Bücherfans im Bereich Fantasy! Allerdings denke ich, ist diese Reihe eher etwas für Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene. Eine wirklich lesenswerte Reihe.Mehr Buchrezensionen von mir, findet Ihr auf http://www.seitenglanz.com.

  • Katie Jones
    2018-11-21 23:49

    Argh...this book... SO GOOD. This series is just epic. I will list as many of the great things as I can... That prologue. I had guessed at what the favour would be and that prologue only confirmed it and gave me this sense of doom and suspense which was just yummy.Asmodeus. He's so interesting and evil and broken and interesting. The whole dream thing and then his surprise at the end, I did not see that coming.Charlie. We saw the best and the worst of him in this book and both aspects were heartbreaking.Trey and Glass are like the cutest couple EVER. Followed closely by Ari and Jai.I loved the structure of this book. Each of the three parts had a distinct story. I also loved how there was so many points in the book where I thought 'it's finally over, they can live happily ever after' and then Samantha Young laughed at me and carried on with the action packed heartbreak.I LOVED THIS SERIES and I love Samantha Young. This series and the Tale of Lunamorte are two of my all time favourite series.

  • Nicole Bates
    2018-12-17 16:44

    Best book ever!5 stars because this last book in the series wrapped up all the cliff hangers. All the relationships were summed up as well as the turmoil with Lillif, which brought up new twists between Asmodeus and Ari. All in all, this was amazing. I loved the ending and the ways the lives of everyone of the characters played out.

  • Hannah Conway
    2018-12-08 17:25

    3.5 Stars

  • Amanda Wise
    2018-12-11 22:32

    Great seriesI really enjoyed this series...wish that book 4 had more of the story line, but the extras at the end helped-lol. Good clean read(mostly clean-great teen book).

  • Mary
    2018-12-05 16:31

    2.5 starsHad to make myself pick up over and over, but wasn’t bad.

  • Maria Engels
    2018-11-29 17:41

    Obwohl mich der vorherige Teil etwas enttäuscht hat, wollte ich dennoch wissen, wie es ausgeht. Doch leider hat mir der Abschluss gar nicht gefallen. Den Einstieg fand ich schon nicht ganz so gut: Ari und Jai streiten. So mehr oder weniger. Es läuft nicht gut, aber da sie beide nicht so die großen Redner sind, tragen sie ihre Probleme im Stillen aus, was zu noch mehr Problemen führt. Die Suche nach Charlie und sein unausweichliches Ende machen die Sache nicht besser. Aris bester Freund hat ziemlich viel Scheiße gebaut, für die er nur auf eine Weise verurteilt werden kann. Ari versucht es ab von der Gilde zu lösen, doch das macht es nicht leichter. Die Episode mit Charlie mochte ich ja sowieso nicht wirklich, aber ich muss sagen, dass ich die Entwicklung im vierten Band nicht schlecht fand. Die folgenden Ereignisse haben mich das Buch mit weit aufgerissenen Augen lesen lassen. Ich dachte mir nur: »Oh je! Oh je!« Es ist schon faszinierend und beängstigend gewesen, zu sehen, wohin das alles führt. Und ich war wirklich gepackt und gefesselt. Recht schnell steigert sich dann alles zu einem großen Finale, dass kaum noch Luft zum Atmen bleibt. Aber mit der Seitenzahl im Blick konnte ich nicht wirklich glauben, dass es sich noch so lang hinziehen sollte. Das war dann auch nicht der Fall. Was zum einen gut war, da es so nicht langweilig überdehnt wurde. Zum anderen war es aber auch schade. Nach 65% des Buches war es vorbei. Aber auch wieder nicht. Ich will nicht spoilern, weshalb ich nicht sage, worum es geht. Dennoch muss ich darauf eingehen. Es gibt einen Showdown und der war echt super. Bis dahin hätte das Buch 4-5 Herzen bekommen. Aber dann kam die nächste Episode. Ich weiß nicht, wieso das noch angehängt werden musste, vielleicht um Seiten zu füllen. Ich fand's einfach doof. Bei dem Folgenden konnte ich dann nicht mehr mitfiebern. Zum Teil wirkt es etwas planlos. Es gibt verschiedene Zeitsprünge, einiges wird nur kurz angesprochen, dann wird das Problem behandelt. Es wirkte auf mich etwas wirr und eben zu sehr in die Länge gezogen. Mich hat die Autorin mit dieser Passage echt verloren. Es mag noch einmal zusätzlich den Leser schocken. Nur leider war das bei mir nicht der Fall. Es führte dazu, dass ich wollte, dass es endlich vorbei ist. Das tat mir dann echt leid. Der Stil war auch im Englischen gut zu verstehen. Hier und da habe ich mal etwas nachgeguckt, aber da ich zwei Bände auf Deutsch kannte, habe ich mich gut zurechtgefunden. Man kommt gut voran und kann gut mit den Charakteren mitfühlen. Wie erwähnt, fand ich es sehr spannend, gerade auch den ersten Part, aber dann ging es leider bergab. Zu den Charakteren will ich nicht so viel sagen, das habe ich in den vorherigen Bänden. Ari und Jai können endlich zusammen sein, aber auch das ist für die beiden nicht so leicht. Sie sind dickköpfig und hitzig, sodass ihre Diskussionen auch mal ausarten können. Die beiden haben es auch diesmal nicht leicht, aber sie lassen sich nicht unterkriegen. Lustig fand ich auch Trey und Glass. Ich liebe die beiden zusammen, obwohl Glass meist einfach nur da ist, aber irgendwie ist es niedlich. Ein Punkt, der mich überrascht hat, war das abrupte Ende. Damit meine ich aber die Seitenzahl. Auf dem Kindle war ich dann bei 85% und es stand »The End« drunter. Was folgt ist Anhang und eben Bonusmaterial von anderen Charakteren, auch aus anderen Bänden der Reihe. Fand ich persönlich nicht so toll, habe ich auch bisher nicht gelesen. Weiß auch nicht, wieso man so viel noch hinten anhängen musste. Fazit:Es hätte so toll sein können. Aber durch die spätere Handlung konnte es mich nicht mehr packen und so war der letzte Eindruck eben nicht der beste. Schade für die Reihe. Der Abschluss ist meiner Meinung nach nicht ganz geglückt. Vielleicht hatte die Autorin zu viel gewollt. Vielleicht wäre eine andere Reihenfolge der Ereignisse besser gewesen. Ich weiß es nicht. Mich hat es dann leider sehr gewurmt. Aus diesem Grund gibt es nur 2,5 von 5 Herzen!

  • Deanna
    2018-11-19 19:31

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I loved this book!!! Such a good ending to one of the best book series ever!Oh my goodness! How I love Jai!!(view spoiler)[The book begins with Azazil agreeing to Ari's request because he owes her the favor he promised her in Borrowed Ember. Now, I was DYING to know what she ended up asking of Azazil and my first thought was that it had something to do with Lilif. But then I quickly changed tracks from that train of thought and an idea began to grow that made me very nervous.Can I just say that I hate time travel, messing with the past, etc.? HATE IT! Always have. It is like the worst stress that I can possibly go through. Ugh! When the idea that Azazil could alter the past was brought up in - was it Scorched Skies? - when Ari was staying at the Bitar's, I yelled "Don't you dare be hinting at what may happen in the future. Don't you dare!"Well, my pleas went unheard. Ari just had to save Charlie, didn't she? And not just Charlie, she had to save Fallon, Mikey, and Derek too! What?! You can't just resurrect all the dead! And with past-altering techniques no less! I was FREAKING OUT when she vocalized her intentions to Azazil. But you know what, it all ended up okay. And all because of that lucky loophole that allowed Ari's past and present to remain in tact. I think it may have been a bit of a cheater-type move, but I'm alright with that. We got Fallon back! And Mikey! Who we only ever met in flashbacks. Dude, I love that kid! And I didn't have to suffer through the effects of how changing the past would alter Ari's present. That was what I had been stressing over. I was afraid she was going to lose all her precious moments with Jai and it would be like it never happened. But that didn't happen so yay! *Sighs in relief*Seriously though, I would have gone mental if the past had been changed and all the moments between Jai and Ari had been lost. It would have cancelled out everything that happened in the first three books! And that would have been totally unacceptable!!Now to the really fun stuff...My favorite line from the book. It made me laugh, cry out in rage, gasp in shock and horror, panic with worry, and laugh in wicked/amused horror/happiness..."I have petitioned the Sultan for his granddaughter's hand in marriage, and he has granted my request."I have always been morbidly curious, fascinated, and thrilled by Asmodeus. Like seriously, it's really messed up but I've always had a thing for him. So I thank you very much Samantha for letting me have him for a little bit in this book. I appreciate it. I got my Jai-time, but I also got my fill of Asmodeus. I mean, I would have died if anything more happened between Ari and Asmodeus because I love Jai, but I wanted to get more Asmodeus in this book and I got it. Yippee!! (hide spoiler)]Oh goodness. I loved this book! But man, it's all over. Like I cannot even believe this was the last book. No more new stuff. I'm just going to have to reread these books over and over to get my fill of Jai. I have to say goodbye to the thrill of reading new stuff about Ari, Jai, Red, and the gang. Goodbye forever. How sad! I'm gonna go dream of Jai now. That and these books are all I have left. :(But I'll survive. This series rocked!!! One of the best ever!!!

  • Katy
    2018-11-30 21:41

    5 Stars for an excellent conclusion to a series.This book went to so many unexpected places and they were great places. (The parts marked spoiler are quite spoilery, so don't click unless you want to be spoiled.) I really don't want to give too much away because this whole book is like a big spoiler!This book picks up with Ari living with Jai and Trey, working for Michael and the Roe guild, and Charlie on the run. I love the playfulness in the relationship between Ari and Trey. It brings much needed lightness into Ari's life. Ari and Jai have to learn to I guess, be in a relationship? They're both headstrong and feisty (view spoiler)[AND Jai and Ari finally bow chicka wowow.. and it happens a LOT.(hide spoiler)]Charlie shows up to pay Ari a visit and threatens to help end her life if she doesn't get the guild off his back. Ugh. Stupid Charlie. I absolutely LOVED Glass and Red in this book. They both stepped up. Ari is her usual unselfish and strong self. Jai is hot. Now for the meaty stuff... And it's SO spoilery. You've been warned!(view spoiler)[So, Ari and Jai and Trey capture Charlie and basically get him off the magic juice. He finally gets back to normal and he gets arrested. So Ari goes to Azazil to call in her favor and OH MY GOSH. I was freaking out. To change time?! Crazy. But it worked. It totally worked. Charlie got his brother back and got to have a normal life and Ari got out of his! And then White comes and takes advantage of the situation (aka weakened Azazil) and raises Lilith. She turns out to be completely unhinged. He realizes that he was a complete idiot and actually helps by telepathing (is that a word?) her every move to Red, so that they're usually one step ahead of her. She tries to attack Ari and when Red showed up and Ari saved him I just squealed!! Then comes stupid head Asmodeus. I just wanted him to die. He helped Ari and they defeated Lilith together and you'd think it'd be over, but NOOOO. He decided it wanted to marry Ari and make Jai watch?!NOT COOL. I was literally in a panic during that entire time. And then White comes to save the day and I'm just likeSo Ari and Jai got their happily ever after. When Red and Glass came to them to ask if Red could put a piece of himself in each of them, I cried a little bit. It was just so beautiful. AND that Glass had already put a part of himself into Trey.. Precious. (hide spoiler)]Excellent, excellent ending to an excellent series. Highly recommend. I pretty much love everything Samantha Young writes. AND there is some bonus content after the book ends, including some scenes from Jai's point of view, so keep reading after the end!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Nicole Ramge
    2018-11-18 19:26

    Ari ist nicht mehr das Siegel Salomons, das heißt aber nicht, dass die Dschinn sie jetzt in Ruhe lassen. Der boshafte Asmodeus ist noch längst nicht fertig mit ihr, und so mancher rachsüchtige Feuergeist lechzt nach ihrem Blut. Nur gut, dass Ari als Jägerin immer besser wird. Zusammen mit ihrem geliebten Jai bildet sie ein unschlagbares Team, doch Charlies Schicksal überschattet das junge Glück. Ari will nicht akzeptieren, dass sie ihren besten Freund an die dunkle Seite verloren hat, und wagt einen letzten Rettungsversuch. Als der scheitert und auch noch einen mächtigen Feind auf den Plan ruft, sieht sie keinen anderen Ausweg: Sie muss den Gefallen einklagen, den Azazil ihr schuldet. Allerdings ahnt sie nicht, was sie damit heraufbeschwört?kurze Einblicke:"Das ist kein Bedürfnis", log sie. "Es ist ein Wunsch. Vor alldem hier …", sie zeigte auf ihre Umgebung, "war ich eine Highschoolabsolventin mit einer ernsthaften Identitätskrise. Ich wusste nicht, was ich vom Leben wollte. Ich wusste nicht, wo ich hingehörte. Und nun habe ich, all der schlimmen Dinge, die damit einhergegangen sind, herauszufinden, wer ich bin, endlich meinen Platz in der Welt gefunden".Seite 22"Du machst mich ein bisschen verrückt. Ich meine, ich sollte dir das vermutlich nicht sagen, aber du nimmst einen Großteil meiner Täglichen Gedanken ein."Sie lachte, weil sie sich so ungeschickt vorkam. "ich bin ein wenig von dir besessen."Seite 55Und als wüsste er, dass sie das erkannte hatte, flüsterte Asmodeus: "Ich hab dir doch gesagt dass ich dich spüren lassen werden, was ich gefühlt habe, als ich Lilie töten musste. Du hast mir meine andere Hälfte genommen, Ari. …."Seite 246meine Meinung:Eine große Charakterbeschreibung bedarf es hier nicht mehr, da ich über die Entwicklung bereits in den Vorgängern ausführlich darauf eingegangen bin!Nur so viel … es gibt weiterhin Fortschritte …Auch über den Schreibstil und den Einfallsreichtum der Autorin braucht man nicht mehr viel zu Erwähnen, da wir hier ebenfalls die drei Bände vorher gelesen haben!Der Inhalt lässt mich in dem Schlussband unseres Flammenmädchen etwas Zwiegestalten zurück.Einerseits hat mich die Autorin mit einer Wahnsinns durchdachten Idee in diesem Buch doch sehr überrascht und ebnete hiermit einen weiteren Verlauf der Geschichte den ich nicht vorhersehen konnte. Dies war ein grandioser Schachtzug. Gerade unter der Prämisse dass wir uns im letzten Band befinden und die Storie eigentlich im Kopf schon zu Ende ist!Andererseits wurde die Geschichte danach für mich nur unnötig in die Länge gezogen, da es gerade am Ende einen weiteren Verlauf gab, der zwar zu Geschichte passt für mich aber unnötig hier war und dort eigentlich nichts mehr zu suchen hatte. Für gerne gerne in einer zusätzlichen Kurznovelle, aber nicht am krönenden Abschluß!Schade, den somit büsst der Finale Band einen Stern ein.

  • Victoria Limbert
    2018-11-26 16:44

    Prior to reading the last installment of Samantha Young's Fire Spirits series, I re-read the first books. It reminded me just how fantastic the books are; the feelings, the romance and the fantasy driven plot. The whole series is extremely well written and planned out with twists and turns, ups and downs, love and action in perfect amounts. The reader can never become desensitised, there is just enough of everything. Samantha Young has weaved a gripping tale from Smokeless Fire to Darkness, Kindled full of astounding beauty, heartache and love. The depth of the characters pulls the reader in and holds them to the very last word of the last novel, and even then I am begging for another book!! I love Ari amd Jai that much!While Darkness, Kindled is not my favourite book in the entire series (Smokeless Fire for me) it was a great read. It had just enough angst to Ari and Jai's relationship to keep it interesting, but not so much that I rolled my eyes. They were believeable as a couple! There is a deep truth to their love and despite all the paranormal goings on around them they deal with 'first love' issues; uncertainty, trust, trying not to hurt each other, making mistakes. It was great watching Jai transform from powerful, stoic guardian to loved up, jealous passionate lover!Ari is one of my favourite protagonists. She might come across as a childish teenager every so often(who doesnt?) but she is strong, knows her own mind and will stop at nothing to protect those she loves, even if it means risking her own life. In Darkness, Kindled she becomes powerful, confident and is passionate with wit and attitude. The best thing about Ari and what Samantha Young has done with her character, is that falling in love did not make her some weak willed, whining child. She refuses to let Jai boss her around or make choices for her. They are argumentative, hot headed and above all else they 'balance' each other.Each and every character is important from Trey to Charlie to Fallon and the others. They all add to the Plot, they all have something to offer and some issue to solve. They make the story even more fun. The plot in this series is deep, fun and twisted.I will miss these characters deeply. I think this series will stay in my mind for a very long time and it is one I will re-read often. Darkness, Kindled was a great, perfect, traumatic and emotion filled finale to a series. If they ever get made in to films, I will love them too.Fantastic Job!!! I want MORE!!!

  • Lauryn April
    2018-11-21 15:29

    4.5 Stars. I have loved this series from the very beginning and this book did a nice job of wrapping it up in a satisfying way. I could also tell that Samantha’s writing has grown in some wonderful ways which made the experience of reading this book all the better.As usual Samantha Young does a wonderful job of including twists and turns. There were more than a few unexpected moments that kept the story moving for me. I also loved the way she described the fight scenes in this book.One thing that I wished this book had gone deeper into were the relationships between the characters. The first three novels in this series sucked me in to Ari, Charlie and Jai’s lives, but I felt this book didn’t pull me in as deep as the first three. For example, the sexual tension between Ari and Jai was great in the beginning. I loved that this book started out with them in a fight, but it felt like both their fight and the sexual tension between them got resolved too quickly. Also, in the first book in this series, Smokeless Fire, I was captivated by the love triangle between Ari, Charlie, and Jai. By this book it was pretty obvious that Ari and Jai were going to end up together, and for some reason that made me want Ari to have more time with Charlie all that much more. His story has been heartbreaking from the very beginning and there are some great moments between him and Ari in this book. I really loved all the little flashbacks where Ari remembered life with Charlie when she was young, but I couldn’t help want a few more. For me, it felt like this book had the best writing out of the series, and it really did wrap up all the loose ends. I did feel a little like Ari was a little too impulsive when it came to cashing in her deal with Azazil. I wished she would have taken more time to think about what the consequences could have been, even though I do believe she would have made the deal regardless. However, I loved the direction that this story took after the consequences of that choice were revealed. I also loved the ending with Asmodeous, and the moment Ari gets with the White King. By the end of this book you truly understand exactly who all of the characters are and all of the battles they’ve been fighting in their lives come to a conclusion.Overall I greatly enjoyed this series and will be looking into more works by Samantha Young.To read reviews for the first three books in this series, and other reviews by Lauryn April go to http://laurynapril.blogspot.com

  • Lily
    2018-12-12 16:26

    "Darkness, Kindled" by Samantha Young is the fourth and final book in the "Fire Spirits" Series and it picks right up where the third book "Borrowed Ember" left off, with Ari being a Guild Hunter and hunting dangerous Jinn and being in the impossible position of hunting her ex-best friend-human-turned-dangerous sorcerer, Charlie Creagh.Ari's father, the White King, refuses to give up on his quest to resurrect his mother Lilif and Asmodeus isn’t done toying with her.When Ari has no other choice, she goes to the Sultan Azazil to demand the favor he owes her, but what she does not know that the events she sets in motion will not only alter everyone’s lives, it will kindle a darkness that will shake the realms to their very core...all hell breaks loose.First of all, I want to thank Samantha for this great Series, you're an amazing author!!Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book in just one day, so I really enjoyed reading it. Even if it's the last one in this Series."Darkness, Kindled" is fast paced, full of action, twists and turns. The characters are interesting and well written.In this installment, we see Ari and Jai's relationship being tested. They have to face everyone...Charlie, the Seven Jinn Kings, the Sultan Azazil, Lilif, Asmodeus, etc. which means going through hell to have their happily ever after.Still, I'm sad with what happended to some characters like Charlie and Asmodeus. But maybe there're not any other solutions?! Especially with Charlie.About Asmodeus, Azazil's right hand and Lilif's brother...well, I LOVE that character!! Maybe I am the only one, but I love him. I mean I've always been fascinated and thrilled by him. So, I was really hoping to see some good scenes between Ari and him (especially after book 3, I hoped there will be some, even if I knew that Ari and Jai are meant to be together ). I'm still wondering...why do I always ship the doomed couples?! Thruthfully, I don't know.Anyway I wanted to see them on good terms and definitely not what happened in the book. I didn't like how he was pictured in this installment. Yes, he is an evil man, but I thought that maybe in this one we would see some progress, but maybe I did ask to much. ;)All in all, I loved this book and I highly recommend this to those that are already fans of the "Fire Spirits".Either way, thank you again for the amazing read, Samantha Young!!And to all readers out there: If you haven't picked up this Series yet, then do it now!!

  • Kelli
    2018-11-19 19:24

    So many emotions are coursing through me right now that I don't really know where to start. This was 100% a bittersweet read to me. I absolutely could not wait to get my hands on it, but at the same time, I knew it was the last book in a series that I totally did not want to end. And what a finale it was!This book was divided into three distinct parts. I'm assuming (though I don't know for sure) that each of the sections were going to be the three books that this was originally supposed to be. Even though I would have liked more books, I think Ms. Young made a smart decision by combining everything in one book. The pacing in this book was perfect. There was never a dull moment, but at the same time, nothing felt rushed. Had this been broken into three books, I think there would have been some major pacing problems resulting from trying to stretch not enough information over too many pages.What else can I say about this book? Ari is still a strong heroine. She has really come into her own and was very take-charge in this book. I like that. She doesn't let other people push her around just because she hasn't been in the Jinn world for as long. On the same note, her decisions are actually smart and make sense. So often I read about strong-willed heroines who don't want to listen to anyone and who end up making things worse instead of better. that was not Ari at all. She took what she knew and made the best possible decisions she could for her circumstances.Jai is still totally drool-worthy. He and Ari have their highs and lows, they both have strong personalities and want to be right, but at the end of the day, they love each other and their relationship feels real. It isn't all rainbows and butterflies all the time; they butt heads but then they make up and move on. I love them together.I think Trey and Glass is weird, but I think its because all we get to see of Glass is his stoic facade. We know he cares about Ari and Jai; we just don't get to see it as much as, say, with Red, who is very outspoken.This book did a great job of tying up loose ends, but at the same time, I would not say No to another Fire Spirits novel. This series is one of my faves and I am sad to see it end but love how it ended.5/5 Stars