Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1)
In Josephine Angelini's Trial by Fire, what makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing alternate world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.
This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.
Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.
Praise For Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1)…
“A Must Read Romance. This is one of the best books I've read this year. It has everything a book should have: action, adventure, violence, a butt-kicking heroine and one hot hero.” —USA Today, Happily Ever After
“Angelini creates an escapist fantasy infused with magic and romance, while taking up themes of science gone wrong and humans' endangerment of the world and their environment. The ways in which the two worlds mirror one another provide emotional resonance and fascinating possibilities for subsequent books in the Worldwalker trilogy.” —Publishers Weekly
“The likable Lily is guided by strong convictions, and a startling conclusion will have readers anticipating the next chapter in the Worldwalker trilogy.” —Booklist
“Readers will be swept into the inner workings of crucibles and witches and left eager for more . . . a richly drawn world of keenly devised magic.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Angelini's latest series opener combines the best elements of a magical fantasy with hints of sci-fi, history, and romance.” —School Library Journal
“A compelling, intricate world, a swoony romance, and a memorable cast make this one a blazing success.” —BCCB
Macmillan Young Listeners, 9781427251312
Publication Date: September 2, 2014