Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1) by Rachel A. Marks

Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

“Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson in the glitz and grit of L.A...."In Hollywood’s underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future.Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Everything changes the night she’s invited to a party — one that turns out to be a trap.Thrust into a magical world hidden within the City of Angels, Sage discovers that she’s the dau...

Details Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

TitleFire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal

Reviews Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

  • Amy Leigh
    This urban paranormal fantasy exceeded my expectations. I'm so ready for the next book in this series! I love the different povs through out this book. The different creatures introduced are some we know well and others we may have only heard of and never understood but the author rounds them out into a cohesive world that's magical.Sage and her friend Ziggy are down on their luck. The wind up at a Halloween party, which is totally out of Sage's ...
  • Monica
    I definitely enjoyed this new mythological fantasy story. It was very original in overall plot. Unlike other similar stories, it did not spend much time with the backstory of our main character. A little more of that might have been nice, but sometimes that comes across as just "filler". I appreciated jumping directly into the present! There is a hint of romance that appealed to my emotional side without detracting from the action.I recommend thi...
  • Judy
    Rachel Marks hits it out of the park with this tale of adventure, love, and intrigue. I loved the characters and the plot. This is a story of demigods and demigoddesses, pixies, and druids. There is a secret to uncover that rises from the past to reveal and an evil deed that destroyed lives and continues to cast an evil shadow. Sage, our heroine, is brought from her mortal life on the streets to this Otherworld as the daughter of the goddess of f...
  • Marta Cox
    When a young homeless girl is invited to a party her whole world implodes. Sage has fandangled her way through the foster system, slept in odd places but had no idea that Celtic mythology was about to come to vivid life. Maybe it's because Sage has seen the seedy side of life, the underbelly of the big city but whatever the reason is she seems to readily accept the idea of demigods, vampires, pixies and druids. Her birthright and heritage pale in...
  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
    Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions *ARC e-copy received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review* OMG, This book was sooooo good. It was my first book by Rachel A. Marks and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. This book was a perfect YA urban fantasy read that left me wanting for more. I enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed ACOTAR. It was a very entertaining UF read that has so many magical...
  • Mariela
    This was a good story I was not expecting it to be how it was. I kinda liked that I had no idea what the heck was happening and where the story went. A homeless girl who grew up on the streets makes friends and gets to go to a party where she can eat, rest and shower. Her life completely changes that night when she discovers she’s a demigod. Faellen becomes her protector and her love as her power grows everyone wants a piece of her. And she has...
  • Carolina Figueiredo
    Review in English:I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I would like to thank NetGalley and Publisher Skyscape and Two Lions again for this incredible opportunity.Publication date: February 20th, 2018Sage is a girl who didn't have an easy life. Daughter of a mother with drug problems, she spent her entire life being thrown between foster homes.Until one day she is taken by two friends to a party. Init...
  • Novel Grounds
    I came across this book by accident and I am SO EXCITED THAT I DID. I love a good YA fantasy read and this one grabbed from page one and I was a goner.Tortured teen who doesn't know who she really is? YES PLEASEGive me all the angst and all the potential chaos and I am for it. We have not only one BUT TWO brooding awesome guys in this book and I am honestly shipping both of them. I know, its terrible. I can't help it though. You will see.This boo...
  • gem
    Ok, anything which blends Gossip Girl and Percy Jackson in a tagline is sure to get my attention, and as soon as I started reading this I was delighted to realise it lived up to the legacy of both of those things!Full of mythology, mystery, excitement and action, this is an incredible start to what I hope will become a much loved series.The plot was interesting, and had lots of unique elements to set it apart from other fantasy ya books. I can’...
  • Suze Lavender
    Sage is homeless and doesn't have anywhere to go. When she's at a party one night she's being taken. Sage is part of a magical world and is the daughter of a Celtic goddess. She was hidden for a long time, but her powers are about to arise. Sage's skills evolve around fire, but she has no training and doesn't know how to keep them under control. Sage is almost ready to Emerge and then she has to pledge herself to one of the five deities. Because ...
  • Shelley
    *Source* NetGalley*Genre* YA, Fantasy, Paranormal*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Fire and Bone is the first installment in author Rachel Marks Otherborn series. 18-year old Sage has spent an enormous amount of time on the streets of Los Angeles scrambling to keep herself fed and safe while running away from foster homes. Sage loves books with legends, & Gods, & cursed Kings, & castles. After being invited to a party where there is supposed to be plenty of ...
  • Kelly
    A homeless girl after living in the foster care and after her drug addicted mother finds she is not who she thinks she is. She is a demigod. And when she looks at herself, wasting away, she kind of says “yeah right, prove it!”. She finds herself in a hot mess with fires starting and strange dreams of a man with a raven who is cold yet who loves the woman! Sage even finds herself surrounded by other impossible people, like shades, wraiths, dru...
  • Tori
    *I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*4.5 Stars! Sage is homeless on the streets of LA and eating leftover scraps from behind a cafe, when two friends invite her to a Halloween party.. Turns out the party is for Otherworlder's, that Sage is a descendent of a Celtic Goddess, and her whole life has been a lie!In a world where the descendants of the children of Danu vie to make their houses the strongest, Sa...
  • Kristin
    Wow! I really enjoyed my time while reading this story. Marks takes the readers on a crazy adventure filled with mythology and fantasy. Just when you think you have everything figured out, she rips the rug out from right under you. I loved that the author mixed modern day with a lot of heavy mythology. You have all these houses vying for the young blood. With Sage on their side, she would type the scales of power and make one house more powerful ...
  • Anne Monteith
    This is one of those books that you devour in one setting, I couldn't put it down even though I was bleary-eyed.Sage is a young girl whose mother was an addict and instead of staying in the foster system she chooses to live on the streets with her person she considers her best friend.  They've been befriended by a woman who works at a restaurant and gives them food instead of throwing it away as told to by her boss.  One night she invites them ...
  • Tessa
    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review.I'm torn. I just read a book where I adored the characters, the plot and everything about it. There is a slight love traingle within the book as well, and between the two men, I want both. (This is not one of those types of books though, so I have to choose.) Sara, the heroine, is the clueless human who becomes more. She's fun and sassy, but the author remains true to her roots...
  • Katherine Paschal
    **4.5 Stars**Review on is most interested in getting a shower and finding a safe space to spend the night for her and her friend Ziggy, so in an uncharacteristic act, she agrees to go to a Halloween party if it means being safe for a night. But after falling asleep in a strange bed, Sage wakes up and realizes that something is not right. A drink made by a friend ends up taking away all her worries- that i...
  • Bran Pendergrass
     *** I was gifted this ARC in exchange for an honest review and all the opinions expressed within are of my volition. The thoughts have no sway or influence by/from Netgalley and/or the publishers or those affiliated within***I am a total geek for anything Celtic, so this book was totally up my alley! I savored it from the beginning until the very exciting end! Anytime I come across an author who can successfully disguise a retelling of a god/go...
  • La Biblioteca de Atenea
    DNF 25%Considero que un 25% de un libro (once capítulos en este caso) son suficientes para hacerse una idea del estilo de la narración y la calidad general del mismo, así que lo dejo aquí. Reconozco que me llamó la atención este título tanto por la descripción que lo relaciona con Percy Jackson como por la cantidad de reseñas positivas que tiene, pero ahora veo que cometí el error de no verificar el origen de dichas reseñas antes de es...
  • Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
    I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I can't tell if I'm actually disappointed with Fire and Bone or if I feel disappointed with the book.I started Rachel A. Marks's new book right after I finished  The Heart Forger , and I was very much ruined for other books at the moment in time because Rin Chupeco's book was that go...
  • Candyce Kirk
    4.5 starsI was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this amazing book in exchange for an honest review. When I read the description I was very curious. It's described as Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson. I loved both, so I knew I needed this book. Sage is a teenage girl that hasn't had an easy life. Her mother is an addict, so she was put in one foster family after the other. So she spends most of her nights on the streets. Her life changes one night...
  • Bethany
    Fire and Bone is a blend of dark fantasy and humor, integrating ancient Celtic mythology with modern day Los Angeles. I'm all about it! Aged out of foster care and living on the streets, Sage is ripped from everything she knows and discovers that she is a Celtic demi-god with burgeoning powers. Thrust into an unfamiliar world full of magic, political intrigue, and violence, she must decide who to trust and navigate her complicated feelings for tw...
  • Kat Heckenbach
    I've read all of Rachel Marks' books so far, and this is definitely my favorite! Maybe it's because it's been a while since I've read a Fae-centered book. (OK, technically Celtic gods, but the feel is the same.) Or, maybe it's just Marks' wonderful writing. Probably both :). But mostly the writing.I just loved this incredible story world, and the characters. Sage, the main character, is so easy to connect with. All of the characters are distincti...
  • Galina Sulaiman
    Fire and BoneOh my goodness, what a deeply engrossing book! Sage is a homeless waif, abandoned at a young age, she is scared by it. Then all of a sudden she finds out she is so much more. This is a world of Gods, Demi's, vampires and oh so many creatures of lore. This story is full of twists and turns, always surprising me. The characters are Deep and well written, good guys that might not be so good and bad guys that may not be so bad. The woven...
  • Beth Cato
    THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. Ahem. Seriously, this is a fantastic, immediately-engaging YA urban fantasy that mashes up Irish mythology and Southern California. I was happy to provide it a blurb!
  • Tina Bailey
    Sensational in so many ways!I chose this to see if it could rival my favorite writer, and it did! Absolutely stunning in it's imagery, plot, characters, and so enthralling I couldn't put it down! In this genre, it's one of the best I have read.
  • Lisa
    I loved this book and can't wait for more of this tale!Great story! It's got a little of everything I love in a story! Gods and Goddesses, magic and mayhem! Characters you care about!