A HOUSE AFIRE by Emma Kinna

March 4, 2010 4 flames 3

Author: Emma Kinna
Source: Author submission (Thanks Emma!)
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review* 

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (December 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448990874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448990870
Phyllis Sorin has seen all sorts of people. With two kind Aunts who rent out the rooms of their house to anyone in need, the people she calls family are a little different from most. There’s Bill, who takes on the personalities of movie characters. There’s Quincy, whose best friend is a drag queen. There’s Anna, an opera singer and kung-fu master. And Phyllis, well, she’s not exactly normal herself. But even as she begins to navigate high school’s social jungle, Phyllis finds comfort and humor in her odd home. When Dominick Siddons moves in, however, all of Phyllis’s priorities become inferior to finding out his secret. A young lawyer with a vicious wit and ferocious temper, Sid may understand Phyllis in a way no one else can. And through truth and fiction, through the inevitable chaos of the house, Phyllis finds much more than she bargained for.
This was a fun and unique book with great detail and flow to the story.  The characters could get a little wacky which is what I loved about this book. Talk about some out there talents though!  Within just a few pages, you are saying wow!  The story does seem to drag though in certain spots due to lots of dialogue.  There is suppose to be a sequel to this book as well.  
Overall a good book that was a good read.  It is definitely different than my usual reads, but that is not a bad thing.  If you want to step out of your reading box, this could be just the book!


Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

3 Responses to “A HOUSE AFIRE by Emma Kinna”

  1. Chutzpah

    Thanks so much, Amy. I really appreciate it, and I’m flattered! For any bloggers interested in reading/learning more about the book, check out my blog! emmakinna.blogspot.com

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