Blog Tour – Divided Fire by Jennifer San Filippo

**Disclaimer: I was given a free finished copy of the below in exchange for an honest review as part of a tour hosted by Turn the Pages Tours.**

Tour Schedule

Title Divided Fire

Author Jennifer San Filippo

Release Date November 10, 2020

Publisher Clarion Books


In a rich fantasy world where Songs literally move heaven and earth, one sister must use magic and the other must rely on strength to reunite when pirates, greed, and war tear them away from each other.

Miren has never allowed jealousy of her sister’s magic keep her from taking care of Kesia, and Kesia has always depended on her big sister. When Kesia is kidnapped, Miren will do anything to get her back—even team up with her sister’s aristocratic and seemingly ineffectual boyfriend. Neither sister had ever left their small fishing village before, and now they are plunged into the wider world, minor players in a war between nations. Each sister faces external and internal perils, and each finds surprising allies and unexpected strengths. How will the two find each other again? And what will become of them if they don’t succeed?

Giveaway (US Only)
The publisher is giving away five (5) finished copies of Divided Fire by Jennifer San Filippo. USA only.

Start date: Monday, November 9, 2020
End date: Monday, November 16 at 12:00 a.m. CDT

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Initial Thoughts

This book wasn’t on my radar before I saw the tour email and once I read it, I was totally sold. I loved the idea of songs as magic and I love a good book about the bond of sisters.

Some Things I Liked

  • Magic system. I really loved the magic system here. Elemental magic controlled by song is such an interesting concept.
  • Sign language as a theme. Due to the nature of the magic, I loved that sign language was a prominent form of communication. Everyone knew how to sign in Kaleo and it was just second nature. I love when fantasy books normalize breaking barriers.
  • Pirate motif. I love a good pirate story and I loved that Kesia’s kidnappers were pirates (albeit, they were the bad guys), I liked the aquatic themes.

One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy About

  • The romance. Romance (or lack thereof) is a deal breaker for me. I wanted more romance in this story. Hopefully, we’ll get more in future sequels.

Series Value

I really enjoyed the world building here and I’d read more of this series. I liked the characters and magic system as well. I think there is a lot of potential for more and I’d keep reading.

Final Thoughts

I liked this book. It was missing a key element for me but overall, I liked the sister dynamic, the dual POVs, and the world building.


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Jennifer San Fillippo is a freelance copy editor who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. She enjoys cycling, music, and drawing. She lives in California with her family and a small army of pets.

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