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Girl of Fire by Norma Hinkens – A YA Science Fiction Dystopian Novel Spanning Planets

Trattora is the adopted daughter of the Chieftain on a primitive frontier planet. Velkan, meanwhile, is an indentured serf who has never known what it feels like to be free. The two find themselves fleeing a terrifying invasion by the Galactic Pirates, thrown together on a ramshackle mining vessel that is heavy with dark secrets. When the pair’s matching birth bracelets lead them to a shocking discovery about their true lineage, stakes begin rising, and both Trattora and Velkan are plunged headfirst into an adventure. Because they are products of the Expulsion Project, in which their birth families sacrificed their own lives to save Trattora’s and Velkan’s. Now the two race to save their families from liquidation, as they struggle to take down a genocidal self-actualizing software that has now taken over large swathes of their home planet.


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Our Summary

Girl of Fire is a YA science fiction dystopian novel, following the lives of Velkan and Trattora. The story revolves around the pair’s struggles, as they find the truth about their lineage, and as they race against time to save their home planet from a genocidal software. Fans of The 5th Wave and Cinder will love this YA dystopian space opera, that will leave you wanting more.

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What Readers Are Saying

Five out of five stars. It will come as no surprise to most of you that I was very excited to read Norma Hinkens’ book Girl of Fire. Not only is it science fiction, it is clean, action adventure science fiction! So many wins, so little time.” – Anemone Flynn, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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The author builds an intricate world that you could close your eyes and ‘see’ vividly. Add to that a well executed storyline with several convoluted twists and turns, and you are sure to find yourself engrossed long into the night. Overall, a spectacular start to what promises to be another amazing series by Norma Hinkens.” – Ms. Just One More Book, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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I just finished, and it was excellent! It held my interest throughout, the characters were well drawn and consistent, and their actions remained logical throughout. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.” – Stan, Amazon reviewer  ★★★★★
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About the Author

Norma Hinkens grew up in Ireland and settled in California before starting to write. She spends her spare time hiking, biking, and boating in rural Idaho, but mostly she eavesdrops on mountain men and prepares for the apocalyps. Join her VIP Reader Club for hot new releases, stellar giveaways, exclusive content, behind the scenes and more by visiting her website: You can also follow her on Twitter @normahinkens.
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Preview the Book

Girl of Fire is a YA dystopian adventure novel that will appeal to fans of science fiction, space operas, amazing worldbuilding, thrilling storylines, galactic pirates, mysterious births, interplanetary action, space vessels, dysfunctional projects, sentient software, mass destruction, coming of age, families, and strong, determined heroes.

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