Posted in Quote Corner

Quote Corner #27: With the Fire On High

Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe that this is my last Quote Corner of the month already!
I’m so excited to be sharing some of my favourite quotes from this lovely book today!! ❤
It’s also worth mentioning that this book has the most beautiful cover ever!! I borrowed a copy from the library when I read it, but I am incredibly excited to buy my very own copy to add to my personal library someday!
Happy reading!! 🙂


I feel like I’m being pulled in a hundred different directions and my feet are stuck in cement.

The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance.

And I know the past isn’t a mirror image of the future, but it’s a reflection of what can be; and when your first love breaks your heart, the shards of that can draw blood for a long, long time.

I’ve had a lot of things to feel ashamed about and I’ve learned most of them are other people’s problems, not mine.


I read With the Fire On High last summer and I loved it!! It’s a really sweet contemporary novel about a young girl with a passion for cooking! It included strong character development, a gorgeous writing style, a sweet romance, and lots and lots of yummy food!!
I also loved the fact that the protagonist in this novel is a teen mother because this is the first time that I had ever read a book that featured a teen mother without the plot of the book centering around the pregnancy. It just smoothly blended into the character’s backstory; it gave a really interesting and unique perspective, which was so refreshing.

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Posted in Reviews

Review: With the Fire On High

Good afternoon, my lovely readers! I hope you’ve been having a great day so far. Today I’m back with a review for a relatively recent release and very hyped up story, With the Fire On High. I hope you enjoy!


With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400
Publication Date: May 2019
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.


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Have you read With the Fire On High yet? Did you think that it lived up to the hype? What was your favourite scene?
What are your thoughts on the cover?
Have you added this book to your TBR?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!

Thank you all so, so much for joining me today! I hope you have a lovely week and I hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your evening! 🙂

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