Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga – Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything. Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.
But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow.
And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.
Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love.
Publisher: Entangled: Teen (October 1, 2019)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
About the author: (from Goodreads.com) Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.
Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.
Review of Glow of the Fireflies: Glow of the Fireflies is a captivating young adult fantasy by Lindsey Duga. A phenomenal and brilliant story set in the in FireFly Valley which is nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains. Full of mystery and magic making this an unforgettable story that you will want to read again. The characters are vivid, real, and likable. They are well-written and develop at just the right pace. Duga’s writing is remarkable, simply breathtaking. The story develops at a smooth and steady pace that is perfect to keep you hooked and leave you wanting more. Glow of the Fireflies is a fantasy full of twists and turns that unpredictably unravel leaving you second-guessing. The ending is sure to surprise you but does not end with a cliffhanger and does wrap up to a beautiful ending. I highly recommend Glow of the Fireflies to fans of young adult fantasy. * I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*