Book Review: Rouge by Isabella Modra


Title: Rouge
Author: Isabella Modra
Source: ebook from the Author
Rating: ★★★★★


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“You have a fire inside of you.”

Hunter Harrison desperately hopes her guardian Joshua is joking when he confesses – very solemnly – that she is pyrokinetic. Hunter would normally laugh in his face, if it didn’t explain all the spontaneous fires that happen only when she’s nearby. Still, the logic is a little hard for a smart, socially isolated eighteen-year-old to comprehend. That is, until Joshua explains the truth behind her parent’s death.

Spun into a new life filled with cold truth, terrifying wonder and a mountain of responsibility, Hunter faces the flames dwelling inside her. But the fire is more deadly than Hunter can comprehend. It explodes when she’s angry. It erupts when she’s afraid. And, worst of all, it threatens the life of her boyfriend Eli, who is innocently unaware of her abilities.

So how does an extraordinary teenager juggle dealing with superpowers between work, graduating and keeping her hormones in check?

Simple. By fighting fire with fire.


I’m so mad at myself for putting this book down for several times that I almost thought of not finishing it. The first part just sort of weirded the hell out of me and I felt so detached to the characters, but I knew that there’s something really interesting about the book which kept me going and I was right. Finishing this book was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a bibliophile. I’m not even exaggerating.

The story was really interesting. The concept wasn’t new but the way it was written was really great.

Hunter is a great MC. I loved her from the moment that she was introduced in the story. She may be stubborn sometimes but she’s a strong one. Eli is drop-dead gorgeous, at least for me. If you have been reading my blog for a long time, then you most definitely understand my love for nerdy/dorky guys. Welcome to the club, Eli! I really really love that guy. Jack is an interesting character too! I’ll admit I had doubts about his character, but I was wrong about him and I’m happy for that. Joshua, on the other hand, was a total shocker. I so did not see that one coming.

I loved the pacing of the story and how it’s been told. Honestly, I can’t think of anything negative about this book, other than it almost made me cry at the end. I’ll give you a hint: Prom scene reminded me of Stephen King’s Carrie.

The cover is really beautiful too. What more can I say? Great cover, amazing characters, beautifully-written plot. I would definitely love a physical copy of this book and add it to my collection! This is a must buy for me.




Isabella Modra was born in Adelaide, South Australia, where she graduated in 2011 and began working full-time. In 2012 she travelled Europe, backpacking from Ireland to Egypt to Sweden and many other countries. She is currently living in Alberta, Canada Adelaide, South Australia.Was Canada. Was.

Isabella began her writing career at the age of thirteen, after having loved reading books all her life. She wrote a mystery series of 9 books (unpublished) by the time she was fifteen, and decided to become a self-published author. ROUGE is her first published novel, and EMBERS & ICE – the second in the series – is soon to be released.

On a more casual note, she enjoys cups of tea, acoustic guitar, dreaming of travelling and meeting people with incredible life stories. You can contact her via Facebook or send her a message on her Goodreads page.

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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