I also appreciated that although the book does include a love story element, it's more about friendship and finding answers. BUT I'd like to see the romance develop more throughout the series... I would like a bit more info about the secondary characters in the next instalment.
The book features lots of tension and drama so be prepared for action. There are several unexpected twists and turns and I bit of a cliffy (don't worry no spoilers). The Secret Fire is a fab start to a new series and I cannot wait to discover what happens next.