The Tinderbox is an exhilarating young adult science fiction book by actor Lou Diamond Phillips.
Once the two worlds of Indira and Mano were one planet. But a schism broke them into two. Of course, being populated with humans, the two new worlds quickly devolved into mortal enemies of one another. The worlds have a common prophecy of reuniting when an Indiran Prince and a Manoan Princess fall in love. The Indirans believe the prophecy is only a myth. However, the King of Mano believes in it so much that he keeps his only daughter, Allegra, trapped in his palace.
With the world-building of Star Wars and the plot of a fairy tale, this book of two warring worlds definitely kept my interest. In fact, I read it a single day. While I would have appreciated a bit more backstory and personality in Princess Allegra, overall The Tinderbox is a rousing tale that teens and pre-teens will love. 4 stars!
Thanks to Aethon Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.