Arson by Estevan Vega was published by Tate Publishing in 2009. It is available for purchase at www.amazon.com
Arson Gable has a gift...or a curse. He can create fire. But he didn't want it and he can't turn it off. He has no family except for his grandmother who he both loves and hates. He is isolated and awkward and alone.
Until he meets Emery; the girl in the mask. Arson feels more normal around her than with anyone else. But his secret could turn her away as well and Arson must learn to live with his abilities and face his demons in order to keep her.
Arson is also a story about growing up, but not in the normal sense. It is about growing up with a terrible ability that could reach out and touch someone at any time, and not in a good way. It is a story about a boy who really wants to be normal and have a real life, but who must instead learn to keep his distance and control his power. It is also the story of a strange girl in a mask who will be the only saving grace in a young man's life, that has until now been full of disappointments and realizations.
Estevan Vega has written a study in how two strange people come together under strange circumstances, to try and have normal lives even though they are both out of the ordinary. Both have strange pasts and unhappy lives but together, they strive for normalcy and happiness.
Vega has written a monster with a heart and gives us a clear picture of a broken, young man trying to fit into a normal world.
I am giving Arson a 4-spider rating. It is a wonderful, powerful story that should not be missed.