Fire (The Hand of Kali #1)
by T.G. Ayer
Maya has a crush on a non-Indian boy, a relationship her parents would not allow. She is learning martial arts from her father and then she discovers she has fire starting abilities. The writing and pacing are really good and Maya is a likeable character. Her parents tell her that she is special and that she can sense demons. A really good, interesting fantasy adventure. 4 stars.