Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Born in Flames (Born in Flames Trilogy #1) by Candace Knoebel

Goodreads description:

Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon. 

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out. 

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

Mary's Review

WOW!  What a great story?!?!

Best part of the book: This is such an awesome story!  I never thought I would like a story so much about dragons.  When I read the blurb about this book I was a little unsure, but I was struck by the beautiful cover.  I know, I know, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I did!  Plus, I read some of the reviews =)

The question is where to begin for this review without spoiling....hhhhhmmmm......

Aurora (aka Rory) is awesome!  How can I explain how great she is??  She is orphan as a young child with her dear friend, Fenn .  (He is my new fictional boyfriend).  She knows there is something different about herself but cannot quite explain it.  Then everything is turned upside down.  One event leads to another and Aurora and Fenn's life are my entwined then just being orphan kids that grew up together.

I loved this journey.  It was fast paced and I enjoyed all the characters.

Not so great about book:  I was hoping for more of "cliffhanger".  I was on the edge thinking it was going to end at any second, but it ended nicely.

I will read book 2!!

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  1. Oh! That looks so good! I would love to read a book about dragons!

    1. It's REALLY GOOD!!!! Very fast paced and a great story all around!!

  2. This looks really interesting. I may have to add it to my TBR

  3. Thank you so much for this lovely review!!