Bridges Burned (Going Down in Flames #2) by Chris Cannon is finally here! I have anxiously been awaiting this day because I love this series. Going Down in Flames was one of my favorite books of 2014 (you can read my review of it here: http://thehopelessreader.blogspot.com/2014/08/going-down-in-flames-by-chris-cannon.html ), and Bridges Burned is a favorite of 2015, for sure. In this post I will review Bridges Burned, share a little excerpt, host a special giveaway, and share a little about Chris Cannon! Read on if you dare.
Don't just fight the system…burn it.
Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…
But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn't a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.
Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.
First of all, the cover of this book is gorgeous. I thought the cover of Going Down in Flames was amazing, but this cover is a serious eye catcher. I want to have a poster of it, honestly. To match the cover, the story inside blew me away. Bridges Burned starts off where Going Down in Flames ended. I had no idea what to expect in this book and what I got surprised the hell out of me. I missed Bryn’s sassiness and thank god it was back tenfold in Bridges Burned. My heart literally ached for Bryn in this book. I am so attached to her and I shed a lot of tears because of the events in this book.
I just can't get over what Chris has done to Bryn. She gets even more headstrong and sassy this time, and she really is a heroine that I cheer for. Bryn is a character that will inspire you to stand up for what you believe in. She doesn't back down without a fight and I love it. Zavien, on the other hand, really pissed me off in this book. I adored him in Going Down in Flames, but in this book his attitude made my heart hurt for Bryn. I didn't like the way he seemed to disappear in the second half of the book, and we better see him again so that Bryn can shoot a fireball at his head. I may have cried because of him being such a dirt bag. Thank God for Valmont because he was my saving grace in this book. Every scene with him in it had me cheering for him and Bryn; every scene is electric between them. He is so sweet and so dedicated to her that you can't help but fall in love with him. I want a knight like him in my life.
The action wasn't in the forefront in this book as it was in Going Down in Flames, but there was still enough action to satisfy those looking for a fight. This book focuses more on finding out who is behind the attacks on the dragons and Bryn learning more about the dragons and herself. I love this book so much. I didn't think the world of this book could get any better, but I was wrong. Bridges Burned is full of heartbreak but also mystery, adventure, dragons, and comedic relief. It is also full of thrilling scenes that will have you hungry for revenge. The ending left me wanting, no, needing more. This book filled me with heartache, jealousy, and resolve to find out who is attacking Bryn. I am so proud of this book, and it's not even mine. This series deserves to have awards and more recognition because it's a series that is phenomenal. Bridges Burned is a book that shouldn't be overlooked. I loved every minute of it. I give it five out of five stars, easily.
Now, how about a special treat? Below is an excerpt from the book AND a giveaway! This excerpt is one of my favorites from the book and the giveaway is filled with swag!
Valmont helped clean the mess from dinner. “Need anything else before I go?”
“No. Thanks for coming to check on me.”
“If I could, I’d camp outside your door just to make sure you were safe.” He sighed. “Knowing you could’ve been hurt eats away at me. And yes, I know it sounds like I’m obsessed, but since I became your knight, you’re my number one focus. I tried asking around for advice, but there hasn’t been a citizen of Dragon’s Bluff who’s stepped forth to protect a dragon in more than a century.”
“Why did you intervene that day?”
He clasped her right hand between his and stared at her like she was the most beautiful creature in the world. “There’s something about you, something special, something worth fighting for.”
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About the Author:
I love reading and writing snarky, kick-butt characters who take on the world and win.
My truths: You can never have too many books, shoes, or purses.
Coffee is the Elixir of Life.
There should be a National Nerf Bat Day where you are allowed to whack annoying people upside the head.
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