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Saturday, April 27, 2013

GHB Tours Blog Stop: Born in Flames


Born in Flames
Candace Knobel
Published: September 2012

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?

I will begin by saying thank you to Ms. Knoebel for allowing me the opportunity of reading her story.  And then thank you to Girls Heart Books Tours for allowing me once more to participate in the fantastic tour.  This will be a completely spoiler free review because quite frankly it should be read. ^_^

I haven’t read many modern day dragon books.  Other than one other actually I’ve not really found them to be as on par as other paranormal books.  However, always willing to try something before knocking it I decided to read this one as well.  And I’m so very happy I did.  

From the first page we dive into the story of Rory and Fenn.  And I do mean literally dive.  There’s no long winded back story or monologue.  From the start the book is ripped with action.  

The characters themselves feel very carefully thought out.  They were well developed and even some of the side characters have this feeling of completeness about them that’s rare in most books.  It’s almost as if every character gets their ten seconds of fame.  It was really quite refreshing. 

As noted briefly above, the story moves.  From the first pages to the last the activity is riveting.  Saying “I’m just going to read one more chapter” isn’t feasible with this book.  It must be read at once or the suspense of what’s happening next will be murderous. 

Overall I enjoyed the book.  It was well written and fast paced.  The characters are a world of their own and the plot is unique in its style.  I would definitely recommend this for all readers of paranormal. 

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