Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Bridges Burned

Author Chris Cannon

Format e-book
Print Length 312 pages
Publisher Entangled Teen
Published January 19, 2015

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

My Opinion

Bryn’s life is about to get harder. Her boyfriend has a fiancé, which she doesn’t accept. The school is attacked which she doesn’t accept. Her parents are gone, which she doesn’t accept. Her enemy is now her friend, which she doesn’t accept. Bryn really is her own worse enemy sometimes.

Dragon society is vastly different from human society. For instance, dragons are paired so that the best genes produce off-springs. They have a herd mentality, if you will and it is truly about survival of their kind. Bryn decides instead of accepting this to fight it. Not everyone will be on her side though. Her enemy becomes her friend and some friends end up being enemies.

Bryn’s love life is a mess. Mainly because Zavien is being a jerk. I am really hoping that his attitude is to protect Bryn because I really don’t understand it. He was so sweet and kind in the first book that now he just- well I kinda wanted to punch him in the face. Which would not have been good, although he does deserve it.

Bryn is different and sometimes different is good. She brings with her change- change for herself and for the Directorate.

Bridges Burned is the perfect second book in a trilogy. It allows the story to move along at a great pace and there is a ton of character building. There are questions left to be answered and new ones created. But mostly there is a sense of urgency for the third book to already be released.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote I stopped by to talk to my future wife about names for our offspring. Sadly, your name didn’t make the list.

Other People

Clint-Ivy’s love interest
Ivy- Bryn’s dragon friend, her only dragon friend
Jaxon- frenemy
Rhianna- Jaxon’s betroth
Nola- Zavien’s fiance’
Valmont- Bryn’s knight, yep an actual Knight


  1. I so want to read this and I'm just so happy you liked it.

  2. I can tell how much you loved Bridges Burned! It sounds like a page turner! Bryn sounds like a character that has gone through a lot, but finds inner strength to fight for what she believes in! This sounds like a great story! Thanks for sharing :) Wonderful Review!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape