Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: Fanning the Flames

Author Chris Cannon
Format e-ARC
Print Length 323 pages
Publisher Entangled: Teen
Published March 6, 2017

Bryn McKenna has it all. Even though she’s a hybrid dragon, she’s finally fitting in the new shape-shifting dragon world that’s become her own. But her grandparent’s want to ruin everything by making Bryn’s nightmare of an arranged marriage to Jaxon Westgate a reality. It doesn’t help that Jaxon’s father is on a witch hunt for Rebel sympathizers and Bryn finds herself in his line of fire.

If she doesn’t say “I do,” she’ll lose everything. Good-bye flying. Good-bye best friends. Good-bye magic. But if she bends to her grandparents’ will and agrees to marry Jaxon she’ll lose the love of her life—her knight. 

My Opinion

Directorate has decided to use the knight/dragon bond to search for weapons that can help them with the Rebels. They also have decided that others need to have a knight of their own (although they want same gender pairings- saves on the heartache). One more thing they have decided, that the marriage between Jaxon and Bryn should become a real thing. Only Bryn’s heart and Jaxon’s already belong to other people.

What girl wouldn’t fall for a knight in shining armor? Bryn had no choice but to fall for her knight, Valmont, but their relationship comes with a lot of sacrifices. Many on his part, which is unfair to both him and his family, as he left them to make sure that Bryn is safe. I personally hate their relationship, I liked the first guy that she was dating Zavien, and am totally bummed that he disappeared and is nowhere to be found. So as I was reading, I kept hoping that one or the other of these two would come to their senses and decide yeah this is too much. 

The search for weapons and using the knight bond was an extra bonus. I love how they figure this out and all the mystery surrounding it. There is one weapon that is completely messed up. But I wonder how the Directorate is going to use them. I also wonder when they are doing to realize that they are treating their librarian like a moron, and she is the only one with a clue.

Overall, Fanning the Flames is a good continuation of Bryn’s learning curve in all things dragon related. The best thing is that you get to see Bryn’s growth over the series. Several things a revealed, and the last battle was an emotional one. I felt so bad for one of our major characters. 

My Rating
4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Do what you know until you know better, and then do better.”

Other People

Jaxon- Bryn’s nemesis
Rhianna- Jaxon’s girlfriend
Ivy- Bryn’s bestie

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