Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: Burning Bright

Chris Cannon
Format e-ARC
Print Length 405 pages
Publisher Entangled Publishing, LLC (Teen)
Published June 4, 2018

Bryn is back for her senior year at the Institute for Excellence, also known as shape-shifting dragon school. She isn’t sure which is scarier, the life-force sucking dragons stalking campus or the fact that she’s officially betrothed to Jaxon, a guy who will never love her. Not that she could ever love him, either… That’s just ridiculous.

Senior year should be fun. Her parents are alive, she’s finally fitting in, and she’s learning how to be a Medic. But what’s with Jaxon giving her strange looks? He runs hot and cold, and he doesn’t even have the excuse of being a hybrid fire-and-ice-breathing dragon like her. One minute they’re having a great time and the next, she wants to blast a fireball at his head. The marriage contract of doom looms over them--unless this match not made in heaven kindles a flame…

My Opinion

This is a bittersweet read for me, as it is the last book in the series about a girl who finds out that she is not quite human but in fact a dragon shifter. She loses her parents and gains grandparents that she never knew she had and now she must master the ins and outs of her new society. Along the way she gains friends, finds and loses love as well as ends up in an arranged marriage. When we last left Bryn her knight was lost to her and Jaxon’s ex had died. This book is about finding their new normal and accepting their fate.

Bryn is still as real as can be. She does what she says and says what she does. Her feisty positive can do attitude is just what snobby Jaxon never knew he needed. Just like his follow the rules and try not to bend attitude is just what she needs to curb her impulsive ways. They really do suit each other if only they would realize it.

A school year surrounded in suspense, why are others falling ill? Who attacked Bryn? What is up with the new rules in town? Why can’t she hang out with her parents? What is up with Jaxon?

This one brings a rollercoaster of emotion, as it should with the events of the previous book in the series. I like that the author does not gloss over what they characters are feeling. I love that Ivy and Clint are still there for her as a gal just needs her besties when times are gray and let’s be real. Bryn’s world has been gray since she stepped into it. The best part is when Jaxon makes a social mistake and her grandma is all over it.

Burning Bright wraps up the series nicely. I recommend this one for anyone who is a lover of shifters, especially dragon shifters. I really wish this series wasn’t ending so soon after it began. Maybe just maybe Chris Cannon could write another story about another of the hybrids, or an orange dragon or a green dragon with say a fake wing? One can only hope…

My Rating
5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Did you swallow a thesaurus this morning?”

Other People

Ivy- Bryn’s bestie
Clint- Ivy’s boyfriend

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