Friday, January 23, 2015

TOUR STOP: Bridges Burned

Pages: 312
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Currently 99 cents on Amazon! (Click Cover to buy)

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.

Hello everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for the Bridges Burned book tour! This is book 2 in Chris Cannon’s Going Down in Flames series. I just finished both books in time for the tour but since the tour is focusing on the release of Book 2, my review is going to be a little out of order. I’ll have my review of Book 1 up hopefully up sometime next week! So as always, please check out the other amazing tour stops by clicking the tour banner up above! Also, the book is currently 99 cents on Amazon so if you’re interested, just click the book cover to purchase away! Let’s get into the review~

After Bryn finds out she’s a mixed blood dragon shifter, life got a whole lot crazier. She’s shipped to some pretentious dragon school where she’s basically the only mixed and everyone else is a pureblood. Did she forget to mention that mix-bloods are kind of against the law? After struggling to find her place, Bryn finally gets acknowledged by her mother’s parents which gives her a measure of protection that she needs.

Bridges Burned continues the fun and drama from Going Down in Flames. This series has all the YA wit, humor, and a little angst that makes YA enjoyable to read. It was pretty relaxing to read and laugh at the same time. The entire series (so far) is light and fun with a hint of dragon shifting awesomeness.

I loved Bryn’s character throughout both of the books. She’s just such a witty person and always says the right things to make me smile and laugh. In this book, she definitely learns a lot more about her position in dragon shifting society and after connecting with her seemingly wicked cruel grandparents, she has more a social standing (a bit more.) She goes through a lot of changes and experiences, but at the end of the day, her friends are always there for her.

YA angst can’t be complete without a semi-love triangle. I loved Zavien in book 1, he was such a sweet guy with a great heart, but in book 2 it was like he was a completely different person. In other words, he became like those typical YA temperamental boys who seem all dark and angry all the time. Not sure what’s going on, but hopefully we’ll get the sweet Zavien back. Jaxon on the otherhand got a whole lot nicer. He still fights all the time with Bryn, but their quarrels are more funny than hurtful. I also officially hope that I can have his mom as like my 2nd mother. She’s really freaking awesome!

The story continues on from Going Down in Flames and it’s another journey full of fun and adventure. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, I felt like it was a bit flat, but overall I did really enjoy this book!

Chris  CannonAbout 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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3.5 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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