Burning Bright (Going Down in Flames #5)
by Chris Cannon
Publication Date: June 4, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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…
I need to start on a bit of a soap box, if you’ll permit. I don’t think it’s fair to lower your rating of a book just because the author doesn’t end things the way you want them to. Ahem. It’s completely unrelated to the quality of the writing, it’s purely your own personal preference and while it’s absolutely fine to note said preference, you shouldn’t factor that into your rating.
Ok, now that we’ve addressed that bit, let’s get to the good stuff. Like the fact that I legitimately couldn’t stop reading this book once I started. It’s not super long to begin with, but I absolutely HAD TO KNOW how things were going to end, and I was kept in suspense quite a bit. Even though I definitely inferred some things, I didn’t feel like the entire book was wholly predictable. Plus, Chris Cannon’s dialogue is often so hilarious and snarky that even if I do know exactly what’s going to happen, I’m along for the ride and enjoying it none the less.
Bryn has grown so much from the first book, and we got a little more Clint and Ivy time, though personally, I’d love to see some spinoff books around them and their clans! Jaxon was a tool as usual, but he has also grown, and without spoiling anything, he surprised me a few times in this one!
Overall, this is definitely a binge-worthy series, and one I’d recommend to young adult fans, dragon lovers, and kick ass lady lovers alike!
4 stars and my sincere thanks to Entangled Teen and Chapter by Chapter for the review opportunity!
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at http://www.chriscannonauthor.com.
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