October 9, 2016

Burned by Fire Blog Tour: Review


Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3)
Author: Danielle Annett
Genre: Romance, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Vampire, Werewolves,
Fantasy, Shapeshifters

Release Date: September 27, 2016
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Aria’s pyrokinetic ability has always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions, isn’t making it any easier. Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation - the very organization he once worked for.

But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers, that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends.

Aria has been hired to save a child once before, and she failed. That failure has haunted her even to this day and she won’t let herself fail again. With the HAC closing in, and complications between herself and the Pack rising, Aria has no choice but to succeed. A child’s life is on the line and Aria will risk everything to save that life. 

Burned by Fire is a wonderful urban fantasy that takes the reader farther into Aria's life and world. This is the third installment of the series, and I highly suggest reading the other books beforehand. There's several references to people and situations that occurred in the previous novels, and it can be a bit confusing for someone who isn't familiar with everything happening. Aria continues to be an awesome heroine for the series and we get to see her kick some serious butt in this book. I love her attitude - she can go from sympathetic to mad in a second and she's quite opinionated, even if she doesn't always voice her thoughts. She's tough but has a big heart - which is another reason I like her character. Aria's the narrator of the series, so we really get to know her on a deeply personal level. I'm a huge fan of the first person writing style, which the author uses, and I honestly think it's usually the perfect way to go for most novels. We get access to the narrator's private thoughts, feelings, dreams, hopes, fears, and everything in between. It's just something that can't be replicated in the other point of view writing styles. The fact that Aria is the narrator for the series is a huge plus for me - sort of like icing on the cake. 

The other aspects of the book were fantastic as well. We get to know the secondary characters a bit more, and see how their relationships with Aria operate. Of course, there's some romance happening - but I thought it was a great addition to the story line and didn't overshadow the main plot at all. The plot was exciting and fresh - there seemed to always be something happening. The pace was quick but not rushed and also wasn't confusing, which can sometimes happen with series. I obviously loved the writing style, and the other elements were well done - especially the vivid descriptions and imagery. I was able to easily slip back inside Aria's world like I had never left, and I refused to come back to reality until I had finished the entire book (in one sitting). I can't wait for the next installment to be released so I can see where the author will take Aria next. Definitely recommended for fans of urban fantasy, paranormal, romance, action, and supernatural fiction!

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and blogger. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.

Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.

You can learn more about Danielle on her website at http://www.danielle-annett.com or follow on on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDanielleAnnett and on Twitter @Danielle_Annett. 

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