Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

23867175.jpgDon’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.

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My Review:
4.5 stars — Starts up RIGHT where book 1 ended.  Feels a bit more like one long narrative that’s broken into pieces than what I’m used to from series books…not that that’s a bad thing, but it means the endings of the books are kind of abrupt and don’t conclude in a clear manner.

LOVE having Bryn back.  That girl is awesomesauce, seriously.  I just want to high five her all over the place.  She goes through so many things in this book, and while she occasionally indulges in a bit of angst, it’s not long lasting or unreasonable.  My feelings are mixed with how she deals with some of the tragic news she receives.

I was COMPLETELY surprised with the direction of the love story.  And yet I really loved the directions it seems to be going — it’s kind of refreshing.

I LOVE the bond and friendship between Bryn and Valmont.  I always had a soft spot for him in book 1, so was excited to see his role expanded in this book.  Can’t wait to see where that’s going in the series….

Ms. Cannon continually surprises me with her secondary characters.  Whenever I think I have them figured out, she spins me on my head and says “nope”.  Ivy and Clint were awesome as usual, but am intrigued with Jaxon, Rhianna, Lilith, and her Grandmother.  I can’t help but wonder what happened to Merrick though…he just disappeared in this book….it surprised me when the Christmas Eve ball came and he wasn’t there.

All in all, lots of surprises that kept me on my toes, and some intriguing twists to the norm.  Had a few tiny niggles that bothered me, hence the round down, but seriously falling in love with this series.  Can’t wait to see where it goes!!!


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