Review ~ Born in Flames by Candace Knoebel

Title: Born in Flames
Author: Candace Knoebel
Series: Born in Flames Trilogy #1
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Published: September 6th 2012







Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?
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I must admit, Born in Flames actually surprised me! I could see that there was something special about the characters and soon they were on a mission to unlock the secrets of their pasts so they can return home. It is the first in a trilogy and I was left wanting more by the end of the book. There is action, suspense and a prophecy to decipher… what more could I want??

Rory and Fenn have no memories of their lives before they were ten. Rory has always known that she is different and has some kind of supernatural power and in Born in Flames, a lot of her questions are answered. Rory and Fenn changed so much from the beginning of the book and you could see – although they couldn’t remember – how their personalities were linked to the prophecy. I am REALLY intrigued by the Dragon twists… I cannot wait to get more details about them and how they affect the whole prophecy.

As a whole I really enjoyed Born in Flames. There were a few minor things that annoyed me like when Rory made a decision, she then questioned herself and the people around her… I was left scratching my head at times, because she just needed to stick to her guns. But otherwise, the world building and how the two realms overlap was just fantastic! I liked the characters both good and bad; as they gave great depth to the story. When I got to the end of the book I was left excited. I have predictions and I’m keen to see where things go now.

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.




32 comments:

  1. Always a good sign when you're left wanting more!

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  2. I think so too. This series is just getting interesting!!

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  3. Danielle @ Consuming WorldsJune 6, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    I really enjoyed this book too. I love it when a book makes me want to continue to read.

    Hope you continue to read the series. Things definitely get better in book 2. I really love the dragon twists too.

    Great review.

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  4. oooh this sounds good I have not read a dragon shifter book before. you have won me over. Great review.

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  5. Franny @ Mind ReaderJune 6, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Wow, this sounds like a fantastic read, and I'm glad you really enjoyed it!
    I've added it on my Goodreads shelf! :)

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  6. Even though annoying in books, I can totally get Rory questioning her decisions. I do that and can't imagine doing it with the pressure characters in books have to

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  7. I actually own this one - I think I picked it up as an Amazon freebie and then forgot about it :( It sounds so good though and since I actually own it, I think I'm going to try and fit in sooner than later! I'm reading the Maze Runner series now and they have lost their memories, so I know how well that works as a story element! Great review Naomi.

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  8. I've seen this book around, but I don't think I've seen any reviews. Glad to hear it's good!


    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  9. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesJune 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    Great review hun! I'm pretty much like Rory at times, most of the time. I question a lot of things around me & my decisions & I hate it but I can't help. I wish I could. Like when I love a book I can't describe how much I love it or why. It's so frustrating, and I'm a blogger, I'm supposed to know what to write. Oh God, let's not even go there.
    I'm so glad you liked this book, it certainly stands out. Have a good weekend <3

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  10. I'm kind of digging the dragon thing lately. Seems I've seen a few books with them around. This sounds really interesting.

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  11. I love when books surprise me! I really want to see about these dragon twists you mentioned -- I just love dragon stories! Might have to check this one out, it does seem interesting!


    Lovely review!!!

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  12. Sounds exciting! And oo dragons worked in? Loves them. And surprises like that. Always fun when an author can do that :)

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  13. I want this because, Dragons! I'm happy to read see that this was a great read and even if there are minor issues, it worked out great overall.

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  14. You sold it to me, great review !

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  15. indecisiveness can annoy me..I agree stick to your guns. This does sounds interesting and I am glad it surprised you!

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  16. The cover is gorgeous and the overview sounds good! Glad you enjoyed this one and it sounds like my type of read. Great Review!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  17. Thanks! I hope to get to it sometime soon... It is building into some great fun!

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  18. Thanks! I hope to see more of this dragon world soon!

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  19. Glad I convinced you to check it out!

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  20. It would happen in everyday life for sure, but I think it is just her character. Everything has been normal, and now it is all different.

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  21. Thanks Berls. I am looking forward to reading more of this! It's been a fun building story!

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  22. It is! I hope you get to read it someday. I know you'd enjoy it!

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  23. Haha! I cannot imagine writing more than a book!! lol But yes, I sometimes question myself, and Rory is that kind of girl that is doing it constantly now there is change in the air...

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  24. I know! This is my first... I look forward to continuing it!

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  25. I want to see more too, don't worry. I think the second book is going to have the fun stuff!

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  26. I know! I'm keen to get Dragon stuff in my head! It sounds like fun!

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  27. It did work out great! I am eager to read more of this world! Thanks Braine!

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  28. Thanks Red! I'm looking forward to more!

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  29. It is building nicely now, I think that she will stick to her guns more in the next book.. *wink*

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  30. I think it is definitely your kind of read! I hope you get to try it one day!

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  31. Bookworm BrandeeJune 12, 2014 at 5:03 AM

    You have me absolutely intrigued now, Naomi. And DRAGONS?!? Yep, I'll be reading this one sooner rather than later. It sounds too good to pass up. :) Lovely review, girl!

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  32. I know! I need to get the next book because I really want to get into the Dragon world!

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