Monday, October 27, 2014

Review @Month9Books - Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake @AshelynDrake (Birth of the Phoenix #1)

Into the Fire
Birth of the Phoenix #1
by Ashelyn Drake

Goodreads blurb:  Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.

About the Author:  Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!!

***Received the ebook from Month9Books for an honest review

The cover is awesome.  I’m not sure what it is about fire that just makes the cover pop, but I love it!!

This is a very different and unique book which I love.  This is the first book in a new series, and for me it did have slow parts which usually happens in a new series when building a new world and introducing everything.  I think this series will continue to get better with each book.  That being said, for those who have problems with cliffhanger endings, this book does have that kind of ending.  For me the ending happened unexpectedly and abruptly, but this is just my opinion.  Every author has their own unique style, and this is my first time reading Ashelyn’s work.  Ashelyn definitely is very descriptive, and I could picture what was happening while I was reading which is always a good thing :)  I will definitely be watching for book 2 because I want to see what happens next :)

Cara is an interesting girl.  She tries to be confident, but she has so much going on like many high school students.  She is very quick witted which I love and tries to think through anything that life throws at her.

Logan is sort of a jock who is used to girls throwing themselves at him.  I didn’t like him much at first, but he changed and grew in a good way throughout the book.

If you like a good YA teen romance, I think you will enjoy this book.

Interested in reading???

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