Title: Born in Flames (Born in Flames Trilogy Book #1)
Author: Candace Knoebel
Published: September 6, 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?
Aurora and Fenn had no memories about their childhood they could only remember what had happened since the day they were at Mily’s doorstep. Now older and still living together Aurora and Fenn want answers, they want to find out who their parents were. When they start to dig they find some strange things starting to happen when Mr Creepy arrives with a prophecy. Aurora and Fenn are part of this prophecy and have to find a way back to their realm and only once they go back will their past show itself to them.
I really enjoyed Born in Flames, Aurora may be different but she is different for a reason. Although she is a little stubborn I just wished she had woke up to her real feelings for Fenn before he went away. The novel is full of adventure, twists and having to grow up when you find out that a whole other world is relying on you. I loved Lexi she was so cute and a great friend even though their friendship in the book only started towards the end. She would do anything to keep Aurora safe.
I love dragons and all things mythical and magical and this book grabbed my attention very quickly and I was hooked.
Title: Embracing the Flames (Born in Flames Trilogy Book #2)
Author: Candace Knoebel
Publisher: 48fourteen (June 15, 2013)
The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the
betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change.
Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins.
With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from obtaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.
Embracing the Flames beings 5 months after Aurora returns to the realm, she is now training, There is corruption in the Fates and Zordon’s army is getting strong and it won’t be long before he tries to get the Stone of Immortality.
Aurora is still finding her powers and she has to learn to merge with her dragon side which she is scared of as she cannot control her dragon side.
This novel was a rollercoaster of emotions and there were lots of twists and turns which I liked. With romance, fantasy, sadness and fear it made great reading.
Candace Knoebel is a fantastic author. Really looking forward to reading the 3rd and final book in the trilogy.
About the Author:
Candace Knoebel had dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.
Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.
Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she continues her Trilogy.
The author is giving away
1 Ebook Copy of ‘Born in Flames’ & ‘Embracing the Flames’
Disclaimer:I received these books for free in exchange for an honest review. The review is my own personal opinions and not influenced in any way.