Monday, 2 January 2017

{Review} Burned by Fire (Blood & Magic #3) by Danielle Annett

29974352Posted by Melanie
Release Date: September 30th, 2016
Finished Date: December 22nd, 2016
Publishers: Self Published 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: For Review
Format: eBook
Pages: 175
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US 
 
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.

The Review: Burned by Fire is the third book in the Blood and Magic series and there is definitely no let up in the action and drama for our heroine Aria.
We join Aria when she finds a near fatally wounded Inarus in her home and discovers that he is now under a death sentence after having his identity exposed to the Human Alliance Corporation. Aria plans to protect him and decides to bring him in on an urgent investigation that arises when a child of the coven is kidnapped.
Whilst investigating this situation, many more problems arise when her ‘mate’ status is put to the test in more ways than one – leaving her confused and feeling used. As always, the HAC has some dastardly plans afoot which has a lot more going on than meets the eye.
Aria certainly has her work cut out for her in this book, where both body and heart will take a battering.
Now...I love this series! You can tell too since I came out of review exile for it.
Aria has grown and developed as a character once again. She let’s a little vulnerability through here and we can see the growth through the houses she makes and how she comes to those decisions. Aria and Declan are still clashing -in good ways and bad-which is always a good thing but I liked how she seemed to weigh up her decisions a lot more and even though she tends to run when things get difficult, she is beginning to realise her actions are really a defence mechanism and chooses to acknowledge that. Also, even though her status in the pack has questionable beginnings, it seems as if progress is being made towards an understanding.
This book had it all for me. Whilst matters of the heart were important in the story, we can’t forget that there is an actual investigation happening into another kidnapped child and the finger is again pointed solely at the HAC. So not only do we have that but we have Intrusion being constantly targeted too which brings random bursts of action and drama to the plot. This added a lot of excitement to the story especially when Aria is targeted too, because of course when Aria is in trouble...... the pack will follow.
There is a big sense of foreboding throughout that hints at some bigger picture happening and whilst some avenues are dissolved, some powerful alliances are formed with Aria being the facilitator. This gives me high hopes for the series and the possibilities it represents. Aria seems to be having trouble with her power to and this could be very interesting in the future due to happenings in this book plus I don’t think we’ve seen just how powerful she really is..... yet. 
As always, the book is well written, has amazing characters that are set in a rich background of magic, mayhem and power struggles. The action and adventure we have came to love is there in abundance and it definitely keeps your interest in the series alive with the want for more. I couldn’t recommend this series enough if you’re after a great urban fantasy read.

Thank you to Danielle Annett for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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