Born in Flames by Candace Knoebel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Born in Flames
(Born in Flames Trilogy #1)
by Candace Knoebel
Reviewed by: Angels
Source:author copy Genre:Paranormal Romance
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.
First off let me say this is a new author for me and this is the first time reading her stories and I have to say that this was a fantastic read.
All the characters in this story were engaging and easy to relate to.All the characters had a story of the own and bits of there past blended with Aurora Megalos future.
At times Aurora did seem a little whiny but, considering the burden she was carrying I will let it pass.Aurora came here from alternate dimension.Her guardian sent her here to protect her from her fate knowing that when the time came those in power would want to kill her off.Aurora was born to a couple who were of a different race one who was a dragon and the other a human making her a mixed bred and a forbidden bred.
Aurora was placed in foster care and shifted around a lot and was not treated kindly.She has now grown up and gone on her own with her long time pal Finn and things are starting to change.
Now that Aurora has almost reached adulthood things start happening to her strange things are happening around her and a lot of unexplainable things are happening.She is in danger. Her past is coming to light.She never felt she belonged she knew that she was different and could not explain why she felt that way she just did.
Aurora meets a seer who gives her strange warnings of things to come.Hints at her past and what she must do to fulfill her destiny.Aurora's destiny is to rule the Dragons and to become the most powerful leader there kind has ever seen.She must go through trials in order to prove she would be the one to lead them.
Aurora and Finns destinies are enter twined. They have been friends for so long things are changing and they both start to have feeling for one another but,Aurora is afraid to act on these feeling not wanting to complicate her friendship.Finn on the other hand wants to pursue it.But,she needs Finn in her life and loves him she just needs time to figure out how they can be together.They make such a cute couple I am rooting for them to find a way to be together Finn is such a cute and sexy protector. Who wouldn't root for him ?
The story unfolds and danger lurked at every corner.Secrets come to light for all those characters involved.We journeyed with Aurora to explore her past and we were with her when she learned about he abilities and that she was part Dragon and how to shape shift.When she forged new friendships.We saw Aurora blossom into a Fearless women and not the women who cowered to her past.
This story had tons of intrigue that always is keeping you on your toes and turning the pages.The story was captivating.It was about healing ones past. Forging new friendships.Becoming the women you new you could be.Finding out who your lost parents were.Learning they let you go to protect you so that you could also have a hand in choosing your own destiny.Learning of your past and being reunited with your love ones.Healing from past hurts. And last but not least dealing with the person you were born to be. Learning to embrace your Dragon side an become whole once again.
This story never had a dull moment .A young adult read not to be missed. A recommended read to all. As a reader I would like to see Aurora in future books and be part of her and Finn's latest adventure.