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She may have to live in their world, but she doesn’t have to play by their rules.
Bryn’s hopes for a peaceful new semester at school go up in smoke when someone tries to kill her—again. She’s not sure which is scarier, facing the radicals who want to sacrifice her for their cause, or her impending nightmare-of-a-Directorate-arranged marriage to her nemesis, Jaxon.
The one bright spot in her life is Valmont, her smoking-hot knight who is assigned to watch over her twenty-four hours a day. Is what she feels for him real, or just a side effect of the dragon-knight bond? At this point, stopping the impending civil war might be easier than figuring out her love life.
The Going Down in Flames series is best enjoyed in order.
Book one: Going Down in Flames
Book two: Bridges Burned
Book three: Trial by Fire
Book four: Fanning the Flames
***I received the ARC ebook from the publisher Entangled Teen through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
When returning to Bryn’s world of magic and dragons it wasn’t the fantastical elements that first came to my attention (though their awesomeness didn’t go unnoticed) but the feeling... ...more
Another good installment and although this book did have an underlying storyline it did feel like it was primarily about connections. Friendships, partnerships, family and relationships.
I love Bryn and Valmont together, he's smart, loyal, handsome and brave. And I think it's obvious that they sha... ...more
Our favourite teen dragon shifter Bryn is back with Book #3 Trial by Fire. In a couple of ways I was a little disappointed with this read as I was under the impression that it was to be a trilogy and was hoping for a closure and some answers to questions in the first couple of books and also that... ...more
Title: Trial By Fire
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Setting: Institute for Excellence – Dragon school
Main Characters: Bryn, Valmont
Supporting Characters: Jaxon, Clint, Ivy
Thoughts: Pretty sure I’m going to go through withdrawals, this serie... ...more
I was so excited to get this book after really enjoying the other two and I'm kind of disappointed with how it turned out.
We start out with Bryn going back to school were she is almost immediately attacked... again. I was glad to see that after this one her grandmother took some action and broug... ...more
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Trial by Fire is the third book in the young adult paranormal series, Going Down in Flames. Like the previous two books in the series, this one picks up right where book 2, Bridges Burned leaves off, so be sure to read... ...more
**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**
Red-blue hybrid dragon shifter Bryn McKenna has just started appreciating her grandparent’s affections, as bizarre as they are in the socially awkward world of the dragon community she lives in. Being a... ...more
Trial by Fire by Chris Cannon
Dun…dun…dun… the third book in the Going Down in Flames series is EPIC!
#angdown #angfriendly I can’t even! All them feely feels and more, so much happens in this book.
Our favourite Hybrid Dragon Bryn is back with her dragon and Knight Possie. For some reason I thought... ...more
Another great installment in this Dragon fantasy world!
This is the 3rd book in the series and in this one, we get much more focus on the characters and their relationships. Bryn had a very exciting adventure in the second book and, due to this, has now been moved by her grandparents to live with... ...more
So when I started this series way back when, I loved it. Now reading the third book in the series I still feel the same way. This book has more dragons, more knights, and more angsty Jaxson. I didn't know what to expect when I started this book. I knew that I was going to like it, but I was unawa... ...more
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I thought Bryn was going to make changes "in a big way" during this book, but she's actually doing something better. She's making changes and, they don't even see it yet or at least the Directorate doesn't.
We saw Bryn and Valmont's relationship change a lot thi... ...more
I absolutely loved this book! It was a wonderful book in a fantastic series. It's been a while since I read the other books, but I liked the subtle reminders, so it didn't feel like I was forgetting much. This is a series I plan to return to as soon as all the books come out. I can't wait for the... ...more
Another great entry in the Going Down in Flames series, full of sass, humor, a dash of danger, and the ongoing question of Brynn and Jaxon...will they or won't they? I look forward to the next one in this series! ...more
This is a great series. I can't wait till the next book comes. Hurry please I'm not very patient when it comes to books lol, but am so happy to have read this series. ...more
The wait for this book was absolutely worth it. From beginning to end, this book did not disappoint. Another fantastic story by Chris Cannon. ...more
I absolutely love these books!!!!! They are amazing and I would recommend them to everyone!! I can't wait for the next one!!
Another great addition to the series. We continue to see the storyline as Bryn is beginning to understand more and more this world she has found herself a part of. And once again we see her determination to live when others keep trying to kill her.
Bryn has become a smarter character as she has l... ...more
So much better than the previous book in the series, but not quite as good as the first. Very very close though. I felt like this book had a definite plot, while still adding to the knowledge and the progression of the series as a whole. I am so glad she ditched Zavien and brought in her knight t... ...more
While the story continues to keep my attention I can't help but shiver with every hint that Bryn is morphing into everything her parents rejected, ran from and tried to protect her from. If Valmont and Rhianna get lost eating the dust and Bryn caves to pressure to the arranged marriage.... ...more
So I still don’t like Bryn as a heroine. She isn’t a bad person perse it is just she is selfish and has so much growing up to do. For her everything is about her. When Valmont is told to be his knight and protect her she doesn’t think about what strain this puts on his family just that she gets h... ...more
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* I received an eARC of this novel in exchange of an honest review.
I have such mixed feelings for the world that Mrs. Cannon created, yet I still want to read more about it. When I say mixed feelings, I don't mean it in a bad way. The world she created seems very sexist and... ...more
Honestly, I like the main character a lot. A little bummed Zavien turned out to not meet my expectations of him. It seems like he was put on a pedestal in book 1 and then torn down. I sort of like that the author didn't go with what was expected (most books like this with seem to be some meant-fo... ...more
Why I picked this story up:
Because the first two books, Going Down in Flames and Bridges Burned, were absolutely amazeballs! I love those dragons, and I love Chris Cannon's humor!
What I found:
After Bridges Burned rocked, this is a bit of a bum. Well, not really a bum, more like... it wasn't as he... ...more
Esse teve muito menos ação do que os outros, mas mesmo assim foi uma leitura muito boa. ...more
I enjoyed this book as much as the others, but at the same time it felt a bit like a placeholder (kinda like how Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince advanced things very little, but was still quite necessary).
Bryn is forced to move into the Blue dorms, and she rooms with Rhianna for a while.... ...more