Going Down in Flames is the first book in the Going Down in Flames series by Chris Cannon. Thank you to YA Reads and Entangled Teen for an advance review copy. All opinions are my own. Check out my review and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway!
If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution.
Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.
Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.
Zavien is tired of the Council’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they may be able to change the rules.
At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She’ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can’t have. – Add to your Goodreads
With a title of Going Down in Flames, how could you not be interested? To add intrigue to interest the entire story was about Dragons! The tale of Bryn, her parents forbidden love, and the world of dragons had me hooked from the very beginning. I mean, dragons that have human forms and walk among us. All of this made me excited to join the YA reads book tour for the release of Fanning the Flames.
The story started off a bit cliche with a sixteenth birthday, a secret past and running away from the family. After it got through this slightly awkward beginning, the story found its stride. Introducing Bryn to the world of dragons was interesting. Her immediate interaction with other dragons made the story move along quickly. I especially enjoyed her friends and can’t wait to see where their part of the story goes.
The history of dragons was one of my favorite parts. It made me wish we had dragons living among us like they do in this series.
Despite my few hiccups with the story line, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dragon books aren’t my usual choice of reading but after this book I might have to change that. I would recommend this to anyone who likes dragons and young adult books.
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