Monday, 9 June 2014

Burn Bright (Dark Star #2) by Bethany Frenette

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and Netgalley.

Burn Bright (Dark Star, #2)Blurb (from Goodreads):
Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.

Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey's mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey's sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous... and frustrating—maybe helped, too.

But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she's a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?

Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink's boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of "dating" Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother's protests and Leon's pleas.

As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah's motives and tracking down the Remnant, she'll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.


Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette

My rating: 2.25 of 5 stars


Burn Bright (Dark Star, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and Netgalley.)
Audrey may have faced one battle and won, but she’s got more to deal with, this time in the shape of Susannah – a demon who wears a human face.
Can Audrey triumph again? And will she ever tell her mother that she’s dating her side-kick?


I had hoped that this book would be better than the first, but unfortunately, I didn’t like this one either.

Audrey was just immature and overly-confident in this book. She acted like she was invincible when she was anything but, and thought nothing of putting herself in dangerous situations. I couldn’t really blame Leon and her mum for wanting her to stay at home because she was a danger to herself!

The storyline in this just didn’t pull me in. I don’t know why, maybe this author is just not for me, but I didn’t enjoy this story, I got bored, and the book dragged. I got sick of the whole ‘side-kick’ thing, it sounded so immature and batman-esque, and I don’t really like comic books, which is what this reminded me of. I thought that Audrey was so over-confident it was ridiculous, and as the storyline went on it got more and more unbelievable.
The ending was also pretty pants, but to be honest I was just glad it was over. I really don’t want to read any more books in this series.
Overall; not for me,
4.5 out of 10.


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