Monday, 7 April 2014

Dark Star #2 Burn Bright

Presenting Dark Star #2 Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette.

Here is the summary of the book:

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.

Much better and much more balanced than book 1. Burn Bright proved to be an even better sequel to Dark Star. Things are much better established and the world building is much more concrete and Audrey is less whinier than before..... So I suppose Burn Bright hits it right of the mark *winks*.

Much easier to follow and much more interesting than Dark Star. Audrey seemed much more mature. Much more accepting and definitely very much of a bad-ass. There is a different villian this time, Susannah. Much more evil with a certain level of cunning. I loved her incorporation in the story and dealt with the Kin, wreaking havoc to reach her goal. And while the surprises regarding Gideon & Tink were..... should I say rather surprising...... I found 'Burn Bright' much easier to digest.

True the relationship between Leion & Audrey still didn't feel established but thankfully that wasn't much of a focus this time. Fate gave Audrey some pretty harder stones to jump but she stood firm and solid and saw the whole ordeal through and prevented a major catastrophe. After going through the first book, I was sketchy on the second but thankfully that is not the case and I would very much liked to see what happens next.

"A much better and much more established, action-packed sequel"

Genre :      Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

PublisherDisney Hyperion

Release Date: 25th February, 2014

My Copy: publisher and netgalley

Rate:              4/5 (Really Liked It)

Books in the series (review links):
              #1 Dark Star

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


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