30 April 2015
BCT~REVIEW~CURSED BY FIRE~JACQUELYN FRANK
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This week we are reviewing~
ABOUT THE BOOK~
From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the scorching hot first book in a thrilling new series featuring four warrior brothers who have the power—and the curse—of immortality.
For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope—until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment—if he’ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.
Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda—heir to the throne of Hexis—and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed—and her body—with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all—even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict—for a chance to make Selinda his forever.
MY TWO CENTS~
I had mixed feelings about this book, and I'm not sure if I'd read the next book in the series. I think perhaps it's just me, because Ms. Frank is a very very popular and respected author in this genre (if you read other reviews on her works). I'm thinking she's just not my cup of coffee (tea).
I'm easily bored/distracted sometimes when books are lighter on the dialogue and heavy on the narrative(as in this case). The world building was interesting (Greek Mythology themes) and almost more of a historical romantic fantasy/paranormal hybrid.
Although I mostly liked the hero, it was maddening how clueless he seemed at times concerning the heroine. Speaking of her - UGH. Not a fan of hers- she was mostly weak and unlikable(in my opinion).
There were some scenes involving the villain that I though were comical(and not in a good way).
I did enjoy some of the other secondary characters but again, I'm not sure if I'll read the next book in this series.
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