Blaze of Secrets (Asylums for Magical Threats #1) by Jessie Donovan (Reviewed by Melanie)


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Title: Blaze of Secrets (Asylums for Magical Threats #1)

   Author: Jessie Donovan

   Published Date: September 2, 2013

   Genre:  Fantasy / Paranormal


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To avoid persecution, the Feiru will do anything to keep their elemental magic a secret from humans—even lock away their children for life. Few know what goes on inside the prison system for magic users, but that is about to change…

Kiarra Melini overhears the dangerous secrets of her blood and decides that if Feiru elemental magic is to survive, she needs to die. But before she can finish the deed, a handsome black-clad man kidnaps her from prison and introduces her to an anti-prison activist group. As the prison retrieval squad hunts for her, Kiarra must overcome the demons of her past or risk losing not only her newfound freedom, but also the man who reawakens her desires and captures her heart.

Jaxton Ward finally rescues his older brother from prison, but instead of helping with his brother’s recovery, he’s ordered to train Kiarra—a stubborn elemental fire user who claims her magic is gone. But just as Kiarra starts trusting him with her secrets, the prison enforcers catch up with them. Now Jaxton must find a way to keep his family safe while also protecting the only woman able to ignite both his temper and his passion.

 ***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

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***Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp’s Review***

I think after vampires if I am looking for paranormal then Fae would be my choice and this new series certainly has me intrigued.

 A clever mix of fantasy and paranormal with a healthy splattering of action and of course a love story thrown in made this a fairly easy read and definitely has my interest piqued to see what will happen next. The story is finished enough that you don’t have that annoying, want to throw your kindle across the room in frustration feeling but there are unanswered questions and the battle is obviously far from over.

 My only complaint would be that at times I felt the story was a touch predictable (which is why it only gets four stars from me) but then again when you read as much as I do, and this is one of my favorite genres, it is not really surprising.

 That being said I am looking forward to book 2 especially as it will be following the story of a couple of the other characters we met. Definitely a successful debut outing!


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