Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett

20564142Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: January 28th, 2015
Publisher: self published
Synopsis: It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.

What I Thought:

When I started reading, I thought I was reading the second book in a series because of the familiarity of the characters with one another.  However as the story continued, I realized this was the first book in the series.  The concept behind this book is not new, with a human trying to save the races from tearing each other's throats out, but Danielle Annett manages to add a fresh spin to it.

This first installment isn't very long, but there's a lot that happens.  There's mystery and action, hints of romance, lots of intrigue, and more.  I really liked Aria.  She's driven and wants to help solve the murder of a child, but that leads her to uncovering secrets that have huge repercussions for her and everyone else in the world. I liked how she approached finding the culprits. I also liked how she handled the intrusion of the new guy in her life.

I experienced a number of emotions while reading.  There was sadness of course, but also some moments of levity.  At this point, it's too early to tell how the story will unfold.  Aria has two potential suitors, both of whose intentions at this point are murky.  I'm eagerly looking forward to the next part to see where the story goes from here.  

Purchase Links:

About the Author
Danielle AnnettDanielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.
Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.

You can learn more about Danielle on her website at or follow on on facebook at and on twitter @Danielle_Annett

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

No comments:

Post a Comment


Blogger news