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Burn (Dragon Souls #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,022 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
Something deadly lurks beneath the surface of Marina's skin, a wildness, a magickal creature born from fire and ice. After crossing dimensions to the fiery land of dragons, where not only is she a princess, but descendant from one of the most powerful dragons in existence, Marina has chosen to enter the tournamnet Aver to win the Frost Wreath. She must face four deadly que ...more
ebook, 401 pages
Published December 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 02, 2014 Jagged rated it it was ok
First of all, I think it is definitely about time Penelope got herself an editor or at the very least proof read her shit. This book was much better than the others I have read by her in the respect to horrible typo's and grammar, but it was still horrible.

It took me a bit to get back into the story since Fletcher spent no time recapping the first book. The pacing was all over the place so the book did not flow.

Bringing Cat over really held no purpose other than to show you what a horrible frie
Aug 04, 2013 Elizabeth marked it as to-read
UPDATE 8/4/13
is this book ever going to come out? the publication date says Dec of 2012 on goodreads and the the author's website!! GGGGGRRRRAAAAAHHHHHHGGGGGGGLLLLLLLLLLBBBBBLAHHHH!!!!!!! O.o
Feb 22, 2014 Samantha rated it liked it

There were parts of this installment that I really liked and there were parts of this that were just ok. I love the world, and how Marina stands up for what she believes in. I don't love how selfish she is and how she admits to being wrong but then holds grudges based on pride. The challenges and political intrigue were really exciting. And the parts between Marina and Kaol were mostly good, they have a more developed relationship, plenty of sexy times, and an understanding. However, I hattte
May 22, 2015 Monique rated it liked it
Where to start, where to start? I struggled to give this 4 or 3 stars out of 5 but settled on 3. Loved the beginning and middle of the novel and new characters. However I struggled to like other aspects of the novel towards the ending, at times it felt slow and was dragging and others too rushed. What really bothers me is what happened to Boy, the relationship status with Daniil and the attraction between Jakob and Cathryn because there is literally nothing there, it's as if the author struggled ...more
Mar 01, 2015 Linda rated it it was ok
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Feb 19, 2016 Sonotjade rated it it was amazing
Okay, so...


Often, people talk of the 'second book syndrome' (the first book was such a hit, the second one sucked in a major way)... My tired and bleary eyes can totally attest to the fact that it is totally not the case in this book... When I started this book at about midnight yesterday, I totally did not expect not to be able to tear my eyes off the pages long enough to catch some winks.

So, there was me, late into the night/morning laughing out loud and at times feeling my heart
It is FINALLY available! (after almost two years)

The cliffhanger at the end of this one isn't so bad as the first book, but I can't wait for the next.

This dragon world is AMAZING! The book is packed with tons of action and heartbreak. I am not usually a fan of a series of books following the same couple from book to book, but I hope the next one is still focused on Marina and Koen.

Spoiler about Boy: (view spoiler)
Mar 05, 2014 MJ rated it did not like it
Seeing some of these reviews makes me wonder if anyone actually read either Burn or Smolder...

Besides the glaring editing/grammatical issues, or the plot continuation mistakes that were made between the happenings in Smolder to Burn... did no one notice the characters having personality implants? I mean Marina, (view spoiler)
Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
Plot holes! So many plot holes....I am sad to say I am very displease with this book....

Full review to come.
Feb 25, 2014 Moop rated it really liked it
finally came out. pretty good book not real problems with it it was worth the time to read.
Jan 19, 2015 Tanya rated it it was ok
~sigh~ as expected this book ended in the middle of a major climax. I dislike books like this because they make me feel as though I am forced to read the next in the series. Because of this I will donate these 2 books to the local library and forget about any upcoming books. I love reading series and the continuation of a story.. however I hate feeling as though the author ended them this way to force you into buying the next. While I find this book to have excellent world building and a terrifi ...more
Melody Hamort
Jul 15, 2015 Melody Hamort rated it it was ok
I loved the book until the last few chapters. I enjoyed the trials and Marina's training but then everything went to h*ll. She became such a pushover. The last five chapters made me hate almost all the characters in the book.

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Feb 15, 2014 Robynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Great book

The story is original and well written. Ms Fletcher has a good grasp on her characters and isn't afraid to take risks necessary to keep them true to the people she has created. I hope there is more coming. There are still copywriting errors, spelling
in particular.
Feb 03, 2014 Sammy rated it really liked it
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The book was good and I definitely recommend. For those who are thinking about reading the first book (Smoulder) and are in two minds because they’ve heard bad things about the spellings – do it, it’s worth putting up with the spelling mistakes. This book is a huge improvement from the first book, and I loved it.

Although the Aver contest is concluded in this book, there is more of Marina and Koen to come I think. The epilogu
Julie Bryan
Great Story

I really loved the storyline of this book, it's definitely better written than the first one. Marina is a powerful woman and Koen is her match. The complicated storyline kept me involved and I couldn't put it down. I liked that Koen and Marina were finally interacting in areal way, even though the rules of Aver didn't allow it.
So why a 3? Too many threads in the story and sometimes it became confusing, and there was some editing needed (words used incorrectly, etc). Marina didn't alw
Mad about
Mar 10, 2014 Mad about rated it it was amazing
Another 5* from me. Loved this book as I really felt the emotions Marina did and after thinking the trials of Aver would be spread out it was all wrapped up in this.

After she and Daniil both realised their relationship was going beyond the boundries of friends she enlists her own team of people rather than relying on others to help her through the trials of Aver and Tzion itself. She and Kion can finally become closer as everyone is realising their rules wont keep them apart anyway.


Nov 24, 2015 Tara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Marina has to complete more quests in order to win Aver, but each quest presents its own peril. It also seems Marin might be a Dragon Lady and she's probably not the only one in history either. Unfortunately, due to a murderous act by another First Chosen, Marina is presumed dead, but she rises from the ashes like a phoenix as a dragon.

Meanwhile, due to her presumed death, Koen is dealing with his grief by not really dealing with it and raining terror on those he regards as the cause for Marina
Mar 23, 2014 Melody rated it liked it
The heroine of this series is fantastic. She is kind, brave, patient, plucky and funny. She is willing to die for those she loves and wants to become queen and empress to improve lives.

The hero appears in the first book to be irresponsible, thoughtless and lacking in honor. He refuses to take up his duties as king or emperor unless he can have a mate he loves by his side. Not very impressive but he is good looking and a dragon so we overlook his faults. Besides the heroine loves him and she is w
Mar 23, 2015 Shelly rated it really liked it
I don’t mind reading indie novels. I know some people don’t read them just on principle. If you’re like me and can for the most part pass over spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and missing words, you can give this one a try.

As soon as I read the word dragons, I had to read it. I love me some dragons. This was a high fantasy romance with dragons and a competition for the right to mate him. I read the first two of the series Smolder being the first and Burn the second. The third will be relea

Now this book continues from the end of Smolder where there is an epilogue of when she is starting out Aver, the quest to win the chance to become Empress and rule the Dragon land. So anyway blah blah blah, yada yada yada, stuff happens, and i know if i go into too much detail i will give stuff away and ruin the book for everybody i think.

So let me begin with the reason why i did not give Burn a full 5 stars. Hmmmm, i am not sure actually because this book seemed to go on forev
This book was pretty awesome.

Starting out with the quest was a step up improvement compared to the first book. I look at the first book in this series and notice that plans are being set, plots are thickening, blades sharpening, questions are being asked and the cookies get what I mean.

This first quest was... interesting. Marina, the main character chick shows she has some kick-ass moves and that she isn't as weak as what the other royals believe she is. Later on in the book, she deal
Jan 15, 2016 Catherine rated it did not like it
I hate to give any book 1 star, but I couldn't give this one anything else. First of all, the grammatical mistakes were frustrating to read, but could have been easily fixed. Second, many of the points in this book contradicted with other points, so it was quite hard to follow the storyline in some parts. Third, and most important, this book contains quite a bit of material that is not suitable for all ages. I had no warning of this, and was quite disturbed and upset, especially as there was no ...more
Aug 13, 2015 ARo rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Too lengthy description. Main characters of The book behave so stupidly I felt like slapping then around. Why is Marina up set at her friend because she is Having an affair with her fat her? So damn selfish. So damn spoiled brat. It is difficult to like her Even if she is brave . Will not read The next one.
Katie Edmonds
Mar 03, 2014 Katie Edmonds rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This was a great continuation of the story and was filled with all kinds of fun and exciting things but numerous typographical errors and the ending pulled down the overall rating for me. The ending felt rushed and, honestly, confused and frustrated me. I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and it's not like the ending was awful or anything. I think the next book (whenever it comes out) will probably take a step back and cover some of the things that were rushed at the end but without tha
Dec 03, 2015 Kristin rated it liked it
I so wanted to like Marina here! She was a selfish brat in the first one but she grew up in this one UNTIL those last few chapters where she was completely out of character. Not just from the development she had in this new realm but in her life. She was never one to back down (even if she was beign childish or pigheaded) but all of a sudden she just backs down?? and then the thing that really got me and keeps echoing in my head over and over is that fact that she waited SEVEN years to go after ...more
Mar 27, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
It actually came out? Holy fuck, I thought the book had been abandoned altogether. I remember being super excited two years ago, but now I can barely remember the first instalment; I'm not sure if I care enough to reread it.

Okay, scratch that. I cared enough. I reread Smoulder in two days and immediately moved on to burn. What I liked. I liked the dragons. Out of all dragon-shifter stories I've read, this one was the best. Why? Because you actually got to see them in dragon form interacting with
Aimee Dennis
Jan 14, 2015 Aimee Dennis rated it liked it
I would have rated higher if there weren't so many grammatical errors that lead me to distraction. Although the story itself was great, I struggled with the h ability to accept everything tossed her way with really little to no resistance. (i.e. oh my there's a dragon in my back yard, oh wow, I am a dragon mate (chosen, etc.))

In reviewing other's comments on the second book in the series...I am not sure I will be continuing this series any further.
Oct 08, 2014 Sharon rated it liked it
I'm slightly dissappoined with this book as I was expecting so much more! I figured the story would continue with Marina competing in the quests but somehow the quests weren't the main focuspoint but Boy was (the adopted assassin). The story actually gets a bit dull with lots of talking and discussing pointless things and as much as I loved Marina in Smolder being the kickass girl, she got on my nerves in Burn acting like a spoiled brat. Can't help but feel the ending was way too rushed as I was ...more
Mar 04, 2016 Lydia rated it liked it
Shelves: shifter
I've dropped this down to a 3 because there are dining issues that pull me out of that and some pacing issues with character and plot. That being said, I read and enjoyed the plot and world-building. Book 1 had similar issues, but again I enjoyed, however, WARNING... This series is not finished and the author is AWoL and I'm not sure when the third installment will be available.
Rosa Maria Garcia

I loved the second book as much as the first. It was funny,sad, and I cried when, Keon, thought,Mirina, was dead. I hope you have another book on what happened to, Boy. The ending left me hanging so I hope you have book 3 on the way of the series Dragon Souls.
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