Worlds Burn Through (The Chronicles of Nowhere #1)
Underneath the dreams lurks a deeply buried reality; Chloe and a handful of others are survivors of a decade old apocalypse that burned their home world to the ground.
Now their ancient enemies hunt them again. To keep their adopted world safe, Chloe must undergo a ritual of blood sa ...more
The goose bumps that engulfed my arms refused to dissipate the first few pages of Worlds Burn Through. I was sucked in from the get-go and didn't put the book down until I turned the last page.
Chloe has lived a somewhat normal life, but after her father's death, things just wouldn't go back to normal. Chloe and her mother now have a strained relationship, which is about to get even more tense as Chloe is pulled into a world ...more
Memo to My Future Self:
you requested this on NetGalley because for some reasons (the circle. It’s just the tree in a circle with something resembling a skyline below) the cover reminded you of Divergent, and the title sounded cool, and in the end, you just thought “Hey, why not?”
A few days later you actually also started reading it, which is something you rarely do. Yes, you request books but it takes too long for the publishers to approve you and by then you’r ...more
It's a teaser! Evil, evil teaser! Where's the next one?
Chloe Burke has dreamed a nightmare of fire and intense fire-hazel eyes as long as she can remember. But the nightmare is old news and her world is colored by her father's death. It's already been two months, but it hasn't been long enough to ease the pain. She tries to avoid fighting with her Mom, fills her day with activities to occupy her mind, and wants to go home & end the date from hell. In ...more
Vicki Keire had a wonderful way with words. Her descriptions are so vivid and they make this book really come to life.
The characters are written beautifully, and I can guarantee that most teen girls (ahem, and some 'older' girls!) who read this book will fall in love with Eliot pretty much as soon as he's introduced.
The only issue I have is, as I mentioned above, it's much too short. Yes ...more
In book one of The Chronicles of Nowhere, Chloe Burke just lost her father and she is extremely angry at her mother, Miranda. Chloe basically refuses to do what her mother tells her. She also has these strange dreams of fire and a dark haired boy. These shocking dreams add to her anger.
One night she is determined to go out with her friends instead of stay home with her mother. The date starts out normal but goes downhill fast. Her date decides to d ...more
First of all, I wasn't expecting it to be so short. There was literally a To Be Continued at the end of the "novella," which is so not done in literature today. If you're going to TBC the ending to such a short book, then just write the whole book. I'm curious to find out how it ends, but I have a feeling that the heroine will save the day along with her guardian and all will be peachy keen. Maybe a few people will die. I'm not curious enough to pay any ...more
I have to admit that I enjoyed reading Worlds Burn Through more than I thought I would. When I received the ARC from NetGalley, I thought that the premise sounded interesting but would just be one of those books that you enjoy but don't consider continuing with the series. Reading it proved to me that that wasn't the case at all.
I thoroughly enjoyed Worlds Burn Through – Keire’s writing is easy to read, and the pages pass quickly. There is a lovely balance between dialogue and description, and the worldbuilding was handled with grace – just enough details at just the right times, without wandering into infodump wastelands. Those growing wearing of formulaic YA may be interested in learning that this isn’t a romance – no instalove or in ...more
Chloe is dealing with the loss of her Father and strange dreams of a boy and a world of fire. Little does s ...more
That being said here is my review:
Chloe has lived a fairly normal life. Like any other normal teenage girl who is straddling the line between adolescence and adulthood Chloe is rebelling against her mother after her fathers death a few months prior. That all changes on the night of her Birthday. Suddenly thrust into the wor ...more
Chloe thinks she is an ordinary girl. She’s not-she’s the last of her kind; the only one who can stop the abandoned from burning this world like they did other worlds before. Eliot is her guardian; he’s been removed from her memory along with the knowledge of who she is and what she needs to do.
Pros- This short novella caught my attention with great imagery and a slightly different twist on the “poor me, I’m an ordinary girl” tale. The ...more
Vicki Keiri's detailed char ...more
Chloe has a reoccuring nightmare about fire all around her and the boy who saves her. A bad night of partying and a fight with her mother reveal the truth to Chloe, she is the only hope for a race whose only planet died in a fiery apocalypse. Now the o ...more
The progression of the story is fast paced and kept me on edge. At any moment, trouble could be right around the corner and I’d nev ...more
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: NetGalley
Worlds Burn Through is a really good intro for what I hope will be an exciting series: The Chronicles of Nowhere. The story gives you just enough to suck you into an enticing world, where the total destruction of our human world is nigh. A world where one girl who has lost her memory is all that stands between it.
We are quickly introduced to our main heroine, Chloe, though she has n ...more
Her parents convinced her long ago that the dreams are the result of a childhood fever, but she can’t shake the feeling that some of it is real, most especially the boy.
Beneath the dreams lies a deeply buried reality: Chloe and her family are refugees from Annwyn, once a formidable techno-agrarian civilization now burned to ash. Years before, a handful of her world’s survivors escaped to present-day Earth ...more
When I saw the cover for this one, I knew I had to read it. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the blurb sounds just like my kind of thing. However, this book, while OK, did not live up to my expectations.
Let’s start with what I liked about it. It’s pretty fast-paced and there’s a lot of mystery going on with the background story. I thought the idea of the Abandoned and the fire was pretty neat (I’m into anything that related ...more
Chloe is your average teenager who just lost her dad and is rebelling against her mom. Only we find out she's not really average. According to my slim knowledge, she's possib ...more
Because all I can do right now is whine... "I want MOOORRREEE!" like my three year old when I give him ice cream. And luckily I have the second book to satiate my great hunger, but I don't know what I'm going to do when that one is finished and I h ...more
The reader is learning right along with Chloe about the things in her life that she doesn't quite understand. I would like to know more ab ...more
This is one of those reviews where I hesitate to say too much, as it was really short. Therefore, easy to give away spoilers. Yet, there was so much folded into the short format. The characters that were introduced were solid. Chloe was a typical teenager thrown into a rough situation. Eliot, her guardian, was just a fantastic character ...more
I'll give book 2 a chance. But if it doesn't move the story forward, I fear I'll lose interest quickly, no matter how fast a read it is.
Vicki Keire grew up in a 19th Century haunted house in the Deep South full of books, abandoned coal chutes, and plenty of places to get into trouble with her siblings. She holds degrees in English Literature with specialties in the 18th Century, Romanticism, and Postcolonial Theory. She spent the last decade teaching writing and literature at a large, football obsessed university while slipping pa...more