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Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres
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Aug 05, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction, young-adult-fantasy, dystopia, young-adult, australian-author
Read from July 29 to 31, 2011

There is a hint of sci-fi, supernatural and dystopian mystery in Ixion and I liked how the reader got a glimpse of there being more to the whole world in which Ixion is situated.

Some readers might find Retra's sealed upbringing made her an odd and hesitant heroine in the beginning but I liked how her experiences of living in Grave realistically shaped her actions and thoughts. I also liked how she was beginning to question and come to terms with finding her own indepedence in Ixion. Her friends were also fun and fleshed-out characters.

The night creatures were built so well that they creeped me out. I can't wait to find out more about them and their connection to the Ripers. I also wanted more scenes between Markes and Retra to get to know the dynamic between them better as I felt that would of made their relationship stronger. Like-wise, I wish there'd been more scenes with Ruzalia. I also wanted Retra to question her bond with Lenoir more but I have a feeling the sequel will explore this too.

Random asides:

I found the name changing was odd because a distance between Retra's old and new self was created. There is also a subtle shift to a slightly more formal way of speaking in the second half of the book which marks the dialogue as a little different.

A really unique book and I agree with the Tim Burton-esque comparisons of the world of Ixion - I'd love to see it animated.
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Reading Progress

07/29/2011 page 51
16.0% "The world of Ixion would look beautiful as a film."
07/31/2011 page 283
90.0% "oo the night creatures are creepy."
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Nafiza I liked this one!

message 2: by Krystle (new) - added it

Krystle I wanna read this one... UGH! T_T.

Glaiza I think it's available (internationally) as an ebook on amazon?

message 4: by Krystle (new) - added it

Krystle I don't have a kindle. =/.

Glaiza ahh that sucks! I think there's a facebook petition as well to get it published more widely and I found a giveaway that's open for US residents:

message 6: by Emily (new)

Emily I'm glad you liked it! I was getting a bit frustrated with Retra so I put the book down and will come back to it later. (sometimes I ruin good books by reading them when I'm not in the right mood :) Do you think you'll do a review?

Glaiza Yeah, Retra's an unusual character but she changes a bit during the book. I'm planning to review it soon - the uni semester just started so I'm organising stuff before I can go back to the fun bookish things :)

Milly I'm glad you liked it Glaiza!

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