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Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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it was amazing
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Recommended for: Fans of paranormal or sci-fi romance & tortured, lovable heroes
Read on July 03, 2010

5 stars – Paranormal/Sci-Fi Romance

If there was ever a hero that I wanted to hold and gently rock in my arms while crooning a sweet lullaby or win a giant, plush teddy bear from playing one of those fair games for him, it’s Syn from Born of Fire. He’s one of the most tortured, anguished romantic heroes ever, having endured just about every kind of suffering, abuse, and cruelty imaginable, yet he’s somehow managed to harbor an intrinsic, unbreakable sense of goodness and tenderness that’s all the more remarkable considering the brutality he’s faced could have so easily turned him vicious and cold.

Although I had serious doubts about kick-ass bounty hunter Shahara’s ability to protect, heal, and love Syn the way he deserves, and she did piss me off something fierce a few times, she ultimately proved worthy of him. I believe she’ll take good care of him, but sister better watch out if she ever dare hurt Syn because my good friend Danielle and I will be keeping a close eye on things!

I was blown away by Nyk’s story, Born of Night, which introduced us to the unique, fascinating Ichidian Universe of The League, and although I didn’t enjoy this story quite as much, it’s still a great read with complex, intriguing characters, emotional drama, intense action, and touching, heartbreaking romance. I’ll warn that there aren’t a lot of happy or light moments in this book because our mistreated, kind, sexy, beloved Syn gets the perpetual shaft by life and just about everyone in it. Bearing witness to his pain brought tears to my eyes a few times, but it also makes Syn’s and Shay’s HEA that much sweeter.

Born of Fire is an awesome paranormal/sci-fi romance, with a hero you’ll want to hug tight, cherish, and forever love and keep safe. 5 stars!

Here’s a link to my good friend and wonderful reviewer, Danielle’s, great review: Born of Fire!

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Quotes Shawna Liked

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“No good deed goes unpunished- Syn”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Fire

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“You look like you were chewed up by a wolf and shit down the wrong side of the mountain. What's wrong?”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Fire


Reading Progress

07/04/2010 page 560
100.0% "Great! Review to follow."

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Vanessa theJeepDiva I love this series. Syn is yummy! I like this series even more than I do Kenyons DH series. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Lisa Sanchez Awesome, awesome series!


Shawna Yes, it's amazing! Syn...ahhh...*dreamy sigh*.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I'm so glad you loved Syn, Shawna. Thanks for the shoutout! :)


Shawna YW, Danielle! :)


Rossy Fantastic review, Shawna!


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Rane Great Review Shawna!


Shawna Thanks Rossy & Rane! :)


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Yvonne great review, i'll add this to my tbr! thanks shawna!


Laura the Highland Hussy great review! I loved it as well


Shawna Thanks, Yvonne! I think you'll like this series! :)

Thanks, Laurie! I liked Nyk's story better, but Syn is just YUM!


Cindyg Shawna...Beautifully said!!!


Shawna Thanks, Cindy! :)


Cindyg I love this series and I hope they keep coming.


Shawna Me too, Cindy!


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