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Playing with Fire

(Slayers #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Having superpowers is overrated. It requires Tori to go to way more team practices than can comfortably fit into a normal teenager’s schedule. Being a dragon slayer has other drawbacks too—like fighting dragons and keeping one step ahead of power-hungry dragon lords, all without blowing her cover.

Tori Hampton is a presidential candidate’s daughter, which means she not onl
Published November 17th 2016 by Rally Point Press (first published August 1st 2016)
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Oda Renate Just read (today) that most likely unntil 2016 at earliest.
Janette Yep, in fact if anyone maps it out on the calendar, it's the next Saturday after book two ends.

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Wait. So you said that you cheated on your boyfriend “just to save your country”?

OK. Righttttttt.

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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
It took me awhile to get back into the Slayers groove with this book. It's been so long since the last book came out that I had a hard time remembering some things. I guess that's what happens when you read over a hundred books a year. But, once I settled in and began to remember what happened in the last books I was all involved and engaged. This Slayers series is a fun one. It's full of all the good stuff. Dragons, friends, traitors, relationships, action, suspense and super powers! I sure hop ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really different genre for me, as I mostly read historical romances, clean romances, etc. This book is the first I've read in this series, but I did enjoy reading it. Luckily the author put a link to a synopsis of the first two books in this one so I knew the background before starting this one. There are quite a few characters but I wasn't lost at all.
I found Tori to be a little bit maddening because she's trying to please both sides and not hurt anyone. I understand why she's like s
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My only complaint about this book was that it didn't write itself. I kept hoping that, like in the story of The Shoemaker and the Elves, I would wake up in the morning and find it magically done. But no. I actually had to sit down at the computer and type. Where are those &*@#% elves when you need them?

Maybe they're working on book four ...
I love Slayers. And Tori. And Dirk. And Jesse.

Just all of it and all of them. This one took some fun twists and I loved seeing how things progressed. (I think the Renaissance fair was one of my favorite scenes). Of course, this wouldn't be a Janette Rallison book without plenty of witty back-and-forths or some great romantic tension, and this book did not disappoint! It will definitely be interesting to see who Tori ends up with in the final installment, because I keep on ping-ponging in whether
Jun 29, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ya
Is there a time quesstimate for book 3? I'm super excited for more!!! :)
Tamera Westhoff
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Slayers rule! Or do they?

Okay, I'll be honest and say "Cliff hanger!" I'm very disappointed with the ending! There was no dragon fight. How are we supposed to work with that? Tori hasn't figured out who she's with and there isn't resolution for anything. It is a really long story (hence the first two huge books) and it draws you in. Then when you're thrown back out, it's just sad! The characters are still themselves, making mistakes and letting Overdrake do all he is. I hope Bess' dad figures ou
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book was a little bit maddening. While I enjoyed it like I do all Rallison's work I got really frustrated near the end and then the ending was a hard one. I should have waited for the 4th book to be released to read the 3rd book. I have faith that things will work out in the last book but I am a little mad at Tori for mucking things up so bad in this book.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was even better than the last!! The Slayers series is a hidden gem that I think EVERYBODY should read! These books are fantastic and I can’t wait for the next one to be released!
I agree with the author's daughter, Bad, bad author! How in the world is book #4 not out yet!!! Grrrrrrrr
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C.J. Hill/Janette Rallison is a very gifted author. Whether she is writing clean, sweet romance or fantasy stories, she is sure to entertain a wide range of audiences. I was given the privilege of reading this in exchange for an honest review. My son and I both read and thoroughly enjoyed it. This story is a "good guys vs. bad guys" (where the bad guys are seemingly very charming at times and the lines of good vs. evil can appear somewhat blurred and loyalties can switch in the blink of an eye). ...more
Andrea Manning
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I love the new information from the backstory that is discovered in this one. I really just love CJ Hill's books. I don't even need to read reviews to know they will be great. Humor, romance, and action are all here and it's pure magic. I can't wait for the next one.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another sure fire hit from Rallison.

The whole series is great and this one is especially entertaining. Lots of tension and twists to keep me engaged.
Cyndy Deleon
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really love this series. I felt like I waited forever for this book to come out, but it was worth the wait.
I'm not sure how to rate this. Janette and I go way back (like a year or two lol) and I read her early manuscript (which was good but not great like most first drafts are), but if she took all my advice (I haven't read the published version) then it's got to be 5 stars for sure. Because I'm brilliant and so is she. But chances are she knows she's brilliant and is as yet unfamiliar with my brilliance, so she probably didn't take ALL my suggestions and implement them immediately. And for that I'm ...more
Jun 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Meh this was so disappointing. The first two books were really fun and fast paced, but this one just dragged on with basically no plot. It started out great, but then nothing else happens! Like literally, nothing happens. It just felt like a pointless filler book in the series. I'm still going to read the last one, but I feel like I could have read a two page summary of notable events in this one and not missed anything. I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 2 because the characters are fun and the w ...more
Christie Powell
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm still enjoying this series. I enjoyed learning more about Dirk and his family. The story has a lot of plot lines open--I enjoyed the new one, with Aaron and Jacob, but Willow's from the last book got dropped almost completely. Hopefully book 4 will have more of her. The Slayers lost another team member, which almost made me cry--I'm also hoping he gets his memories back. I enjoyed the romance--up until the end. I'm not a fan of love triangles, and the confrontation at the end of this book ma ...more
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Mad at the ending (in a good way)

This one was great! Plenty of suspense and sweet romance (and continuation of the love triangle). Oh how the plot of the overall story thickens! I will be starting the next book immediately because it ended with a major cliffhanger. Kinda glad I’m reading it after all the books have been released because I would have been super upset by that big cliffhanger!
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m definitely enjoying this series. I loved that this one opened up in the POV of a character previously only mentioned briefly, and who I had lots of questions about. Diving into fitting more pieces of the puzzle together was the perfect start to the book. I thought this installment was interesting—more so than the last. I’m glad I already the next book so I can dive right in!
May 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
I got this for free.

This book had things happening but it felt like almost nothing substantial happened. This and the next book could easily be combined I think. Also the love triangle is stupid and all the characters are beautiful.
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't feel like this moved the story along much, at least not until the end. The author ended up splitting her original third book into two books and it feels like this is an introduction to the final.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: youth-ya
I am pretty sure my daughter will like it, and I am pretty sure I am not the target audience. Although, I do like dragons. It's a very teenagery adventure cum save-the-world type thing - mildly entertaining and occasionally nauseating.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is not the first or the last book

I was confused when I started reading this book because the beginning didn’t seem to be the beginning. In fact, it turned out not to be… This is a middle book. Or, should I say, a middle chapter. Why are so many e-books not actual books?
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An engaging read.

My only regret is not having started this series from the beginning. At least I have time to play catch up before the next set of adventures.
Grace B.
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Each book draws you in just like the one before for it. The only complaint I have is that I'm still not sure if I'm Team Dirk or Jesse...
Sirena Cardenas
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thought I was finished with the series. Turns out the author didn't finish the story, and will be writing another book--who knows when?
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!! Just like the rest of them!!! ❤️❤️❤️💕
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C.J. Hill is the pseudonym for a popular young adult author who makes her fantasy debut with Slayers.

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