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Dark Phoenix

(Phoenix #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Black magic. Immoral monsters. Death. And bone-deep, soul-to-soul love with a green-eyed man hell-bent on owning every part of her heart.

Daughtry’s life changed forever when she bonded with Cody and began to control her visions. Yet as she masters her magic, those very same abilities threaten to harm the people she holds most dear.

When an opportunity arises for her to fix
Paperback, 386 pages
Published January 21st 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 2015)
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Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemp-romance
Dark Phoenix: Phoenix #2 by Elise Faber
5 Stars

I was given an ARC book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


This story is told from the female lead's point of view. I have to say that I love books with various point of views and would like to have seen it from the male lead's point of view as well. I can see why Ms. Faber only chose the female lead POV further on in the
Kathleen Caluag
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dark Phoenix starts off with a bang and continues with an excellent story line that will grip readers with suspense, action, a dash of romance, and definitely more than a few holy s**t moments. Dark Phoenix resumes where Phoenix Rising left off. The Rengalla soon find out what readers did at the end of Phoenix Rising…that things are not as they seem. And from that revelation, the book is a wicked awesome roller coaster of events and emotions.

As the story unfolds, readers get to know more about
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
    I have some mixed feelings about this book. While I think the story itself is pretty awesome, I have simply come to the conclusion that I don't really care for Daughtry being the one to narrate it. Sometimes I felt like her self-doubt and incapability to express herself to the ones that consistently wronged her took away from the interesting plot line. I thought the world Faber created is fantastic, I was instantly drawn into the magical world of LexTals and th
Melissa Christenson
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this book Cody and Phoenix have bonded and are going to work things out physically and emotionally to strengthen their bond. They are the first couple to bond in over 500 years. All does not go according to plan as Cody finds his missing sister, beaten & bloodied, and starts to push Phoenix away. (Yep I wanted to smack him to for this) Her friends also push her away, all except for Morgan. He helps her fix an old wrong she inadvertently caused. Their bond starts to fail and crack can eith ...more
Cassie Brooker
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

WOW! I'm still in shocked with the ending!
Dark Phoenix started right where Phoenix Rising has ended. You should be prepared for a lot of adventures, revelations and nerve wrecking situations while reading the book.
It started slow and a bit confusing for me. I feel like I'm Daughtry myself and as I continue and learned a lot of things.
I love the level of intensity that this book has given me. Like I mentioned above it started a bit slow but it ended with a bang!
I can't wait for the ne
Myra Espino
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice read

Good read. Full of action and drama. I want to punch some characters though... ugghhh... anyway I love how things went throughout the story. Full of surprises that I did not expect. Nice! Ms. Elise did a good job!
Angela Cruz
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a paranormal romance with a lot of action. This is the second book in the Phoenix Series. This book picks up where the last book Phoenix Rising left off, so I would advise reading that book first. Again with another cliff hanger, the suspense is overwhelming! I recommend this for adults only, steamy scenes alert, you have been warned! In the first book I was instantly connected with Daughtry, but I got aggravated with her at times, I was so glad that she matured this time around. At leas ...more
Feb 16, 2015 added it
Dark Phoenix seamlessly takes off at the moment Phoenix Rising stopped. I say "takes off" because reading this book provides a joyous ride for the reader. The characters of Daugherty and Cody richly interact with each other as well as the other characters within the book. At one point Daugherty says to herself: "That had probably been her biggest mistake. ....needed to be the concrete and rebar of her own life" (2719). This is a revelation pertinent to all people - although even more so for wome ...more
Brittany Shivers
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dark Phoenix starts off where Phoenix Rising left off. After Cody's sister shows up badly beaten they all realize that it was someone in glamour that is controlling the Dalshie. Daughtry is later hurt by her bondmate, Cody, and those that she considers friends. She doesn't think she can ever trust them again. This has Daughtry doubting herself more. She ends up getting help from someone unexpected to go back and help save the life of a little girl Daughtry previously altered the death of. Cody t ...more
Melissa Burcham
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
I was given an ARC for honest review
This book was another WONDERFUL book by Elise Faber. This book is the sequel to book 1, Phoenix Rising. In this book, you will learn more about Daughtry and her powers as she continues to explore them and her past. In the beginning of the book, Daughtry is hurt by her bondmate Cody. She doesn't think she can ever trust or love him again. Soon after Cody hurts her, her friends also start taking stabs at her self confidence and self esteem
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
***I own a copy of this book. All thoughts are 100% my own.***

We pick up where we left off in the other book. You’re still stuck with the HOLY COW moment. (thank goodness I didn’t have to wait to read this, I’d have been chewing my fingers to nubs!) And this book was a roller coaster, I’ll just tell you. One moment, I’m crying because Daughtry truly has hurt feelings and justifiably so. The next I’m madder than a wet hen because people are being jerkfaces (honestly there was a time or two I want
C.C. Ravanera
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“A roller-coaster ride of emotions!”

Having done a review of the previous book to this series, I was very excited to read this installment to see what happens next. As a reader you’re kind of prepared to have highs and lows in the book you’re reading. It’s part of a book’s charm so it prepares you for the drama and shocking events within the story.

Well, in Dark Phoenix you don’t get a chance to prepare for them. Elise just hits you with action-packed explosive scenes, to achingly sweet moments, t
Terra J
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dark Pheonix resumes where Dark Rising left off...
The story continues to unfold providing more details about the world within ours. There is a group of people that are like Daughtry. It also explains why the Dalshie persue Daughtry as they do. We get a more in depth look at Daughtry's past which leaves you in awe.
The events of this book, test frienships, test trusts, and take you on an emotional rollercoaster. Daughtry gains confidence in her abilities, but we are still left with the question o
Katrina Curry
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dark Phoenix is the second installment in an alluring, paranormal romance series for which a reader can lose themselves time and again.  The prose effectively creates an atmosphere of intrigue and an  addictive romance between Cody and Daughtry. I honestly could not satiate my growing obsession with the male protagonist in this incredible fantasy world. 

A key component in the prose is of Cody and Daughtry's magic being stronger together through their bond. Unfortunately,  outsiders with magic c
Hopelessly Devoted
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Review
'Dark Phoenix' launches off right where 'Phoenix rising' ends, i say launches because trust me, this series has wings like the Phoenix it is aptly named after!
Daultry and Cody are slowly getting used to the protection and the deepening connection that the bond provides. Their love florishes happily for a while until the Rengalla find out in a spectacular fashion what we knew from the ending of the previous book...that things are not as they seem! (sorry to be cryptic but i refuse to ru
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
OMG, I never expected this story to go this way! I will say now that I think I spent far too long actually wanting to whop a character upside his head!

Dark Phoenix pretty much starts where Phoenix Rising left off. Cody and Daughtry are still trying to learn what it's like to be bonded mates, but things aren't going too well given outside circumstances. For example, there is a big shocker that happens about who it was that actually kidnapped Daughtry. This results in Cody being a complete donk an
Morgan Terry
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elise-faber
***Arc received in exchange for an honest review***

***Reviewed by Morgan at Twisted Soulmates Book Reviews***

I dove straight into this book as soon as I finished the first. This series so far has been nothing short of an addiction and the next fix can't come soon enough!

This book starts off with a bang and ends with an explosion! From the beginning, things between Daughtry and Cody are unstable, strained, and dangerous starting with the return of the real Caroline. And things only plummet for th
Alicia Peek
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC Book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

Dark phoenix takes us further into Daughtry’s realm. It picks up exactly at the point where phoenix rising ends. We are swooped into another adventure with more discoveries of the truth with meeting more unique and loveable characters on the way.

Dark Phoenix makes you feel the intensity, the hate, and the deception that is driven amongst the characters. We are t
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book continued where Phoenix Rising ended and it is just as good. Daughtry gets some news about her real parents and here is when the adventures begin. While she is figuring out the extent of her magic, we get to see some serious growth on her part an this is beautiful. She seems much stronger in this story and this is fun to see and made me very happy. Cody, well I possibly wanted to strangle numerous times (still do) because of some of his actions. Though throughout the book we find out w ...more
Rhonda Campbell
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elise has once again impressed me with the ability to tell a powerful story! The first book left me needing to find out what was going on, how it was going to go, who was behind it all, and why every time something seemed to be going good the bad would rise up and overtake it. I immediately started this book and wow! This book took over my emotions! This was an awesome story and I can't wait until the next is here!

I connected with Daughtry in the first book because I felt we were feeling the sam
Decadent Kane
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Faber did a terrific job flowing from the first book. Dark Phoenix takes on Daughtry and Cody again only this time the struggles and plot hit a lot closer to home for our leading lady.

As expected I stayed drawn into the story and connected to the main character.

The plot held solid and I loved the last line of the book... brilliant and made me laugh.

I enjoy Fabers use of humor mixed with her character's reality... a good balance. I also like how Daughtry saves herself but Cody heals her soul in w
Rebecca Rogers
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was ANGRY while reading this book, first at Cody, the at Elisabeth. I have never been so mad when reading a book. It really brought out a strong emotion, I loved the story was just so sad how it unfolded. There was a reasoning for everything, from crisis and pain both Cody and Daughtry grow as individuals, a couple, as well as their powers! I really wanted Daughtry to stand her ground and fight for what she wanted, but she had enough. There comes a time when you say no more to pain, hurt, and ...more
Jenn Sut
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dark Phoenix
By Elise Faber

I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

Daughtry is finding out more about her powers since she bonded with Cody. She is discovering that her interference with a vision does not always end in tragedy. Meanwhile Cody is overtaken with anxiety over Caroline's condition. Of course everyone is on the lookout for the Dalshie.

The second book builds on the first and takes it further. It is
Joan Clark
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was an exciting addition to the series with its twists, turns, and constant surprises throughout. The action and suspense is the perfect balance to hold my attention and keep my interest. There were some surprising new developments that had me screaming and cussing at the characters profusely. I don't know if I can even describe my level of hostility in the first half of this novel. The characters are three-dimensional and Daughtry is easily relatable to me. The path of this book could ...more
Nicola Anderson
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I want MORE!!
Having read Phoenix Rising (the first book in this series) I couldn't wait until Dark Phoenix was released and the author definitely didn't disappoint!
This book picks up where the last one left off and I loved joining Daughtry on her journey of discovery! It took me on an emotional roller coaster, full of unexpected twists and turns and I loved it!
Looking forward to Elise Faber's next release, I've never been a fan of paranormal writing but Elise has definitely turned me to the da
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This second installment of the series has us diving head first into the world of the Rengalla and Dalshie. This one was evoking so many emotions in me, I was glad to know my heart hasn't frozen over, I was beginning to worry since there was no major feels for a long time. I just keep loving the side characters more and more with this book, especially love, getting to know some of them more. Great follow up to the first book, I can honestly say that I'm now a fan of Elise Faber's work, for sure.
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to see what happens next in this series! It has so much twists and turns, you're captivated from page one!

You definitely would want to read book 1 before you start this story, but I promise you won't be disappointed!

I'm very interested to see what Elise has in store for her characters!

**I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review**
Lydia Gaona
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dark Phoenix is a continuation of Phoenix Rising and I could not wait to read this immediately after. There is so much going on for Daughtry that I was on this amazing rollercoaster of greatness. This author wrote these words perfectly that sucked me into this book/series and I don't ever want to leave. I felt happy, sad, love and so many other emotions that poured out of me. If you have not read this series, I suggest that you do and you will fall in love with them.
Terri Reid
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love to read

I don't care for magic and fairy tale stories so it took a good minute to get into and understand this book. Once I finally got a grip on where it was going it wasn't a bad book. They tend to fight "powers" and there are good versus evil, as you would expect to find. Even with my limited knowledge of these things, I am ready for the next book! Bring it Elise Faber!
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USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team -- the Sharks! -- are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern Californ ...more

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