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(Donovan Circus #2)

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Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B00HCQ1N9W.

“Tell Sheffield that Medved is hunting him…the Bear is coming.”

Nearly a month after Lucy Sullivan saved the Donovan Circus from certain death, she discovers that Dr. Felix Hardy wasn’t the only bad guy around. When Lucy is attacked on home ground, Sheffield Donovan reveals that there are bigger foes in their worl
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published June 2015 by Liz Long
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I'm not going to pull any punches here - I don't like who Lucy ended up with. This is more because I think she chose the person who was convenient rather than the one who *ahem* set her on fire. But... BUT since Lucy's story looks like it's far from over, I can hold out hope that she'll come to her senses and go for the person she has real chemistry with.

Hope is a glorious thing, is it not?

Also, point to me for making a fire-related pun in the first paragraph!

Beyond Lucy's relationship issues, o
Ethan Gregory
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another 5 star review for Liz Long. Book 2 just blew book 1 out of the water for me, can I rate it 6 stars?! Full review to follow!


My Thoughts on Burned:

Confession: I binge read Burned, I should probably be ashamed. But I am not. I'm Ethan and I have a problem: I. Love. The Donovan Circus Series. Everyone reading this. Be you a man, woman, child, teen, adult, American, Russian, or from another planet: READ THIS SER
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I really enjoyed the feel of the first book and was excited when I learned that the sequel was out. When the author approached me about reading it, I of course said yes right away.

I have only ever read a handful of books involving the circus in one form or another but like I mentioned in my review of Gifted, the first book in the series, I have loved all of them. Even though I don't ever intend to become part of a circus, I do love reading about how people from all walks of life come together to
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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*Contains spoilers for Gifted: A Donovan Circus Novel (book 1 in the series)*

Burned picks up a few weeks after the final events of Gifted.

Lucy is still reeling with guilt over killing Felix in self-defense, and also reeling with her indecision over her love life. Avoiding Gabriel and Keegan makes things a tad bit easier, but Lucy knows it's only a matter of time before she must make a choice.

On top of her emotional struggle, Lucy and the Donovan C
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

At A Glance
A very good sequel to Gifted, but for some reason I wasn't as excited as I hoped I'd be.

The Good
I really loved Gifted, the first book of the series. The concept of a circus full of real magically talented people is super fun and unique. I think Burned did a good job of continuing to show the struggle this circus goes through to stay safe from people who want to destroy them. This group never gets a break from the badies and I respected how they
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
There should be a label printed clearly on Lucy's forehead: Where ever I go, trouble is sure to follow. Because that is a fact if there ever was one. Poor girl, no matter her intentions, stirs it up it somehow.

Lucy and her band of misfits is off in search of another circus of Gifted. Donovan sends them in hopes of getting an alliance together for when it comes time to defend themselves against Medved. Only it won't be an easy feat. They must convince Grayson's crew they can be trusted and this
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Burned in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I considered giving myself some recovery time before I started this review. Then I thought maybe I should write it while all the emotion from reading it was still fresh. Just a warning… there’s LOTS of emotion in this book. LOTS!

I’ve learned since starting this series that Liz Long is not an author who holds back. She’s not afraid to leave you gaping, wide mouthed with absolute WTF moments or reduce you to tears – more than once. Unexp
Ginny Lurcock
(this is a bit fangirl, you’ve been warned. There’s a less fangirlish bit down at the bottom, so skip to that if gushing offends you.)

So I actually read this back in September, as a beta. It’s okay though, I can relieve the moment by moment excitement by looking over my 70 comments.

I’m not kidding.

There were 70 comments.

Which, really, should count as my review. I was so involved while reading Burned that on top of the scads of “AMG SERIOUSLY?” e-mails I sent to Liz, I also made SEVENTY freaking
“Burned” picks up not long after where “Gifted” left off. Firestarter Lucy and her circus friends are still reeling from their previous encounters, but beginning to find a new normal. But things then begin to shake up at the circus again as they are threatened by enemies wanting to expose and extinguish the gifted. The gang seeks an alliance with a neighboring circus and together take on the new enemy.

While this book isn’t necessarily the continuation of the story started in “Gifted” I would st
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-these-books
I enjoyed Burned, A Donovan Circus Novel by Liz Long so much, I read the majority of it in one sitting.
If you enjoyed the first book, Gifted, I'm sure you will love this one. There is more action, romance, and gifts to learn about.The protagonist, Lucy, learns more about herself, and her gift. She and her friends from the circus, along with new characters, face bigger challenges from those who want gifted to dominate the world. There were a few things I didn't see coming and I like a book that k
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?
You would think after killing a major enemy and saving people, Lucy would be a hero and she is, but there are still those who doubt her loyalties and fear her ability. It seems that fight was only the beginning too. There are more threats on the horizon. Things seem to be building up to a major war between the Gifted. I think things are about to get crazier. Is that possible? I think it is.

Burned by Liz Long was kindly provided to me by the author for review.
Jackie -Sated Faery
Oh man, there is never a dull moment in the Donovan Circus! The excitement and the danger just keep on coming! Poor Lucy has just started to get comfortable with her new family in the circus after her terrible meeting with Dr. Hardy and now they all have a new enemy to face. And he's a freaking BEAR!! This is only the beginning of all the trouble surrounding Sheffield Donovan and Lucy's father. I'm amazed that Lucy doesn't go completely crazy after learning all the things from her past and havin ...more
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Betsy Patton
Recommended to Bonnie by: Denise Streiner
Whenever I start the second book in the series I wonder if it could be just as good as the first and in this case I have to say the write has stayed energized and strong in developing the story and characters. It easy to get caught up in the lives of this quirky circus troupe and the struggles they find themselves getting caught up in as they try to stay under the radar of the humans and live peacefully. Unfortunately there are others of their kind that don't feel the same way and now I'm anxiou ...more
Kathryn Hughey
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Burned was a great second book, though maybe a bit more predictable than the first. There was still a ton of action and lots of things going on. And....sigh....Lucy makes her choice between Gabriel and Keegan, and I just don't now if I am excited about it. However, there was some implication that things may change down the road, so I am not giving up hope!
As far as the story goes, I think it was well written, lots of action. There's another bad guy, and if you like shapeshifting, conniving wome
Becca Nark
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like to call books like this "beach reads for the rest of us." It's kind of YA fiction but accessible for X-Men loving type older adults too. It picks up 3 weeks after the events in Gifted. The pace is fast, she throws in some casualties you care about (and she's mapping out the death of a character for the next story-s*** gettin' real), and has crafted a good suspenseful story. There's also a sprinkle of good humor & a love triangle to round things out. But it's clear a war is coming & things ...more
Lisa Mccarty
***I received this book from the author, in exchange for a fair and honest review***

I absolutely loved this book! Liz is a very talented and creative author, who really draws and then hooks her readers from page one. This is the 2nd book in the Donovan Circus series and definitely outdoes the first. I must admit though, I was a bit sad at who she chose =(. I found the book to be exciting and definitely kept me at the edge of my seat. I even spent more time reading than enjoying my vacation. This
Dee Streiner
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great Liz Long book. I enjoy Liz's style and get lost in her stories pretty quickly. Burned makes a seamless transition in the series. I didn't feel like it was overburdened by the recap from the first book, which is usually my issue with some series books. I can't wait to read the third book. (Love the circus theme in this series, it's refreshing) ...more
Tera Bunger
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love the story that unfolds for Luce. So much is in her hands. Even when things get bad and everything seems to be falling apart, she never gives up. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¡I can´t get enough of this group!

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Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will post full review tomorrow...

in the mean time I will give you all this - FREAKING AWESOME!!

Fan.For.Life. right here
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Liz Long is a USA Today bestselling author of YA and urban fantasy, most recently The Brighton Duology. She is a magazine editor in Roanoke, VA, and when not writing, can be found drinking happy hour prosecco, attempting hand lettering, or cuddling her dog, Fisher. She is the Director of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference and the annual Roanoke Author Invasion, as well as a public speaker, co ...more

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