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Above The Flames

(The Flames Trilogy #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Jasmine’s sixteenth birthday was the worst ever…

All in one day, her dad died, she met a demon, and her mother rejected her existence forever. After all, the demon who killed her dad was there to take her, and all because of her stupid powers—the ability to conjure blue flames.

Two years later, she’s happy. But happy never lasts…

After moving to Idaho to live with her g
Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by Limitless Publishing LLC (first published April 7th 2016)
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Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, fantasy
To see my Q&A with Cassandra Fear, enter the giveaway, and read my reviews for two of her books, please visit

I wasn’t sure what to expect because I haven’t read many paranormal books and certainly haven’t read a story including angels and demons with this plot, so it was a fun read and different from what I’m used to.

I was pulled into the story right away. Jasmine is a 16-year-old teenager dealing with a mother who simply doesn’t care about her. An unforeseen wicked event
Jasmine clearly wasn’t born under a lucky star, but she could conjure blue flames from her hands and because of that, her sixteenth birthday will forever go down as one of the most painful days of her life. The day she lost her father to death, was the day she lost her mother to an emotional death, it was also the day the demons came for her, all because of the blue flames.

Clueless to their origin, she kept her “gifts” secret in her new life with her grandparents, far from the mother who didn’t
David R. Dowdy
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well written and easy to read, this was my second fantasy book in two weeks! I've learned much about demons, angels, and humans in a thrilling dystopian plot.

Loved the characters (strong female protagonist) and the dialog (a bit worn and cute at times). As for the genre, I would also classify it as Romance, not a typical choice for me :).

Thanks to wonderful Mischenko, who blogs on, for hosting Cassandra Fear ( I won the e
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Above the Flames! I love stories about angels and demons, so I really liked that whole aspect of the book. The demons have won the war in Heaven, and have escaped from Hell, and are now killing humans to take over the world. I enjoyed all the action in Above the Flames, but I do feel like the same thing kept happening over and over. Good guys would be found by some demons, there would be some fighting, but both would end up getting free, so nothing really came of it, and this ha ...more
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review posted alson on Crazy Beautiful Reads

~ Received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review~

Such a fan-freaking-tastic read !!

This was one of the most funniest paranormal books I have ever read - or at least read so far. It doesn't compare to anything at all. It is very unique and it draws you in from the very first page.
To be honest, I couldn't turn off my kindle not even for a second because I wanted so much to know what was about to happen next in the book.

Above the fl
N.N. Light
Poor Jasmine is having the worst 16th birthday ever. Her dad dies, her mother disowns her, she discovers she has powers and a demon tries to take her. She escapes and moves to Idaho. But on her 18th birthday, an army of demons descend on Earth. Suddenly Jasmine needs to decide whether to embrace her powers and destroy evil or join them.

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this paranormal romance story because of all that Jasmine goes through but the author does a good job balancing the good with
I received a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest Review Via Lovers of the Paranormal book group on goodreads.

There is a war brewing between angels and demons, and the angel blessed must help the angels fight back. If you are looking for an action packed book with angels, demons, and humans with angel powers than this book is for you. However due to extreme violence I would recommend this book to more mature readers.

I really enjoyed this book. From page one I was yanked into one
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I swore when writing book reviews to never give spoilers... this is the second time that I have hated myself for making that rule.

Above the flame, is the first fantasy novel of the series, with three out of this world main characters that will leave you praying for pleasant dreams! The entire time I was biting my nails and flicking to the next page trying to read as much as I could as fast as I could!

The lightheartedness of the fantasy and intensity when it comes to the emotions made this m
Elise Edmonds
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
A fun paranormal romance where a feisty heroine and her long-suffering boyfriend, together with a band of fallen angels, join forces to stop evil demons from Hell taking over the earth.
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's 3 in the morning and I can't sleep because I want to read more..
First of all I would like to thank the author for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review! This book is fan-freaking-tastic!
I am going to review it by comparing the positives and negatives..
Why do I love this book?
♡ Jasmine: She was great! At first I expected her to be just like any other female protagonist.. putting others before her but no! She isn't one of them. She's strong, caring, emotional, reckless a
Jul 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Jasmine’s sixteenth birthday was the worst ever…

All in one day, her dad died, she met a demon, and her mother rejected her existence forever. After all, the demon who killed her dad was there to take her, and all because of her stupid powers—the ability to conjure blue flames.

Two years later, she’s happy. But happy never lasts…

After moving to Idaho to live with her grandparents, Jasmine has a new life. Almost nobody knows about her powers, and she’s ju
Katelyn Barbee
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jasmine’s life is turned upside down on her 16th birthday when her father is killed by a demon and her mother abandons her emotionally and all because of her ability to conjure blue flames.

Two years later, Jasmine has a steady boyfriend and lives with her grandparents in their small, rural town. Everything is going well, until the demons are freed from Hell, along with several fallen angels who she teams up with in an effort to keep the world from being destroyed.

That’s the exciting premise of
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Very powerful book. Moving at times. I found love, betrayal, jealousy, magic, angels, demons, and all sorts of battles with good vs evil going on in these pages. At times I had to look back to see who was who, because some names were similar, but wow. I was up until 5am finishing this one from 44% to the end. I just couldn't put it away until I knew what happened. Holy Buckets was it earth-shattering. I loved many of the characters, especially the main two. Jazzy was kick-butt and Amon was a fal ...more
Jessica Calla
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Above The Flames has a great heroine who's smart, snarky, and brave. If you're looking for a strong but feminine MC, you'll love Jasmine! You'll also swoon over fallen angel Amon. Highly recommend and can't wait for Book 2!
Veronique Poirier
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW... just.. WOW!!
This book was awesome!! This is so my type of read! It kept me on edge.. cried like a I smiled..
I want me some of Amon. :P
Thanks for writing! <3

*** I rate books by enjoyment, not quality of writing. ***
Paul West
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it

This novel is evidently meant to be the first book in a trilogy.

Even though modern day horror is not a genre I would ask to read, I found this book a real page turner. The plotting is excellent, and I found it difficult to set down.

It begins when the heroine, Jasmine, also known as “Jazzy,” witnesses her father being killed by a demon. The demon doesn’t want to kill her but wants her to come with him. She kills the demon with a power she didn’t know, or appreciate
Corinne Morier
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meh
Jasmine is just your typical teenager, who just so happens to be able to shoot out blue flames from her hands at will. When a demon from Hell emerges to Earth on her sixteenth birthday, tries to kidnap her, and kills her father, she goes to live with her grandparents and spends two years in relative bliss. Then all Hell breaks loose (literally) and she becomes embroiled in the fight between good and evil while keeping her feelings for her fallen-angel-turned-rescuer Amon in check.

My main problem
Midwest Romantic

Originally posted on my blog Live Laugh & Love Books

This is a fast paced action book that never had a dull moment. Quite a unique angel too, I don’t think I’ve read anything like it.

So even though I like the plot and all the supernatural quality that it has I couldn’t give five stars because of the lack of character development and world building. I feel like I didn’t get to know the characters as I would have liked to. I was just thrown right in was basically like “What the heck?” I mean, I lik
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So, I don’t do Read2Reviews often, only if a book really sparks my interest. When I looked through the available R2R books that were available at the moment, I stumbled on “Above the Flames” and I’m really glad that I got the chance to review it, so I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity.
Even though I had a busy week, I read this book within a few days and I really enjoyed it. There was always something going on, be it from the characters’ private life or because of the
Nykki Mills
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who enjoyed Fallen by Lauren Kate
Once you start this book it is hard to put down. I really enjoyed the premise and thought that the way that things were laid out was unique and fresh!
It starts off fast and keeps a steady pace the whole way. Fear built a world that was believable and I for one can't wait to see what book two has in store for the war between heaven and hell.
The characters were dynamic and intriguing (including the demons). There was one big thing that was a huge surprise for me. I just didn't see it coming. I re
Ember Rain
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I started this book yesterday and finished today and can say this is a great book for a debut for an author. It's hard to believe this is her first book, however I really enjoyed the story and the characters were flawed yet beautifully written. Jasmine is the main character and she goes through a lot in a short time and I feel like the story moved so quickly. This book is a clean read and I happen to love a lot of love but also enjoy a nice YA clean read as well and this qualifies as the latter. ...more
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read Angel and/or Demon themed books, but the cover and description on this one really drew me in.

This story is a great take on an Angel/Demon war. The action kicks in right at the start, and keeps going all the way to the cliffhanger ending! The characters are fun, strong, and grow as the story progresses. What I like most about Jasmine, the main character, is you can really see her struggles. You can tell she was so alone, yet still presented as a strong, powerful young woman
Recipe Fairy
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolutely enrapturing book! I absolutely adore angel/demon books and this one did not let me down! I was immediately drawn in and was feverishly reading as fast as I could to find out what would happen next! The storyline was unique and complex, the dialogue was well rounded and the characters were intricate and enthralling. With plenty of intrigue, a dash of romance and enough paranormal to satisfy my needs, this book fulfilled all my late night reading needs. I completely loved th ...more
Geneva Handleman
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
While I really enjoyed the premise of fallen angels, a lost war between angels and demons and all of the intrigue and backstory, there was just too much that didn't feel right. I think mostly it was too much too soon. Like maybe it needed more time to build some of the relationships between the characters. I get the main pair, it's more the background players that needed work in my mind.

As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, this made me give what was otherwise a really awesom
Jonno Denton
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book writen by a brand new author. The story is great and has you hooked into it and the characters more and more as the book goes on.
The characters are well rounded and it's great to learn more as the story goes on. Only thing I didn't like about the whole book was the author left it on a cliff hanger!!!

Can't wait to read the second and third books!!
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book to read
Amanda-Victoria Sumrall
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
MY REVIEW Above The Flames by Cassandra Fear

About the author:

Cassandra Fear lives in Ohio with her husband, two kids and two dogs. Hiking, taking care of her fish tank and reading are her favorite hobbies. She loves chocolate, hates driving in the snow and could eat macaroni and cheese every day. In her spare time, she loves to write, and has always dreamed of becoming an author. Her dreams will become reality with her first book, Above the Flames.

About The Flames:

Jasmine’s sixteenth birthday was the worst ever…

All in one day
Evelyn Dotson
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On Jasmine’s 16th birthday she watched as demon killed her father. That left her mom and her; but she unleashed her secret powers and killed him. She left to live with her grandparents only to have the demons show up en masse two years later. She helped rescue some fallen angels with her bf Beau. Now, they must band together, along with four other Angel Blessed who have their own powers. A war is coming between demons and humans. One of the fallen has taken a special interest in Jasmine as well. ...more
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nicely done for a debut book! The characters and story flowed and developed. Great combo of good vs evil, action and powers with some drama mixed in.
Anonymous Girl
2016, 2017, (Unknown release date)
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