Heart on Fire
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GODS. I’M AN IDIOT.
Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I’d still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as hu
I too wish it was sooner. But it does take a long time to write, rewrite, edit, proofread, edit, proofread aga…moreIn most series there is a year-ish gap.
I too wish it was sooner. But it does take a long time to write, rewrite, edit, proofread, edit, proofread again before it can be published. I would rather Ms. Bouchet take her time and write us an amazing story, then to have her rush and leave us disappointed. (less)
This was an incredibly satisfying ending to a series I really enjoyed.
In this third installment, a lot of questions left by the first two books were finally answered; questions about Cat, questions about the Gods, and questions about stuff I don't necessarily want to even mention because it would tip you off (and possibly spoil something) by mentioning it so blatantly.
Griffin and Cat are definitely one of my favorite romance couples. They truly are made for each other and I loved ...more
“Do you know what I have in my heart? I have hope. And I'll share it with the world.”
And she did. Cat shared with me her hope, her dreams, her fears, her lust and her love, she set my heart ablaze, and left me a wet, sobbing mess.
“I am mercy, but I am also death.”
As expected, Heart on Fire was the perfect blend of steam, humor and heart-pounding adventure! Once again, Amanda Bouchet excelled in the fantasy romance genre, and encompassed me in the journey of her heroes unt ...more
This is the final book in the Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy (well, I suspect there will be more books set in the same world, but it concludes the three-book arc). The book begins with a shocking betrayal before Cat and Griffin head off to find a potion to help her unlock her powers, since they haven’t been reliable.
I’m not quite sure how to even properly write this review because I love the world Amanda Bouchet created and using Greek/Roman gods and ...more
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Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Book Three of the Kingmaker Chronicles
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
Summary (from Goodreads):
Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.
Only Cat holds the ...more
This is going to be short and to the point.
This is probably the biggest reading disappointment I've had all year long.
This book was one of my most anticipated since devouring the first two in the series and after dropping everything to dive into the amazing world Bouchet created in those books this was such a let down.
Nothing felt the same ... not the characters and not the story... I felt there was so much fil ...more
A buddy read with my friend Iain, since we obviously never stop reading:):):)
"...“I’m… “ I stop, at a loss.
Griffin lifts his eyebrows. “Inarticulate at the moment?”
Scowling, I thwack him in the chest.
“Overwrought?” he supplies, his mouth quirking up.
I thwack him again.
“Apparently weak, because none of that hurt at all.”..."
Yeah, weak... This is how I felt about this book and I feel utterly let down... The premise for the series had so much poten ...more
Whether it be a book or a movie if you see the terms hero and heroine -or- heroine and hero, who do you thi ...more
I hate to say it but this was a bit of a disappointment. I really expected to love this book. I wanted to love this book. I didn't like this book nearly as much as the two previous books in the series. I thought it was okay and I am glad that I read it. This is the third book in the Kingmaker Chronicles and this review may contain spoilers from previous installments in the series.
My experience with this book goes back to when I first ...more
In Heart On Fire we have a stunning finale of the Kingmaker Chronicles and this book was a BLAST of goodness, delights, shocks and terrors and with typical Bouchet flare, keeps you on the edge of your seat. We get more into the head of our daring heroine Catalina Fisa. Catalina we have seen through in the previous two books, as she grows and learns into her powers and abilities with her husband and mate by her side Griffin. And boy did I lo ...more
It tears my heart a little bit to give less than 5 stars but I don't have a choice.
The book was amazing. I was grinning like a fool the whole time I was reading it. I believe that the author is extremely talented and the world and the characters that she created will stay with me for a long time. It will be a joy to re-read the 'Kingmaker Chronicles' .
Now, the reason for my tiny disappointment. I don't really know what it was. The ending was kind of a anticlimax. A bit too fairytale. ...more
A crushed spark never ignites. That's not how you fan the flame.
That was disappointing. The ending was a big fat "meh" (and I'm being nice here) and if there is ever another book or a novella after this to tie up the huge amount of lose ends, I might come back and fix my rating. But right now I'm angry. I honestly kept reading this for the Beta Team and none of them got any closure. Not cool.
(view spoiler)[And what the hell was that thing with Kato? I'm furious! And wha ...more
I enjoyed this book and it's worth the read - especially if you've read the first two. And I'm going to miss Beta Team and Griffin the warlord (swoon). There are two reasons this only gets 3 stars and it has to do with the en ...more
But that`s all. I think this book was the worst in the trilogy.
First of all, it`s unbelievably dragging. Every chapter could be shortened in half. And that’s because half of it was Cat`s whining or explaining obvious things. For example, she thinks her m ...more
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an ARC
My reaction reading the first book in a great series: “When are they going to have sex? Wow, that was a great sex scene. When’s the next sex scene?”
My reaction reading the second book in a great series: “That was a great sex scene, but I’m really wondering what’s going to happen next with thi ...more
What every person longs for is a connection, whether they’ll admit it or not.
Things I liked
The world and writing, the book featured Greek gods and their meddling acts to the fullest, I love the way the author depicted that. The writing is also fun and witty which made reading this fun.
It’s the road to Fisa. There should be warning signs. Continue at your own peril. Danger. Are you sure this is the ...more
The thrilling conclusion in the Kingmaker Chronicles had everything I loved in a good NEW Adult fantasy! Action, banter, romance, and tragedy. Cat and Griffin will have to win the war against Cat's mom in order to unite the realms and rule as one. But there are far more deadly forces than they expect.
The beauty of the book was the inner growth of the characters. All of them from Cat an ...more
Heart on Fire is the last installment in Kingmaker Chronicles and its probably the best thing about it.
In this book we continue to follow Cat while she is trying to make her Elemental Magic work. There is a lot of self searching in this book, which is annoying at some points. Too be honest I disliked the first 2/3 of this book. It was so boring at times, even though there was some action her soul searching made it unreadable. the first 2/3 of this book were my Tartarus.
I do love th ...more
I've always been fascinated with Mythology. I love to read about Gods and Goddesses. Hence, the reason why I practically inhaled this series when it first came out.
This series has all the ingredients you need for one AMAZING adventure. We have different creatures...Cerberus, The Hydra, and others. We have magic, love, characters you can't help but root for. And the GODS and GODDESSES. They were awesome! It is always bittersweet everytime I finish a series that I really l ...more
I received an ARC copy of Heart on Fire from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca. This is my honest and voluntary review. Heart on Fire is set for publication Jan. 2, 2017.
My Rat ...more
I was hooked on the Kingmaker Chronicles series from the moment I read the first page of A Promise of Fire and each additional book has been a delight. I’m sad to see it end and I’d love to see a spin-off, because their are so many wonderful characters that have potential to do their own stories.
Heart on Fire starts right where Breath of Fire ends. So their is no time wasted in getting us back into the story and the coming ...more
"You wallow in self-pity when you could be taking your life back!"
This turned out to be the biggest disappointment of my 2017, I'm honestly heartbroken. I love the first two books, but Heart on fire was so boring and cheesy
The banter, the Beta team and Griffin's amazing family were the most entertaining and amazing parts in the ...more
I'm still, emotionally speaking, so RAW at the moment. This book... shbgdhfjbgbdfgjbdfjgdfg It was devastatingly beautiful. My fangirl heart still can't handle everything it read the last couple of ...more
When a series ends, I expect most things to be "wrapped up" with maybe some "hope" for the future. But when there are many different threads still ongoing and unresolved (tho the MCs seem to be stable), I don't call this a good wrap. Makes me mad, actually. Like you bought and spend time and energy on something unfinished. Or h ...more
There were three things that killed it for me:
1) Cat is pregnant and keeps referring to her unborn child as Little Bean. This term just grated on me. She's always "checking on Little Bean" and people are asking her, "is Little Bean okay?" I got to the point where I was ready to throw something if I heard "Little Bean" one more time.
2) Cat's insecurities drove me nuts. She keeps doubting her abilities and the lack of confidence causes her magic to wave ...more
While the above may be a bit over the top it does represent where I spent a LOT of my time reading this book and was finally forced to scan a few pages to stay awake. After you have read ...more
Discovering the Kingmaker Chronicles was kinda like running into a unicorn. You're not expecting it, pretty sure it didn't exist, and it basically fulfills all your wishes in one go. It was a sexy fantasy story that takes place in a made-up world with our own Greek myths, infused with magic, a reluctant snarky heroine, and a total alpha hottie. With a band of merry men, a family focused group of secondary ch ...more
Amanda is a French master's graduate and former English teacher. She lives in Par ...more