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Zinnia

(Angelbound Offspring #3)

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4.42  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  32 reviews
As the last dragon shifter, I live alone, hiding in one of Earth’s sacred deserts. My human handlers tell me that I have no parents, no name, and no purpose other than to train for battle and one day become a vessel for the reincarnation of Chimera, the greatest dragon shifter of all. Sadly, Chimera’s rebirth will mean my own death. But my handlers say this sacrifice is a ...more
ebook, 300 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Monster House Books LLC
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Katherine Paschal
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Zinnia is happiest when she gets to see her friend Rhodes and play music together, it seems like that is the only time her magic works as she wants it to. When a threat shows up to steal her twin, Zinnia risks it all and sacrificing herself. Her life is now one of slavery and upcoming death, her family forgotten through a spell- but one thing remains is that her will to be free and find out her truths has never failed her. Rhodes lost
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Tonja Drecker
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fun read! Every page is entertaining as an exciting story unfolds...one with magic, dragons, a little romance and a villain to despise.

Zinnia has a wonderful life as a very, young princess, and even more so with her favorite friend. He plays the music and she adds the words. Together, they literally form magic. But one day, she's kidnapped, and the evil doers convince everyone she's really dead. They plan to use her as the center of a very sinister plan, and no one is wiser for it. Living
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Just me thinking and writing. I so, hope that you have read the first two books of this series. It was not a requirement, but let me say that it would most certainly allow for you to have a deeper connection to sweet Zinnia and the other characters that you meet. I loved Angelbound Origins and even with more being added to their story it makes the world that Christina Bauer built come alive with life having real exchanges and constant ebbs and flows. Now, with the the Angelbound Offspring spin-o ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
Oh man. She's at it again! Let's be aware of something: Christina Bauer is amazing. Okay, now that we have that cleared up, let me tell you something else. YOU HAVE TO READ ZINNIA.
I loved getting to know Zinnia and following her as she uncovers the lies she's been told by her handlers. And it's brilliant that she figures this all out by coming across a band of dragon-shifters. This book definitely surpasses my expectations, of which I had them set pretty high because Bauer's books are just that
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Victoria
Zinnia is the third book in the Angelbound Offspring series, set in the world we all know and love.
This installment is a tad different though since it takes place mainly on earth instead of one of the realms. We move quite a bit around and it was great to see how the dragons and the world-shy Zinnia interacted with the humans they encountered (let alone the condiments ;) )

Character development was good. Zinnia is a bold and headstrong young woman who has been kept sheltered (and captive, and lie
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Anie
It's out of the norm for me to read more than one book in the series, especially if it's one of my favorites and it's very, very rare I read any of the books/ series set in the same world. There is a reason for that. Most of these stories just aren't as good.

Well, there is an exception to every rule. The entire Angelbound world is the perfect example. Not only I adore the original series (there isn' a book in that series that I don't' love), I'm loving the Angelbound Offspring series as well. :)
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Reece
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ARC from NetGalley

Well this was the worst of the lot thus far, but not because the story was worse or the characters intolerable, though I really do want to punch Kaps in the jaw. She is so irritating. This book was just.. did anyone beta this?

I'm just going to paste the notes I took. There will be some sort of spoilery things:
This is really cheap writing. First thing she does is look around her room and tell us what she sees. Then she looks at herself in the mirror.

Okay they are supposed to be
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Zinnia is the third book in the Angelbound Offspring series, and this time it features the children of Portia and Tempest. I say children because Kaps plays just a big a role in this as Zinnia does. I know they are twins, but I really would have preferred for Zinnia's story to be less involved with Kaps.

At a young age, Zinnia knows that Rhodes is her Rhana, and is happy with all the innocence that brings. However, enemies of the family do 'bad magic' and Zinnia is taken away, and her memories b
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Mrs. Kenyon
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been seven years since Zinnia was taken from her family and her memories erased. She now believes that she is the last dragon shifter and that it is her destiny to become the reincarnated vessel of Chimera. Unfortunately, when Chimera is reborn … Zinnia will die. This will all happen on her seventeenth birthday, only five days away. These plans change when she hears music across the desert, goes to check it out, and realizes that the members of the band on stage are all dragon shifters. S ...more
Jennifer Rose
Now that I am on the 3rd book of this series I'm starting to lose more and more interest. When I found out about this series I picked up "Maxon" and was very invested in the story. It was a fresh new take on different realms and how you can be with who you want to be with despite them being different than you.

Now I'm just over the stories in general. I powered through it just because this was Portia and Tempest's daughter but I was very disappointed with that story as well (book 2).

Everything f
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Well, that settles it. Christina Bauer is just downright amazing. Zinnia is a whole new timeframe with many familiar names and soon to be familiar faces! It is totally a MUST-READ, especially to set you up for the next few books. As for her story, I once again {falsetto} LOVED it. Having been told she's the last of the dragon-shifters and must lose her life at age 17 (just a few days off), she meets an amazing band at a rave and the band is made up of - you guessed it - dragon shifters. This is ...more
Renee
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Brandy Mulder
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book takes us almost completely away from the characters of the main angelbound series, and that's totally ok! It's a new generation of unique people and personalities that add color and depth to this world. I do recommend reading at least book two before this one as it will add background as to why Zinnia has been lied to and what chimera is capable of. Rhodes has to help Zinnia regain her memories before she becomes the vessel of chimera or the dragon world is doomed, and neither one know ...more
Ashley Dawn
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so super excited to read this book. I love Christina's writing and this book fit right in. Zinnia's story was superb. I have waited patiently to read it and it did not disappoint. You don't have to read the first two in this spin-off series from the Angelbound books (amazing btw) but it does help you understand Zinnia a bit more.
Zinnia is the last dragon shifter and going to die....except she finds that she has been lied to and that she isn't the only one left. In fact, there is a lot to b
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Jessica Belmont
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You could say I’m obsessed with Christina Bauer’s writing. She has a vivid imagination and it really comes through in her world building and characters.

Zinnia is the 3rd book in the Angelbound series. I really enjoyed this one. I loved getting to know Zinnia. She is a wonderfully developed character, that I was instantly connected to. She feels real and this was a very character driven novel.

The world-building is fantastic. I absolutely loved escaping into Zinnia’s world. This is the third book,
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Jesse Ruth (Oracleofmadness)
This book starts out with Zinnia, or Zin, at age 9. She is supposed to be taking a nap with her sisters Kaps and Huntress, but naps are for losers and she is planning to make her escape to go meet LT, or Rhodes, so they can make music and magic together. Everything seems to go wrong and this loving family is separated for what seems like forever. I love the family involvement, especially the ending, it shows true love between family members. One of my favourite parts of this book is, of course, ...more
Elayne
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As often happens this book was published out of order – as further/later books in this series have already come out. But it was worth waiting for as it I found it better than some of the others in this series – right up to last 20% where it began to ‘fail’.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed Zinnia as a character – her confusion about the outside world, her general character trained as it was by her captors, and her interaction with the band. Her sister was less interesting and seemed to be a very clumsy tr
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Andrea Thompson
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of paranormal anything and aren't reading Christina Bauer, what are you even doing with your life? Seriously, I wish I'd found her ages before I did and now that I have I'm never letting go!

Zinnia's situation is Complicated with an extra large capital C. Secrets, lies, self-sacrifice and romance all with a heaping helping of teenage angst. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?! Add in some rock music, a swoony book boyfriend (Oh Rhodes. Just... yeah ) Really though, this story and the rest of the
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Ophelia
Aug 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I didn't like this book at all which is such a shame considering I love CB's other books. The writing style seemed very childish and I wasn't a fan of it. I understand that this book starts when the characters are very young however, the way they speak as they grow older doesn't change. There's no character development. For example, both refer to the other as "My Rhodes" and "My Zinnia" and not in a cute way either but in a 3 year old throwing a tantrum kind of way.

I would not recomme
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Monster House Books
This is the story of Zinnia and Rhodes, childhood friends who are torn apart by an evil conspiracy. When they find each other again as teenagers, the question becomes: will they remember each other--and their love--before it's too late? Hilarious scenes ensure, many of which involve cats. That is all. ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I fell in love with the Angelbound world when I read Myla's story in the first book of the Angelbound world and I have honestly and truly loved continuing this world with her offspring in the Angelbound Offspring world.

Zinnia is about Myla's granddaughter and Portia's daughter. When Zinnia was a just a little girl she was taken from her family and her best friend Rhodes, her Rhana or soulmate. Zinnia's memory is erased and she is told that she is the last of her kind and is the only one who can
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Rachel
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zinnia what a great story.
She is an amazing character, she cannot remember who she is but she fights to get her memories back. She meets Rhodes at a concert in the desert and feels a connection to him, she trusts him and goes on a road trip with the band so she can experience life before hers ends.

I read this book so quickly I couldn't put it down once I started.
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Hannah
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this new Offspring release! This is a story about Tempest and Portia's daughter. I'm so glad that Christina Bauer kept the series going. I've been loving the Offspring series and can't wait for more. Highly recommend. ...more
Brandi Wolfertz
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
This newest addition to the Angelbound Offspring series did not disappoint!! Zinnia and Rhoades story was complex and inviting, it captured me from the very start. And the best part is their story isn't over! I can't wait to see where we go from here!! ...more
John Piper
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series! Well written, full of action and great storyline. The characters are so enthralling they suck you into the story! Christina is a very talented author who created wonderful worlds in her books! I highly recommend checking this series out. The Angelbound world is awesome!
Anna Fox
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book in the series. I finished it very quickly due to liking the characters and the world.

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Ronni Adams
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 of the Angelbound Offspring series did not disappoint. I was hooked from the first page and kept going until, all too soon, I reached the end of the book.
My consolation, is that I can go straight on to book 4, Rhodes....
Michelle Daly
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book so much! It was interesting and the story would not let you go until you finished! Can’t wait to see what comes next!
Sara Piesse
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book like all of the Christine Bauer books the style of her writing is great. 5 stars cant wait to read more
Isabel Ede
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic story with lots of twists.








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Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-in ...more

Other books in the series

Angelbound Offspring (7 books)
  • Maxon (Angelbound Offspring #1)
  • Portia (Angelbound Offspring #2)
  • Rhodes (Angelbound Offspring #4)
  • Kaps (Angelbound Offspring #5)
  • Mack (Angelbound Offspring #6)
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