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Burning Bright

(Going Down in Flames #5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  681 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Bryn is back for her senior year at the Institute for Excellence, also known as shape-shifting dragon school. She isn’t sure which is scarier, the life-force sucking dragons stalking campus or the fact that she’s officially betrothed to Jaxon, a guy who will never love her. Not that she could ever love him, either… That’s just ridiculous.
Senior year should be fun. Her par
ebook, 405 pages
Published June 4th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Teen)
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May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it

Will they won't they.

Bryn is back for senior year and ready for another bumpy ride at the dragon shifter school. Bryn's family want her to be a social butterfly and stand proud. Her engagement to Jaxon means they both have appearances to makes. They have both been through a lot. Jaxon has lost the only girl he ever loved and Bryn has given up her knight. The pair never had romantic feelings for each other but have gained respect for each other.

There is a new threat on campus and it is
Anna 'Bookbuyer'
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay Chris. Not fair. That ending was a total tease. Since I now feel you owe me I want another series of them in college! I demand it! *grabby hands*

I had so many heart flutters (the good kind) from this book! I loved that (view spoiler)
Amy Leigh
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book was a nice quick enjoyable read. The characters are well written and Bryn's friendships with Clint and Ivy strengthen as they all deal with grief and guilt in their own way. The politics are very present and weigh on Bryn. I would say this is for the younger readers of the YA genre by the way it is written but it definitely can be enjoyed by all ages. Bryn is a really brave MC who stands up for what she believes but also chooses her fights. I also liked how Bryn was willing to go out o ...more
taveena kade
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
this gets all the stars.

"Probably." He grinned. "Stay with me for awhile?"
"Sure." She sat in the chair next to him. "I'm going to tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a cute princess and a handsome prince. When they first met, the prince hated the princess because his father was still mad at the princess's mother. Once they became acquainted, they went on many adventures together and became friends. Then the prince did something really stupid and scared the crap out of the princess, f
CrazyCat (Alex)
I just need a minute to breathe.....This review is so hard write for several reasons. A) This is my favorite dragon shifter series - and now it's over, no more Bryn and Jaxon (and all the other, too). B) This was a rollercoaster ride from the very first chapter. C) My heart stopped a few times, then I had to laugh so hard I almost cried and then I really cried. As I said, this is my favorite series involving dragons, I love Bryn's snarkiness, Jaxon's snobbiness and I like every other character a ...more
Paula  Phillips
Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Bryn at the end of the last book discovered her parents were alive, and she farewelled Rhianna and lost her bond with Valmont. Her life has been an uproar ever since she arrived at the Dragon Shifter academy and into this world. Now she is engaged to Jaxon who was Rhianna's meant-to-be and trying to keep the peace. More Danger looms as it seems that the Silver dragons are coming out of the woodwork and siphoning off the energy of the other dragons around them. Once again it looks like it will be ...more
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Burning Bright is the conclusion to Bryn's story. We've watched as she found out that she was not only a shape-shifting dragon, but a hybrid one at that. Which was not something anyone thought was in the realm of possibilities. We witnessed her make friends, enemies and fall in and out of love through out the story. It seemed like with this final installment, we were finally going to get some answers and see Bryn finally find her place in the world.

In Burning Bright we come across a new enemy to
Cassie James

Burning Bright by Chris Cannon is the fifth book in the Going Down in Flames series. I have loved this series ever since the beginning and this book was no exception.
Chris Cannon has this unique way of writing that completely eases you in to the story smoothly though it's been a while since you've visited the world.
Bryn was quick to draw me back into the intrigue.
This is their Senior year at the Institute and Bryn was resolved to move past all the drama and tragedy they've had.
Focusing on main
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Burning Bright" is the fifth (and sadly, final) book in the "Going Down in Flames" series. This wonderful YA fantasy series has followed Bryn from the time that she learned she can actually shift into a dragon and about the whole society that comes along with that. Bryn's parents were from two different clan colors, Blue and Red, who ran away together and violated the Directorate's rules. This makes Bryn a hybrid in a society which does not interbreed. As we've learned, each color clan has thei ...more
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received this free eARC novel from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing. This is my honest review.

Bryn has had a rollercoaster of the last few years - since she found out she was a dragon. From then on, she has been a magnet for bad luck and always seems to draw bad attention to herself. So she is really, really hoping that her senior year will go off without a glitch and it will be smooth sailing. It would also really help her to keep her image as the perfect Blue for her grandparents, too.

books are love
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.
I think this is my favorite in the series. Why? Jaxon. We see so much change in Jaxon. We see his raw emotions, his confusion, his anguish and pain but we also see him mature and grow. He becomes more open to ideas and change. He also goes from tolerating Bryn to liking her and respecting her to loving and supporting her. He doesn’t have this be instant but a journey. His pain over losing a loved one is hard on him and at times he is cranky and mean but h
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
4.50 So long Bryn stars

I was so happy to start Burning Bright, that lasted right up until I remembered this was it, no more Bryn! And although it took me just two days to read, rather devour, this final instalment did seem slightly longer than previous offerings but I certainly wasn't complaining.

This time around there is again a strong focus on relationships with the first half of Burning Bright centering on connections both past and present as well as the challenges of trying to work as a team
Books In Brogan
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The is last in the series, I loved the book overall, the only issue I found was that the ending was rushed it went from conflict to resolution without a lot of story to back it up.  It would have been better with a few more chapter but otherwise a great read, I hope we get more stories from this "world".  This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan
Diane Lynch
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook

Chris Cannon soars with BURNING BRIGHT, the fifth book in the Going Down in Flame series. It is Bryn’s senior year at the Institute for Excellence. Someone is sucking the life force out of the dragons to gain their powers. In addition, she needs to spend more time with Jaxon now that they are betrothed. This shape-shifting dragon fantasy is suitable for young adult audiences.

I loved this story. Bryn has come a long way since book one, GOING DOWN IN FLAMES. BURNING BRIGHT takes place three month
Laura Henderson
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book and last book in this series. I happened to have the pleasure of reading books 1 & 2 before hand.. I do suggest not skipping books as you will miss a lot. That being said here's my thoughts on this amazing series.......

I really loved this fifth installment! I was super impressed at how well this book was written. normally with series you feel that books should have ended a long time ago and the author is just dragging things out. however this is not the case with this seri
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings about this story... it left me feeling unsatisfied and wishing there was more especially if it is the final book. Sure they have challenged here and there but I’m missing the red/blue character of Bryn that I really admire in the first book. Some may have describe Bryn to have matured but the mature ness could have been woven more that she did not have to sacrifice her personality. It did not really embrace that Bryn appreciate herself & should have put those
May 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
So excited! Also just really wanted to be first review....
Lenore Kosinski

I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

3 stars — So it looks like I read this one as well already! How in the world did I not review it, it BAFFLES ME!!

I’ve enjoyed this series and Bryn and the dragon world, but I will admit that this book, particularly since it was the final book in the series, disappointed me. It’s not that I didn’t still have fun and enjoyed the things that were happening. But I wa
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh My God that was awesome! This is the fifth book in the phenomenal young adult series going down in flames. Like the other books this is so well-written and though through. It was so hard to put down. And had such a twist I was floored.
This is Bryn's continuing story. As you know the last book she broke it off with Valmont. And now she is alone, or rather stuck with Jaxson as she is betrothed to him by the dragon law. But things are changing. She has her mom and dad back and life is almost san
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I think part of the reason I was underwhelmed by this book is because I loved Bryn’s story so much. I was so invested in her story, that I yearned for a happy ever after. I was not disappointed. Watching the love blossom and evolve and grow was like a sudden discovery of something that has always been there. Bryn is one of my all time favorite characters. She’s sarcastic, headstrong, brilliant, and so brave. A risk-taker, a leader-she breaks down walls and questions authority, unwilling to give ...more
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, I must ask - did you read the other books in this series? Going Down in Flames and the others all the way down to Fanning the Flames? Yes? Well, go ahead, you are right where you need to be. If you haven't read the other books - yup, exactly - go back and start at the beginning, it's definitely worth it!

You didn't really expect Bryn to lose her ability to find trouble wherever she goes, right? Admittedly, considering the events in the last book, Bryn and her friends -and also her non-frien
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
I read this over the course of a few days, I struggled with the one before this. probably because I was so invested in the couple at the time.
Bryn, and Jaxon are so very nice to read about, they are both hard headed and I didn't liked the hot and cold it was a little too much and at times confusing. Burn Bright is a great instalment to this series, with it being its last I was nicely tied up. Dragons have become my new fav sub genre in paranormal romance. What I did enjoy are the characters, the
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank the Netgalley website and the Entangled Teen Publishing House for the ebook format for this partnership.

I was immediately attracted by the cover, for this series all covers are beautiful, it makes you want to read the book.

We see for this volume the beautiful Bryn who returns for his last year at the institute for excellence: the school of dragons. She is engaged to Jaxon, whom she does not like. She integrates well and learns to become a medic.

I loved this fifth volume
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I need to state that this is the first book in the series I have read. That being said I didn't really feel lost with this story but I was not as involved in the characters as I probably would be after reading the whole series. The romance of the story didn't really hit until near the end. Bryn and Jaxton were thrown together as more of a tradition and this happened after both had suffered losses and trauma. Not a good time to start a forced relationship. They were complete opposites also and th ...more
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book of the series! I seriously want to read it again right now. And I am bursting with spoilers! I will resist, because you deserve to enjoy the excellent twists and turns without a preview. Bryn feels like one of my friends, and I am sad to close the book and leave her behind. :(

Content warning: The profanity is more frequent in this book (Bryn is inordinately fond of calling certain people a**hats and occasionally says sh**).
C. Erani Kole
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from Lady Amber's PR*

It's between a 3 and 4 for me. I read the entire series over the course of three days, so I've been able to see how parts were repetitive while other things progressed to better things. It's really obvious now that Bryn's matured and I really appreciated that. Some people are still the same but others like her and Jaxon have changed. It's like they're finally starting to be the people they were meant to be. I've shipped h
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
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So, this was the final book in the series, and I'm crying. But at least it was amazing, right?

Buring Bright was a nice, well-plotted conclusion to the series. While at first I had a bit of trepidation, I grew to appreciate Bryn as she truly finished becoming herself, if that makes sense. I also loved her and Jaxon together, and I loved how they evolved from allies to being together. And Bryn and her parents were nice to see, too, along with Bryn and her grandparents, who are some of my favorite
Jun 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series, the Crossroads Chronicles, the Boyfriend Chronicles, and the Dating Dilemma series. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or roman

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Going Down in Flames (5 books)
  • Going Down in Flames (Going Down in Flames, #1)
  • Bridges Burned (Going Down in Flames, #2)
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