Years ago, the Gypsy Kumpania where Janeal Mikkado lived was attacked by outsiders. With her best friend about to be consumed by a fire, Janeal had two options: try to save her friend--at serious risk to her own life--or disappear with the million dollars that she had just discovered . . .
But the past is qui...more
DNF at page 193; skimmed the rest.
NOTE: I received this through the Amazon Vine Program. Trust me, that didn't help the ...more
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The past Janeal thought had burned away is rising fro ...more
Robert, Janeal's teen boyfriend, believes he is the only survivor from the massive fire and the destruction of their camp by the hands of drug lord Salazar Sans ...more
Jeneal Mikkado, is a 17 year-old member of a gypsy ‘kumpania’ (community). She is thrust in the middle of a struggle between her father who is the leader of the camp and a drug kingpin, Salazar Sanso. A fire ...more
This book dragged. As a rule, Ted Dekker is usually not my style, but the cover was just so damn beautiful I had to buy it. Plus, it was on clearance at Mardel. But when I got to reading it, this book was like dead weight. The beginning was infuriatingly sexist, with the Gypsies not believing in showing anything below the waist (including feet). Doesn't stop them from fornicating like rabbits, but it's still "taboo" to see. The second part of the book wa ...more
Janeal Mikkado is young and ambitious. Only 17 when the book opens, Janeal is confronted with a choice that later shapes her life and impacts every other person she loves.
She makes an unwise choice. Her heart is not in check and she chooses money over her family, her friends, and her own life. She leaves her ...more
It was not bad. And since Erin Healy is a new and different writer, perhaps I should have been prepared for it to be more different than I expected from the many other things I've read by Ted Dekker. But for some reason I was thinking it wouldn't really matter. Oh well.
First of all, multiple-year jumps in a story are always jarring and I always feel che ...more
The ending blew the rating imo. I should have expected a somewhat surprising end from just reading the cover, but that was too much of a stretch. I've decided I don't have to like (or even respect) the main character of a story, but I still want justice dammit! She got off too easy for her immature actions of a 17 year old. Yes, I know, expecting maturity at 17 isn't the norm in the 21th Century, but I still hold 17 year olds accountable for things like, oh....I don't know...cau ...more
The theme of the book was very well thought out and perfectly executed. I never had a doubt about the message the authors were trying to conv ...more
I can say without a doubt that I am a fan of the Dekker/Healy combined efforts. Kiss is one of my favorite books and Burn, while not surpassing its ...more
Not a favorite.
The book is definitely geared for adults or should I say grownups. There is nothing sleazy, only the situations and issues are not relate-able to kids and young adults. ...more
"' Tragedy shows us what we really are... The truest, most comprehensive picture of what's at our core. And if we're truthful about what we learn, the path we must take afterward is usually pretty clear...'"
Burn was an interesting book. The plot was intriguing, and the secrets it held! They were amazing! There were a couple moments where my jaw wanted to drop. It was an incredible story. And the writing? It was fantastic! I love the way Ted Dekker and Erin Healy write (though I have ...more
Janeal and her father lived as gypsies. Her boyfriend Robert helped run the Gypsy Kumpania, but Janeal was only half gypsy and had an itch to get out into the greater world. When she was approached by a strange man who she felt drawn to, she saw her opportunity to get out; but how to do this and not hurt her father was her dilemma. It all went south the ...more