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Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: scify-fantasy

The stage is set for a thrilling clash of wills in "FLAME" the conclusion to the "Sky Chaser̈"series after an explosion forces the survivors of the Empyrean to evacuate their floundering ship. Trapped in a hostile environment on the New Horizon where Anne Mather is trying to build peace after all her crimes, threads of this exciting story follow Waverly Marshall's manipulation by an unscrupulous Council Elder and his untrustworthy son; Anne Mather's efforts to thwart their scheme by recruiting Kieran Alden; and Seth Ardvale's tenacity and self-sacrifice in trying to prevent a killer from murdering the girl he loves as well as the ship's leader.

The plot is action-packed and mesmerizing as events unfold that have Waverly fighting to survive a devious plan that undermines her ethical values; Kieran becoming a living bomb; and Seth facing death to undermine a killer. In the topsy- turvy chaos as the heroine and heroes constantly face death, love blossoms between Kieran and Felicity Wiggam as the bond between Waverly and Seth strengthens. In all the violence and chaos new friendships are born, as hope, mercy and forgiveness grows.

The main characters - Waverly, Seth and Kieran- are unforgettable with all their imperfections and failings. Feisty and impulsive Waverly will do anything to protect her mother and easily falls into the clutches of the conniving and decrepit Dr. Wesley Carver, going along with his plan until his son threatens her life. Plagued by guilt Kieran Alden will do anything to save the survivors from his home ship, so is an easy target for the ruthless plotting of Anne Mather. Haunted by abuse and a lack of self-esteem which fuels his bad-temper, Seth's love for Waverly begins to change him, enabling him to sacrifice even his life to save her. These three and a host of others add high-energy, passion and drama to a plot that keeps you guessing until an explosive confrontation at the end.

I enjoyed this entire series but rate "FLAME" highly. Intriguing and suspenseful, it's enthralling from beginning to the end.
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Reading Progress

December 29, 2015 – Started Reading
December 29, 2015 – Shelved
December 31, 2015 – Shelved as: scify-fantasy
December 31, 2015 – Finished Reading

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