Blog Tour: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon! Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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I'm so excited to be apart of this amazing blog tour for Chris Cannon's new book, Bridges Burned, which is the sequel to Going Down in Flames. Continue scrolling to read my review and excerpt, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Title: Bridges Burned
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: January 19th, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Don't just fight the system…burn it.

Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…

But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn't a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.

Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.

Bridges Burned will do nothing but make you turn the page and laugh out loud! I was excited to see that I got an e-mail from the publisher offering this for review, and seeing as I loved the first one, I couldn't pass it down! 

Chris Cannon's writing is beautiful in a way where you can picture everything in your head and never forget. The writing flowed at a quick pace, which was enjoyable for me. The characters were likeable, but not my favorite. 

Bryn, the main character, was interesting to read about. She still had her sarcastic funk and witty humor with her, which would cause me to laugh out loud a few times. But, the only thing not likeable about her was how she reacted to things. I was slightly shocked that the author didn't put more emotion into Bryn when finding out about the deaths of a few characters. In my opinion, I don't believe that the characters are truly dead. I don't know if it's me hoping, but I feel like it would be that way.

When Bryn would become angry or frustrated at someone, the only thought she had through her mind was, "throw a fireball at your head" which kind of annoyed me because it was repitious. Even though some of the things she did annoyed me, she did have her good moments and I enjoyed reading about her.

When it comes to Zavien, who is Bryn's love interst, all I have to say Where did the guy that would bring Bryn cake and care for her when she needed him? In this book, Zavien was a complete ass! I don't even understand why Bryn would want to take him back, or even care for him after he treated her. I also don't understand how she thinks everything will be perfect between the two when Zavien is someone else's bethrothed. Zavien was a character I completely disliked, but I'm hoping in the third book we can get some answers! 

Even though Jaxon's character isn't a main one, he is seen more in this book than the first. After the threat of Alec, a dragon who wanted to kill Bryn, Jaxon, and his mother in the first book, he and Bryn are tolerating each other a lot more in this sequel. It was nice to see a definite change in their relationship, but to also see that touch of sarcastic, funny, bitterness toward each other.

Overall, Bridges Burned is a funny, quick read and I would recommend it to anyone who is up for witty humor and some dragon flare! 

Jaxon’s eyes went to the display of baby clothes in the window. His brow furrowed
and then his face colored. “Dear God, Bryn, how could you be so stupid?”

“What?” The moron thought she was pregnant? Bryn couldn’t wait to see Jaxon’s
expression when he realized the truth. She put her hand on his chest and pushed
him back a step. “While I appreciate your concern for my well-being, I’m not the
one shopping for baby clothes.”

She bit her lip to keep from laughing as confusion wrinkled his brow. Then his
gaze darted to his mother, and his face paled.“Mother?”

“Are you going to call her stupid?” Bryn asked.

“Of course not,” Jaxon snapped. He squared his shoulders. “Congratulations, Mother. I presume this is a happy occurrence?”

“Yes.” Lillith reached for his hand. “How would you feel about a baby brother?”

He looked at his shoes while he spoke. “I suppose it’s too late to suggest you adopt
another kitten, instead?” His tone was dry, but there was truth in his words.

Lillith laughed. “Too late, but don’t worry. You’ll always be the firstborn male and your father’s heir.”

“Until the baby plots to overthrow you,” Bryn muttered.

Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle.

 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. Going Down In Flames is the first book in Chris Cannon's shape-shifting dragon series.

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  1. I am glad to see you enjoyed reading this book just as much as the first one! It seems like the author has a great writing style and that this was a quick and enjoyable read. I definitely need to read more funny books as well, so this seems to be the one :3

  2. It sounds very interesting!
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