4 stars: Born in Flames is a good fantasy. I honestly liked this book but the pace was too slow for me. I thought while I was reading that the author also could have elaborated on Aurora's powers a little bit more. My favorite thing about this book is the magic and how everybody's lives are written down in a book called an Oraculus. My favorite character is Aurora because she has so much power in her even if she doesn't know it at first.
I'm reading the second book now, Embracing the Flames. Review coming soon...
Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.
Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.
In the dark of night, a crazed Seer erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?