I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 448 pages
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SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD...
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a girl to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world-for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or not at all.
I was excited going into Breath of Fire. Then I actually starting reading it. I like the first few chapters but once Cat, Griffin and the rest of Team Beta was well on their journey to the Ice Lands I got bored. I started to skim. A. LOT. So much so I’m sure I was missing important information for the plot. I finally got to a scene in the book where Cat and one of the guys from Team Beta was in a cave (?) and I wasn’t sure why they were in there and what they were after but was ever the task it took forever.
Cat went from saying Gag and Gross in the A Promise of Fire about her attraction to Griffin to them having sex every other chapter and it was just out of place for what else was going on. I love a great sex scene but these were not that. I felt like if I kept reading we would find out that the couple was under a sex spell and that’s why they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
I started Breath of Fire on January 8th and it’s taken me nearly a month to read it. I made myself sit down and try to finish, but after skimming so much and not really feeling the characters or the plot I finally decide to just DNF (did not finish) it at the 65% mark. Which, makes me sad since I stayed up late one night to finish the first book in one sitting.
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