Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Posted February 1, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 5 Comments

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 BouchetBreath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 448 pages
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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"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.

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.

My initial thought of the first book:

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet as an amazing start to what I am sure will be a fantastic series.

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.

Check out some other reviews from readers who finished:

BJ’s Reviews

Vampire Book Club



About Amanda Bouchet

Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. Drawing on her Greek heritage for the setting and on her love of all things daring and romantic for the rest, her debut trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, took form. She writes what she loves to read: epic exploits, steamy romance, and characters that make you laugh and cry.

A French master’s graduate and former English teacher, Amanda lives in Paris, France. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children who will soon be correcting her French.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
Overall: three-stars
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5 responses to “Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

  1. I definitely felt the sex kind of took over the book in this especially compared to Promise of Fire. I still loved Beta team so that helped out but I can see where you’re coming from!

  2. Their was a lot of sex in a Breath of Fire. I felt it took away from the story. I also didn’t enjoy how the book started. It felt wrong in a way. I liked that we go on a quest and head off to the Iceplains. I enjoyed this book, but it wasn’t as fabulous as A Promise of Fire. I felt a little let down here.

    Thank’s for your review. I know many have had mixed feelings about a Breath of Fire.