Going Down in Flames

  • Title: Going Down in Flames
  • Author: ChrisCannon
  • ISBN: 9781500553173
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Going Down in Flames If her love life is going down in flames she might as well spark a revolution Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you re a shape shifting dragon is tough to swallow Being hauled off to an elite bo
    If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution.Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you re a shape shifting dragon is tough to swallow Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who caIf her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution.Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you re a shape shifting dragon is tough to swallow Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.Zavien is tired of the Directorate s rules Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn s help, they may be able to change the rules.At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn She ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you re falling for someone you can t have.

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      Published :2019-03-20T19:15:36+00:00

    About ChrisCannon


    1. Award winning author 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 and snarky contemporary romance.


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    1. This is how I imagined Zavien at the beginning of the story:With his pale skin and dark hair fixed in three-inch spikes, he looked like a demented manga character.Now I know the three-inch spikes don’t apply with Gajeel Redfox from Fairy Tail (amazing manga) but a girl has the right to dream, no?Turns out Zavien is too nice for me to keep representing him as Gajeel. Grrr.Going Down in Flames was a pretty surprising read and I enjoyed it more than I expected. I’m usually not that into shapesh [...]

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    2. Before reading:I really hope I will somehow manage to have this book in my hands. it sounds like nothing I have read before so I really, really want to read it (ASAP).After reading:2,5 starsI have to admit it, I judge a book by it's cover. When I first saw a cover for this book and read it's blurb, I wanted to read it really bad.So after expressing my interest for Going Down in Flames the writer contacted me with a question if I would like to receive a free copy in an exchange for an honest revi [...]

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    3. Okay. I'm intrigued.go on.

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    4.  I'm not sure because I have no time to ransack  my shelf but I think this is my first book about dragons. And maybe this is too much Game Of Thrones but every time a Dragon is mentioned, my mind just automatically thinks Khaleesi. Yep, too much GoT. Anyway, Going Down in Flames is a light read. And I'm not complaining. Dragons are there but I found the story more concentrated on their worlds politics and Bryns coping on living with people who doesn't like her that much. And of course, about h [...]

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    5. After what felt like a little bit of a cliché start with the whole runaway parents and sixteenth birthday thing, this book picked up dramatically and I found myself flying through it. Originally it reminded me a lot of Firebolt by Adrienne Woods (which was my first dragon book) and what set Going Down in Flames apart was the world building.It’s safe to say that no matter how awesome it would be to be a dragon, I would not want to live in this society under the Dictators sorry I meant Director [...]

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    6. Oh my gosh. I'm finished? I'm finished!Since I apparently relish giving extremely precise ratings, I'm giving this an actual rating of 4.75 stars. That's just how I roll.I'm in love. I'm in love. I'm in love with this book. Sorry. Spongebob is like the only way to express these inner emotions :PI started it out thinking this might just be an another slightly amusing, if not corny dragon book. But then, from the very first page, Bryn was established as a no-nonsense kind of girl. Then, it turns o [...]

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    7. *THIS* is the YA I love and miss. It is not your typical angst-ridden, dystopian love triangle that saturates the genre today. Plus, a HUGE bonus (in my book) is that there are no werewolves, vampires, or fairies of any kind. There are DRAGONS. In YA. Need I say more?You have your sassy (but not b**chy) 16-year-old girl who just found out she is the daughter of two different Clans of dragonshifters who fled their dragon society in order to be together. Because intermarriage between Clans is forb [...]

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    8. Oh, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Loved everything about this book, it was just so awesome! So snarky! Can't wait to read more!

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    9. Mention of fire in the title of Going Down in Flames got my dragon detection sense tingling. Reading the summary confirmed my hunch – there will be dragons in this book. In fact heroine Bryn is a dragon-shifter. Urban fantasy with dragons? You know I had to read it!Going Down in Flames start with an usual young adult novel plot: Bryn is stalked by some creepy (but handsome) guy and then she discovers that she is special and has hidden powers. I must admit, I was a little bit turned down in the [...]

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    10. 4.5 stars!! It’s actually been a while since I’ve read a YA paranormal story. And what a great way to get back into the genre! This book was everything I hoped it would be…wonderful characters, an interesting setting filled with both good and evil, twists and turns and mystery, and, of course, dragons!This story starts with a bang. And, although this is jarring and doesn’t give us much time to get to know the characters, it works here. We’re immediately thrown into a world that no one, [...]

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    11. This book was a fun, easy read. However I had an issue with the main characters contradictory morals. I thought it was rather galling that she was disgusted with the prospect of being someone's mistress, yet finds no issue in dating an engaged man. My other qualm was that the plot was rather predictable. This doesn't make it a bad novel, despite my complaining I did enjoy this.Going down in flames would make a great summer read/rainy day read. I look forward to reading the next book in the serie [...]

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    12. im really glad it got better

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    13. I just found a new series to obsess over :)great new story line with twists and turns!

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    14. I loooved this book! My favorite genre is paranormal romance (usually vampires), but Chris Cannon has opened the door to dragons for me! Bryn is a great main character! She doesn't conform, she's witty,and is "a breath of fresh air" at the Institute. Her love interest, Zavian, is exactly what you want him to be, though I'm kind of into Valmont too ;-)! I would definitely recommend this book (and have via Facebook, Twitter, G+ and word of mouth) to anyone that is looking for a great read! Yes,I g [...]

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    15. This series is:HilariousWell writtenGloriously awesome.I loved it and will be sticking with it!

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    16. While at times juvenile and a bit over exaggerated I did enjoy this novel. I did however find Bryn to be whiny. I considered giving this a 3 star for that alone. I really liked her friends and Zavian. But I found all there customs to be very strange.I hope in the next book not so many people try to kill her.I find it a bit icky that someone who is married and 10 years older than her wants her as a mistress.Overall enjoyable and I look forward to the next book.

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    17. For once, I think my instincts were right (not that I ever listen) about Going Down in Flames. I was expecting a lot more.The idea and the concept were unique and interesting. Shape-shifting dragons? Check. Oddball at a prestigious boarding school Bryn is being sent to on her sixteenth birthday? Check. Proof that the Directorate isn't always right? Check. TRYING to stay alive? Ooo, interesting. Check! All the ingredients of a great book. I was even so excited about DRAGONS!Plus, the pretty cover [...]

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    18. celebrityreaders.wordpressOn reread, this is full 4 stars of goodness, maybe even more. The things I listed below still existed, but I just didn't care as much b/c I LOVED all the rest of it. Bryn is an AWESOME heroine, so spunky and hilarious! Can't wait to read book 2!!Original review:3.5 stars -- OK this was a surprise in a few different ways. Crap, but first: I received a copy of this book through netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.OK, so I started this book and was immediately hit [...]

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    19. Istyria book blog ~ B's world of enchanted booksI really didn’t hate this one. It wasn’t bad! I did like most of it, but I just feel like there’s something missing. It’s very hard to describe what exactly. I just wanted more I think. I wanted to love this, but in the end it’s just okay for me.Going Down in Flames is about Bryn, she’s always led a normal, quiet life until one day her whole world is turned upside down. She’s a dragon. And not just any dragon, she’s a Crossbreed bet [...]

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    20. I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl. Bryn is a hybrid dragon - her mom is a Blue, her dad is a Red - who can breathe fire or ice. She's snarky, strong, and unwilling to back down from a challenge. Those qualities make her a kick ass heroine and just the right dragon to incite change in the archaic ways dragons have been forced to live for so long by their governing body, the Directorate. Bryn has a crush on Zavien, but I didn't. I think she was [...]

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    21. Muito bom, o livro tem um ritmo muito suave, você consegue ler sem precisar parar por ter ficado maçante, os personagens tem personalidades muito legais, mesmo os ruins são interessantes.Espero muito dos próximos livros, o mundo tem uma proposta muito legal e incluiu algumas coisas que eu não tinha visto em nenhum outro.

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    22. Not only did Bryn not know she was a dragon shifter, but she's also a mutant that shouldn't exist doesn't really soften the blow. Her parents are from different clans and weren't supposed to be able to breed. Apparently, they were wrong because a fire dragon and an ice dragon can apparently create a hybrid. Bryn is not only able to use both elements but she's also able to change her appearance by willing it. Her "coming of age" draws the councils attention and soon she finds herself shipped off [...]

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    23. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewI love dragons, so I was drawn to Going Down in Flames like a moth to flame. It's a light read with lots of humor and a touch of romance. The old-fashioned dragon society is enough to curdle the stomach as is the way Bryn is treated at her new school. Though the novel does have an ending of sorts, it's clearly left open for more.I really enjoyed Bryn, though I have to admit that I'm a bit unsure how she managed to keep from [...]

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    24. A week before her 16th birthday, Bryn notices that a strange (yet attractive) boy has been stalking her. When she finally has a confrontation with him, he tells her some outrageous things, such as her being a dragon and can breathe fire. When Bryn tells her parents about the strange boy's words, they don't deny it, in fact, they actually confirm his tale. Bryn is an anomaly, a hybrid dragon offspring from 2 different types of dragons. Bryn now must face this new world she knows nothing about, wh [...]

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    25. Also reviewed on my blog! sassyanddangerous/I recently just finished Going Down In Flames by Chris Cannon; it was a fun, quirky, easy read and I just could not put it down!Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on. Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.Zavien [...]

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    26. *****I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*****The first part of the book was exciting and all fast fast fast revelations!! And kinda like a sit-com XP But after that, there wasn't really that much happening for a while. The pace just slumped. And it became boring, honestly.I kinda put the book down for a while :/ *guilty look* Took a while to convince myself to finish it.which is part of the reason for this late review *holds up hands in surrender* I knowww [...]

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    27. First half of the book wasn't to my liking. If it hadn't been for the second half my rating would be 3 stars. The book was going on too fast in the beginning, in my opinion, whilst in other parts dragged on.Was entertaining and in some moments I laughed out loud. Bryn is very whiny and ungrateful and her whole center is herself. Don't know why anyone bothers with those attempts on her life cos yeah she is different but I see no threat in her other than she can't keep her mouth shut. Which I can' [...]

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    28. For my full review (as a part of Chris Cannon's blog tour) click over to my site Miss Little Book Addict's YA House of books misslittlebookaddictyaspoGoing Down In Flames by Chris Cannon is pretty much what I expected it to be when I read the blurb. I don’t know if that is because Entangled has a “troupe” cheat code they love to use again and again, or if the blurb was just that specific. I think I was a little let down because of that, because it was exactly what I expected. However, E. T [...]

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    29. I've mentioned this before on how much I enjoy reading modern dragon-shifter novels. I also like boarding school novels as well. Down in Flames have both dragons and boarding school elements, so how can I resist? ->I very much like this book cover.Down in Flames started out with an attracted stranger stalking the heroine, Bryn. This incident then took on a chain of effects, Bryn found out she is a dragon-shifter, but here is the catch, she is one of a kind, a hybrid of Blue and Red dragon. As [...]

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    30. When I first looked at the description of this book I knew it was going to be perfect for me. I read quite a few deep and meaningful books this month and was looking for a quick and easy pick me up. This book started out extremely fast and jumped straight into the action. During the first 4 or 5 chapters I found that everything moved incredibly fast and the way that Bryn was told about her ability was a bit silly and sounded far too straight forward than what it actually turned out to be. I woul [...]

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