Girls*Heart* Books: Girls *Heart* Books Blog Tours: Born in Flames by Candace Knoebel: Review & Giveaway

Monday, April 22, 2013

Girls *Heart* Books Blog Tours: Born in Flames by Candace Knoebel: Review & Giveaway

Born In Flames
Born In Flames Trilogy #1
By Candace Knoebel
Published: September 6th, 2012 by 48fourteen

Red mirrored scaled 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 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 outcst. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother's doorstep, she years 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, dubbed Mr. Creepy, 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 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?

Dear sweet Lord have mercy, I'm in love.

How do I even.... I don't even know what to say.. You see, I finished this book possibly twenty minutes ago, therefore my brain has not finished with the fireworks, and I just have so much to say and not enough time in the world to do so... 

Let's try and make a little sense for you all, shall we?

Born In Flames is the first book in a trilogy of the same name by (my new best friend) Candace Knoebel. The story is about Aurora Megalos, a near-adult spitfire who rooms with her best friend, the adorable Fenn, as they both work minimum wage to collect enough money to set out to find their birth parents. Seems somewhat normal, yes?


I think I read this book in a total of 6 hours... I don't read books like that. But this book, this is an AMAZING book. It captures your attention from page one and keeps you in a vice grip throughout. I am still reeling from the zig-zag twists and turns this book took!

The story is so original and well thought-out, with a cast of characters that are just witty and fantastic and...and...OH this is perfection on paper right here, ladies and gentlemen.. Read it... Read it, please, I need someone I can fangirl too.. (Not that I'm not fangirling now, but... Y'know, spoiler filter and all that...)

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Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-a young adult fantasy trilogy.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. Embracing the Flames, the second in the trilogy, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.

Candace Knoebel discovered through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. Since then, she crawled out of Purgatory and has devoted her time to writing and sometimes heelying.

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  1. Thank you Candace, Lana and Mel for this awesome giveaway.

  2. I love the Blog...very cute! and thank you for the Giveaway :)

  3. This book looks fantastic, I cannot wait to read it! And thank you for hosting this giveaway! <3


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