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Series: Going Down in Flame #2
Published on January 19th 2015
Published by Entangled Teen
Don't just fight the system…burn it.
Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…
But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn't a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.
Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.
The more I am learning about the Dragon Society, the uglier it’s getting. Turning away Dragons that aren’t perfect? And forever doomed the so-called “defected ones” to be someone’s mistress. It’s just horrible.
I thought Bridges Burned have emphasized more on Bryn’s personal relationships, and the majority have been about Bryn’s love life, which was the main focus in the first half of the book.
Other than Bryn’s love life, Brynn’s relationships with other characters have made the most progress in Bridges Burned. Brynn’s unexpected friendship with Jaxon have slowly improved since the last book. Which I have to say it was my favorite part of this book. I find myself looking forward to seeing more of Jaxon throughout the book. Though Bryn and Jaxon’s friendship were an unlikely one, they bicker when they are around each other, but in Bridges Burned Jaxon have demonstrated that he may care about Brynn, in his twist little way. Whether their relationship remains platonic or romantic, I can see Jaxon has become one of Brynn’s good friends if not a close one eventually.
Brynn’s relationships with her grandparents though started out shaky but due to certain circumstance have changed ameliorate for Brynn in the book. The more Bryn spends time with her grandmother, the more it seems that she is actually a nice lady, which I am glad, Brynn really need more supports.
I care very little about her romance with Zavien, mainly because he was like a completely different person in Bridges Burned. His uncharacteristic actions have made me come to really despite him. At this point I am unsure if he will have any important part in Bryn’s life or in the rest of the series.
Something horrible has occurred in this book, it happened during the later half of the book. And I had braced myself to see how this book would carry it out. It was somewhat disappointed to see life just goes on after this event. While I wasn’t expecting the story to stop progress because the tragedy, but it just seems unnatural.