About the author:
Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.
Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.
Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she now continues her Trilogy.
The call of the orb was strong now that it rested in my hands. A song thrummed in my chest as I felt the veins in my neck beating wildly. Looking at it now, the change wasn’t as scary as I had thought it would be. Even with knowing that I could be staring my possible death in the face. The question was—would I be strong enough to sustain these powers given to me? Maybe I was just scared of The Fates choosing my destiny, or maybe I was scared that what was about to happen would forever change my life. Either way, growing up I had always hoped that my life would mean something more than just being a foster child, but this, this was much bigger than anyone could imagine. And what lies ahead? Well if it’s anything compared to what I am going through now, then I expect my life to fall into a whole new level of crazy. And I think it may be just what I was looking for.
Red mirrored scales 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 of 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 outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns 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 a 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?
5 of 5 Stars
Ok I just loved this book; it started out with a quiet scene that turned into a chaotic one, which instantly got my attention. Then POOF you’re in another world some odd years later. Then is goes on about two teenagers who are living in a run-down motel room, and both working in a diner just to survive. Aurora & Finn, had shown up at the foster home they lived at, at the same exact time, and both of them had no recollection of their past before then. They became best friends, but both of them eventually turned into loving each other like “in love” loving each. But Aurora has something weird about her, she doesn’t quite know what it is, and she thinks she just might be crazy. Until one day a stranger walks into their lives, and tells them about a prophecy, and she’s the key to it. Of course they didn’t believe her and Fenn wanted nothing but to get her away from this unkown man. But one day something that the old man had said, had happened, and shook both Rory and Fenn up enough to start believing what the old man had said. Come to find out Rory has powers. From then on it’s a search to find the keys to get her home. Fenn, has to leave her to protect her, and leaves her alone lost and confused. Then she meets Lexi, a quirky girl from the other realm, who is there to help and protect Rory, she’s cute. So now Rory and Lexi go on the adventure to find these keys, meanwhile constantly fighting and escaping the grasp of Kordon’s grasp, on Rory. This book was filled with adventure, action, and some romance, and definitely some humor. It left things with a smile, but you know that more is to come. And as for me, I cannot wait for the next book, I’m highly intrigued to see how things pan out.
Where to buy Born In Flames:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/born-in-flames-candace-knoebel/1112772359
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