Burned by Fire by Danielle Annett a firelit five-star read. This is the third book in the Blood and Magic series, it tells the story of psyker Aria Naveed, a complicated girl with pyrotechnic ability’s, and some very complicated relationships, some complicated as they don’t know the true extent of her abilities like her friend Melody who is also a Harpy, some complicated as they don’t know the extent she is linked to another like her fellow psyker friend/colleague/one time kissing buddy Inarus, and some complicated as she won’t open her heart to what she is feeling her mate Declan Valkenaar. Most of all though is the complicated relationship with her mother who is Viola Reynolds the head of the Human Alliance Corporation (HAC).
In the previous books lots happened that led them to the point they are now, Inarus helped Aria by saving several shifter children, and Declan saved her life by mate claiming her to prevent her dying as she was about to die, both events have led to events that unfold in this book. Inarus needs her help now as he used to work for HAC but he turned his back on them to help Aria save the children and now they are trying to kill him, he turns up on her doorstep battered and bloody. Causing even more complications for Aria. As he now has no job or home, and people wanting to kill him, and she feels kind of responsible.
Adding more complications to the mix is a visit from the Evergreen Witches spokesperson Olivia Fields, people who never ask for help, asking for help from Aria to save a witchling child. Aria will need all the help that she can muster and there is a reason the witches asked Aria for help, they want special help that only she can access, due to her complicated relationships. Maybe she will start to get some benefits out of these relationships. Aria knows she will do anything to save this child, she wasn’t successful once before and failed to save a child, something no matter how many she saves or what she does she can’t forgive herself for.
This is an amazing third book in the series and I for one can’t wait to read book four and see what happens to Aria next. Reply