Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres
Released Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Series: Night Creatures #1
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: From Publisher (Thank you!!)
Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.
In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .
Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.
But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.
When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?
Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?
Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.
Looking for a whole new level of Paranormal Fantasy read? Then Burn Bright is the book you’re looking for! Burn Bright, the first book from Night Creatures Trilogy, is an intense, unpredictable and addictive page turner!
That gorgeous cover right there is first thing that caught my attention and then after reading the plot synopsis, I knew I must read it. Thankfully I was able to read it after some fiascos that almost stop me from reading this astonishing book.
Moving on, reading Burn Bright is definitely has been a one-of-a-kind experience for me. My favorite part of this brilliantly written story is definitely its thrilling, unique and, like what I said, unpredictable plot. There are so many parts in the story that I didn’t really see coming. I really have no idea at all on what to expect on the next pages which kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. Marianne de Pierres is an amazing and ingenious writer. The world building is utterly convincing and just bewitching. Ixion is an exotic, inviting yet terrifying world all at the same time. The way Burn Bright was presented simply took my breath away. The idea of Ripers and Night creatures and pretty much everything about Ixion is SO ENCHANTING! Seriously, no one should miss this awesomesauce of a book!
What makes Burn Bright more interesting was that the riveting plot was paired with well-written and dynamic characters. I genuinely enjoyed all of the characters in this story, from the protagonist, Retra (I was most especially astonished with her development on the story. It’s totally awesome!), along with her friends Suki and Rollo. Lenoir….he’s really something. He’s very, very interesting and I think he’s one of the characters that keeps the story intense! I can’t quite spell out how I really feel towards him for now, although he is no doubt very intriguing. He’s one of the many reasons why I cannot wait to finally read Angel Arias, the sequel, which I think is going to be released this year as well but I’m not entirely sure, because I’m really looking forward into getting to know more the characters and that cliffhanger on the end…. I almost forgot how to breathe.
Bottomline, Burn Bright rocked my socks! I STRONGLY recommend this engrossing read to everyone who dared to enter the world of Ixion. And have you seen the book trailer? It’s the best book trailer I’ve EVER seen and the music is just awesome!! (Yes! I’m freaking out!) Check it out:
* I received this book free of charge from publisher, Random House Australia in exchange for an honest review.