“Tell Sheffield that Medved is hunting him…the Bear is coming.”
Nearly a month after Lucy Sullivan saved the Donovan Circus from certain death, she discovers that Dr. Felix Hardy wasn’t the only bad guy around. When Lucy is attacked on home ground, Sheffield Donovan reveals that there are bigger foes in their world, gifted that use their powers to kill others – including her own family, as she learns from her ringmaster mentor. Medved, a Russian thug and powerful Shapeshifter, is intent on outing the gifted world and will stop at nothing to succeed.
In order to survive, Lucy and her friends must travel to another show, the Grayson Circus, for help. The uneasy alliance with owner Albert Grayson comes with potential new friends and dark secrets about their competition, including a troublemaker named Mel and an old flame of Lucy’s father. Lucy must also contend with her feelings about Keegan and Gabriel, as well as learn how to contain her rampant emotions or risk setting the entire place ablaze.
Will Lucy be able to save the Donovan Circus again? Or will Medved and his men slaughter everyone in their path on the way to gifted domination?
(this is a bit fangirl, you’ve been warned. There’s a less fangirlish bit down at the bottom, so skip to that if gushing offends you.)
So I actually read this back in September, as a beta. It’s okay though, I can relieve the moment by moment excitement by looking over my 70 comments.
I’m not kidding.
There were 70 comments.
Super important things like:
Which, really, should count as my review. I was so involved while reading Burned that on top of the scads of “AMG SERIOUSLY?” e-mails I sent to Liz, I also made SEVENTY freaking comments. It’s that good a story.
What I liked:
This should be multiple choice, so that I have an “all of the above” option. Actually, I’ll make it multiple choice.
- The growth of my favorite returning characters
- The new characters
- The new powers
- The new villains
- My desire to scratch (name removed)’s eyes out for hitting on (name removed)
Things I didn’t like:
There was only one thing. Though, grudgingly, I have to admit it makes sense.
Who I recommend the story to:
Anyone who will listen. No seriously. I’ve recommended this book to nearly all of my friends. But they all like UF/PNR, so I should probably make that a caveat.
And now for my less fangirl moment:
There were things in Gifted I didn’t love. All of those things are gone from Burned. It’s an amazing story that’s not only captivating, but also well written. You’ll find yourself loving characters, hating characters, and wanting Lucy to make up her fracking mind and pick a boy already.
I received a free copy of this title from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.