Sunday 22 July 2012

Burning Bridges by Nadege Richards

Burning Bridges (The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, #1)Burning Bridges by Nadège Richards

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads synopsis.

Do or Die...

In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden, her forbidden love, along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.

In the first installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, life becomes a dangerous game of kill or be killed, love or let go. When death threatens the forbidden love of an unlikely couple and they are forced to do the unthinkable, to what extent will they go to be together?

My review.

So I received a copy of this book from the Author, Nadège Richards, in exchange for an honest review and this is what you'll get.

So where to begin?

I initially marked this book as to be read simply because of the stunning cover.. I promise i don't usually judge books by the cover but this one screamed at me to be read. So when i was given the chance to read it I jumped. Literally.

From the very first line this book had my attention "I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, I was going to die tonight" how can you not be hooked after an opening line like that.

One of the things i liked about the telling of this tale is how the book begins in the present day with Echo and Ayden pitted against each other in the arena, then jumping back 5 weeks to when they first met. coming full circle the arena and beyond. I will admit that when I started to near the end of the book I was dreading it.. I didn't want either of them to be responsible for the death of the other.

If you are looking for a good read with immensely likeable characters then this is the book for you.
The only problem I had with the book was the use of the wrong homophones in a few places: waste instead of waist, hear instead of here.. there where a few more but not enough to spoil the overall enjoyment of the story.

I definitely cant wait til the 2nd instalment in the trilogy
Deceiving Destiny is released in December.

Edited to add.. I loved this book so much that although I already an ebook copy I purchased a paperback copy.

Thanks for reading.

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