Friday, January 5, 2018

Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Heart on Fire
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN:  1492626074
ISBN13: 9781492626077
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

The riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles, available January 2018!

Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step--reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope.

A PROMISE OF FIRE reeled me in and BREATH OF FIRE kept me wanting more, but if HEART ON FIRE wasn't the last book in the trilogy I might not have picked up the next book.

One of the things that drew me to this series was Cat and her kick-ass attitude and way of doing things, but I actually found her to be whiny and annoying at most times throughout HEART ON FIRE. I honestly felt like I was reading about someone else, because this was not the Cat I fell in love with.

The plot, what the heck happened? Everything dragged so much that by the time it got to the meat of any situation I was just ready for it to end. We hardly see any of our favorite secondary characters as there is a lot of alone time with Griffin and Cat. In previous books, that might have been fine, but with HEART ON FIRE, I was just bored without them. Everything about HEART ON FIRE was off to me. 

My final let down of the final book was the fact that that there is no HEA epilogue after all that has happened in this series. It was very disappointing to make it through the final book with it's issues and not even get that. I'm sad that a series with such a promising start, crashed and burned in the end.

I gave it 2/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.