{Review} Ignited by Desni Dantone @ddantone

February 13, 2016 Reviews, Young Adult 1 ★★★★½

{Review} Ignited by Desni Dantone @ddantoneIgnited by Desni Dantone
Pages: 342
Published by Laine D Publishing on August 28, 2013
Series: Ignited #1
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy & Magic, mythology
Source: ecopy from Author

Seventeen year old Kris Young is on the run from a throng of superhuman golden-eyed freaks hell-bent on seeing her dead, and she doesn't know why. Good thing she has her guardian angel to protect her...sort of.

Kris is aided by Nathan, the mysterious man that ends up being anything but angelic when he rescues her for the fourth time in fourteen years. Even if the handsome hero illusion is shattered by his harsh treatment of her, he knows how to fight this strange enemy and is determined to keep her safe at all costs.

As the body count rises in their wake, Nathan introduces Kris to a world in which not everyone is human and the battle lines between good and evil are clearly drawn. Kris's piece in the puzzle is something neither is aware of and, as they uncover the truth, neither is prepared for what they find. Overcoming twists and revelations that shatter both of their lives, they discover that nothing is as it seems and nothing, least of all their hearts, are safe.

From debut author, Desni Dantone, Ignited is the first novel in a tale of first love, mystery and adventure that will introduce you to an exciting new world as Kris discovers how she fits in it.


YA ReviewMy ThoughtsIgnited is the first book in the young adult fantasy and mythology series of the same name by Desni Dantone. This book was written in 2013 and there are 4 books out in the series so far. Actually, the fourth book comes out next month (March 2016) so now is the perfect time to read the first three and get ready. I don’t often get a chance to go back and start a series this late in the game, unless it is one that has been on my radar for a very long time. I just found out about the Ignited series this year, and because I love mythology so much, I couldn’t pass it up. And now I am obsessed with it. I am so freakin’ happy that there are 3 more books already out that I can read because I really want to keep reading. There is a bit of a love triangle, but I am shipping one side of hard and I really, really want to see if it is going to work out for them or not. (it better work out!)

It is hard to explain the plot of Ignited without giving too much away, because the summary on goodreads is very cryptic. I wouldn’t have even known it was mythology if I didn’t see that so many people had shelved it as that. (but if you would like to spoil it for yourself, books 3 and 4 have spoilers as to what exactly the mythological elements are, so read at your own risk.) I don’t want to spoil it for too many people, but you do know that there is some paranormal or magical element at play in the story, and you do know that there are the “good side” and the “bad side”. Being the astute readers that you are, I also know that you know one side of the love triangle falls on the good side and one falls on the bad side. But both of the guys are great. I just happen to like Nathan a lot more than Alec. I may change my mind later on, but I doubt it at this point. (though it has been known to happen) Team Nathan all the way!

Ignited was action packed and the overall story was extremely well done. This book will suck you in and hold you captive for the entire time. I really like Desni Dantone’s writing, and I really like her mixture of adventure and romance. I hope there is more of that to come in the future books.

Bottom line: If you love action adventure fantasy books, and you are a sucker for a good mythology romance like I am, the Ignited series is the perfect read for you. Grab book one. I dare you not to get sucked in and immediately want to read books 2, 3, and 4. I know I am itching to get my hands on them.

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About Desni Dantone

I live in the quiet, middle-of-nowhere Everett, Pennsylvania with my husband and three sons.

I’ve been writing since I was eleven, after I swiped one of my mom’s Dean Koontz books. I still remember the first one I read; it was called Darkfall, and kept me awake most of the night. Anyway, I was totally inspired when I learned that he came from the small rural town I called home (true story, I swear!), and started writing freaky little horror stories because I wanted to be just like him. I gave the stories to my mom to read. I don’t think she was as impressed as I was, but she put on an encouraging face…and that was how my writing obsession started.

After years of writing for a hobby and taking creative writing courses, I’ve published my first novel, Ignited. My dream is for Dean Koontz to no longer be the only bestselling author from my little middle-of-nowhere hometown.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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