Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted January 20th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 20 comments

Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon
Publisher: Entangled Teen on January 19, 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 312 pages
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars

Don't just fight the system…burn it.

Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…

But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn't a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.

Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.

At A Glance

Still a great story, but it had no ending.

The Good

I love this series. I am all about dragonshifters, and this is one of my fav dragon series out there. This book is heavy on the romantic drama, but we get some action and mystery too. I was shocked with the direction this book went. There are some deaths that will rip your heart out. I am kinda still holding hope that there is more to the story on that front.

Bryn is still struggling to fit in with her mixed dragon blood amongst pure-breeds, but she is starting to gain some alleys. Her friends are always there for her at least. Even her seemingly horrible grandparents make a huge appearance in the story with a little more humanity than we all expected. Lots of changes that’s for sure.

Zavien has done a 180 with his personaility. I liked him in Going Down in Flames (he was the main love interest after all) but I despised him in Bridges Burned. I just don’t understand why his character had to change so much. Still not sure how I feel about the change overall.

Jaxon has made the biggest change, and for the better too. He is starting to think for himself and seeing that not all is right in their world. Bryn and him still fight, but it’s more funny than sad now. They have a truce and it’s nice. They even started working together, which still has me shocked.

Valmont seems to be a big front-runner for Bryn’s heart. He is her knight, her protector, but their connection is starting to grow beyond that. I’m cool with it. I think Bryn would have broken if not for Valmont being there for her.

The Bad

The non-ending was so disappointing. I kept thinking all the crap Bryn was going through was leading somewhere and then all we get is a limp, flaccid NOTHING! I was pissed! It was just 300 pages of lead-up to book 3. No resolution, no answers.

Bryn disappointed me a little. I wish she was a more confident, independent woman, but her romantic life seems to be a bigger focus and it has weakened her a bit.

The Snuggly

The romance was all over the place. Will Bryn end up with Zavien, Jaxon, or Valmont? I am so confused right now. There is some kissing but that’s about it.

Final Thoughts

I still can’t wait for book 3. I love this series, even if Bridges Burned let me down a little. Still, I would recommend this series for dragon lovers.


Jaxon’s eyes went to the display of baby clothes in the window. His brow furrowed and then his face colored. “Dear God, Bryn, how could you be so stupid?”

“What?” The moron thought she was pregnant? Bryn couldn’t wait to see Jaxon’s expression when he realized the truth. She put her hand on his chest and pushed him back a step. “While I appreciate your concern for my well-being, I’m not the one shopping for baby clothes.”

She bit her lip to keep from laughing as confusion wrinkled his brow. Then his gaze darted to his mother, and his face paled.“Mother?”

“Are you going to call her stupid?” Bryn asked.

“Of course not,” Jaxon snapped. He squared his shoulders. “Congratulations, Mother. I presume this is a happy occurrence?”

“Yes.” Lillith reached for his hand. “How would you feel about a baby brother?”

He looked at his shoes while he spoke. “I suppose it’s too late to suggest you adopt another kitten, instead?” His tone was dry, but there was truth in his words.

Lillith laughed. “Too late, but don’t worry. You’ll always be the firstborn male and your father’s heir.”

“Until the baby plots to overthrow you,” Bryn muttered.

About Chris Cannon

I love reading and writing snarky, kick-butt characters who take on the world and win.
My truths: You can never have too many books, shoes, or purses.
Coffee is the Elixir of Life.
There should be a National Nerf Bat Day where you are allowed to whack annoying people upside the head.


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20 Responses to “Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. kindlemom1

    I love books that toy with your emotions but it sounds like when it comes to the end this one was in a bad way. Hopefully that just means book three will seriously rock.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, I would have preferred to of waited for the whole series before I read it.

  2. Kristin

    Yeah, Zavien’s change kinda threw me as well. However, at the same time, if you read the first one (I had to in order to get into the right frame of mind for Bridges Burned), you can kinda see bits of the new Zavien peeking through. I still really enjoyed this story though.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, I can see what you mean. It’s been a while since I read the first book but I remember the little peeks of bad Zavien.

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    I would LOVE to have her hair. If only my job would allow that. Dragon shifters are so much fun. Loving the sound of this series! I’m pretty sure I’ve added the first one to my to-read list, but I’ll have to check. I’ve found with book 2’s sometimes they are just bridges but that non-resolution of anything had to be annoying.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, this we so a bridge, not much more. But I think you will love this series.

  4. Alreem

    the cover of this book is really interesting and creative, and the story sound interesting enough 🙂 thanks for sharing, I will add this to my TBR 😀

  5. Christy

    “300 pages of lead-up to book 3”

    Blerg. Hate that. But if it was good and still has you wanting more, then that’s good. I so want her hair.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, everyone is obsessed with her hair. I would love to dye my hair weird colors but I always chicken out.

  6. Melliane

    I really really reallyhave a problem with non ending books but it’s nice that you were surprised by the turn on the events. thanks for the review!

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