Well let me preface this review by saying that I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority opinion about this book. The same with Iced, which I was pretty middle of the road about. Burned made me irrationally angry. Which I actually have rational reasons, but I only say irrational because it's irrational to be this upset about a book. Right?!
Irrational or not, I am very angry about this book. I took a bit of time before I even started writing this review because I was so upset after I finished it that I needed to calm down a bit. I'm sorry to those that did like this book, but I have to be honest. Burned was terrible. Here's a quick list of why I didn't like the novel:
- It was all over the place with too many POVs in the beginning.
- It had a very slow start for me.
- I am not a Dani fan. After too much of her in Iced I could have done without her in this one.
- The plot was so slow. Nothing important ever really happened till close to the end.
- Then of course we get another cliffhanger. Seriously?
- I HATED the "twist."
If you've read this series then I'm sure you know what twist I'm referencing. Not surprising that I hated it considering how I feel about some other things in the series. I'm just so darn disappointed! All I've heard since I started this series is how big the twist in this book is. Then I get to it and I feel so let down by it.
Now due to the cliffhanger at the end I'm not sure whether or not to read Feverborn. I really think for me that this series should have ended with Shadowfever. However, the cliffhanger at the end of this one made me curious about that and also I would like to see if there will be more about Lor. I really liked Lor in this one! That's the only reason I gave this two stars instead of one star.
Gah! I'm just so pissed off that this book was so terrible! Also, it makes me even madder that because of the cliffhanger I may push on and read the next book. Grr.
Overall I'm incredibly disappointed by how downhill this series has gone. I really loved the first five books and if I look at just those then the series is one of my favorites. However, I do really seem to be in the minority about this one and Iced. So don't let my bad review steer you away if want to read this one!
I recommend Burned only for those who enjoyed Iced. I think if you disliked or were meh about Iced like I was, then you may be unhappy about this one.