The Ignited Series by Desni Dantone

Seventeen year old Kris Young is on the run from a throng of superhuman 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 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.

What I have to say about this book is that unlike many others, the action starts right away. As soon as you meet the new character (not gonna spoil it for you), you can tell right away that the action is going to start. It is extremely fast paced and there is never a moment without plot development. You don’t have to wait for a long introduction section of the book-things start happening right away. However, you do not need to worry about information overload.

Kris is a perfect main character. She is sassy, snarky, tough, but humane. I really appreciate that she doesn’t tolerate being pushed around by Nathan, and gives it right back to him when he sasses her. Nathan, on the other hand, seems like an enigma at first-tough and macho, but I love to see that he actually has a heart of gold.

For some reason, despite all the action, I find this book just perfect to curl up with on a down day with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate. Cliche, I know, but that’s how the book is.

The problem is that I found the plot enrichment slowly deteriorating over the progression of the series. By the last book, Avenging Heart, I found that the book moved comparatively slower and focused a lot more on Kris and Nathan together than the progression of the story. Which is fine, and it is still a really good book, but not up to the cravings of this adventure junkie!


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