Burn Bright

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Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.

Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey's mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon-Audrey's sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous and frustrating-maybe helped, too.

But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she's a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and ...

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Overview

Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.

Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey's mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon-Audrey's sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous and frustrating-maybe helped, too.

But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she's a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey-the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?

Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink's boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of "dating" Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother's protests and Leon's pleas.

As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah's motives and tracking down the Remnant, she'll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.

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2013-12-11
Following Dark Star (2012), a new demon in town named Susannah is looking for the girl with the power to open pathways to the Beneath, and the threat strains Audrey's relationship. Audrey's boyfriend, Leon, is her Guardian, meaning he is mystically bound to protect her and has been granted magic abilities to do so--chiefly, he can sense when she is in danger and teleport to save her. That's why it's concerning when Audrey has an encounter with a group of Harrowers led by Susannah and Leon doesn't show. Luckily for Audrey, a newly arrived Guardian hunting Susannah saves her. While the Guardians do their best to counter the new demonic threat, Audrey does not disclose the episode and the bond issues with Leon it implies. When Leon finds out, he too decides to keep the magical malfunction secret, concluding that Audrey is the source of the bond disruption. Audrey's desire to keep him safe keeps them ignorant of the dangers she's facing; luckily, her own powers are growing. Against this relationship drama, Audrey's two best friends pursue interesting subplots, Susannah launches a series of testing attacks against the Guardians, and Audrey's mother, more like Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters than the superhero Audrey's narration promises, fights no crime. The plot's uneven, but dialogue and characters are strong. In the last 50 pages or so, the story really comes to life for those readers patient enough to have made it through the first 290. A demon-hunting fix for readers who can forgive page-padding. (Urban fantasy. 12-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423146667
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Dark Star Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 400,570
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bethany Frenette is the author of Dark Star. Born and raised in Minnesota, she received her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis, where she hopes to one day awake with superpowers. Learn more at BethanyFrenette.com and follow her on Twitter @bethanyfrenette.

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

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    I absolutely loved author Bethany Frenette┬┐s novel Dark Start ba

    I absolutely loved author Bethany Frenette’s novel Dark Start back when I read it last year. It was great, totally awesome. I thought part of that because I love superheroes, comics and all that jazz. Personally, I liked that Dark Star was a novel where main character Audrey Whitticomb’s mother is a superhero. Yeah, Morning Star wasn’t exactly the traditional spandex and outside-underwear type of hero but the Kin part of her made up for it. Burn Bright was everything that I hoped the sequel to Dark Star would be and I love, love, loved it!

    Burn Bright takes place two months after the events that took place in Dark Star. After encountering a Harrower using the name Susannah, Audrey discovers that there’s a new, powerful threat in her city. One who is targeting the Kin. Now a new remorseless Guardian has been showing up wherever Susannah is and tries to kill her. Audrey has no idea who this new Guardian is or why Susannah is doing what she’s doing.

    Right now Audrey is just trying to get used to her life right now: Tink is having boy and Kin drama, Gideon has been having terrifying nightmares that Audrey can’t explain and her relationship with Leon is beyond confusing. Out of nowhere Audrey suddenly finds herself with a brand new ability that leaves her more powerful than she was and now all she wants to do is fight against Susannah and save her city again. When Audrey does discover what Susannah is after she learns that she’ll need to find the Remnant before Susannah does, but when she does she learn a devastating truth.

    In Burn Bright the stakes are raised. Audrey not only finds herself with a lot of people depending on her but she also holds the fate of something she cares for most in her hands (and I can’t say what because spoilers guys). As a character Audrey grows from who she was in Dark Star where she sat in the backseat a bit more than I would have liked my heroine to. In this novel Audrey takes initiative and understands that she’ll need to trust what she knows if she wants to find the Remnant and stop Susannah. While Audrey becomes this big bad badass we also get to see a lot more romance between her and Leon (eeep!).

    I had a crush on Leon in Dark Star. I fell in love with him in Burn Bright. He becomes so romantic, attractive and a character that we get to see way more of. Plus he’s also Audrey’s Guardian and his Guardian bond with her slowly starts to *spoiler, spoiler, spoiler*. But the way that Leon cares for Audrey and constantly defends her made my heart melt. The two of them are just so freaking cute together in every scene that they share. Currently my most memorable moment with the two is when they’re kissing when they should be training and are walked in on by Audrey’s Mom. Talk about awkward.

    The antagonist in Burn Bright is very different than the threat that was in Dark Star. Personally, I think that Susannah instantly gives off a dangerous and creepy feel right from the get-go. She’s the new Harrower in town who seems like she just wants to watch the world burn (Batman references FTW). Readers will definitely like the new threats introduced in Burn Bright and will enjoy Susannah who is both beauty and beast.

    I would recommend the Dark Star novels to readers that are big fans of the supernatural genre, readers who want a series that will keep them reading and hooked and to readers who want a novel that is just plain awesome.

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

    Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette is the second book in her Dark S

    Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette is the second book in her Dark Star series. Although I haven't read the first book, I had no problems following the story line in this book. This story starts 2 months after the first book ended. Bethany provided enough backstory during the beginning of this book that I never felt lost as I met Audrey, Leon, Tink, Gideon, Morning Star and Mr. Alvarez.
    Audrey grows so much in this book as she learns more about her own abilities. Yes, she's a teenager so there is some teen angst; but not enough to detract from the story. Her and Leon's developing relationship also plays a part in this story because they are both trying to protect each other.
    The plot is written with action and surprise twists and turns as you find out more about the world that Audrey and the Guardians live in. The villain, Susannah, was perfectly evil and did keep the pace of this story "running" as she was trying to find the Remnant.
    If you like YA paranormal books, this is a good one to read. It will keep you entertained all the way to the end.

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