Bridges Burned

Bridges Burned

by Chris Cannon

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Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

Don't just fight the system...burn it.


Since discovering she is a shape-shifting dragon, Bryn McKenna has seen her world 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682814727
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 05/11/2018
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 841,566
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Bridges Burned (Entangled Teen) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it want more now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read the next one!!!
hrschic More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters. Very well written. Can't wait for the next book to come out!
CleverGirl1 More than 1 year ago
Bridges Burned picks up right after the first book, Going Down in Flames, ended - if you haven't read it go do it now, it's awesome. Bryn is still fabulously sassy, mouthy, independent, with a huge appetite. Bryn really grows up in this book as her life changes again and again and endures heartbreak, betrayal, and threats all around her. As to the other characters: I wasn't a fan of the turn in the Zavien storyline. Without spoiling things I was confused about what happened, it's like he had a personality transplant between book one and two. I loved Clint and Ivy, the best friends a girl could ask for, and their comments about killing Zavien were laugh out loud. Surprisingly Jaxon is growing on me. He's still snooty and bossy and strikes sparks off of Bryn because in so many ways they're very alike but he's actually a decent guy deep down. And Valmont, Bryn's knight? He didn't really stand out for me in book one but I came to adore him, he's kind and charming and the shoulder Bryn needs to lean on. I'm interested in find out what's going to happen there. Is there more to the dragon/knight connection? Is a romance in their future? There's quite a bit of action, excitement and mysteries. Bridges Burned focuses less on romance - there's romantic drama for sure - but there is more about the drama of being a dragon, of wrestling with the constrictions of the Directorate, of growing up and all the hurts involved. The ending came too soon, there was too much still up in the air, but it did leave me eager for the next book in the Going Down in Flames series. Disclosure: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris Cannon's voice as Bryn is distinctly purposeful, irreverent and hilarious. She says the things everyone wishes they had the guts to say. If you only read to see what she is going to say next, the book is great. Add battling dragons, ancient lore and legend, political intrigue, and mystery and you'll find yourself reading well into the night and during your lunch breaks like I did. Bryn stands up to her rivals, asks tough questions, and in doing so, stands up for everyone. Bryn brings out the best in the good people around her. A**hat Jaxon, ice-queen Grandmother, and megalomaniac Grandfather, have now grown "more human". Chris Cannon has created a world that I can't wait to visit again. Hurry up with book 3.
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
Getting ready to read Bridges Burned gave me an excuse to re-read the first book, Going Down in Flames, and I'm so glad I did. I really didn't need an excuse to read it again though - GDiF was just as awesome the second time around! Bryn is the kind of heroine you don't soon forget. In case you haven't read GDiF yet, I've done my best to make sure not to include any spoilers.  A couple of things stood out to me right away. It's interesting when an author can subtly shift your opinion of a character and even more so when it's achieved with multiple characters. That's exactly what Chris Cannon did in Bridges Burned. I found myself starting to feel differently about some of the characters than I had in GDiF, and it was surprising because I never would have thought my opinions could change that way.  I'm also super jealous that dragons can eat as much as they want without gaining weight. Like SUPER jealous. And it can be anything, even food that isn't good for you. Bryn could eat three or four pieces of cake after dinner! How can anyone not be jealous of that!  Like in the first book, I felt Zavien, the black dragon who is kind of Bryn's protector, is a jerk. I don't get his appeal. I can see it, I just don't get it. Nola, a black dragon and Zavien's friend, becomes super needy this time around, and of course he runs to her rescue at the drop of a hat. I was sad to see Bryn get left behind over and over.   I always liked Valmont, Bryn's literal knight in shining armor, and it was cool to get to know him and his backstory. He works at an Italian restaurant near the school in Dragon's Bluff. Bryn brought out the knight in him, so he really does protect her. There were definite sparks flying between them, and I think he's much more noble and caring than Zavien.  There was a lot of story around Bryn and her love life, which definitely kept me turning the pages. But I was also eager to delve into the politics of the Directorate and the ways in which Bryn could really shake things up. With conspiracy theories and the mystery of who would have gained what from trying to kill her, there was plenty of action and suspense to keep me reading straight through.  I love this series! Chris Cannon delivers once again with a heart-pounding and action-filled story with romance and heart.   I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  
Preethi More than 1 year ago
Bridges Burned is the second book of the Going Down in Flames series and continues with the story of the hybrid dragon shifter  Bryn McKenna. A lot happen in this book, and this book too, like its predecessor, is unputdownable.  You'd think Bryn's life might get a little easier, now that her grandparents have recognized her, but no. Things get even worse for Bryn. While some people have started to warm up to her, there are still many who haven't. The school has also tightened up their security after the attacks on Bryn in the previous book. But, there are still many attacks happening and Bryn's world is quickly spiraling out of control.  There was a lot of drama on the romance and relationship front in this book. Zavien becomes a total ass in this book! I started disliking him immensely. Contrarily, Jaxon has become a much better person. The banterings between Jaxon and Bryn was enjoyable. Byrn's knight Valmont, however, has a huge place in this book. He is there to support and comfort her, whenever Bryn is in need, as are her friends Clint and Ivy and even Jaxon!  The love triangle (or is it rectangle or pentagon???) was a bit annoying. I'm not sure who to support now..... Another thing that annoyed me a bit is that ending.. Or the non-ending, to be precise. It seems more of a sudden stop in the story rather than a cliffhanger.  The action and mystery aspect of the book compensated for the confusion on the romance front, however.  And there are shocking twists- some characters die, the attitude of some people does a total turn  ( both good and bad ways), and some people provide a solidarity to Bryn that was heartwarming to see. Even with all this, this series continues to be one of my favorites. While this book may not be as good as the first one (that was spectacular!), it still makes me wait eagerly for the next book. I cannot wait to see how the author will take the story forward in the next book! ***Many thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.***
BooksbyNightMommybyDay More than 1 year ago
**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review** 4 ½ stars!                                 When half-breed dragon Bryn McKenna’s grandparents finally recognized her as their granddaughter after the attack on her at their home during the a deposition that almost ended her life, Bryn thinks that just maybe, life will get a little easier.  But that couldn’t be further from the truth…now her life is truly not her own.  Now, she’s got the possibly of being betrothed to someone she doesn’t love, her secret boyfriend – black dragon Zaven – is acting strange, and Jaxon is {GASP} actually being nice to her!  Upon returning to the Institute for Excellence, the secret dragon only school, the security has been boosted to try to protect her, as well as the other young dragons at the school – more cameras, more security guards, and curfews.  But when the school begins to receive attacks – dragon attacks to be specific, starting with the orange dragons powered attack, Bryn’s whole world seems to be spiraling out of control.  The only constants are her best friends, green dragons Ivy and Clint, her knight Valmont, and surprising new developments – her grandmother and Jaxon.   When the attacks of various dragon assaults continue, injuring a lot of dragons – even crippling some, like Rhianna, Jaxon’s betrothed; Bryn is whisked away to her grandparent’s estate during the winter break to keep her safer.  With Valmont only a call away, Bryn feels like she is well protected and safe – plus she feels like there may be a growing affection for them both.  But when the tragedies strikes, hitting even closer to home for Bryn, how can she move on from being the weird cross-breed?  Will the dragon community ever see past her heritage…and will the attacks stop escalating or will everyone become a target? Bryn seems like she is very confused throughout the book.  She is still her strong, kick-butt self, but with all the changes that ensue in her world, she just seems to be winding her way through a crazy maze – twisting and turning, still trying to find her place in the bureaucracy of the dragon world.  I really liked that Valmont and his relationship as Bryn’s knight (and maybe more…) was explored.  Their budding relationship was gentle and soulful – very different than Bryn’s relationship with Zavien.  While something just felt “off” about some of the story – I honestly can’t even put my finger on it, I still REALLY loved the story and think that Ms. Cannon hit another homerun – another one for the best-sellers list!  Can’t WAIT to see what happens next for Bryn – no doubt she’ll still be kicking dragon butt and taking names!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Bridges Burned (Going Down in Flames #2) by Chris Cannon 4 ½ of 5 Stars Bryn McKenna is a crossbreed part red and part blue dragon.  This is making it difficult for her to fit in the ridged dragon society.  To make matters more problematic it seems that everyone around her isn’t quite who she originally thought they were. I really enjoyed Bridges Burned.  Despite being 312 pages, I quickly flew through the story because I did not want to put it down.   Bryn is a wonderful character.  She recently found out she is a dragon shifter after being raised as a human.  She has to learn so much about her new life, while handling prejudices.  She undergoes loss, betrayal, and luckily friendship. She handles situations as well as can be expected and does her best to prevail.    I enjoyed her interactions with her once nemesis, Jaxon.  It was interesting seeing how dealings with each other evolve through the novel.   I also, appreciated her relationship with her knight, Valmont.  The whole concept of their relationship is original and intriguing.  I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with their bond in future books. Bridges Burned had a great plot that was action packed.  I truly enjoyed the story.  It felt refreshing and new.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.  
Danii_045 9 months ago
I'm being a rebel and reading this series out of order. I wouldn't recommend this but I like the fact I know who's important and who to snub. Bridges Burned is the second book in the Going down in flames series and I liked it more than the first one. Bryn's future as part of the dragon community is beginning to fall into place but her love life is up in the air. Bryn is dating Zavien who is promised to someone else. Zavien was Bryn's mystery guide in book one. He's the rebel bad boy but not the knight in shining armour. As we see this story unfold we see Zavien isn't the person Bryn expected. Luckily she has a good network of friends and family. There is trouble amongst the dragons once again and nobody is safe. This is a condition story of Bryn's life as a dragon shifter. (I read book One and Five first) 4.5 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Bryn is definitely one of my favorite characters. I absolutely love how she wants to throw a fireball at the head of anyone who remotely aggravates her. I completely relate. I wasn't crazy about Zavien in the first book. I still don't like him, and I have no idea why Bryn is so hung up on him. She's made of tougher stuff than to put up with his crap. I think Bryn is going to change things in the next book in a big way. She's fed up with the Directorate...not that she was ever really tolerant of them. I'm beyond excited to see how she handles things. Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the ebook of Bridges Burned, the second book in the Going Down in Flames series by Chris Cannon! Bryn discovers who she can truly trust and depend on as she struggles through heartache. She loses her parents and moves in with her maternal grandparents while Valmont proves his bond with Bryn, building their relationship even more. Other hybrids are discovered, helping Bryn feel like less of an outcast. This is a clean read, through and through and the ending leaves an opening for the next book.
Faerie-bookworm More than 1 year ago
AWESOME, COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!! Title: Bridges Burned Author: Chris Cannon Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Format: Ebook Pages: 312 Rating: 5 Setting: Institute for Excellence – Dragon school Main Characters: Bryn Supporting Characters: Jaxon, Lilian, Bryn’s Grandparents, Valmont Summary: Now that Bryn has been acknowledged by her grandparents things still aren’t much better. And now dragons are attacking the school, town and homes. At least she’s gaining the respect of her grandparents. Thoughts: This was just as good as the first book. Twists, turns, mystery, and some laughs make this one of the best YA series I’ve read in a while. I love the characters, so many different personalities that mesh or clash in amusing ways. This was a nonstop ride until the very end. Young, old and in between will love this series. It’s fresh and exciting!
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Bridges Burned is book two of the Going Down In Flames series. In book two we see Bryn learning about who she is and finally being recognized by her grandparents. As Zavien continually insists that he and Nola are only friends even though they are contracted for marriage, Bryn begins to question whether or not what he says is true, her relationship with Valmont, her knight, grows. As she strives for acceptance from her grandparents and Valmont's family, she becomes exceedingly aware of how different she is. Will the Blue Clan accept her as their own? Will she and Jaxon be anything more than "frenemies"? Will she ever be able to consider Dragon's Bluff her home? This was a great novel about acceptance. Although this was a fantasy novel, you could easily relate with Bryn and all of the things that she had to overcome. I also enjoyed the description of the area, I could actually imagine there really being a place like Dragon's Bluff. The story was fast paced and the excitement was never-ending. I can't wait to read the next book to find out who the mastermind is behind all of the attacks.
E_VanZwoll More than 1 year ago
Bridges Burned is the second novel in Chris Cannon's "Going Down in Flames" series, and it continues the story of Bryn McKenna at the Institute for Excellence. Though being acknowledged by her mother's parents gives Bryn a level of protection she lacked, she still isn't accepted by all students, especially those in the Blue Clan. Moved to the Black dorm after she was poisoned, this would be the perfect opportunity for Bryn and Zavien to become closer. Unfortunately, Zavien seems to want to keep Bryn as his secret girlfriend while he sends increasing amounts of time with his intended. With Zavien's intentions proving false, Bryn luckily has a shoulder to cry on and someone to make her smile... Her knight, Valmont. Danger surfaces and threatens all when the school comes under attack, first by Orange breath weapons. Surviving sonic waves, wind storms, giant hail, and fire, Bryn learns the value of true friends and finds a way to prove her own worth. Maybe this isn't where she expected to be, but it's quickly becoming home. Bridges Burned is a good book and I'm very happy with the twists the author integrated with the story. The relationships between the characters aren't perfect, and feel more real because of this. While the ending isn't as strong and leaves loose strings, I'm hopeful that the author will continue this series and bring everything to a satisfying conclusion. Bryn is keeping her independence but is slowly realizing that sometimes compromise and other social niceties are required, and I'm glad to see the growth in her character while still keeping a fiery spirit. Valmont is quickly becoming a favorite character, and it was great to learn more about him, Jaxon, and Rhianna. While I don't feel that Bridges Burned is as strong as the first book, it is still a great addition to the series and a wonderful adventure. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bryn has not had a great start at her new life as a dragon. She’s been attacked, poisoned, and treated with disdain since she set foot in the dragon society. However, she was able to get through that with her boyfriend and two friends. Things are changing though and Bryn soon finds herself making new friends and losing those she cares about the most. This book was completely different than the first. There’s a lot of heartache, a lot of confusion, and destruction at every turn. The majority of the story isn’t just about Bryn at school. There’s a huge portion where Bryn is staying with her Grandparent’s. She learns that her grandmother isn’t as prickly as she once thought. Bryn also learns the difference between the dragon clans. While others show affection and are generally more kinder of a clan, the blue’s are a proud, in-control sort. They don’t show fear, hurt, or really give away any emotion at all. So what Bryn thought was once disdain towards her and others, is really just their way. You really see it with Bryn’s grandmother. The lady is gentler around Bryn when they are alone but when in front of others, she dons her mask and aloof persona. I liked that even though new characters aren’t really introduced, other characters start to share the spotlight with Bryn. Due to events in the last book, Bryn is now on friendlier terms with Jaxon, who was not one of the good guys before. His mother takes an interest in Bryn and she is always popping up with Jaxon in toe to spend time with Bryn. I must admit that Jaxon and Bryn’s interaction with each other was pretty amusing. They are not friends by any means but they now have this common understanding of each other and Jaxon is no longer the bad guy. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t needle each other relentlessly throughout the story. However, there were times where Jaxon was there for Bryn when she needed someone. Even if all she needed was someone to tell her the harsh truth. There’s a lot of destruction in this one since there are dragons out there who are attacking the Directorate (leaders) and their families. I think one of the more gruesome, yet needed, parts of the book was after an attack happened and Bryn comes across limbs and wings on the ground. The author doesn’t really go into detail, but having Bryn come across that really brought the emotions to the forefront rather than it being just another attack and then moving on to the next scene like nothing happened. It really made it seem more real, for both Bryn and the reader. This is a great series so far. Considering that the two books have taken two different turns, bringing forth two sets of characters and situations, I have to say that I’ve no idea where the author is going next. A lot happens in this book. There are characters lost, characters in question, and new bonds being formed. Bryn is now in a whole new world with being acknowledged by her grandparents and living with them. Not to mention that the attacks are never resolved in this book and there’s talk about war. I just hope that if/when the war happens, the author makes sure to add some of those gruesome details in instead of fluffing over it. Those few scenes in this one really stood out for me and made the scene that much more powerful. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a fantasy coming-of-age young adult story. Bryn’s already changed and adapted to her new surroundings and I can’t wait to see how else she grows in the stifling society of the blue dragon clan.
MoRWAReviewsSTL More than 1 year ago
Bryn McKenna’s safe return to her elite Dragon school was a welcome relief after a fellow student trying to kill her was defeated. Even though it wasn’t her favorite place to be it was where Zavien would be, assuring her that all would be alright. At least that should have been the way she wished it had gone. A teenage hybrid dragon’s life doesn’t seem to go that easy, even with her own personal knight. At least not hers. Now she has to deal with boyfriend drama, another killer, and attacks on the campus and fellow students by an unknown group.  Can Bryn find the person or persons behind all this in time to prevent a major disaster? Or will she need to call on her knight to help her in battle? Chris Cannon’s characters jump off the page in unique detail. Young or old will love her dragon series and cheer for the right to win over the status quo. Following the storylines on the adults convinced that separating into your own specific groups and not with others different from you is a lesson everyone can learn. In Ms. Cannon’s book they are wrapped in a tantalizing package.