Ignited

Ignited

by Desni Dantone

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989509008
Publisher: Desni Dantone
Publication date: 05/29/2013
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Desni Dantone first put pen to paper in the creative sense when she was eleven years old. Her mother was her first fan and critiqued her not-so-good stories with a smile. She likes to think that her writing has gotten much better since those first few rough drafts.

She resides in Greensburg, Pennsylvania with her husband, Stephen, son, Nicholas, dog, Bo, and their three cats, Jackson, Itty, and Yoshi. Her only claim to fame is that she hails from the same hometown as Dean Koontz, and she does try to find a way to bring it up every chance she gets. Her dream is for Everett, PA to be put on the map because it boasts not one, but two, best-selling authors.

She loves young adult paranormal romance books, and loves to write them even better. Her first novel, Ignited, is the first book in a series that she has enjoyed every minute of writing. Completing this series and pursuing a writing career is her goal in life-right after potty training her son and puppy!

Find out more on her blog at: deswritingcloset.blogspot.com or follow her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/ignitedbooks

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Ignited 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 9 hours ago
You need to read this book. It is in my top ten nook books of all time. READ!!!!!
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't exactly sure where this book was going at first. Was the mysterious Nathan Nephilim? Was he her Guardian Angel? It even crossed my mind that he might be a were-creature of some sort. Turns out neither of those was the right answer, but the reveal of what the 5% of him is that isn't human takes a while. When it comes it isn't particularly shocking but makes you wonder how you missed the clues - as they are there. The tale itself is well paced but the situations are a little fantastical. I was with the characters most of the way though and did find that I cared what happened to them. The only suspensions of disbelief were the car chase after the beach party and then the underground lair. They just felt bolted into the story somehow and didn't have near the flow of the hideout at the little cabin, almost as if the author was trying too hard to get action into the tale. It's not often I say this but maybe they should have been allowed a few more pages to develop instead of rushing into them. The characterisation is particularly good for Kris, Nathan and Alex but everyone else is a bit too one dimensional for my tastes. Although the character of Cassie, as the token full human, has promise to develop well in the further books in the series. The blending of mythology in to a modern fantasy works well and the author has managed to make it feel relatively realistic whilst giving the feeling of worlds along the one we trust to be true. All that said I didn't end the book wanting to rush and get the next in the series. Written well enough with a fairly strong plot it just didn't grab me enough to want to know how it all turns out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It has a good plot and is well written. I wish, of course as most do, that it did not end on such a cliffhanger; but ce la vie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the whole series...very entertaining
Kaurinmarie More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this book and the rest of the series! It will not disappoint! Action, drama, romance, magic, life & death... the list goes on to describe what this series encompasses. Definitely worth a five star rating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book, would not mind reading the rest of the series. The ending felt unresolved. I know there needs to be something to pull you into the next book, but I feel like there were more questions than answers throughout. It is worth taking the time to read.
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BellesBeastlyBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Kris has been traumatized with a series of events that she came out of alive, while her loved ones died. Kris has always remembered her savior(who she though was her guardian angel), and she has always wanted to question him. When evil comes to Kris's doorstep demanding compliance, she gets to, once again, witness the hot wrath that is her savior, Nathan. Secrets are being kept from her for her own "safety", but what neither of them know is all of the knowledge that Kris doesn't know is actually quite vital for her survival. Along the way of survival comes feelings and secrets will be revealed. Why does evil need Kris? Who is Nathan? Will they survive together? This was a GREAT book! I was always kept on my toes and there were some VERY unexpected complications that both Nathan and Kris had to face. What I really liked was the use of Greek Mythology told from a different point of view. I really want to read the next book and hope to have the chance to. There was definitely a LOT of humor and I think I freaked my mom out all of the times she caught me laughing hysterically. :p There is cussing, but the F-Bomb isn't one of them. The most parents will have to worry about is violence, which also isn't too bad. I would definitely consider this clean teen/ya appropriate.
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
She’s had dreams of a handsome young man saving her, she even “knows” she has seen him in the flesh before, long ago, but nothing prepared seventeen year old Kris when the mysterious Nathan shows up in her life and this time he stays. Her lifelong hero has come to life, to her rescue, once again, but his demeanor is less than angelic. A “normal” teen, Kris is more than shocked when the hot guy in school befriends her. Alec is all brightness and sunshine in a world that hasn’t always been all that kind to Kris. Does he have an agenda that belies his actions? Only time will tell when a quiet outing with Alec becomes a battleground of good versus evil as Nathan shows up and Kris becomes the prize. Kris’ world implodes around her as she learns of a world of angelic beings who are part human and her part in this world is far greater than either she or Nathan know. Ignited by Desni Dantone is the first in a series that proves to take young adult paranormal down a new path, devised by her own words. Kris is not a superhero, she is a girl, with a mouth that holds nothing back. What she does discover is there is more to her than she knew, but the learning curve will have deadly twists along the way. The dialogue between the dark Nathan and Kris runs between harsh and terse to warm and sometimes even funny. Nathan is not your normal hero. Sure he has power, strength and a long history behind him, but he is definitely holding his past close to the vest. Our golden boy, Mr. Warm and Fuzzy, Alec, is like a chameleon, or maybe a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or is he a sheep in wolf’s clothing with sheep clothing on top? Ms. Dantone writes with a firm hand, weaving twists and tangle along the way, feeding out just enough information to set that hook of interest and make being able to NOT turn that next page impossible! I was a goner after page one. There is innocence, danger, revelations and loss in this Young Adult Tale that fuels the mind with a touch of reality and a dab of the “what if!”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had fun reading this book. Second book should provide readers with intetesting information about her future with the two men (natural enemies) that are protecting her from herself and others.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Young adult paranormal romance at its best! I would recommend this book for anyone who likes action, adventure, a little bit of mystery, and romance. The chemestry between the two main characters, Kris and Nathan, is addicting from early one and sizzles throughout. What I liked most about them is that their romance was not an insta-romance, thank god! It was a slow burn, with antagonism early one that turned into a blooming love and I was really rooting for these two by the end! The addition of Alec and Callie might add for some interesting story develpments for the next book. I can't wait to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful YA paranormal romance. I really enjoyed it! Kris Young is a great character. I liked her very much. She is a normal teen, going through the usual teenage problems, but with one difference. She has had to contend with a lot in her seventeen years - her parents' dying in an accident for one. She is very level-headed but, she can be a little stubborn and gung-ho at times, which I found a bit irritating. She joins forces with Nathan, her guardian angel, and realises that there is no such thing as "normal". Kris finds out something about herself that completely shocks and terrifies her. She is a pawn in a war that could change the balance of power between the Scotadi and Culla. These two groups have been at war for millennia.  I have read quite a few YA books over the last couple of years or so. This story is very similar to others I have read but, also completely original. This book has a unique take on good and evil that had me thinking about those concepts. There are shades of grey, rather than black and white in this story, so one never knows whose side to cheer for! We are introduced to several different characters that come to life as the story unfolds. I really liked Nathan. He is a bit of an enigma at first, as he has always been in Kris's life but only on the periphery. He has saved her several times throughout her life, but as I got to know him better, I realised that he is a hero in more ways than one. I also liked Callie Sanders, who has been her best friend since the sixth grade. She is fun to be with, changes her boyfriends (and her hair colours) often and loves shopping.  Alec Sierra is also a wonderful character. I liked him too, as he is a great guy. He has a wonderful sense of humour and has a warmth to him that instantly charmed me. However, he has a secret that, when it is revealed, completely threw me. I didn't see it coming and thus, my conundrum with the good and evil aspect of this book. This story is full of twists and turns, action and danger. It's exciting and enthralling. However, I am not overly fond of love triangles and this story has a definite love triangle thing going on. Both Nathan and Alec are completely opposite from each other, which is why I can understand Kris's dilemma. But, it made it extremely difficult for me to pick one to like more! It reminded me of the Edward/Jacob debates that ruled the social media sites for years, when those books first came out. However, I love a bad boy and Alec gets my vote, even if Kris disagrees with me. Or does she? Her confusion over her feelings for both of them made me empathize with her. I felt sad when I reached the end of the story, because I wanted to keep listening to it. It ends on a twist rather than a cliffhanger, so I am now looking forward to listening to the next book in the series, Sacrificed, as soon as possible. Desni Dantone has written an exciting, pulse pounding debut novel. I loved her writing style, which is fast paced but, not rushed. Her characters and the scenes come alive through her descriptions and they are easy to picture in the mind's eye. The flow is wonderful and each scene runs seamlessly into the next. She has mixed ancient myths of Greek gods into a modern YA paranormal romance that will completely hook you in. This is one debut novelist to keep an eye on! I highly recommend this book to readers aged thirteen up. I also recommend this book to adults who love to read YA paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton