Into The Fire

Into The Fire

by Ashelyn Drake

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ISBN-13: 9781939765000
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: Birth of the Phoenix Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


Ashelyn Drake is Kelly Hashway, a former middle school language arts teacher and a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. She is the author of The Monster Within and the Touch of Death series. She lives in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Into The Fire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MSharif More than 1 year ago
Cara and her family are phoenixes. In the beginning, Cara has to watch her brother Jeremy be reborn from ashes. After he’s consumed by fire, it’s as if he has amnesia. He remembers nothing, and Cara does her best helping him get by in life by coaching him on who’s who and what’s what. This is quite a shock to Cara…and the thing is she’s next in line. She’s going to be reborn soon. She falls hard for the new boy in her small town, New Yorker Logan. Cara tries to push him away, but the attraction is too deep. After she’s reborn, all the memories of what they shared will be gone. Another scary thing is there’s a Hunter in town, someone who kills phoenixes to gain their essence. After a friend and fellow phoenix is killed, Cara fears that she’s next because of her strong essence. Also, she’s been having difficulty keeping her powers under wraps around everyone. This is a great paranormal story heavy on romance. Cara and Logan have fantastic chemistry. I loved the world of phoenixes and all the well-written rules about how they operate. There’s a lot of suspense involving the Hunter and Cara’s upcoming rebirth. The ending was amazing and I can’t wait to read what happens next. 
vleighwrites More than 1 year ago
The idea of phoenixes as actual people was super unique, and Drake's world building is fantastic. I just loved Logan, and I felt for Cara from beginning to end. If you want a character-driven paranormal romance that's different from the others, this is it. I'm proud to call Ashelyn Drake my agency sister, and I can't wait to read more of her books!
TrishaPB More than 1 year ago
Into the Fire is a unique story about a young Phoenix who is on the brink of her 1st rebirth.  While trying to come to terms with her new abilities, she winds up falling for the new guy in town at the worst possible time.  There are hunters preying on the Phoenix hoping to strip them of their essence.   The great blend of fantasy, romance and the quick pace makes Into the Fire a fast and enjoyable read. 
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!! ***Received the ebook from Month9Books for an honest review The cover is awesome. I’m not sure what it is about fire that just makes the cover pop, but I love it!! This is a very different and unique book which I love. This is the first book in a new series, and for me it did have slow parts which usually happens in a new series when building a new world and introducing everything. I think this series will continue to get better with each book. That being said, for those who have problems with cliffhanger endings, this book does have that kind of ending. For me the ending happened unexpectedly and abruptly, but this is just my opinion. Every author has their own unique style, and this is my first time reading Ashelyn’s work. Ashelyn definitely is very descriptive, and I could picture what was happening while I was reading which is always a good thing :) I will definitely be watching for book 2 because I want to see what happens next :) Cara is an interesting girl. She tries to be confident, but she has so much going on like many high school students. She is very quick witted which I love and tries to think through anything that life throws at her. Logan is sort of a jock who is used to girls throwing themselves at him. I didn’t like him much at first, but he changed and grew in a good way throughout the book. If you like a good YA teen romance, I think you will enjoy this book.
KKetch More than 1 year ago
If Into the Fire hadn’t kept triggering some hard memories and emotions, I would have swallowed this novel whole. It was that good! Full of suspense and romantic tension. I could really relate to both Cara and Logan, as you could tell from my earlier comments. I had similar situations, some even recently. Practically when it came to family hardships and what was referred to by Cara and her family as “imprinting.” Those strong emotions. That strong attraction. How hard it is to stay away. Their story truly coincided with my actual life, only better results. Though the inner thought was amazing in most of this novel, there were other things I didn’t like about the style. It didn’t feel the same as other works by Ashelyn Drake or Kelly Hashway; such as the settings. With The Monster Within and Campus Crush I could get at least a basic lay out of the town, campus, and houses. But in Into the Fire, I felt the description lacked. I couldn’t even get a feel of Cara’s or Logan’s bedrooms, which makes it difficult to picture the characters. Also, a lot of the beginning and even some of ending dialogue was continuous and untagged, as if most of the interweaved action was cut from the text. I couldn’t place what the character was doing, what emotions they were feeling, or how the conversation was affecting them at the time. It was just pure conversation. But, OMG, what an intense, heart wrenching ending! Forget the first chapter in the back of the book; this novel will make you want the sequel, Out of the Ashes, now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I got the mail with Into the Fire in it because it features phoenixes which are creatures I had never read before. And if you've been reading my blog for a while, you might know how much I love reading about new things. Also, it was hyped, which always boosts one's enthusiasm. In the end though, it didn't live up to my - quite high - expectations, but not even to the lower ones. In the basics, there were two big problems with Into the Fire: 1) It was over-dramatized big time. Like, even the most subtle predicaments were made to look like world-ending disasters and there were tears and melancholy and something death wish-ish thing even at a time. To make matters worse, it looked outright funny next to how strong the protagonist wanted to look like. She was described as so feisty and the whole text visibly wanted us to consider her really bad-ass. But how on Earth do you expect me to do that when she's constantly crying and fretting? Seriously. 2) Over-dramatizing is one thing. It's happened many times in the history of books and in some cases these books still gained a fairly extended fan base. In Into the Fire, however, it did not work at all. At all, I mean. I was thinking a lot about why at the time and after a while  It just struck me: the book is almost completely lacking emotions. It doesn't tell you how the characters feel or how an external or internal for ce makes them feel. Occasionally they toss a "It made me angry.", but even that's just telling not showing hence it didn't come through.  None of it did. I simply didn't believe it, didn't feel it, which is a major enjoyment-robbing factor, especially in a book that intended to be so  emotionally packed. Now, let's go into some details. I though it was a fantasy book? When I went into Into the Fire, I was sure it was going to be a fantasy. Based on the synopsis, I deducted that deduction. (It doesn't make  much sense, but I did anyway. :D) However, it turned out to be a book with tons of romance and hardly any fantasy elements. Ms Drake had a few cool ideas on the Phoenixes, such as raised body temperature, dreaming your rebirth, or forgetting your previous life, but it was all drained in the first couple of chapters and then nothing until the very end, when Cara was reborn. Cheesy (non)romance I already mentioned that the emotions was missing from the book for the most part as well as I expressed my surprise when I realized out of romance and fantasy, it was a lot more romance than fantasy. Both play a role why the romance was just awful.  It was insta-love, however, I reluctantly came to terms with it, having learned that the Phoenixes can "imprint" on somebody, like in Twilight . They both will be drawn to each other, especially the Phoenix person. What I considered the bigger problem was that they went on and on and on about loving each other to no end and rather dying than being apart and being depressed when they don't see each other for a day and nada nada nada. But I just rolled my eyes and by the end of the book I was close to being sick of it. This was another thing I wondered why and it wound me up at the same point: they can tell me they love each other, but if it's only told not showed, I will be like "Uh-huh. Sure. I'll believe it when I see it." And in a romance centered book that's more than a mortal wound. Moreover, I imagine there was some depth to the characters, but I don't know as it felt like they only talked about love all. The. Freaking. Time. Cara and Logan and  Cara's bestie, love, love, love. And more love. I'm drowning in love... Dual Story Telling - Distinct Voices  I was starting to get exasperated that it will be a completely negative review. I rated it two books and it does feel like that, but according to  my review it hardly reaches one. Yays for dual POV! I am saved. The story was told from two POVs,Cara's and Logan's. Even if it didn't help convey emotions for both of them, it was good for one thing; it  was necessary to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Okay, necessary is a mild exaggeration. I figured out at halfway through the book , but that's not the point. My real point is that I knew who was speaking without looking at the name, because both Cara and Logan had distinct voices. Logan's is a bit more boyish, tougher and Cara's is a more delicate one.
IveyAlana More than 1 year ago
I really liked Into the Fire! It was so interesting. Into the Fire isn't like any paranormal book I've ever read before. I've never read a book about Phoenixes and this book makes me want more! The story starts off with an emotional scene that sucks you in, and I couldn't stop reading from that point on. That's probably why I read it in one sitting! I will admit that the story was a little slow for me in the beginning, but it really picked up after the first few chapters and I was left wanting more in the end! The amount of romance in the book was perfect, and the mystery of who the Phoenix hunter is was enough to keep you guessing until the end. Cara and Logan are so perfect for each other and the way this book ended had my heart aching for them both. It also had me on the edge of my seat. This book really hits you in the feels, guys. I cannot wait for the second book! I'm so excited to see what happens next and I can tell that the next book will be faster paced and full of action! I highly recommend this book to any fantasy and mythical creature lovers like me because this book would be prefect for you.