Author: Amanda Bouchet
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #2
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD…
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a girl to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world—for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or not at all.
I loved the first book, A Promise of Fire, and was excited to have a new series to indulge in. That excitement has slightly dimmed after reading Breath of Fire, though. Just a little. I did like it overall, but it had some issues.
Now that Cat’s big secret it out, she’s going to do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves. Even if it means facing her greatest fear and fighting her own demons.
What I liked:
- Cat and her humor. She’s at her best when she’s confident and snarky, a real heroine I can get behind.
- The secondary characters (except Griffin). I adore Kato, Flynn, and Carver, especially when they interact with Cat. They all have a great dynamic that has a nice balance of serious and humorous. I also love Griffin’s sisters and how they’re learning to be badass with Cat’s help.
- There’s a lot of action and exciting danger. Gotta love violence!
What I didn’t like:
- I like Cat, but she can be annoying at times. The times she annoyed me tended to involve Griffin somehow, though. I’m not so enthused about him in general, so there’s that. I just don’t like overbearing, contradictory people, and he fits that bill. Don’t even get me started on that fight in the very beginning of the book.
- It went a little overboard with the sex. I’m so not a prude, and I read plenty of “smut”, but there were several times it felt out of place, so I just skimmed.
- While there was some great action and fighting, it seemed to drag at times.
Like I said, I did like Breath of Fire, but the feeling wasn’t always consistent. I’m still looking forward to the next book, though.