Ignite by Donna Grant is an Adult Fantasy Romance of Dragon Kings, warriors, and prey.
“Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire…
For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King–one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness–must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.
Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who–and what–he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?”
I was NOT a fan of this book.
I do have to premise this review and say that I have NOT read any of the fourteen other books in this series.
Going into it, I thought this was going to be a more epic fantasy featuring my favorite mythical creature, AKA dragons, but unfortunately, I was so turned off by the first few chapters that I didn’t want to continue on.
First off, I couldn’t get my head around one of the main character’s name, V. I don’t know why this was such a distraction, but it felt like every line had his name snuck in there, and every time I tried reading it, my brain kept waiting for the rest of the name to show up, but of course, it’s only one letter.
And then, there was the actual writing style. I’m not usually one to complain when it comes to how the author chooses to create their characters, but there was just no way of getting out from this mess.
I immediately disliked the male. Everything about his demeanor just screamed gross to me. His attraction towards the woman was a big turn off and just didn’t feel developed at all.
Again, maybe this is because I should’ve read the previous books in the series?
I ended up giving this one 2 out of 5 stars. I don’t recommend this book at all, and unfortunately, the dragons couldn’t save this one.
Published: 30 April 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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