Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1) by Rosaria Munda

Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)

Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons.Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s...

Details Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)

TitleFireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)
Release DateOct 15th, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Dragons, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)

  • Kristen Ciccarelli
    It's been a long time since a book made me this happy. FIREBORNE is my new favourite dragon book.
  • Mari
    This book killed me dead. DEAD. I'm writing to you from the grave about how good this book is. It's a book about a group of smart, well-intentioned kids trying to deal with a world of inequality and violence. (With dragons. Can't forget the dragons). This makes the book incredibly engaging at both an intellectual and an emotional level. Intellectually--You know those far-ranging late-night conversations you had in college? Where you and your frie...
  • Bridget Tyler
    I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book, so I opened it up at 9pm and thought, oh I'll read for a little while. Cut to 1am where I'm still furiously turning pages and muttering to the characters about their life choices like a crazy person. This world is so addictively absorbing, it's hard to describe. It's beautiful. It's terrible. It's thrilling. It's way too real for comfort, but in all the best ways. It is a luscious dragon fanta...
  • Crowinator
    First line from my Booklist review: “What happens after a revolution, when the fire and fury of the righteous must turn from violence to governance?”Rosaria Munda shapes a compelling story around the fraught nature of building a new regime on the ashes of the old, one that may be objectively better but is always in danger of failing its own ideals. Minor spoilers below; mostly plot- and theme-related, without giving too much away.The story st...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz *Thank you so much G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Fireborne!* I wish I could scream from the rooftops about how much I loved this book. But I don't think my neighbors would appreciate that. So, I basically shrieked all over twitter about this book and pushed it at all my blogging friends instead. Munda did not disappoint in her thrillin...
  • Phil Dershwitz
    I grew up reading Tamora Pierce, and after reading an advanced copy of Fireborne I'm confident teenage-me would have loved this book as well. It takes some common tropes--hidden identity, birthright vs meritocracy, children forced by circumstance into adult roles--and recasts them in novel and creative ways. The characters are nuanced and 3-dimensional, and I was genuinely invested in their character development. The protagonists are flawed peopl...
  • Breanna
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and PaperbacksARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.There are not enough words to describe my feelings about this book. Finishing this book left me feeling utterly speechless. I’m awestruck that this is Rosaria Munda’s debut, because it was nothing short of amazing. Fireborne is a thrilling, thought-provoking, powerful, gripping story that I can confidently say is easily my favorite book of the year, hand...
  • Tink
    I've read my fair share of books with dragons and...color me impressed.🐉🐉🐉First off, the cover draw me in. Love it. Also, I loved the way the dragons are introduced at the beginning of the story. Caught my attention right away. Very interesting characters and the plot sounds promising. I wish the pacing was faster though.
  • M_nesfield
    I like political intrigue, emotional depth, and character development. After reading an advanced copy of this book, I can confidently say that it has all 3. The setting of a new regime and all the baggage, intrigue, and mixed loyalties that brings with it ensured that I couldn’t put the book down. I am very excited to see the final version and looking forward to consuming the rest of the series.I identified with Annie’s struggles, as an intel...
  • Mara Rutherford
    If you like dragons, political intrigue, slow-burn romances, and brilliant writing, you'll love this book! Munda's cast of characters - fighter pilot dragon riders! - are complicated and fully realized. This is a layered, multi-dimensional YA novel that will appeal to fans of dragon novels and Game of Thrones.
  • Malayna Evans
    If you like dragons, you're going to LOVE this book. Scratch that. Even if you don't like dragons, this book has political intrigue, teen romance, plot twists that keep you flipping through page after page. It's loaded with all the things that make a YA fantasy book sing, including character you'll fall in love with. A truly riveting read. Trust me, you want it!
  • Julie (HufflepuffGirl90)
    First of all, thank you to, author Rosaria Munda, and my friends at PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group for the opportunity to read this Advanced Readers Copy for free in exchange for a honest review. This book will be published on October 15, 2019. The tale is full of intrigue and passion. Dragons abound with their riders, protecting the town of Callipolis.But all is not well, there are rumours that some of the ruling class o...
  • Jeff Bishop
    TOP GUN with dragons!Have you ever thought to yourself, "Hm, maybe we should eat The Rich"? Then do I have the book for you! I had the privilege of reading an early version of this book and it really blew me away. Fantasy's not usually my thing, but I'll make the biggest of exceptions when it comes to aerial dog-fighting with dragons.If that isn't enough, there's also just a HINT of a love quadrangle. Not overpowering, like when Tostitos says "Hi...
  • Laureen Bonin
    Anyone who misses the excitement, longing, magic, danger, conflict, friendship and love from JK Rowling novels will live for you again in FIREBORNE, but with high-speed, empathetic dragons. I didn't want to put it down, but work kept interfering, so I read it in three days instead of two! I found myself thinking that this was HARRY POTTER meets THE HUNGER GAMES meets LORD OF THE RINGS meets ERAGON meets ... I might even throw in some ANNE OF GREE...