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

Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)

Game of Thrones 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 L...

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)

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    "There was greatness in them. But with that greatness came arrogance, and with that arrogance corruption, and with that corruption downfall."A tale of friendship, understanding, suffering, atonement, dragons, and revolution. A brutal revolution changed the lives of all its citizens. Gone were the dragonlords of past, and in their place a new system. A self-proclaimed better system was put into place. But nothing is ever as black and white as it s...
  • ☽ TheBibliotheque
    “And as with gods the world quaked, to see them fireborne.”Holy mother of dragons. What a freaking ride.Alright folks, if you - like me - belong to the group of I-will-read-anything-with-dragons readers, then you are in for a treat. Because Fireborne is *your* book.This book has everything to keep you glued to it. A complex fantasy world and political system, layered characters that are a treat to delve into and all the dragon action. Trust m...
  • Bre *B.B. Lynn Reads*
    “And as she turned, it was revealed by her tread that she was fireborne.”There hasn’t been a fantasy book that has captivated me so intently in a long time. This book was pretty darn perfect. And I’m not saying that because everything works out beautifully. In fact, I think the best part about this book is that everything doesn’t work out according to plan. But any book that can get you to see the beauty in the midst of the brokenness i...
  • Kristen Ciccarelli
    It's been a long time since a book made me this happy. FIREBORNE is my new favourite dragon book.
  • Nadine Brandes
    This book was absolutely phenomenal.
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The BuzzMany book bloggers know that I am a dragon lover!! If it has a dragon I will pretty much move heaven and earth to read the book... and its hard to hate a book with a dragon in it. I met my match in Fireborne.The cover is okay. I wish that it gave a little more of a hint to its ancient classic underpinnings. And less feature to the dragons. I also think the original title was a little more...
  • Bitchin' Reads
    Rosaria Munda's Fireborne is an upcoming fall 2019 release that I hadn't heard much about. Having spent much of my time wedding planning over the past 8 months, the following is what I knew: it's fantasy, said to be a mix of Rachel Hartman's Seraphina and Pierce Brown's Red Rising, and Munda was inspired by the Aeneid and the Republic. I'm always down for fantasy; I haven't read Seraphina, but I did read Red Rising and felt iffy about it; and I c...
  • 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...
  • Dianne
    Emotional turmoil, political intrigue, the horrors of the past and the hopes of future peace may rest on the shoulders of young dragonriders who have trained together and are now faced with heart wrenching decisions. Do they follow their hearts, the stations in life they came from or do they forge into a new future and do what is best for their world?FIREBORNE by Rosaria Munda is a captivating read, as two young people from divergent backgrounds,...
  • ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω
    Okay I've had time to sleep on this, now to crack on with reviewing it. Hopefully I can put my jumbled thoughts into some sort of cohesive ramblings that make some sense at least. Jury's still out on that Anyway, the rating for this lovely debut is 4.25 - 4.5 I mean there's dragons !!! Need I say more? I do? How about dragonriders So obviously I loved this book. It was one of the books I was really excited about coming out this year and it live...
  • 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...
  • Nadhira Satria
    well that was boring
  • Phoenix2
    Fireborne is one of the most anticipated YA fantasy books of autumn, but, for me, it didn't keep up with the hype. Things smelled fishy when they started marketing it by comparing it to other popular books. Though the author claims that she was inspired by the classics (something that would have been more intriguing for me to lead me to pick up this book), them suggesting that is a combination of this and that just doesn't sound original. Still i...
  • Carrie
    Review coming soon.
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    4.5/5 stars .5 ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Fireborne by Rosaria Munda follows Annie and Lee who were just children when a brutal revolution saw Annie's lowborn family executed by dragonfire, and Lee's aristocratic family murdered by revolutionaries. That same revolution gave everyone, including the lowborn, a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Fast-forward seven years later, and Annie and L...
  • Marie
    **A free copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **What is the definition of a good book?Is it the one that makes you devour the words and flip the pages like your life depends on it? Is it the one whose characters you feel a connection with? Or is it the plot that leaves you speechless in the end?For me, this book wasn’t one of those. And yet, I got through it and I truly cared...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    You can find this review on my blog Shades of Paper. “In a few years I will say: May the most virtuous Guardian rule. But today, I say: Maye the best riders win.” Ever since I heard this had an Hermione Granger-esque character with dragons, I knew I had to read it ASAP. Turns out, I was not disappointed, and ended up loving it more than I thought, so I was so happy.I don’t know why but lately I’ve been let down by so many dragon stories...
  • 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...
  • Kathryn Speckels (Metaphors and Miscellanea)
    Actual rating is more like a 4.5/5. Man, I wish Goodreads let us do half-stars...Until I started reading this book, I had forgotten a) how much I love books with dragons, and b) how long it had been since I had read one. With a fantastic blend of politics, questions of personal allegiance, dragon fights, ethical quandaries, and a dash of romance, Fireborne ended up being everything I hoped it would be.So, you probably don't need a summary. The bl...
  • Keertana
    Like other readers have pointed out, FIREBORNE has similarities to other notable fantasy novels. Still, I do think this series has its unique elements and will likely continue to distinguish itself from prior material. That being said, I’m not entirely certain I enjoyed it. The writing fell short for me and while I found the characters to be complex and three-dimensional, the world-building and plot style didn’t allow me to really emotionally...
  • 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...