Monday, April 18, 2016

Up in Flames by Kelly Hashway!!

Up in Flames Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman is in more danger than ever.
All around her, Cara’s fellow Phoenixes are being attacked. With no other choice, she and her group take the only option they have—call more Phoenixes out of hiding and wage an all-out war against the Hunters. But with the lines of loyalty blurred, and Phoenix secrets to be kept, there’s no guarantee anyone can be trusted.
Logan Schmidt walks the blade of love and obligation—and just one slip may end them all.
After stealing the Phoenix dagger and going into hiding, the Hunters are convinced Logan is one of their own. But with Cara’s memories recovered, her heart is set on Logan’s return. The problem is, she may be the only one who trusts him.
It isn’t long until Logan’s disappearance is noticed by his long-time friend, Anton Botas, who is more than just an outsider. Though Logan trusts him, the Phoenixes do not, opening yet another fault line in their plans.
Where there is one, there are many.
Determined to end this once and for all, Cara and the others must destroy the Phoenix daggers—the only weapons able to kill her kind. But in a raging battle, Cara learns the awful truth about the relics. Destroying them may destroy the Phoenixes in the process.
Can Cara and her friends end this war, or is their future destined to go Up In Flames?

My review
Wow!!! This was a beautifully epic ending to this trilogy! I really wasn't sure who the bad guy would turn out to be. I had one suspicion which turned out right and another that was completely off! We are down to the nitty gritty here. Cara and Logan must find a way to save themselves and everyone around them from the hunters who want to kill the Phoenixes! And this was a freaking awesome way to do it! 
I won't lie, it's not all happy. We lost someone I'm still a little heart broken over. But we lost the bad guy and I'm seriously wowed with how that went down. Cara and Logan proved to be a magnificent couple and we even get to see Jeremy and Elisa, their mom, finally accept Logan. I also thought that it was going to be different. I was almost fooled on the best friend front. I can't explain that without spoilers. Cara and Logan have grown so much as characters and I'm thrilled to say I never doubted them or their love for each other. 
The writing is flawless and I'm so happy to say that ms Hashway does a superb job tying it all nice and up in a pretty bow! Well, with some blood spilled along the way! I was so honored to not only be a part of her super cool street team but also to get an ARC for review! I have loved every single moment of this trilogy and I seriously hope Ms H finds a way to continue it, even with a spin off! I'd love to see Jeremy or even Rachel get stories! :) or a later HEA with Cara and Logan! Anyway, I think this has been such a fun, unique, creative adventure and I recommend everyone pick up this series!! 5 PHENOMENONAL FIERY PAWS!!! 

 Kelly Hashway Bio:

Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

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