Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam, a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to prevent that from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more than she bargained for.
Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations Team, and those who are trying to murder him are actually humans infected by a plague-like virus, the Crimson Death—a by-product of a failed government experiment that attempted to identify the enzymes that make vampires immortal. Now, all those infected must be eliminated.
But when Emberly’s boss is murdered and his irreplaceable research stolen, she needs to find the guilty party before she goes down in flames…
What I liked: Like some, I was afraid we might have some repetition from Ms Arthur. I shouldn't have worried, Fireborn has an original take with stellar writing and plotting. I've read just about everything she's written and was still enthralled with Em's story.
You can expect strong female leads, more than one love interests and lots of mystery and action. Initially I thought we might have flashbacks to a previous series, but Ms Arthur deftly sidestepped the similarities enough to grab and hold my attention.
Using a phoenix in this story is innovative and intriguing. Em and her phoenix soulmate, Rory, are a great pairing. They need each other but realize they aren't meant to be "in love". There's a story behind that situation and Ms Arthur fleshes out her world based on the story. Make sense? Throw in a sexy fire Fae, a moody former love with serious issues and it's a wild ride.
I love how Ms Arthur slowly releases a few details here and there. You might get frustrated but you sure don't lose interest!!
What I didn't like: I'm an impatient reader and Ms Arthur's trademark of slowly revealing important clues drives me nuts! I wouldn't have it any other way. She makes me WANT to read!
Overall, I'm already drumming my fingers, waiting for the next in this new series.