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August 12, 2017

#CQWeek2017: Burning Bright (The Extraordinaries #1) by @mmcshanewrites #Giveaway #BookReview @CuriosityQuills

Welcome to this year's #CQWeek were so excited to share these titles with you!  We loved this title and the story was so good!  Check it out and don't forget to enter the giveaway and come back later for more! 
 
In 1812, Elinor Pembroke wakes to find her bedchamber in flames—and extinguishes them with a thought. At 21, she is old to manifest magical talent, but the evidence is unmistakable: she not only has the ability to start fires, but the far more powerful ability to control and extinguish them. She is an Extraordinary, and the only one in England capable of wielding fire in over one hundred years.

As an Extraordinary, she is respected and feared, but to her father, she represents power and prestige for himself. Mr. Pembroke, having spent his life studying magic, is determined to control Elinor and her talent by forcing her to marry where he chooses, a marriage that will produce even more powerful offspring. Trapped between the choices of a loveless marriage or living penniless and dependent on her parents, Elinor takes a third path: she defies tradition and society to join the Royal Navy.

Assigned to serve under Captain Miles Ramsay aboard the frigate Athena, she turns her fiery talent on England’s enemies, French privateers and vicious pirates preying on English ships in the Caribbean. At first feared by her shipmates, a growing number of victories make her truly part of Athena’s crew and bring her joy in her fire. But as her power grows and changes in unexpected ways, Elinor’s ability to control it is challenged. She may have the power to destroy her enemies utterly—but could it be at the cost of her own life?
 





Melissa McShane is the author of Emissary, The Smoke-Scented Girl, and the novels of Tremontane: Servant of the Crown, Rider of the Crown, and Agent of the Crown. Her love of reading stayed with her after she settled with her family in Utah and grew into a love of writing, first critical essays and reviews, then fiction.

Cat Gould grew up in Sydney, Australia, and after extensive travel moved to the United States in 1990. A classically trained actress with a BFA from Southern Oregon University, she has performed in many regional productions.



This one starts off with a bang. Well, a fire a magical fire. I really loved how this book started it was very beautifully written and I couldn't put it down. I really loved Elinor and that she wasn't scared to do what she wanted even if it was against society.  I also really loved how the romance was not the forefront of this book/story it was all about Elinor finding her way.  This book does have a bit of romance but nothing like what you would normally find.  This book is well paced and written and it comes alive with the powers/gifts that each character has. I couldnt put it down and I am so happy that I got a change to read it again. I really need to get book two ASAP! 










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