Sara's Review: Make Me Burn (Isle of the Forgotten, #1) by Tiffany Roberts
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Tiffany Roberts
Released: March 7, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 256 pages
Format: ebook, paperback
A DEMON WITH FIRE IN HIS BLOOD… Groomed to slaughter, Morthanion spent millennia battling the forces of light, claiming countless lives. Captured and banished to a remote island by the Mage Council, his fury knows no bounds - until he meets her. Mesmerized by her voice and beauty, he is powerless. A WOMAN HE COULDN’T RESIST… Aria knows survival means avoiding the other islanders at all costs. Yet when she encounters the dangerous, persistent Morthanion, it’s clear all the rules have changed. But can she forgive him the wrongs he’d done and grant him her trust…and love? AN ISLAND MADE PRISON FOR THE UNFORGIVEN… Stripped of magic, Morthanion understands that savagery is necessary to survive. When Aria’s true nature is revealed, the other inmates will stop at nothing to have her – and the demon would fight the entire world to keep her safe. --------------------------------------------------- Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content and violence and is intended for mature readers only.
Four Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Make Me Burn in exchange for an honest review. I loved the concept behind the story. Set in a world where magic is prevalent, and demons are very real and very evil, to the point that they wreak havoc around the world. An island is built to imprison demons and all magic users who have committed unspeakable acts, deeming them no longer fit for society. Diminished of their magic; they are sent away to live, die, or possibly thrive on this island, outside of polite society. No guards, no rules.
Morthanion, a four millennium old demon is captured, diminished and sentenced to this island. Knowing nothing but rage, death, battle, and destruction for all time; he is the keeper of the Flame, and has brought nothing but destruction in his paths. Imprisoned n this island, without his power, he finds himself in an unknown position; captured, diminished, and vulnerable. Also, surprisingly captivated by a small slip of a woman he stumbles upon when he first arrives.
“For a fleeting moment, he had the disorienting sense that every decision in his life had inexorably led him here.”
Aria, the daughter of a prisoner, is an island born native; she knows nothing but the island and has grown to fear the prisoners, since they killed her parents. The men on the island outnumber the women and she knows what will happen if they catch her; there are fates worse than death, so of course, she frantically flees when confronted with Morthanion.
Instinct insist that Morthanion find Aria and make her his; yet, Aria refuses him causing his nature to battle against his needs. Knowing he needs to earn her trust in order to keep her safe and by his side; his demon instincts battle him and it’s a hard fight to win her trust.
There are dangers all around, and Morthanion struggles to protect Aria from not only himself, but the rest of the inhabitants of the island, especially when she becomes the most coveted person there.
I really enjoyed the story. It was chalked full of danger, romance, love, thrills, and magic; not to mention, a pretty bad ass hero. I look forward to reading more of this series. I am not sure if it will continue with Morthanion and Aria, or if we will get a story about someone else. I would love to see a story about Baltherus next.