Author: Marianne de Pierres
Where I got it: From the blog tour
Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.
In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .
Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.
But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.
When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?
Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?
Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.
Can we say creepy?????? Seriously, there is so much going on in Burn Bright, and so many questions, that it’s hard to describe, and even harder to put down!
Retra is from a reclusive community, but can’t bear to stay once her older brother runs away to Ixion. As soon as possible, she also escapes, but not for the same reason – she doesn’t mind the restrictions of her community, she just doesn’t want to be without Joel. Ixion isn’t what she imagined, and she never thought that her brother would be so embroiled in life on this mysterious island.
This book is truly mysterious and indescribable – I couldn’t put it down because I couldn’t stand not knowing what would happen next, but I can’t adequately explain or express why beyond that. If you get a chance at this one, definitely pick it up!