Book Review: BURNED by Cyn Balog

Finally!! I’ve been waiting for the release of this book for years. (Yes, that’s an “S” on the end of that word!) Exactly two years ago I read the first release in this series, “Drowned” by Nicholla Reilly (Cyn Balog‘s YA pen name.) (You can find that review here.) I immediately fell in love with the story and contacted her to beg for the next one! It’s taken some time, but the prequel to the first book–“Burned”–was released in August! Read on to find out more about Cyn Balog‘s latest release!



Spoiled, pampered Aliah has found her way to someplace very different from her technologically-advanced underground world. A place where people fight for survival, and even the king is a violent savage. The inhabitants of this place are all coming to terms with a frightening reality: Inch by inch, the kingdom of Tides is dying.

But are these people truly lost? The more time she spends with King Wallow, the more she begins to settle in, and forget the life she left behind. Still, this kingdom is not kind, and there are horrors and secrets behind every wall. Is it possible to survive, or is finding a way back home her only chance?

The Review: 

5 Stars out of 5!!! 

Holy smokes, this story is fantastic! I simply love Cyn’s writing style and knew from the start that her stories are always well developed with great characterization. And this book didn’t disappoint!  Continue reading


12 Days of Giveaways – Day 10

Only 3 days left to win prizes! Where has the time gone?? Congrats to yesterday’s winners of doTerra Essential Oils – Erica, Erin and Jen B. So happy for you! 😉

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Now on to Day 10 of Caffeinated Fiction’s ’12 Days of Giveaways’. I can’t stress just how excited I am to tell you about today’s awesome giveaway item! This was a book I read this past summer and I can honestly say, it was one of my favorites of 2014! 

A signed copy of YA novel, ‘Drowned’ by Nichola Reilly!!

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Oh my goodness I can’t tell you how much I love this book! If you are a fan of YA, dystopian, and all that jazz, this is the book for you. Enter. As many times as you can! And the best part? This is only the first book in the series – Yay. I happen to know that a prequel and sequel will be coming out in 2015, and Cyn Balog (writing as Nichola Reilly) is already working hard on the last book of the series. Fantastic news for us fans! 😉 This book is jumping to the top of my ‘Favorite Series’ of books, as soon as the next one is out! 

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