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A dragon's fire cannot be tamed.In 22nd century sovereign America, women should be seen and not heard. Unfortunately, twenty-one-year-old CAITRIONA HAYDEN didn't get that memo!Determined to make her way in the world following the death of her uncle, being "seen" is the least of Cait's problems.Someone's trying to kill her.Ordained to guard and protect her, when Theo PendraA dragon's fire cannot be tamed.In 22nd century sovereign America, women should be seen and not heard. Unfortunately, twenty-one-year-old CAITRIONA HAYDEN didn't get that memo!Determined to make her way in the world following the death of her uncle, being "seen" is the least of Cait's problems.Someone's trying to kill her.Ordained to guard and protect her, when Theo Pendragon claims Cait as his ward, he finds more than he expects as the flames of passion ignite within the dragon for the first time. But Theo is not alone in his desire, and he must learn to fight for what he wants, even if it costs him his best friend.Dante, a powerful demigod and beloved friend to Theo, has spent centuries pursuing intellectual endeavors rather than indulging in the heat of desire. But everything changes when Cait arouses an attraction he cannot deny. But Dante isn't the only one with a vested interest in Cait's future.America's monarch, an ancient vampire named Corrin, puts no stock in the frivolity of love, and yet a proper queen would boost his approval rating amongst the people. Marrying Cait could hold the key to his survival.Now, love, desire and need force Cait into an impossible situation with dire consequences.Soon, Cait goes from studying for college exams to fighting for a future she never knew she wanted with a man she never imagined she could love. But the key to her future is held in the one secret she has yet to uncover....

Title : Fire of Stars and Dragons
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Fire of Stars and Dragons Reviews

  • Melissa Petreshock
    2019-01-19 12:06

    To be clear, this is NOT YA. FIRE OF STARS AND DRAGONS is written for a mature teen/adult audience and contains scenes unsuitable for younger readers. Cait is not a naive or innocent heroine, so things get steamy and rather explicit in a few scenes. (My youngest beta team member is a mature 16.)This is a multi-POV book where readers are immediately immersed in the fantasy world without frontloaded world-building. Expect the world to be explained over the course of the book through the eyes of the unique and often quirky characters living in it. Readers can take FIRE OF STARS AND DRAGONS for a sexy and fantastical romance or read a bit deeper, see what's under the surface, and delve into a thought-provoking fantasy world with a twisting romantic plot woven within it.

  • Carol Wooten
    2019-01-15 16:23

    As one of the beta readers for this book, I am so excited to see the release date draw near! Melissa has an excellent story unfolding here in the first of a three book series. Her ability to take paranormal beings and weave them into the human world is so convincing that I am beginning to wonder when I see an extremely "hot" guy whether he just might have some dragon blood in him. Let me assure you, if you like steamy heroes, Theo will set your soul on fire! Intrigue, romance, fantasy...this book is the whole package. Be sure to mark it as a "must read."

  • Zara Hoffman
    2018-12-24 08:08

    **Proud member of Melissa's All-Star Beta Reader Team**Cait is the quintessential fictional representation of a strong, yet realistic strong-willed and independent woman. She stands her own against the powerful, supernatural men in the room—no matter how many outnumber her.The author has not only created a worthy female role model, the guys in Fire of Stars and Dragons are equally admirable for their morals (and good looks)!Theo Pendragon is a shapeshifting dragon, second in the House of Pendragon (1st of the Goddess Houses). Like his "brother," Oliver, Theo navigates life by a strict moral code whose #1 rule is NEVER disrespect a woman (now, as a girl myself, who doesn't like the idea of chivalry and respect instead of the rude and inappropriate behavior we see every day?). While he does have inner-conflict (and let's be honest, who doesn't), Theo remains strong for those he cares for—a rare and precious trait.Then there's Dante, son of the Mother Goddess, an eternal demigod with awesome powers (lightning and electricity seem to be his forte). He is Theo's long-standing friend, an incredible scholar (having forever to live does give one more time to learn interesting topics), loyal friend and would-be lover (if Cait chooses him). He is a perfect gentleman, and his blue eyes are positively dreamy. What's not to love?And finally, we have Corrin, the vampire king of what used to be The United States of America. When the story opens, he is a stubborn, slightly-chauvinistic character who—quite frankly—is a jerk. However, the author does not leave the reader with a boring, one-dimensional character. As the story progresses, he displays many different facets of his complex nature which is a treat for any reader.I absolutely LOVE this book (as you can probably tell) and give it a rating of 5 out of 5 Stars (or Dragons, as the case may be). I was one among the special few on Melissa's beta team ("All-Stars," as she likes to call us). Fire of Stars and Dragons (FOSAD) is an explosive, page-turning debut that sets the bar high for future NA Fantasy Romance novels.

  • Scarlett Petreshock
    2018-12-25 13:20

    I love that Cait is a strong, independent, and often snarky main character. I like that she is a good role-model for how independent young ladies should be. Dante is my book crush. He is so epic with his brilliant banter, and his personality is so engrossing. The whole book's tone is addictive. I couldn't stop reading. Even the secondary characters are interesting and well developed. Dragons Clifford and Jai are my favorites. *All-Star beta team reader*

  • Patrycja
    2019-01-10 15:21

    DNF @38%, NO rating Soooo, not for me. And I really wanted to like it :(

  • Stephenee
    2019-01-07 10:33

    * I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. *It has been a long time since I have read a book that has intrigued me the way that this one did. I started the book wondering if it was going to be another one of those romance books that are so predictable and by the 3rd chapter I was like WOW! Where is this going?!? I loved the character development, the characters themselves and the amount of detail that the author used when describing them to us. She made all of the characters stand out and have a purpose. The book did not just revolve around Cait and a man....it was several men, however, each person had an important role in the story. Cait is also portrayed as a strong, independent woman who is not just "eye candy". I love when the lead characters have some back bone and are able to carry a story without making them seem weak and dependent. I also love the fact that romance was not the main topic throughout the book (in a traditional sense) and that sex scenes did not overtake the storyline at all. The story flowed from one scene to another so smoothly that it was impossible to stop reading at the next chapter because you didn't want to wait to see what was next in the book. The writing style was so effortless on the readers part that every once in awhile I would see how much of the book was left because it just continued in a easy, smooth flow of words that I never wanted to end. This book has it all, mystery, intrigue, comedy, romance, fantasy and even some fighting and bloodshed...this book is the whole package all tied up neat and pretty. There is no way for the reader to predict what will happen next and there are so many twists, turns and surprises that you will be on your toes the entire book. Be sure to mark it as a "must read" on your TBR list and make sure that you have nothing else on your agenda as you will not be able to put this book down once you start reading it! Once you read the first page you'll find yourself trying to get to the last page as soon as possible. You'll devour it. You'll become invested in the characters and the world they live in. They will become important to you just like any other friend or family member is. It literally sucks you into the story and you are compelled to find out what happens next! I am already eagerly anticipating the next book in this series to see what happens next and what it means that Cait is the Northern Star....pick this one up and I can assure you that you won't be disappointed! ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

  • Tammy Farrell
    2018-12-28 08:25

    I don’t think I can express just how much I loved this book! The cover is what got my interest at first. It’s just TOO pretty to ignore. I love fantasy novels! Like, LOVE! But I usually prefer a more historical-type or otherworldly setting. What shocked me about this book is that, while it’s set in a futuristic “sovereign” America, the novel had an almost historical feel. The world in which Ms. Petreshock has created is a society full of archaic social conventions, where women have little to no power, and a hierarchy of male supernatural beings make all the rules. It was fascinating to learn about this world, and the author did such a great job at covering every little detail of this society so that it actually becomes believable. My first thought as I read through this book is that it starts out like a supernatural, futuristic version of The Bachelorette. It may sound a little crazy at first, this woman must choose between three suitors, but it all makes sense within this world. And once you get to know the three suitors, you won’t be able to put the book down.I also liked how the author gave each character his or her own distinct voice. Each character had their own way of speaking, whether modern or ancient, their own accent, and their own thought process that stayed very consistent throughout the story. This book is engaging, entertaining, and has the perfect amount of heat to entice romance readers and fantasy readers alike. I am also SO glad that the author rounded out the story and gave me answers! I will definitely recommend this book to others and keep an eye out for more from this author.

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-24 08:23

    As a member of the beta team, I’ve already read this book several times and can’t wait to read it again. The story is amazing, but it’s the key characters that will draw you in from the beginning and keep you coming back for more. Cait is a feisty heroine that you can both relate to and admire even as she navigates incredibly unique circumstances. The supernatural men (demigod, vampires, and DRAGONS!) are all complex and each brings something different to the story. I highly recommend checking out Fire of Stars and Dragons.

  • Ms. Ali Cat
    2019-01-21 13:13

    Interview with Melissa A Petreshock! She chats about Fire of Stars and Dragons, her story telling, how she develops her stories, plots and characters. She also discusses how she had her early start in fan fiction and how it blossomed into the upcoming release, Fire of Stars and Dragons! (Note: Melissa does not talk about any spoilers nor does she discuss anything that would compromise the confidentiality she has with her publishers. This interview does not contain any reveals beyond what Melissa is free to discuss about her development of the story with her beta team and ideas in concept.)Read more: He Said, She Said - Gabfest & Gossip: Melissa Petreshock/#FireOfStarsAndDragons #MelissaAPetreshock #UpcomingBookRelease #ParanormalRomance #FantasyRomance #IndependentRomance #NewAdultRomance #YoungAdultRomance #Romance #FuturisticRomance #NameThatDragon #NameThatDragonBlogHunt #PreOrder #Interview #GabfestandGossip #HeSaidSheSaid #SwoonPublishing #BookSeries #DracopraesiThe cover reveal of Fire of Stars and Dragons by Melissa A Petreshock shows heroine Caitriona Hayden looking sultry and sexy. This upcoming Paranormal/Fantasy Romance promises three alpha male hotties with plans to make our heroine their very own. Don't let my words sum the story up for you, check out the synopsis and author bio below and mark this TBR on your Goodreads account now, before you forget.Check out the blog post: Book It - In News Today: Cover Reveal Fire of Stars and Dragons by Melissa A. Petreshock.#BookIt #InNewsToday #CoverReveal #FireOfStarsAndDragons #MelissaAPetreshock #UpcomingBookRelease #ParanormalRomance #FantasyRomance #IndependentRomance #NewAdultRomance #YoungAdultRomance #Romance #FuturisticRomance

  • Jolene Haley
    2019-01-10 08:07

    Review to come...

  • Michelle
    2019-01-17 13:33

    **See this full review and more at http://bookbriefs.net**I have wanted to read this book ever since I first saw the cover months ago. I was so curious about these dragons and I loved the sky in the background behind the girl. This is a really hard review for me to write because there are so many things that I really loved about this book. But there were two things that didn't work for me, and they were fairly large things. I'm going to start with what I loved. Cait is super spunky, sassy and fiercely independent. The story takes place in the future when supernatural creatures are mixed in with humans in the United States. In fact, the king is a vampire. Even though the story takes place in the future, it had a very old world feel to it. The laws, meant to "protect" women from being taken advantage of from supernaturals, were very restrictive, and even the writing had an old, historical feel to it. The writing was one of the things that I loved about this book. I thought Melissa Petreshock's writing style was wonderful. It was very rich and full bodied. Does that even make sense? I love how creative the writing can get in fantasies. The story is driven by the fact that Cait had to petition the court to be able to live alone. She has a lot of money from her dead uncle, but the laws state that she must be betrothed to a man. The court does not allow her to be left alone but it does give her the option of choosing between three men. 1) the king- a vampire 2) Theo- a dragon that has sworn to protect Cait and 3) Dante- a demigod that turns out to be the original vampire. (Think Klaus or maybe Michael, his father.) I really enjoyed getting to know each of the three guys. They are all very drawn to Cait, and I loved seeing how different they viewed romance. I was surprised at how much I ended up liking each of them in their own way. I thought for sure, it would be a clear pick for me. And it was, but it ended up being much closer than I thought. The romance in the story was great as well. very swoonworthy and I was rooting for Cait to be happy. But now for the stuff that didn't work for me. We were just dumped into this world and they were throwing words and phrases and languages around without much explaining. It felt very jarring at the beginning of the story. I wish there was more back story into the creatures, the world, and the dragons before Theo claimed Cait as his ward. It would have helped things not seem so sudden. But my biggest problem was how crazy every went over Cait. I liked Cait too. I loved how sassy and independent that she was, but these were three ancient beings. They have been alive for thousands of years and all of a sudden this 21 year old shows up and they are all acting like she is the first woman they have ever seen in their lives. It was a little crazy. I just thought it should have been toned down a little bit. I am certainly interested in reading the next book because I can't wait to see what is going to happen. This prophecy that the dragons kept glimpsing with Cait is going to play a big role and I feel like that is going to make more sense of things. When I was done with this book I was so torn with what to rate it. On one hand, I loved the romance and the writing and getting to know each of the well developed characters, but on the other hand all of insta-loves surrounding Cait felt forced to me. In the end, the romance won out. Once I was able to tell myself that Cait was just a really special woman because of her mysterious destiny, I was able to accept all of the hype surrounding her and I was able to just enjoy the story.

  • Joshua Johnson
    2019-01-18 12:15

    As you can see from the synopsis, this book has everything going for— a strong set of characters, a brilliant setting, vampires, demigods, and dragons— my most favorite part of the book.The dragons, specifically, are what makes this story stand out— it’s unique. In many books, we’ve seen vampires and ghosts and other paranormal creatures of that sort, so human/dragon-beings is an immediate hook that pulls you into the story: it’s refreshing, but what Petreshock has brought to them makes the story feel real, causing the words to jump off the page and for you to fall into the book, the novel playing before your eyes. Her attention to detail of the background of her characters makes you really get to know them— you care about these characters, and as soon as the book comes to an end, you will find yourself eagerly awaiting for book two to be able to meet them again and follow them through the next stages of their story.As I’ve just said, it’s the attention to detail that really helps to elevate this already-amazing story: as we’ve learned, it’s set within the next century, and Melissa sure does make it seem as though she herself has been to the twenty-second century in secret, noted down what it looks like, ran back to the present day, and then inserted her story into it. "Claaron provides a fresh perspective with a snarky flair when a certain character feels lost.” One of the main aspects that I really enjoyed was the technology— I won’t say too much because it was, as a reader, really fun to come across the new technology that Petreshock has created, and discover what they are— it really feels as though you’re being taken through a journey, discovering more and more about this new world bit by bit: it’s all Incorporated throughout the novel, which is something that any reader wishes for.But not only is it the characters and the setting that makes this book tick: it’s the story itself. This blend of romance, mixture of fantasy, and sprinkling of futuristic detailing, all wrapped around the story of a girl who needs to make a decision that will change the rest of her life makes the story flow. The words and the sentences and the paragraphs and the pages flicker through your mind like a film-reel: I’ve said it in the past, and I’ll say it again, this book would be awesome as movie (as long as I’m invited to the premiere *winks*) and that’s all because of the talent that Petreshock has in spinning a story. The suspense, the tension, the romance scenes, are all in the right places, and they will make you want to never put the book down.This is an amazing debut novel from Melissa Petreshock, releasing on April 29th from Swoon Romance. I can’t wait until book two and book three! I’m also very happy to announce that I blurbed this book, the first book that I’ve ever blurbed— I hope this reflects just how much I loved this book!

  • Ria
    2019-01-07 13:08

    Full review @ http://www.abookishescape.com/2014/05...ERMERGERSH!!! I am seriously pretty flippin heart broken! WHY? because I did NOT want this book to end!!! I’m completely enamored with everything about Fire of Stars and Dragons!!! EEeeeeeeep I can not put into words how much I loved this book! It was near perfection for me, by the time this series is over there is no doubt I will be shouting 5 stars from roof tops. What an amazing and magical world Ms. Petreshock has built, I mean seriously this is a telling that will pull you in and keep you captured. I can’t wait to see whats to become of these wonderful characters I fell in love with right away!! My FavsCait, Theo, Dante, and Corrin Yea and pretty much everyone else!!! I would go into more details but I would hate to give away any spoilers. My Rating4.5 Court, Dracoparesi, Green Eyes, Skybook, 3 Choices, One Heart, Blood Offering, Dinner Date, Dragon Tears, Children, Gala, Protection Talisman, Deep and Eternal Vows, North Star, Change in the horizon, Amazing filled STARS!!!! If you love Fantasy then this is a must read…OMGeeeeee Eeeeeeeeeeep!!!

  • Greer Robinson
    2019-01-19 13:25

    *Member of Beta Team*As a member of Melissa's beta team, I've witnessed Fire of Stars and Dragons grow from a sassy and confident fledgling to an even sassier and more confident adult. The fantasy elements are combination of dragons, vampires, deities, elves, and Fae (basically everything great and awesome in the fantasy world). However, it's all spun in a unique way with all the supernatural creatures existing within their own society where even they fall under a higher order and don't know everything all the time. They're just like people, you and me.The characters, supernatural and human, are the heart of the story and they beat strongly. The protagonist Cait is fiery, fully capable of working a system, yet also caring and down to Earth. Without revealing too much for everyone yet to read the book, her love interests King Corrin, dragon Theo and demi-god Dante are noble and respectable, but also quirky, hilarious, and always a good time.Bigger than just a romance, Fire of Stars and Dragons has something for everything. It's beautifully crafted and will leave you turning each page to find the conclusion of this epic tale.

  • Shelley Watters
    2019-01-16 14:21

    FIVE STARS all the way. I mean look at that cover. How can a book with a cover THAT gorgeous NOT be amazing? I wasn't disappointed. First off, Melissa has a way with men. I love a good alpha hero and wasn't disappointed with not one, not two, but three alphas. Honestly, there were even more than that, but the story revolves around the three main alphas. Who wouldn't love to be fought over by three ridiculously gorgeous alpha males??The pace was perfect and I was pleased with how Melissa presented her fantasy world. Rather than bogging us down with details and description, she let the world evolve organically around them.There is no lack of heat in this book. I mean, with one of the heroes being a dragon and all, I'd expect nothing less. The sex scenes were tasteful and HOT. And you all know how I love a good sex scene. Cait is a great, strong lead and I loved how she didn't take crap from anyone. She knew what she wanted (most of the time) and wasn't letting anyone sway her. While I'm not a HUGE fantasy fan, this one definitely had me up all night and I can't wait for the next book in the series! I would definitely recommend putting it on your TBR list!

  • Mary Waibel
    2019-01-06 14:33

    I was privileged to so several behind the scenes interviews with the characters of Melissa Petreshock's debut novel FIRE OF STARS AND DRAGONS without having read the story.What I learned about each character intrigued me and made me quite anxious to read this novel to learn more. And Ms. Petreshock didn't disappoint.In a unique love triangle, I found myself torn between two of Cait's suitors. While I was greatly please with Cait's ultimate choice, I still felt bad for the one who lost out, and cannot wait to see what is in store for everyone in the next book of the series.**Disclaimer**I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

  • Laura
    2019-01-01 08:19

    Great NA romance novel with fantasy elements (and sexy guys who shift into dragons!). It's nice to see something different to the usual college setting of most NA books.

  • Morphys Book Blog
    2019-01-05 12:20

    Caitriona Hayden is living in a time where women weren't treated as equals. She was just a normal human woman until a dragon took her as his ward. From there her world was turned upside down. Not only does she have a dragon but also a deity, a demigod fighting for her love. And last but not least, a Vampire, the King of sovereign America. Cait has some hard decisions ahead of her and some BIG changes to come.I really don't know where to start. I have only just finished the last page and have to write my review now whilst it's fresh. There's just so much I want to say but won't be able to as I'd just give most of the story away, can't be doing that now can I?Cait is a great character, I absolutely loved her. She doesn't take no bullsh*t and speaks her mind. She shows strength and leadership in a time where women weren't seen as they should be. She has some difficult times but learns to adapt and use it to her advantage. Not only does she have three men wanting her hand in marriage but she has changes coming to her she knows nothing about but through it all she remains strong, witty and stands up for herself. She has an attitude too which was amazing. It amused me to no end how she treated everyone and wasn't scared of them when anyone else would be.Theo was a bit of an ass but I enjoyed him too. It annoyed me a bit how he didn't think he was good enough and kept pushing her towards another. He was uncertain a lot and it angered me repeatedly but without it the story wouldn't have been the same.I loved all of the dragons. Dragons are one of my if not my most favourite magical beings/creatures. They fascinate me to no end and I adore them, I want my own dragon!! Claaron AKA Snowflake was one of my favourites. He loved teasing and being a devil but he had a jealous, mean streak in him too, any scenes with him in never failed to make me smile. And Jai was another one. He was completely unique, different than all the rest and completely adored Cait. He'd do anything for her as would the others but i think he takes it to a new level. Talons anyone? HahaFire of Stars and Dragons was a magical read. It was full of love, power, strength, battles and most importantly Dragons! Who doesn't love dragons? I really really enjoyed this one and can't wait to read book 2 as soon as I can get my hands on it. Until then I shall wait impatiently ;)**A copy was provided for review purposes**Original review at: http://morphybooksblog.wordpress.com/...

  • ~Kate~
    2019-01-20 09:27

    I was asked by the publishers if I would like to review this book and I'm so glad I did as I loved every minute of this book and was close to perfection...The only thing I don't like about this cover is the blue bit on the top corner as I feel like it takes away the beauty of the background which I must say is stunning. I love the typography of the title as I always love fancy style font.Even while writing this review I am debating on whether to rate this book the full 5 out of 5 as I loved every minute of this book. The only reason why I can't decide was because there was a couple of times when I got a bit lost within the story but for the most this didn't bother me as I was too hooked to think anything of it. I haven't read many dragon related books but from the ones that I have read this is by far my favourite and has made me want to read more about dragons. I loved that it was a few different mythological creatures as well as dragon including vampires and elves it was good to see a different take on them. I didn't think I was going to like the romance side of the story as it sounded like it would be a bit too forced with her having to pick one guy within the week but it wasn't forced and I believed her feeling for each of the guys. The ending was great as it seemed to answer some questions but it also left things open for the next book which I can't wait for!I loved every character in this book even the ones that Cait didn't like and I think that has to with the way each chapter swapped points of view so we got to know what their thinking was behind their actions. Cait is one of my favourite female characters as she wasn't afraid to stand up to all the men in her life especially seeing as they sometimes had a short fuse. Theo was another one of my favourite male characters as he was so selfless and kind but there was times when he didn't act that way but I understood why he did the things he did. Dante I think was the only one that didn't get his own point of view but I still liked him just not as much as Theo. Corrin was the one I thought I wasn't going to like but by the end I warmed to him. Their was also a few other dragons that where great additions to the story and had me laughing out loud.Overall a great start to the series I just wish I didn't have to wait for the next book as I want to find out what is going to happen next now!

  • Farrah
    2018-12-27 10:13

    My Rating: 3.5/5A kick-ass heroine, a mix of magic, and three swoon-worthy guys. We get all that and more in Fire of Stars and Dragons. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book. It wasn't perfect, but it was a lovely read.Cait was a wonderful heroine. She was very strong and, even while surrounding by several powerful men, she refused to let anyone walk all over her. She wasn't taking any of their crap. I thought she was a great character and I really liked her.I liked that all 3 potential love interests were distinct personalities, so I got to know them as individuals. Corrin was the king and he was interesting. He was a tyrannical, boorish playboy, but there was a small part of him that seemed redeemable.Dante was delightfully charming and very sweet.Theo was absolutely adorable and utterly devoted to keeping Cait safe, no matter who she chose.I liked all three of them.The romance was good. I was wary going into this because I worried that the 3 love-interests thing would turn out bad. There were some parts where it didn't quite work, but, for the most part, it was well done and managed to work out. Though there was some back and forth, it was clear from the beginning where Cait's heart truly lay.The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. My big issue with this book was that I wished there was an explanation as to why the world changed to how it was, more about the background of all the creatures, and more explanation of what exactly Cait's destiny was. But, I still enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. It tied up the love-square and left me curious as to what was going to happen next. I'm looking forward to reading book 2!Fire of Stars and Dragons was a lovely New Adult paranormal romance. I really liked this book and I enjoyed reading it. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  • Sophie
    2018-12-25 13:28

    Review also on my blog at http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/2014...It takes a pretty fine book for me to start and finish it right through the middle of the night in one sitting, especially for a book in a genre I don’t read all that often. But Fire of Stars and Dragons was something else. This was a spectacular book and I knew right from the first page that I wasn’t going to sleep (or getting up) until I’d finished it.Wow – the characters – they were fantastic! I read so many books where I struggle to connect with even one character but Fire of Stars and Dragons brought me five which I absolutely loved. They were wonderfully written. For a quick book, each one was developed so well and yet they all left a little bit open so people like me can sit and complain that I want each of them to have their own story. Now. ;)Call me weird but I never thought I’d be sat swooning at fictional dragons. But I was. And the demigod too – Dante. Definitely my favourite character. I mean, I loved Cait and all but she had so much good choice I just had to envy her. There was a love triangle (actually there was four involved but love square doesn't sound the same) and I know quite a few people aren’t a big fan of them (me included) but in this book, it was gripping and captivating, and flawless.Other than the characters I’ve swooned over for long enough – this book was just brilliant. The pacing was spot-on and with the combination of fantasy, romance and phenomenal world-building, it’s difficult for me to see where Melissa could go wrong with this book. It was unpredictable and even towards the end I wasn’t really sure where it was going. Imaginative, creative and full of character, Fire of Stars and Dragons oozes originality and I would recommend anyone to pick this book up. You won’t regret it! 5/5.*Book gifted for honest review.

  • Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
    2018-12-28 12:23

    I am always on the lookout for a good Dragon book. So when I found this book on the newly release list, I immediately jump on it. Though I did spend first halve of the book frustrated, and annoyed because the "courting" process. And yes the whole thing took little more than 50%. The whole time I kept doubting myself, since it should have been obvious whom she will choose in the end (at least I've hoped). But because the lack of communication, trust and self-doubting, it took quite a while till Cait and Theo to finally accept each other. Once the "courting" was settled, that's when the story finally start moving along. Cait is both the first true mate and a Ward of a Dragon, which is a big deal because Dragons do not have romantic feelings. Which I thought was interesting that the Dragon kind can love their Ward but not in love with them. Cait will change the structure of the Dragon, as well as shifting the power of the supernatural world.I love all the Dragons that was introduced in this book, each of them with their unique personality. I enjoyed reading how they interact with each other, and how protected they are about Cait. I wonder if they will each have their own book? Regardless I look forward to learn more about them in the rest of the series. Anyway, I will definitely be reading the next book.Happy Reading!

  • Meradeth Houston
    2019-01-19 11:30

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a VERY long time, and I was definitely not disappointed! Petreshock has designed a really interesting world, with some great characters, that drew me in and kept me up very late at night. I loved the detail when it came to describing the dragons and their hierarchy, as well as the world in general. It was seriously fascinating. Also, the book gave a whole new meaning to, well, 'how to train your dragon.' Hehe! There was some serious heat to this, which was, well, enjoyable. Yeah, I'll admit it! Two small little quibbles: I had to read the first chapter a couple of times because I got a little lost. Everything was explained as things went on, but I did find myself scratching my head over the actions of a few characters. Also, I wanted to get to know Cait a little more! She seemed fascinating, but I didn't get to see her enough. I can't want to see what happens in the next book and see if a few things are explained. Overall, a very fun read and definitely something to check out!!

  • Kati
    2019-01-07 10:29

    It's hard to categorize this book - it's set in the far future United States that is ruled by supernatural beings. So dystopian/fantasy/paranormal?The writing is wonderful, strong and lovely to read. I kept finding myself rereading passages, it was so enjoyable. Our heroine is a human female who under female protection laws must marry, and she is being courted be a vampire king, a demigod, and a dragon! She is a strong young woman, no pushover, and it's fun to read her internal monolog. This is one of those books where there is no long and tedious set up, you are thrown into the world and have to figure things out as you go, and it works very well.This is a start to series, so even as there is no cliff hanger the story does not fully resolve. i'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.Also, the cover is gorgeous!

  • Booksniffer Tours
    2019-01-06 10:20

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  • Katie Edmonds
    2019-01-20 12:24

    Good book with pretty awesome world building. I just felt like there was a lot more to the story. I have a strong feeling that there is another book in the future but as there is no clear indication at this point in time, I felt a little unsatisfied with the conclusion.

  • Echo
    2019-01-07 11:09

    Give me Dragons, throw in an awesomely awesome heroine, mix in fantastical shenanigans and combine it with a love triangle of sorts and I'm hooked. Fire of Stars and Dragons is an awesome story. I was sucked in from the first paragraph and by the time I reached the end, well, I can't wait to see what will happen next. When Cait's Vampire Uncle unexpectedly dies, it leaves her a very rich heiress. It also leaves her vulnerable to the laws of the Vampires, which basically makes her a dependent even though she is 21 years old. Trying to get the King of the Vampires, Corrin, to allow her to be independent and take care of herself, it all backfires when she ends up with three very different supernatural men vying for her hand in marriage. The catch - she's got seven days to choose who will be her husband. Then there's the whole mysterious destiny of hers that is riding on her decision. This is without a doubt a fantasy romance, with touches of insta-love, which under normal circumstances would drive me up the crazy wall with irritation, but and this is a big but, it works here. Mainly because of the fantasy elements of the characters. They aren't human and this is not a contemporary romance. This is true fantasy with Dragons, Vampires and a Demigod of epic yummy proportions. Cait is amazing, she takes to her situation like a fish to water. She's smart, poised and not afraid to stand up for herself and do so vocally. She's refreshing with her non mary sue, non wallflower qualities. She tells it like it is, isn't afraid to dive right in to the crazy, she protects the ones she loves and she loves with a unbreakable strength. And her suiters. . .holy crap on crackers.This book is blessed with an abundance of HOT male characters, each of them intriguing and lovable in their own way. First off you've got Theo, the most yummy Alpha-y Dragon ever. I love him, love him. The moment he touches Cait, she becomes his ward and he becomes her dragon for eternity. That right there is some romantically awesome stuff. Then there is Dante, OMG, can I have him, pretty please! I adore this demigod so freaking much. He definitely holds his own against Theo. And last, there is the Vampire King, Corrin. Poor Corrin, he never really breaks into the love triangle. He's kind of crazy, and I know it was probably intended for me to hate him or just strongly dislike him, but mostly I just felt bad for him. Poor Corrin, he really needs to grow the frack up. So, there are the three main male players vying for the heart of Cait, but hold the phone cuz' there is more Alpha male goodness packed into this wonderful gem of a book. The Dragons. Yup, plural. As in multiple dragons for me to obsess over forever. I'm not going to go into all of them or this review will never end, but suffice it to say I really, really need Melissa A. Petreshock to give me their stories. I'm desperate for these intriguing Dragons to get their HEA's. Desperate. Each one of them stole my bookish heart, some more than others and Cait's nicknames for them are spot on fabulous. All in all, Fire of Stars and Dragons is fantastic. It's well written and moves along at a deliciously fast pace. With so many men for my book whorish heart to obsess over and a heroine to root for, I'm in a happy book place and Can. Not. Wait. For the next book. Bring it on Melissa, bring it on, you've got me hooked into whatever else you write, especially if it involves my Dragons and yes, that's me being possessive of them - can I have them all, pretty please ;) Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.Originally posted on Me, Myself & Books

  • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
    2019-01-06 10:30

    http://badbirdreads.com/review-fire-s... At A Glance Fire of Stars and Dragons was up and down for me. The Good Yay, dragonshifters! I can't resist a dragon book. I don't even know why. I think they are the most exotic of the supernatural creatures in books nowadays. Melissa did a great job of creating fun and interesting dragonshifters. I loved how unique each one felt. As Cait's group of loyal dragonshifters started to increase, we got to see so many different personalities and quirks. Cait even named her dragons based on their moods, like Smiley Dragon. It was cute how much they all adored and protected her. And Cait was the perfect, sassy girl to wrangle these magical beasts.Theo was the main love interest. He struggled with the concept of love, but you could tell he loved Cait from the start. He was my favorite even when his struggle with Cait got a little dramatic. Dante, the demigod, was also after Cait's love, and he truly was an amazing guy. Who wouldn't love a man who can create anything out of thin air and come to your rescue with just a thought? Corrin was not in it for the love. He wanted Cait for power and survival. He started out as a douche but then ended up being pretty decent.The action and drama were good. It's hard not to like a book with sexy dragons in it. The Bad There is very little backstory and world building, so I felt lost through most of the book, especially in the start when we are thrust into a world and situation we don't have a clue about. There were so many references and phrases that didn't make sense to me since they were never explained or done so way too late into the book.This whole book is based off a love-rectangle. Shoot me now!I was not a fan of Cait. She was so indecisive about who she was going to choose, yet she already chose from the beginning. So this whole book was about her backing out repeatedly on her first initial guy she picked. Douchy move on her part.The writing was mediocre. The Snuggly The only thing I hate more than bad love-triangles is bad love-rectangles. I get that it is suppose to be the concept of the book, but Cait's reactions to the men were confusing and unnecessary. Not very romantic when your girl is dating and kissing other men, know what I am saying?There is sex and it's okay, but nothing special. Final Thoughts I enjoyed myself for some parts. But is Fire of Stars and Dragons a good book? Not really. It was just okay. So much needed improvement. I wouldn't read the next book in the series, but I don't regret reading this book. Not really recommended overall. Quotes “Cait’s lips are on mine, hard, insistent, hands fisting my hair, and she’s taking control, grinding her body to mine, finding ways to pleasure herself with my body. I am a willing slave to her desires, no intention of fighting her punishment for my resistance in accepting her love.”    “I’d say Hades will convert the Underworld into an ice skating rink before the king has a personality makeover.”    “Pretty packaging doesn’t make a bad gift any better.”   

  • Siv Therese
    2019-01-04 10:34

    Ok, so wow. This one recieves five stars in indicisive heroine and heroes.I finished the book, although I'm still not so sure why. Maybe I'm just a huuuuuge sucker for books where one female is swarmed with good looking males. Or I'm a sucker for, well... good looking males. God, I'm such a shallow human being. That being said.THe book overal's got lots and lots of potential. I didn't detest the heroine, and enjoyed her spunk, humor, her detest of one male ego, and her somewhat deluded misconception of thinking herself independant. Im giving these criticues because this one can actually become a gem. But first, what makes it loose stars - world building needs priority when introducing a whole new concept and idea. even though sometimes its acutally okay to throw a reader right to the deepest of water, do please leave some swimming techniques along the way. i love understanding how the world came to be, how its governed and why its in such a state - the characters need to be fleshed out more, and also be a bit.. yes you thought correct, decisive. if you want to introduce an alpha male hero, please please do not make him indecisive. or at least not change his mind 20times in the book. it kinda makes him unattractive. I do understand the trying to make dragons honorable, and wrappet in a moral comfinement. but still.. for me... turn off.- dear dear heroine. It would be totally awsome if she becomes more mystical in the flesh in the next book, and not just talked aboout how amazing she is to become. but still, i actually liked her. the only flaw.. indecisive. Do not lead men on, if you cannot make up your mind, keep them all away from you or just say hey!!! im gonna f*** you all brainstupid and you cant argue with it. suck it up. dont go smooch eyes (love) behind one anothers back.- the villain, or lack of. also action. there were two scenes. at the total end of the book. yup.- the ending... why?!?!? I really thought there would at least be a spoiler or teaser or something so I can hope for the second book that maybe some of the flaws in book one, will be perhaps obliberated or well.. you need to leave some kind of treat at the end, or a better climax.- instalove. or somewhat to its liking. if you want me to accept insta love i need to understand why. dont just give me a name of the instalove, explaine it to me. What I liked?- the heroine was spunky and had humor. especially her reference to the guys were hilarous. And her idea of not going with the flow. she was also not stupid independent as one almost always see in "strong" female leads - mmmmm. the guys.- DRAAAAAAAAAGONS!!!!!!!!!! and vampires. mages, magic, ancient powers, god/goddes!!! YES!- technology!!!! JEEEEJ! im a huge technerd, so were actually dissapointed when said technerd were always interupted in his geek talks - the concept / idea of the story is intriguingWill I read book two? Definitely. I really need to see where this leads to. The potentially is for my preference huuuge. So yeah, Melissa Petreshock, this one were worth the money. Thank you for a good reading experience. To other ppl reading my review. I just love reading, this is 100% personal and from my point of view as a reader/customer.

  • Jenea Whittington
    2018-12-25 15:32

    I am always looking for something different in the New Adult genre, and after reading the blurb, I thought this would be just that. I am happy that is was too, no broken people, just romance with a little bit of a twist. The paranormal world, with fae, vampires and dragons made this romance even better. It follow Cait, shortly after the death of Cait’s Uncle, he leaves her a fortune that would be the envy of just about anyone. But at only 21, she is not old enough to be on her own, so she will have to be married, the problem is, with her stature and wealth, she has caught the attentions of more than one man. I think from the start is clear that is more to them wanting her as their wife, but finding out what this, wasn’t going to be easy. All of this in just seven days too.Cait is down to earth, and certainly far from being a pushover, which I absolutely adored about her. She has this fiery spirit about her, and takes pretty much nothing from these men who are now part of her life. She just tells them like it it. I wouldn’t want to be her place though, having to choose a husband in such a short time. But I will say she makes the best of it. It is hard to go into detail about each of these men, because I think it will give away a lot, like who she chooses. But I will say, that they have such different personalities, even though I know who she picked, I could see her picking any of them. This was a great cast of characters to say the least.The story is told from multiple POV’s and at first it was a little confusing for the first few paragraphs of who the POV was, but this was only for the first couple of chapters, once I got to know the character it was easy to figure out whose voice it was with POV change. It was a great way to see everything going on. This was a pretty complex kinda story, 3 suitors, which at first I was worried about, I don’t mind love triangles, but this was more like a love square. Each of these love interests, were all very different, a vampire, a demigod and a dragon, but course, I had my favorite. Each had something to offer Cait, but it was clear who heart belonged to. There were plenty of swoony moments, suspenseful times, and the ending revealed just how important Cait really was to everything going on.Fire of Star and Dragons had great characters, and a world that was fascinating, I’m am curious to learn more about it. And I want to same happy endings for a couple of characters who didn’t get theirs. Finger crossed on who the next book, Blood of Stars and Gods will be about. This was fantastic start to a series that I am looking forward to continuing. For more review, check out Visit Book Live Forever