Debut Novel Pick for October: Fireborne

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone–even the lowborn–a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

Recently I feel like I’ve been going through Game of Thrones withdrawals. It sort of just hit me recently that the story is done done. True, we may eventually get The Winds of Winter and whatever comes after it, but we already know the ending. So in effect, that story is done.

So when I was browsing debut releases in fiction for October this one caught my eye because it’s being compared to Red Rising, Seraphina, and Game of Thrones. It also reminds me of course of Eragon and also weirdly enough, Dinotopia (the TV miniseries anyway). A YA fantasy, Fireborne is apparently the first in a new series featuring dragons, friendship, and the aftermath of war.

Fireborne is scheduled to be released on October 15th from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers


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