From The Fire by Candice Wright – A Book Review

Posted May 9, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Dark, PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews, Sci-Fi / 0 Comments

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From the Fire

(The Phoenix Project – Book 2)

by Candice M. Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark, Sci-Fi, Fast Burn RH, PNR, Duet
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

The second half of this devastating, wreathed in fire, Sci-Fi Adventure Reverse Harem is almost as inventive as the first, but a bit more exciting. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

An asset. An experiment.
A liability. A freak.
I’m all those things
And so much more.
The Phoenix Group might have all the power
But underestimating someone with nothing left to lose will be their downfall.
They took the only thing in my life that was pure and untainted
And destroyed it, leaving behind nothing but rubble and ash.
Now there’s nothing but revenge on my mind and rage in my heart.
They left me to burn, trapped behind a wall of fire and flames.
But the girl I once was is now a monster of their own making.
They should have remembered that a Phoenix cannot be beaten with fire.
From the ashes, I will rise
And vengeance will be mine.


This is a Fast Burn Reverse Harem Romance suitable for readers 18+

Thoughts on From The Fire

The ‘almost’ conclusion to this devastating Duet hits the ground running, and keeps right on going. Cameron, now going by Romance, or Ro, has been gone a year…. training for the fight she knows is coming. And that fight is there, waiting for her within the walls of the facility that still bears her original name. The worst part? She enters those doors a prisoner, captive by the very men who still hold her heart.

While not quite as emotionally devastating or as powerful as Book 1, this novel still packs a punch and offers up a stunning story that hurts the heart and eases the soul. The paths these characters must walk is ripe with sorrow and danger, allowing the story to hold both a science fiction and paranormal feel, while weaving an epic romance that culminates well, though doesn’t exactly live up to the depth seen previously.

I enjoyed this tale, even with a few dangling plot points, remaining questions and a McGuffin in human form. There were issues, yes, but they are slim and easily overlooked in preference of indulging in a fairly well wrought narrative.


  • Her cancer. It felt like Wright was honoring the sacrifice (and the sacrifices made by others) by not giving a magic ‘cure all’ to the consequences of a fake disease. She lost something vital to her… and that fact remains throughout the tale. Thank you for that.
  • Old faces.
  • Syn. I really, really like her – and I am looking forward to reading her tale.
  • Fox’s determination and reality as Alpha.


  • McGuffin.
  • Felt a little forced at places, the plot too convenient.
  • Nikki…. she’s a walking trope.
  • Too many questions at the end and unfulfilled relationships.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type

HEA (Rather… it’s a HFN, but it appears the sage for this group is closed.)



Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on From The Fire

Fans of Science Fiction romance will swoon for the ending of this action packed Duet. It answers some questions, asks a few more and leaves the reader eager for the next series in this fascinating Universe.  Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published April 16th, 2020
368 Pages

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this Duet? How about other books by Candice Wright? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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