Phoenix Burn by Karina Espinosa – A Book Review

Posted November 13, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Phoenix Burn

(From the Ashes – Book 1)

by Karina Espinosa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

I love Phoenix stories, but this one lacked the punch to make it something more than average. Still interesting. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Six months ago I died. And I’ve been looking for my killer ever since.

I didn’t expect to survive death, but here I am and I’ve got questions—lots of them. Questions that lead me to a world I never knew existed in the shadows of the mundane. When I come face to face with a vampire who seems to have the answers I’m looking for, I find myself trapped in a game where I’m the pawn.

Someone is hunting me. No one is safe until I’m caught, but I refuse to be the prey. When the hunter becomes the hunted, they’ll learn I’m not as naïve as they think. That is, until the mastermind is revealed and nothing is ever the same again.

Will I be able to reclaim my old life? Or is the game just getting started …

My Thoughts on Phoenix Burn


I feel like the premise and idea behind this narrative could be great…. but the way it’s presented isn’t. We get piecemeal information, much like she does – and Tristan is frankly, annoying. He holds so much inside and treats her so hot and cold.

I did, however, really enjoy the beginning, when the other supes don’t know what she is. That’s fun.

Beyond that…. I really could not cheer for any character here, or fully grasp what was going on. And that ending? No. Just no. That was just painful, even as a plot device.


First Person, Single POV

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My Final Verdict on Phoenix Burn

Great cover, average story that smacks the reader around a little, but offers little in the way of enticement. Some may find this a great story, though it isn’t for me. Free on KU.

Phoenix Burn

September 18th, 2020
214 Pages

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